This week I hit a milestone that is so surreal and so exciting and so thanks to you that I had to share it.
Every week my publisher sends me the upcoming New York Times Bestseller List and we have ourselves an email woo hoo! over the fact that Badass is still holding strong.
This week was especially woo hooey because it marks the 52nd week that You Are a Badass has been on the New York Times Bestseller list. As in we’ve been on the list for one whole year. As in only a few years ago I was living in a converted garage – what?
Aside from smothering you in thanks for all you’ve done to make this happen – read it, spread the word, gifted it to your peeps, seriously, holy crap, a million thank yous! – I want to share something about this experience that is so important for all of us to keep in mind. Because it will not only make our lives so much juicier and meaningful and full of happiness, but it will affect how successful we are.
Never let the extraordinary become ordinary.
I am not proud to admit that there were some weeks, when I was buried beneath working on my new book or having an argument with a friend or trying to get a wine stain out of my carpet, that my publisher’s woo hoo email would come in and I’d have a sort of cool, we’re still on the list, kind of reaction. I’d be happy about it, but I was on it so long I sort of let it seep into the rest of my day like no big deal.
We do it all the time with things equally as miraculous:
When you meet the love of your life and walk around in a daze surrounded by cartoon bluebirds and butterflies until there are disagreements and resentments and dirty socks left on the floor.
When you complain that the water in your tap takes so long to heat up, meanwhile….you have running water.
When you get stressed out by financial worries and overwhelm instead of taking a deep breath and thinking holy crap, I’m experiencing the miracle of life in a human body on a planet flying through space!
Take time out each evening to make a gratitude list (and, you know, remember to be grateful all day long). It shifts your perspective off of stress and negative feelings and gets you back in on the miracle of life. There is no lack of things to be grateful for, you just have to remember to look.
Here’s to keeping your eye on the awesome!
AND NOW, THE BADASS NEWS THIS WEEK:
1.) You Are a Badass got a shout-out in Publisher’s Weekly. 2016 was a great year for Adult Nonfiction! See what they had to say about it HERE.
3.) We’ve gotten a slew of write ups in the following outlets of awesomeness:
• I had a great conversation with Kari Molvar about redefining New Year’s resolutions and coming up with a detailed plan of attack for reaching your goals. Head on over to SELF Magazine to get the skinny.