As an author, you put a piece of your soul out into the world and the fact is, you never really know how it will be received. Today, I found out that my debut book has reached number one on Barnes and Noble in the Series category and I am completely blown away. My vision for this book was for it to be a source of inspiration for the countless people around the world who are holding the most incredible stories close to their hearts. They haven’t yet stood up because they are bogged down in negative self-talk that tells them their story is not good enough, or that what they have to share doesn’t have value. They haven’t yet stood up because they are uncertain of how to even begin tackling the process of writing it all down and turning it into a book. They haven’t yet stood up because they are unclear about what value their message has for the world. To receive this confirmation that my message to others is having an IMPACT makes me so incredibly happy. I hope that if you are among those who haven’t yet stood up, you grab a copy of The Mindful Author and tap into the power of your unique story.