I wrote a book.
I’ve dreamt of making that statement since childhood. And now, I finally can.
I can stop being annoyingly vague about “this big project I’m working on,” and this “big deadline I have coming up.” I can have dinner with friends and coffee dates and binge watch Netflix because I’m no longer sequestered to the upstairs office every free moment.
I turned in the manuscript. Which felt a lot like turning in my heart.
I simultaneously want to jump for joy and cry my eyes out. I feel both elated and a little sick to my stomach. It makes me want to never write another word and to write all the words for the rest of my life.
What inspired the content? I literally thumbed through my journals from the last several years and looked for all the themes - things the Lord and I have gone round and round about on this wild journey - and then I picked 20 to highlight in this book. These aren’t things I’ve mastered - they are things I’m still learning and relearning. So if you are wanting expert advice, this book probably isn’t for you.
The words and stories are real - straight from my heart. More than once I considered deleting the whole thing because it just felt too vulnerable. Some of it brought me to tears; some made me laugh out loud. I hope it will do the same for you.
I think the name sums it up pretty well: Immoveable: Reflections on building your life and leadership on solid ground.
Here’s a little summary for you:
Whether leading your family or a company, a few people or the masses, leadership is incredibly hard and completely awesome, and no one has fully mastered it. Why? Because just about the time you think you’ve figured it out, the table turns. The world’s way of doing more, being more, and fighting for the top is empty and exhausting, a poor imitation of the true greatness we were created for. There’s nothing substantial there. Nothing to hold on to. And if we build our lives on a foundation of our own merits, accomplishments, and worthiness, when the storms of life come (and they always come), we will crumble. Fortunately, there’s a better, higher way.
Topics range from identity and calling, to criticism and faith. My goal is for you to feel like you’re talking to a friend as you read, and to say things like:
“I totally get it.”
“OMG I’m so glad I’m not alone.”
Especially, “Me too.” Because we are in this together, but sometime we forget.
There are scripture passages to read, questions to make you think, and even some thoughtful exercises and applications to propel you into action.
It’s not done. There’s still more editing and design work, and all the non-book stuff that’s related to the book - like the website, bonus material, etc., etc. etc. But we are so close to being able to hold it in our hands! As the time nears, I will be keeping you posted, recruiting you, inviting you to participate because you are my people. Whether we know each other in person, or simply through this blog, you’ve stuck with me, which makes you the perfect group of people to talk to about my book. And…I’m hoping you’ll help me tell other people about the book too. No pressure. Actually…maybe just a little pressure.
It feels so good to get this off my chest.
No more secrets.
And, yes. More info to come soon.
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