It was one year ago today that one of the big fans of my writing and a special someone who inspired me to finish What You Know Is Worth More Than You Know! passed away.
My Great Aunt Netti, who was technically my Great Aunt by marriage, and not by blood (although you'd never know the difference), kept in touch from across the country through the old-fashioned method of writing letters. She'd read my last book Have Your Cheeseburger And Keep Your Health Too! and really enjoyed it, and we shared back and forth different things we were doing as part of our respective healthy lifestyles.
Those of you who have heard my author teleseminar interview or read the book excerpt for What You Know Is Worth More Than You Know! are aware that for a variety of reasons that contributed to major writer's block, that book took me 7 years to write, when I had written my other five within the span of two years. How did I get over it?
Well, it was one of those letters from Aunt Netti that helped inspire me to get over it. In fact, it's one that I've kept and held onto. At the end of that letter she simply said "you're a very talented writer and you should keep at it."
I kept that letter up on my bulletin board at my home office and it got me going again. The message of empowerment in life, and the step-by-step guide to monetizing and marketing one's unique knowledge as a means to get there, was just too important to not get out there and benefit others.
As a great source of inspiration, I made her one of the two dedications at the front of the book. It was always my goal to go cross-country and visit Aunt Netti and hand her the book in-person so she could see her name in print and know how much she had helped me. Unfortunately, I developed an acute physical ailment and could not travel for a long period of time, and simultaneously Aunt Netti's health deteriorated. By the time I was able to travel, we got the bad news that she didn't have long to go, and the day after Christmas last year she passed on. It upset me terribly that she never got to see the book dedication in What You Know Is Worth More Than You Know!
This past Summer, my husband and I went back to our native New York for a visit, and while we were there we visited Aunt Netti's grave to pay our respects. I left a copy of What You Know Is Worth More Than You Know! at the site in a ziploc bag to protect it from the elements, and told her about what I did, and everything I had wanted to say if I had been given the chance.
I like to think that Aunt Netti heard me and knows how much I appreciated her belief in me, since it's what got me believing in myself again. Thanks Aunt Netti, you are greatly missed by myself and all the others you touched with your warmth, humor and caring throughout your life.
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--Melanie R. Jordan, The Expert At Making Money From What You Uniquely Know, Author of What You Know Is Worth More Than You Know™ - Achieving The Life You Were Meant To Have By Making Money From What YOU Know! and Host of infopreneur podcast What You Know Is Worth More Than You Know(TM), The Podcast Available 24/7 at: http://www.WhatYouKnowIsWorthMorePodcast.com
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