Hello, my name is Bisi Osundeko
You are welcome to the virtual book launch event for my first independently published book titled befriending Adversity: how I leveraged the power of adversity in my life and business
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My book ‘Befriending Adversity’ was written in response to the curiosity of the people that I have met so far in my life. I always get the ‘how did you do that’ and the ‘why’ questions all the time.
How do you manage to do all that you do? How did you successfully propel your business to its current successful level despite all the obstacles that you have encountered in life so far.
So, here’s my answer to all these questions. My book 'befriending adversity' answers all those important question on my unique attitude to adversity. The strategies and principles that have worked for me so far.
As regards my writing journey, I’m a self-taught writer and my writing was borne out of the need for self-expression. My heart felt heavy years ago on a particular day and I just felt the need to get some words out there to the wold as regards the challenges that I was facing as a parents to two children with disabilities. I grabbed my laptop and typed almost 20 pages about my special needs parenting journey. Prior to then, I have done a bit of blogging and I also run an onlinenplatform for disability awreness.
For me, writing is another form of facilitating important conversations. I write as though I am talking to you, one person. My story was a series of Facebook posts that I posted within the popular female empowerment group, 'female in'. I had to split my story into 3 parts because it was so long.
When I posted my story in that group, to me I was simply raising awareness but the tons of positive response to my story was life changing. Thousands of comments and private messages as well.
Ladies wrote to me to ask if I had ever considered putting my story into a book. It was a surprise for me because my understanding then was that I needed some sort of literature degree to be an author. I didn’t realise that the authenticity of my true life story was simply enough.
Every other skill can be developed and although it has taken me a couple more years to get here, I’m so pleased to witness this amazing time in the history of my life and I thank you for coming with me on this journey.
I started with contributing a chapter of my special needs parenting journey to an amazing book, an antology called 'I fly: stories of overcoming adversity'. 'I fly' literally launched me into the published writing world because it is such an amazing book that I co-authored with 19 other writers from around the world.
So at the time I wrote 'I fly', I desired to write another book, this time a complete book that will reflect my business expertise. I also wanted the book to reflect my
life experiences. Afterall, you can't really separate these two aspects of my life. After writing, I literally wrote down more than 10 titles before I finaly narrowed it to down to this unique title that I feel perfectly sums up what this book that we are launching today is all about : Befriending Adversity: How I leveraged the power of adversity in my life and business.
With this book, I hope that your life will not remain the same because the nuggets are life changing. After each chapter, there are some useful nuggests to help you remember the vital points in each chapter.
I really can't wait to hear your amazing feedback. I am confident that your understading of how we should handle adversity will be greatly impacted.
You will realise that adversity is not our foe but a friend. Of course, only if you practice the strategies that you learn in my book. So again, welcome to my book launch,
1. That Adversity is part of life and we must brace up for it.
2. How to cultivate a positive attitude amid adversity.
3. The importance of focusing on your purpose, vision, and dreams instead of focusing on adversity, setbacks, and challenges.
4. Why keeping the right association is the key to success in life and business.
5. How to build a passionate team for optimal business success.
6. How to get rid of the victim’s mentality in times of adversity.
7. How not to quit when life’s challenges buffet you.
8. Why hard work is a prerequisite for success in life and business.
9. The principles for overcoming adversity and setbacks in life and business.
'Befriending Adversity' is available on amazon (kindle for those who love electronic books and in paperback for those of us who love the feel of paper) as we speak! Thank you so much for your support, patronage and reviews.
Please sit back and enjoy my book launch.