“Become the Fire” Book Announcement in Publishers Weekly

“Become the Fire” book announcement in Publishers Weekly, August, 2021.

I’m happy to share that I’m writing a new book, Become the Fire: Transform Life’s Chaos into Business and Personal Success, which was announced in August 2021 in Publishers Weekly!

Become the Fire will inspire you to start something, grow something, build something or become something you’ve always dreamed of being. It’s for dreamers who’d like to be doers, and for doers who want to do more.

Throughout the years, there have been many times when the chaos in my life was so bad, it felt as though I was thrown into a fire. Into the line of fire as a child in the street warfare of Beirut. Into the center ring of a bullseye as a target for bullies at school. Sexual harassment, work stress, divorcesingle motherhoodhealth issues and more.

Flame after flame the chaos came, unrelenting in its desire to singe and sear. But by confronting each blaze, one by one, I became stronger and wiser and less afraid. By rising up to face that fire and not allowing the flames to engulf me, I took on their strength and engulfed them instead.

Through this process of overcoming, I learned that fire has an energy that can burn you or forge you. As I tried to avoid getting burned, eventually I simply stopped trying to get out of the fire. Instead, I figured out how to become the fire.

Become the Fire speaks to anyone who, like me, grew up in chaos and fear – but refuses to let that stop them. In the book, you’ll find the stories of other diverse women who have risen to the highest ranks of their careers – using many of the same mindset shifts.

Become the Fire is based on the idea that being an outsider often surrounded by chaos is not a weakness or a limitation. Rather, it’s a massive strength. I succeeded not despite my challenges, but because of them – and this is true of many high-achieving outsider women I have met on my journey. It’s a best-kept secret – that the very things you fear might hold you back are the superpowers you need to succeed and move forward.

Become the Fire shows that career and life success are not dependent on your school GPA, who you know, or how smooth a path you have. It’s not about simple tips and tricks or hacks. It’s all about mastering your own transformation – from being thrown into the fire to become the fire, every single day.

Become the Fire will be published October 11, 2022, by New World Library (“books that change lives”). I can’t wait to share more of Become the Fire with you! In the meantime, please follow us on Facebook and sign up for our newsletter.

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“Become the Fire” Book Announcement in Publishers Weekly

“Become the Fire” book announcement in Publishers Weekly, August, 2021.

I’m happy to share that I’m writing a new book, Become the Fire: Transform Life’s Chaos into Business and Personal Success, which was announced in August 2021 in Publishers Weekly!

Become the Fire will inspire you to start something, grow something, build something or become something you’ve always dreamed of being. It’s for dreamers who’d like to be doers, and for doers who want to do more.

Throughout the years, there have been many times when the chaos in my life was so bad, it felt as though I was thrown into a fire. Into the line of fire as a child in the street warfare of Beirut. Into the center ring of a bullseye as a target for bullies at school. Sexual harassment, work stress, divorcesingle motherhoodhealth issues and more.

Flame after flame the chaos came, unrelenting in its desire to singe and sear. But by confronting each blaze, one by one, I became stronger and wiser and less afraid. By rising up to face that fire and not allowing the flames to engulf me, I took on their strength and engulfed them instead.

Through this process of overcoming, I learned that fire has an energy that can burn you or forge you. As I tried to avoid getting burned, eventually I simply stopped trying to get out of the fire. Instead, I figured out how to become the fire.

Become the Fire speaks to anyone who, like me, grew up in chaos and fear – but refuses to let that stop them. In the book, you’ll find the stories of other diverse women who have risen to the highest ranks of their careers – using many of the same mindset shifts.

Become the Fire is based on the idea that being an outsider often surrounded by chaos is not a weakness or a limitation. Rather, it’s a massive strength. I succeeded not despite my challenges, but because of them – and this is true of many high-achieving outsider women I have met on my journey. It’s a best-kept secret – that the very things you fear might hold you back are the superpowers you need to succeed and move forward.

Become the Fire shows that career and life success are not dependent on your school GPA, who you know, or how smooth a path you have. It’s not about simple tips and tricks or hacks. It’s all about mastering your own transformation – from being thrown into the fire to become the fire, every single day.

Become the Fire will be published October 11, 2022, by New World Library (“books that change lives”). I can’t wait to share more of Become the Fire with you! In the meantime, please follow us on Facebook and sign up for our newsletter.

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