When the book was coming out, a dear friend of mine who works with the local CBS affiliate put me in touch with one of their programs to do a spot on TV about the book. Any time I get the opportunity to talk about the ideas in the book, I’m excited and I’m there.
When I arrived, I ran into two men in the green room (pictured) who were also there to tape a program and it turns out they work with my sister! We chatted and made friends, and it put me in a super good mood.
Then I went in to film the spot (which you can view here) and the woman interviewing me (Keisha Lancelin) was great. Now, normally when you do these things, the person interviewing you sees your book for the first time when you sit down in the chair next to them. They don’t know you or your book or even your topic. Knowing that, it’s really amazing how good interviewers can steer a conversation without really knowing the subject matter.
Which is what Keisha did and did really well.
But the best part was when the interview was over and they had stopped filming, Keisha asked, “Do you think I could have a copy of your book? It sounds like something that a few people I know really need to read right now.”
I was through the moon.
Because all I really want is for people to read the book and understand the message. I want them to know that even though we’re all culturally conditioned to live our lives and pursue certain definitions of success that society has put upon us, we have choices and we can choose a different path – play a different game – if we want to!