This is a piece I originally posted on Facebook.
Launch days are torturous, amazing experiences.
On one hand, you’re scrambling to make sure all the links in a dozen different posts point where they should, spending hours spot-testing social media buttons and sending out dozens, if not hundreds, of emails and other correspondences. It’s frantic and crazy and you may forget to eat or drink anything until dinner time.
On the other hand, it’s an opportunity to reconnect with people that you haven’t spoken to directly in a long while. You also get the chance to share something you’re proud of with a group of people who’s opinions your respect. Seeing your ranking improve on the relevant platform throughout the day, keeping your fingers crossed that you reach a level sufficiently high to keep the recommendation engines happy for the next several weeks, bringing in a whole new audience.
It’s fire and ice all at once, and I love the feeling of jumping from hot to cold, torture to happiness, all day long. Because it’s worth it. It’s part of the struggle of creation, and I feel incredibly fortunate to be able to do what I do for a living.
Thank you for being a part of it, even if just in some small way. On days like this especially, it makes all the difference.
Here are some photos, videos, and interviews from launch week (I’ll add more as they roll in):
Book signing (Vine)
Speaking at the book signing event (Instagram)
Signing the books (Instagram)
Interview on Intrepid Radio (Podcast)
Interview on Smart and Simple Matters (Podcast)
Interview on Live Limitless (Podcast)
Interview on Book Hurricane (Blog)
Screenshot of Amazon’s Philosophy Bestsellers page (Facebook image)