THANK YOU FOR THE BIRTHDAY WISHES!

Authors of our generation workshop – Saturday 12th December 2020

I want to say a massive thank you to everyone that reached out, sent messages, and calls for my birthday last weekend. As I enter into a new age, I will be celebrating our last online workshop of the year with Authentic Worth on Saturday 12th December, promoting our authors that have published their first book in 2020.

Nothing excites me more than seeing people win and succeed in their endeavours. Your attendance in the “authors of our generation” workshop will not only celebrate, but encourage our profound authors to know that their achievements will take them far. We will also be covering various topics on what it takes to write your first book! You could be the next author in 2021!

Tickets are available on EventBrite to register, and I look forward to seeing you next week Saturday

YOUR BOOK CAN STILL BE WRITTEN IN 2020!

I can imagine many things holding you back. Fear, lack, shortage of finances, mental blockage, anxiety; to name a few. I know how to feels to ‘think’ you don’t have enough, but I’ve come to realise that what you focus on, you magnify.

Think about it, when you are preparing for an exam, you will stay up during late hours to study and take in as much information and knowledge that you can to prepare in order to pass the test. This is the same about life; we need to be prepared for what is already ahead of us, whether we feel ready or not. If you wait for opportunities to find you, you’ll be waiting a very long time. Remember: YOU ARE THE OPPORTUNITY! So act like it and the right people will find you!

I’ve had great opportunities running quarterly workshops on how to write a book for aspiring authors, to building self-confidence and personal development, to helping and encouraging people to find their gifts and turn it into purpose. I remember in 2016 writing my first book It’s Time To Heal currently on my website; I had a vision to help young and mature women deal with internal conflict and to embrace their own journey to freedom and self-discovery.

At some point in your life, you will come to a place and analyse where currently are, whether you need to slow down or speed up. Regardless of what position you are in, life won’t give you a manual. God has given each of us the opportunity and freewill to choose how we desire to live.

Now, as for me, my purpose in life is to help and bring out the best in others through storytelling and book writing. It is such a shame that many of us, if not all have great and abundant talents, but it seems fear screams louder because of our environment, society, family pressure, peer pressure and many other external and internal voices that keep speaking negativity.

Now that we are halfway in 2020, I want to ask you, how do you want to end this year? What will you look back on and say “I am so happy I did this”. So far, I’ve been able to turn my third book From Glory to Glory into an audiobook, I’m nearly in the finishing stages of publishing my fourth book (during Covid-19!), I’ve seen growth in my business Authentic Worth, I’ve had great opportunities meeting many people during lockdown! And now I am still working smart and expecting the remaining six months to be better, but more importantly; do you know what I REALLY look forward to? Helping aspiring authors publish their book by the end of 2020. It is possible!

If you have not yet watched our authors of our generation event on YouTube, I suggest you watch it to take a sneak peak to what Authentic Worth has in store! We are dedicated, determined and passionate to see the best in every author in sharing their story in boldness. Nothing or no-one should hold you back, and this is why Authentic Worth is has created an online masterclass on how to write a book during Covid-19 on Saturday 25th July 2020 at 14.00pm. We want you to know how important your story is, and don’t want you to be put off by fear or any form of self-limiting belief. We have over 3.5k views on Facebook in less than a week through our flyer below which is amazing! Details to register here

If you haven’t yet signed up, there’s still time, but tickets will go quick, so reserve yours as soon as you can! I don’t want you missing on a great opportunity in sharing your story with the world. We have one life, so make it count! I hope you do.

With love,

Esther N J
Founder of Authentic Worth

TWO YEARS AGO…

 

Two years ago, on Friday 11th May 2018 was the day my eyes opened. I remember getting ready for work, when the phone rang. I heard my sister crying downstairs and knew something was up. Whilst doing my make-up, I remained calm and rushed downstairs. Then I heard the words: Glory’s gone! I had a very strong feeling that was the case because there’s a type of cry one cries when it’s death-related. I remember heading to the train station and arriving to work. I didn’t even eat breakfast at home because I was trying to understand whole situation. A woman like me going to work the same day my big sister passed away…woah!

Moving on, here I am today. Two years later. I can’t say the journey has been easy or I’ll be lying to you. The journey, the risks, the silent tears have been demeaning, but the strength, joy, and wisdom that these past two years has brought to my heart are key lessons I’ll forever cherish. I decided to leave my full-time job to pursue my career in writing and public speaking. At the time my sister passed, I already had two books. The vision I had was to continue writing more books and run quarterly workshops. This vision became a reality. Without no financial backup or another source of income or job, I took the leap of faith and left what was extremely comfortable with a very good pay, to remember what my purpose is and why I exist. I couldn’t put a price tag on my sister; no amount of money is worth a loved one.

I did not want to keep doing the same routine; I wanted to impact lives. My vision to set up Authentic Worth is to help, support and bring worth back into people through storytelling and book-writing. Since then, I’ve managed to host several book workshops, social events, annual book launches, and most importantly, publishing four Authors books in 2019. I’ve also been invited from several TV presenters and companies to talk about Authentic Worth and my book-writing career which has been humbling, as well as promoting my books in WHSmith.

The vision is growing and many people are inspired to write books. I wrote my third book titled From Glory to Glory – a book dedicated to my late sister. Her name is Glory and I decided to name the book after her as a way for her legacy to live on. I decided to turn the book into an audiobook because of its impact and life-changing transformation. I knew there was so much in me that wanted to give out to people. Was I nervous? Of course. Did I have a plan? Indeed, I did and I still do! However, I didn’t allow my fears to entangle me; rather I trapped them by keeping it moving and not remaining complacent.

I refused to look at what I didn’t have…support or no support…income or no income, none of that stopped me. If it did, I would have quit, but I didn’t. Authentic Worth is still running and will be two years in October 2020. Don’t allow financial burdens, low self-esteem or lack of support to stop you from doing what you’ve been called to do. If the world hasn’t stopped, then why have you?

Authentic Worth is passionate and intentional about bringing worth and investing in aspiring authors to share their story with confidence and turn their pain into purpose. Many people are sitting on their gifts for fear that nobody will notice them, so they feel inclined to stay in the same position. I don’t want anyone to feel trapped; there has to come a point where you know what you want and go for it. I never knew the impact of not having a consistent income would do to me, but it didn’t take me off course. The results may not show forth as I intend for them to be, but step-by-step, I’ll endeavour to stand with those who are willing to share their story with boldness. Your story is your story and no one can take it away from you.

This is my story…I have been on a journey, and it has been a hard one. The decisions I’ve made to be the woman I am today is only by the Grace of God. I can’t do this on my own. I know what is ahead of me is greater than what I originally had in mind. I am not saying you have to copy what I did, you must apply wisdom first! Not everyone is called to do a 9-5 and not everyone is called to be an entrepreneur. They both have their advantages and disadvantages, regardless, it carries a lot of triumphs and a lot of pain, but it will be worth it! There is no position that is better than the other. Your purpose, however, should be more than money or position. It should transform the lives of others around you and bring change in a broken society.

Don’t sit on your gifts; you don’t have to wait until something drastic happens before you make a change. Look around you. There are many people wanting to hear your story and utilise your talents. I am glad and excited for all our 2020 Authors and looking forward to helping you publish your book and get it out to the world.

Remember: If you don’t believe in yourself or your vision, how will others believe in it? Don’t sit on your gifts.


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Authentic Worth is bringing worth back into you through storytelling and book-writing!

Creative Writing – are you going to be the next award-winning Author?

As an Author of three books, I am always inspired to share my knowledge, skills and expertise on what it takes to write a book. Is it easy? Not at all, but the benefit is that it keeps me going and helps me to gain momentum and purpose. You have a story!

No matter who you are surrounded with, everybody has a story and it is up to you to use it for the benefit of the wider community. The Authentic Worth online masterclass course (session one) will end in August, and the second session will commence in September. For more information on how to write a book from start to finish, why not look at the course content and see how the course will benefit you to start writing your book?

Someone needs to hear your story. Check out the online masterclass course here

Book Signing Part 3 – WHSmith Stratford Branch!

I have been humbled to promote my two previous books at several WHSmith stores, however, with my new and most recent book; From Glory to Glory, it was a pleasure to sign copies at the WHSmith Stratford branch on Saturday 18th May 2019. From the first man to the last woman that bought the book, I was truly inspired by people’s transparency, sharing what they had to overcome and what they are currently going through. It reminded me that I have a purpose to fulfil and that is what I am doing now. Seeing two young children with so much joy and excitement in hiding my books has given me so much happiness.

I have come to a point in my life where my walk and my talk must be in alignment. I can’t be sitting on my gifts and expecting people to be inspired without being real. Every customer I spoke to was inspired to see a young woman investing back into society through promoting her books. I have been touched just to have opportunities to promote my books at bookshops, my previous university and also on my website (www.authenticworth.com).

A book launch will be held on Saturday 27th July 2019 on behalf of my third book. More information and how to register can be found here. I want to remind and encourage you reading this blog post that nothing is impossible. If you want to start something, do it now because tomorrow is never guaranteed. I will continue to inspire as many people to know that their pain serves a purpose and nothing we have been through will be wasted.

You are special, you are precious and you are loved. I’ve attached a few pictures below from my book signing. There were so many! Enjoy, smile, tell a friend and together let’s leave a long-lasting legacy in our world.

With love,

Author Esther
Founder of Authentic Worth
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Tomi promoting my new book!