From time to time in this space, WestBow Press publishes articles written by our authors in which they share some aspect of their self-publishing journeys. The following are the words of Chibuike E. Wogu; author of “Treasure: Personal Guide to an Inspired Life.” To begin your self-publishing journey, get your free WestBow Press publishing guide today!
In the middle of 2013, I started what I called my weekly WhatsApp inspirational messaging. At the time, I had created a WhatsApp messaging broadcast group, where I sent out weekly inspirational messages to my WhatsApp contacts that included my friends, associates and family.
I thought to myself, that in a world we live in where the media is known to propagate and promote more bad news than good and which leaves people continually living in despair. I thought I could be the light that broadcasts the messages of hope, upliftment, encouragement, victory and motivation. This was and has been my inspiration. Basically I write to inspire.
I continued my weekly inspirational WhatsApp messaging for a year, owing to the positive feedback I received from all who got the messages and re-broadcast it as well. My friends, associates and family kept telling me that the words of encouragement I sent were having such positive impact on their lives. I was truly inspired by their words.
One evening, after a year of running my WhatsApp inspirational messaging campaigns, I was reflecting on the impact I had had on people so far and a thought came to me that I could reach a larger audience with these words, and it was that evening that my inspirational blog, CE Inspired was born. That was in 2014. I knew by sharing my motivation on my blog, I could reach more people and be a blessing to them than I could through my WhatsApp inspirational messaging campaigns and the result of the positive impact CE Inspired has had on the lives of people all across the world who read from it has been amazingly tremendous. I almost can’t believe it that what started as a little selfless initiative through a commitment to being blessing can have such high and growing positive impact.
I continued to nurture my writing skills through my work on my inspirational blog, CE Inspired and in 2015, I received a thought to write a book that
will lift people from obscurity and help them realize their dreams, no what it is they had ever dared to dream of becoming.
I’m a believer in turning the seemingly impossible to possible. I didn’t second guess and I obeyed this thought and my book, Treasure: Personal Guide to an Inspired Life, was born. Believe when I say that situations, events and circumstances moved in my favour and the Almighty led me to my publishers at WestBow Press.
It was indeed very beautiful working with my publishing team at WestBow Press. It was a breath of fresh air. They extended such incredible and warm communication, assistance and professionalism to ensure the best outcome of my first real book. I’m super excited!
Writing a book or undertaking any other initiative is truly an act of faith. When you move confidently in total obedience, doors will open up for you where there were only walls.
– WBP –
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