What the authors are saying about DPWN Publishing and the Overcoming Mediocrity Project.
Christie and her team made the process of becoming an Amazon Bestselling Author easy and fun. There are resources and support every step of the way, and now I have a book to grow my business.
Being a part of this book made such a difference and I love the conversations that Christie and I had together. They were so rich and revealing that I actually can do a TED talk. But really, what really broke through for me is being able to share my story and to be a subject expert.
Since then, I’ve been on other people’s podcasts and I started my own podcast “Tea Time Midlife Edition”. If you have a story that you want to share with the world, get in front of Christie.
Being an Amazon Bestselling Author alongside some fabulous women in this series has propelled me forward in ways that I wouldn’t have had otherwise. I’ve since guested on podcasts, I have an episode on Amazon Fire TV, and I’ve had so many women tell me how inspired they’ve been by the book.
Secondarily, I was able to tell my story in a really authentic way and not have it completely rearranged in the editing process. I’m really excited to see what the future holds.
Christie Ruffino is a master at taking women’s women who are passionate about telling their story, but they don’t know exactly how they’re going to do it and molding us into not only authors but Amazon Bestselling Authors. It was an amazing six-month journey, where I got to meet some amazing women, discover their stories, and realize that what I have to say is important and something that the world needs to hear.
I’m passionate about helping women overcome the lies that are holding them back. The problem was that I still believed my own lies. I questioned if my story could actually make a difference, feared that no one would want to hear it, and didn’t trust I could write it well enough for it to be published. Until I met Christie. She invited me to share my story in one of her books, and it completely transformed my business, my life, and best of all, the lives of the women who read it. They’ve reached out to me, grateful for how what I shared helped them overcome their adversities. Hearing those women’s testimonies gave me confidence and fueled me to keep writing. With Christie’s help, I published my own book just a few months later, and am currently writing the next in that series.
Me, an Amazon number one Bestselling Author. What a crazy exciting journey this has been and an accomplishment I would have never dreamed of. Joining the Overcoming Mediocrity project has brought me so many new connections, as well as the credibility and the credentials for my business.
Becoming an author is something I never planned to do in my lifetime but has been a very, very exciting ride!
If you’re on the fence, I’d highly recommend and encourage you to jump in feet first because not only did I get to work with other amazing women, but I also ended up being an Amazon Bestselling Author which is a huge boost for my career and brand.
I hope that you’ll share your inspiring story for all of the many women who are going to read it.
I am an Amazon Best Selling Author! How cool is that? Just to let you know, there are more people than my mother and myself that care about that. It makes a difference to my clients!
Being an author in the series has opened doors for me. It makes it easier to rise to the top of the list for those responsible for booking speaking gigs to want to talk to me. The traffic to my website and business page has increased measurably. It has shortened the know, like, trust factor. People are reaching out to me first before I reach out to them. The titles of the books help women who want to stretch themselves. Who wouldn’t want to associate themselves and work with an author who is Dynamic, Resilient, Strong and Influential?
Christie and the OM team took an overwhelming and complicated process of book publishing and made it very easy to get my story published. I was guided from start to finish. Every detail was outlined and my questions were always answered promptly. The book has received rave reviews and it has taken my credibility to the next level as I am now an Amazon #1 best seller! Thank you!!
Working with Christie and her team was just the nudge I needed to finally sit down and start writing. Also, the social media tips that were given when the book launched were invaluable for engaging and re-engaging people who follow me. I am much more confident about my next book and it’s launch.
I have always wanted to be published. I am thrilled that this helped many other people to share their stories, hear about the love of Christ, and how to gain strength in all situations. I have been able to do this by having speaking engagements in small groups to help women with addictions. I am hoping this will grow into bigger groups, as well as more writing publications, editing work for individuals and companies, and helping me advance in educational experience.
My motto is, if you are not having fun, you are doing something wrong. Christie and the DPWN Team made the publishing process so seamless and, dare I say fun, because they have created a system that is working. All I had to do was to follow the bouncing smiley face (not literally of course).
When I learned about this project, I was already full into the writing, publishing, and marketing process of my other book, Getting Yourself Unstuck; however, I couldn’t put everything in that book. Therefore, Overcoming Mediocrity allowed me to publish a very personal story that didn’t seem to fit in my other book. Now going forward in my marketing, the two books will work in tandem.
Although I enjoy selling my books and giving them to close family members, I also found that I could trade them for books written by other author friends! Overall, I gained a new level of credibility as a business woman from my peers and I keep uncovering additional ways that this book project has added value to my life!
My goals for participating in the Overcoming Mediocrity project were to expand my potential and my reach by meeting others like me. I was looking for a network of women who’ve been in my shoes at some point in their life and are willing to embrace, teach, guide and support me on my journey. My biggest goal is to be able to offer that same light back to them in return.
I was surprised and pleased to hear that we made it into more categories than expected with our Amazon Best-selling campaign which has been a great tool in selling myself.
I joined the Overcoming Mediocrity team because I felt that if I could favorably impact one person’s life by sharing my story, my job would be done. I was not sure what to expect, but I have to say that it was an overwhelmingly positive experience. Shortly after the book’s release, I received multiple texts and emails thanking me for telling my story. One person in particular told me that she felt alone, depressed and worthless during a recent bout of depression and my story made her realize that she was not alone.
I truly love being able to say I am an Amazon Best Selling Author because it has opened many doors for me. I’m excited to continue on my journey having just completed health coach training with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. This book gave me the confidence to pursue a life-long passion and I will be forever grateful.
I have enjoyed being a part of this project tremendously as it has allowed me to create a community of amazing women overcoming difficult challenges. For me, this was the best way to become a three-time author to continue to expand my personal brand and awareness. Sharing the media spotlight with fellow women about this incredible book has been both exciting and rewarding.
Being an author has created a platform for me to reach out to other women and empower them to go after their dreams. Personally being a gluten-free cookbook author has added credibility to my business and new customers allowing me to help more moms prepare healthy and delicious food for their children with food allergies. I love being able to teach moms that living a gluten free lifestyle can be simplistic and eating can be fun!
Working with you guys on this book has been one of the most efficient positioning/marketing projects ever. To have a finished product so elegantly & professionally done in such a short time frame is phenomenal. Thank you for making all of us look good and helping us get out there and be seen.
Being part of DPWN’s first Book collaborative has taught and inspired me. The process was well planed, executed and easy and fun to participate in. I’m now a proud #1 Amazon Best seller published author ready to share my message and make a difference to others. I have the skills and experience to finish my next book.
As the assigned headshot photographer of Overcoming Mediocrity I was honored to not only photograph these strong independent women, but to get to know them on a personal level. All of them have had extra ordinary circumstances in their lives, and to know that they flourish and grow is amazing! What a wonderful group of interesting women that have come together to share their personal stories- ones full of wonderment and encouragement. Overcoming Mediocrity will quickly rise to the top of the best sellers list- NO DOUBT! Here’s to all of you!
My friends have been purchasing my book, not only for themselves, but for their friends. They see educational value, reading it. People come to my Arbonne parties, just so that they can meet me and ultimately end up buying products, to help me. As Christie said ” writing your book is like a business card.”
Being a part of this project has been such an amazing experience. For our first book signing an old friend (that I hadn’t seen in years!) showed up and was so motivated by the authors and their stories that she bought the book and read my story and two others that night, then the next day she called to set up a meeting with me. Our stories gave her the power she told me to get back into life and start her business again! This is only one of many people that have told me they were inspired to move forward in life and business because of these stories.
It was exciting to be a part of Dynamic Professional Women’s second book project,
Overcoming Mediocrity: Courageous Women.
I enjoyed writing about my love for riding motorcycles and how it helped me to develop a new career. This career carried me down many roads. With each mile I overcame obstacles and learned new techniques. From its humble beginnings it grew to be worldwide.
Each chapter in this book was written by a different woman, the pages are filled with the ups and downs of female entrepreneurs building businesses from scratch.
“Being involved in the Overcoming Mediocrity project was an amazing experience. I was looking for an avenue to share my story and as an upside gain credibility for my wellness and public speaking business. Being able to say you are a best selling author opens many doors and exposes you to a much wider and diverse audience. The DPWN staff is amazing and they take care of every detail to ensure an amazing end product. I highly recommend being apart of this great anthology series and take my word for it, the front cover investment is well worth it.”
It has been very exciting to be an author in the second edition of Overcoming Mediocrity. The stories of all the women are all so inspiring.
I received greetings from many people who are interested in the book; some of whom I never expected to hear from. People who have known me for years mentioned that they learned more about me than they knew before reading the book. We all are on this journey of life and others are not always aware of what got us to where we are today.
I hope this will launch a new career for me as an author of my own book!
Being a contributing author for “Overcoming Mediocrity” was a very positive experience for me. It has motivated me to continue writing and complete a book I started many years ago. The energy of the group was the fuel I needed to move me forward. I am honored to be among the other co-authors, who shared their inspirational stories. Women are amazing, that’s for sure! We are strong; bright; resilient; courageous; creative; compassionate; loving and giving creatures of God!