Celebrating the Joy of the Holiday Season with You

Dear Victorious You Press and Books 2 Business & Beyond Community,

As we find ourselves amid the holiday season, our hearts are filled with gratitude and joy, and we want to take this moment to extend our warmest wishes to every one of you.

This year has been nothing short of extraordinary, and it’s all thanks to you – our dedicated and passionate community members. Your unwavering support and commitment have not only enriched our journey but have also inspired us to aim higher and dream bigger.

Reflecting on a Remarkable Year

In the midst of challenges, we’ve celebrated countless victories together. From empowering authors to helping entrepreneurs shape their dreams, we’ve seen incredible transformations within our community. Your stories of success, resilience, and growth have touched our hearts and motivated us to keep pushing forward.

Looking Ahead to New Horizons

As we embrace the holiday season and prepare to welcome the new year, we’re filled with anticipation for the exciting opportunities that lie ahead. Our mission remains unchanged: to empower authors and entrepreneurs to make a lasting impact in their respective fields.

We have big plans for the future, including more valuable content, engaging events, and opportunities for personal and professional growth. We’re thrilled to have you by our side as we embark on this journey into 2024.

A Heartfelt Thank You

We can’t say it enough – thank you. Thank you for your enthusiasm, dedication, and unwavering support. Thank you for being part of the Victorious You Press and Books 2 Business & Beyond® family. You are the beating heart of our community, and we’re immensely grateful for your presence.

Wishing You a Joyful Holiday Season

As the holiday season unfolds, we wish you and your loved ones all the warmth and happiness this special time of year can bring. May your hearts be light, your spirits be high, and your days be filled with love, laughter, and cherished memories.

With Warm Regards

From all of us at Victorious You Press and Books 2 Business & Beyond, we wish you a joyful, peaceful, and healthy holiday season. May the new year be filled with success, prosperity, and fulfillment.

Stay tuned for more exciting updates and adventures in the coming year! Your journey is our journey, and we can’t wait to see where it takes us.

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Keep Drilling: A Lesson from Kenya

I’ve encountered countless inspiring stories in my journey, and I’m thrilled to share a recent
experience that left a profound mark on me during my trip to Kenya in September 2023. This
story embodies the essence of resilience, unity, and unwavering determination.

As part of our mission trip, one of our initiatives centered around supporting the installation of a
vital water pump in a distant village located in Mombasa, Kenya. This village grappled with a
significant and urgent problem – the absence of convenient access to clean water. Every day, the
residents undertook arduous journeys, covering miles to obtain this essential resource, a
necessity often overlooked in more fortunate parts of the world. Also, this village was situated
within a predominantly Muslim community, while our contributions were channeled through the
Christian bishop with whom we collaborated to bring about this transformational project.

Initially, things appeared to be going smoothly. The drilling process began according to
schedule, and there was hope that the project would be completed as planned. However, as the
drilling crew descended to a certain depth, they encountered an enormous rock blocking their
access to the water source below. It became clear that without breaking through this obstacle,
access to the much-needed water would remain a distant dream.

The crew valiantly attempted to penetrate the rock, but it proved relentless, breaking multiple
drill bits in the process. Frustration and disappointment loomed large with each broken drill bit.
Even after replacing seven additional bits, that formidable rock remained unyielding, standing
between the village and its water supply. The situation seemed dire. It was a moment of panic
and uncertainty. Yet, it was also a moment of profound realization.

The bishop recognized that this challenge transcended the physical realm; it was a test of faith
and unity. He made a bold decision to bring his people together for 24 hours of fasting and
prayer, seeking divine intervention. What followed was nothing short of remarkable.
Unexpectedly, the Muslim community in the village joined hands with the Christians, standing

together in prayer for a miracle and a breakthrough. It was a powerful testament to the unifying
force of shared purpose and human compassion.
After the 24 hours of collective prayer, they acquired yet another drill bit and resumed
their efforts. As they lowered the borehole into the well, something incredible happened. The
unyielding rock, which had thwarted their efforts multiple times, shattered, and water gushed
forth, filling the hearts of the villagers with hope and gratitude.

From this extraordinary experience, we can draw several profound lessons:

  1. Keep Drilling: In life, obstacles may appear impossible, but persistence pays off. Keep
    pushing forward, even when the going gets tough because progress results from hard work.
  2. Keep Drilling: Setbacks are not failures but opportunities for growth and course
    correction. Embrace them as valuable lessons on your path to success.
  3. Keep Drilling: Consistency breeds resilience. The determination to keep going, even in
    the face of adversity can lead to breakthroughs that transform your journey.
  4. Keep Drilling: The person who holds the key to your elevation may come from
    unexpected places. Embrace diversity and collaboration; you never know who will join
    you on your path to upward mobility.
  5. Keep Drilling: Resistance eventually weakens, making way for blessings to overflow.
    Trust that your unwavering efforts will yield abundant rewards.

This story from Kenya serves as a reminder to remain steadfast in pursuit, as even the toughest
challenges can be overcome. It’s a testament to the power of faith, perseverance, and the human
spirit to overcome any obstacle to victory.

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“From Shame to Strength: The Transformative Power of Writing Your Story”

In the quiet corners of our lives, there often lies a story that we’d rather keep locked away, hidden from the world’s judgmental gaze. That story was one of abuse, shame, and fear for me. I concealed it, believing that exposing it would only invite more pain and scrutiny. Little did I know that this very story held the key to my transformation, a journey from being beaten and broken to becoming bold and brave.

The Shackles of Shame

Abuse, in all its forms, leaves scars that run deep, invisible wounds that can shackle the soul. I carried the weight of my story in silence, believing that the shame was mine to bear alone. I was not alone in this; many of us hide our pain behind masks of strength, fearing the judgment of a world that often fails to comprehend the complexity of our experiences.

The Turning Point

It was a pivotal moment in my life when I decided to break free from the chains of silence. I realized that my story, painful as it was, held the potential to set me free. The decision to put pen to paper and share my journey of abuse was not easy, but it was undoubtedly the most transformative.

The Power of Vulnerability

Writing about my experience allowed me to embrace vulnerability. It was terrifying at first, but as the words flowed onto the page, I felt a shift within me. I realized that sharing my story wasn’t an admission of weakness; it was an act of incredible courage. It was a declaration that I would no longer allow my past to define me.

Reclaiming My Power

As I continued to write, I began to see my story in a new light. It was no longer a tale of victimhood but a testament to resilience and strength. Each word I penned was a step toward reclaiming the power that had been taken from me. It was a reminder of the individual authority with which I was created.

The Transformation Begins

The act of telling my story ignited a fire within me. It was as if the words themselves were a catalyst for change. I started recognizing the incredible strength that had continuously resided within me, waiting to be acknowledged and unleashed. I began to rebuild my life, step by step, word by word.

Becoming Bold and Brave

With each paragraph, I shed another layer of fear and self-doubt. I found the courage to confront my past and to heal from it. The more I shared, the more I connected with others who had similar experiences, realizing that my story could offer them hope and solace.

The Power of Writing Your Story

My journey from shame to strength is a testament to the transformative power of writing. It’s a reminder that our stories, no matter how painful, have the potential to free us from the burdens we carry. By sharing our truths, we heal ourselves and inspire others to find their own strength. If you have a story that you’ve been afraid to tell, I urge you to consider the incredible power that lies within your words. You are not alone, and your story has the potential to create ripples of change, not only in your life but in the lives of others.

Remember, your story is not a source of shame; it’s a source of strength. Embrace it, write it, and let it transform your life. In the end, it is in telling our stories that we find our most authentic selves, and from there, we can rewrite the narrative of our lives.

Books Changed My Life

Books allowed me to reclaim my power, inspiring me to build a thriving business, “Books 2 Business & Beyond®,” and establish a brand that resonates with individuals worldwide. That book gave me access to opportunities I never dreamed of and took me across the globe, extending my brand to places like Nairobi Kenya. I used the art of storytelling to transform my life, and now, I want to share this transformative concept with you at the upcoming “Power of the Pen Retreat.”

Why Consider the Power of the Pen Retreat?

Our retreat is not just another event; it’s a life-changing experience designed to help you harness the incredible power of your words. Whether you’re a career professional, a small business owner, an entrepreneur, or a faith-based spiritual leader, this retreat is tailored to inspire, guide, and empower you to use the pen for change and success.

To get your ticket for the retreat, check it out here: https://victoriousyoupress.com/events/

To get a copy of my memoir Bags In The Attic, check it out here on Amazon https://bit.ly/bagsintheattic20

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WHY I DROPPED EVERYTHING AND FLED TO PREPARE FOR MY DESTINY JOURNEY

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coolness of the water against my skin was invigorating, washing away the stresses of daily life
and leaving me feeling rejuvenated. Every moment spent bathing in the river felt like a soothing
balm for my body and soul, healing me from within.

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Write, Publish, Build: The Power of the Pen Retreat is Coming

Writing a book has been the dream of many people for many years. The thought of becoming a published author is exciting, and how cool would it be to have others read your work for years to come? On the other hand, the thought of writing and publishing a book may be a little scary when you don’t really know where to start.

So, have you ever felt the burning desire to bring your ideas and expertise to life through the power of writing? Would you like to be part of a supportive and inspiring environment where you can immerse yourself in your writing and unleash your creative potential? If that’s a yes, let us introduce you to The Power of the Pen Retreat: Write, Publish, Build. A Hybrid Retreat Experience!

Discover the Power of the Pen:

Yes, we are back for our fifth annual conference and our third annual Power of The Pen writing retreat! This event provides a transformative experience designed to ignite your creativity, deepen your writing skills, and provide the guidance you need to publish your work and build your legacy. It is a haven for authors, aspiring writers, entrepreneurs, career professionals, and wordsmiths who are passionate about their message and eager to refine their skills.

Unplug and Immerse Yourself:

The world is so filled with distractions and constant noise that finding the space and time to focus on your writing can be challenging. The good news is that The Power of the Pen Retreat offers the ideal setting and guidance for you to unplug from the outside world and immerse yourself in an environment dedicated to nurturing your creative spirit. Surrounded by like-minded individuals, you’ll find the peace and tranquility necessary to unlock your imagination and let your words flow.

Guidance from Industry Experts:

During your time with us, you’ll have the invaluable opportunity to learn from accomplished authors, editors, graphic designers, marketing specialists, and other industry experts who will share their wisdom, techniques, and insights. From workshops on storytelling and character development to sessions on the publishing process and marketing strategies to branding, you’ll gain a wealth of knowledge to enhance your writing journey and lay the foundation for new opportunities.

Nurture Your Craft:

The Power of the Pen Writing Retreat provides a range of activities and resources to nurture your craft. Engage in writing exercises, prompts, and brainstorming sessions that will stimulate your creativity and push the boundaries of your imagination. Participate in group discussions and receive constructive feedback on your work, fostering personal and artistic growth.

Inspiration and Connection:

One of the most powerful aspects of the retreat is the opportunity to connect with fellow writers, business owners, entrepreneurs, etc., who share your passion and understand the challenges and joys of the writing process. You’ll forge connections that can last a lifetime through networking, group activities, and supportive discussions. The support and encouragement from your peers will inspire you to persevere, overcome obstacles, and continue growing your skills and business long after the retreat concludes.

Unlock Your Writing Potential:

Our mission is not only to help you become a better writer, author-publisher, and entrepreneur but also to unlock your full creative potential. We believe that everyone has a unique story to tell, knowledge, and experience to share, and we provide the tools, resources, and nurturing environment to help you bring that story to life. Whether you’re a seasoned author or just starting, this retreat will empower you to tap into your inner voice and create authentic, captivating works that resonate with your target readers.

The Power of the Pen Writing Retreat is an extraordinary opportunity to take the time to unwind, clear your mind, network, unleash your creative potential, and take your writing and business to new heights. By immersing yourself in this transformative experience, you’ll gain the confidence, skills, and inspiration to pursue your dreams and create the life and legacy you want.

Don’t let your words remain unspoken, or your stories remain untold. Join us at The Power of the Pen Writing Retreat and embark on a journey of self-discovery, artistic growth, and the joy of bringing your ideas to life through the power of writing. Click HERE to grab your tickets today!

Don’t forget to join the FREE Books 2 Business & Beyond® Facebook Group. Say hello when you get there!

Unlock your creative potential today and experience the transformative power of the pen.

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