The time has come to be what I was scared to become. The day is here to where I take all my pain and suffering and transform it into a tool for learning. My experience can now be converted to wisdom. Years of bad judgment can be used for your good judgment. The cycle of my stupidity can now have a great purpose.
Today on September 26, 2015, I happily release my book for all the world to see. Scared To Be Me. This is the first of many to come. I have a couple more additions to accompany this release, but not until I’ve created a demand. I want to make sure this is fulfilling a need. My purpose in writing this was twofold.
In my nonprofit, I was tired of using other folk’s books not knowing if I could do so without having permission. Secondly, I didn’t like when the student/school made more emphasis on the author than the message of Dream Big’s program. I give credit where credit’s due. Afterwhile, that became a problem.
For me, dreaming Big isn’t arbitrary. Designing program outcomes focusing on self and personal ambition eventually got diluted, which is why I’m excited to share a piece of my life. As an entrepreneur in the making and not knowing it, I was somewhat an outcast. Good thing I had people who loved and watched over me.
Many of my successes were not due to my own doing. I had countless people guide and mentor me along the way, so this book is also a tribute to them as well. I’m grateful for all who’ve contributed in my life.
Here’s a quick excerpt of the book:
“I wanted to be accepted for who I was. I wanted to have friends. I
wanted them to want me as a friend. I wanted to believe in others,
and I wanted them to believe in me.
I wanted us to have the same likes and dislikes. I wanted my friends to always be friends. I didn’t want us to have fights. We would get along with everyone, and never make enemies.
Really, I just wanted to be happy. That’s all. I wondered if that would
ever happen to me. I just wanted to be accepted, and have a friend.
When I was growing up, I wasn’t happy. Unfortunately, I was scared
to accept who I was, what I looked like, and who I could be.
I was afraid to be the boy I saw in the mirror. Matter of fact, I was scared to look at him most of the time. Honestly, I would reject what I saw. I was scared to look at me.
As I grew older, that fear never left. The boy in the mirror was still scared at the age of 18, even in my 20’s. I was scared to be me. I wanted to be anyone else but me.”
Dream Big. Be More. Do More. Live More.
I write this because my business is personal because this service is for the advancement of all humanity. My failures and successes are for your gain. No strings attached.
Nathan A. Webster, MBA