Over the weekend, I re-attended a familiar event.
This was none other than the Publish A Book And Grow Rich (PABGR) Bootcamp.
What was a little different this time around was that Gerry had a co-speaker - Travon Taylor.
Cutting an impressive physique, Travon shared that he was in the Marines, served in Iraq, and later became a state champion boxer. When I met him in person on the last day (Sunday), I could tell that his experiences in these arenas had helped forge him into who he is today - a disciplined, determined individual with a drive to impact (no pun intended) those around him.
I was glad to have been able to speak with him for a couple of minutes before duty called him away (again, no pun intended).
Gerry, the ever-charismatic speaker, was a little elusive this time. I wasn't able to get an opportunity to take a photo with him, so here's one from 3 years ago, when I first met him:
I also met a fellow introvert. He enjoyed the learning process of being at the bootcamp and told me that he was interested in learning more about being a published author. I left him my contact details and he assured me that, once he had organised his thoughts, he'd drop me a note.
It's hard not to be inspired when you just spent a couple of days with highly positive, driven individuals as Gerry and Travon.
For those of you who have been asking when my book will be out, I'm here to tell you that the date is drawing very close (yes, really really close).