So many of you that have been playing along know that I’ve been writing a book about “leadership at all levels and leading without permission” for about 6 months.
I’ve been writing and rewriting and have finally nailed my system and my voice…authors of the world rejoice! Its a labour of love and I’ve decided to share a little extract of my work in progress to date.
Be kind 🙂
Extract from the Book “Slayer Codex VOL1: Unleash the SLAYER Within © Michelle Holland
Like many young people I grew up reading Bram Stoker’s Dracula, putting ‘Blade’ on at night when I wasn’t supposed to watch scary movies, and without fail watching every episode of ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ on TV. I even now sneak a guilty peak at ‘The Vampire Diaries’. I guess the writers of these shows discovered the same thing that I did a few years ago. Vampires are real.
Particularly Joss Whedon, the creator of Buffy and Angel. I’ve always loved those shows and the messages that they provide. Now when I look back on them after learning the things that I now know to be true…. I can’t believe how close to the truth he got. I suspect that Joss is actually a Slayer himself. I’ve seen interviews with him and the things he says, well…you can just tell that he knows the truth.
Tuesday the 14 March…the day I discovered that vampires were real and that I was a vampire slayer. This date is etched into my brain as the day that my suspicions about vampires were confirmed. It was 9:12 pm when I received the call from my boss to come to the boardroom. It was a normal Tuesday evening. It was cool outside. I could see from my office window. Not too cool though. No just one of those “average everyday” kind of days.
I was working back as I generally did. I worked in one of those offices that expected people to get in early and stay late. I generally tried to leave at about 7 pm each night but many days it was 9:30 pm or 10:00 pm before I managed to escape. I was a hard worker and I took pride in my work. The people in the office had come to regard me as next in line for a promotion. I knew that wasn’t true though, I knew that I wasn’t the kind of worker that got promoted in that type of office environment.
*Book is due for release later in 2015. Keep following my journey by clicking the follow button above and I’ll post another extract soon.
Michelle is a success and leadership coach who works with HR professionals and future focused leaders who want to get real results and live & lead with purpose. You can find out more about Michelle at www.michelletholland.com
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