Early this year Wollongong mentor, coach and mum Emma Perrow attracted plenty of attention when she celebrated the launch of her first published book.
“The 7 secrets to getting sh*t done” followed five eBooks and Ms Perrow felt so good about the response to her first printed book she quickly set to work writing the next in the 7 Secrets series.
Her work is motivational. She has a gift for encouraging others and writes each book in around four weeks. Ms Perrow finds it easy because it is the same down-to-earth approach to life on her own terms that she practices every day.
“The 7 secrets to getting sh*t done” has been reprinted four times in the last nine months. The response is amazing. The book is still going really strong. It is an Amazon best seller,” she said.
It was about learning how to switch off to switch on. It showed people about how they can do the things they need to do and enjoy life at the same time by creating the life you want on your terms. Many readers have used it as a resource where they can focus on one topic at a time. There are also activities and a website where information can be downloaded.
Ms Perrow said the 150 swear words in the first book didn’t seem to put anyone off but she did get some negative comments on April 1 when she announced she was working on a second book called “The 7 secrets to not giving a sh*t”.
“It was supposed to be a joke. I thought it was ironic the book was about not giving a sh*t but everyone was giving a sh*t. I actually had both reactions. Some were saying “yeh go for it” while some were saying “what are you thinking”? But that is the whole point. It is actually about caring more. It is self development and self care,” she said.
Ms Perrow said the book is about looking after yourself first so you can care more for others. “It tells you how to remember yourself. Because a lot of people actually forget (especially mums) who they actually are because they have given so much to their families. It is learning about about self care and self love techniques to make people stronger so they can care more,” she said.
Ms Perrow said sometimes it was important to be able to say no to people and give yourself more time.
The sub-heading says is is about learning to care-less about what people think of you. And by caring less you stop questioning yourself and can reach your full potential.
Mr Perrow has many more books and titles in mind.
None are intended to offend.
Further information at www.emmap.com.au.