A Speech Becomes A Story Which Becomes A Message

Have you heard the saying, “everyone has a story inside them?” That is not exactly how “Flip Flap Try . . . A Cardinal’s Journey” started (for me it was more like a speech inside me), but my speech evolved into my story and we are counting down the days until print. Rainier’s journey originated from a speech I wrote for a Toastmasters International storytelling project. After giving my talk and as time went on, the more and more I thought about it, the more I knew one day I would publish the courageous adventures of Rainier.

With the assistance and support of a life coach, a book coach, and a professional author’s assistant, my speech turned into the book I dreamed of publishing. “Flip Flap Try . . .” is a children’s book with an adult message. No matter your age, this book has an underlying theme for everyone: keep searching until you find the job or task you like going to each day. Part of finding the job you like includes knowing your unique capabilities and weaknesses and once you figure those out it helps you find a job that suits you.

How many seniors in high school go straight to college because “it’s the thing to do?” How many children are guilt-driven or shamed into doing something they dislike instead of something they enjoy? Life is for us to enjoy. If you don’t find out what you like doing on the first or second try it is okay. Keep your head up and move on.

You’ll find your passion and you’ll be glad you did!

If you’d like to follow my journey, I’m on Facebook. Also, stay in the loop for our upcoming launch date in Cincinnati and other events in the Tri-State area.

More soon, 

Janet Kassalen, Author

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