Posts By One who hated books

Inviting everyone to join the DROPLETS task force.

Dear friends,

I want to invite you to join DROPLETS book launch task force! A book’s success depends a lot on word of mouth and grassroots marketing, so the purpose of this force is simple. LET’s be real here. I am not a well known writer or famous. I am asking everyone to help me get the word out about the book before – and immediately after – the August 8 launch. There are four key areas where I think you all could take action which will really help me to launch my 2 years of labor. Scroll down to check out ideas and actions you can take to get involved and help me. You can do as much as you want, but even one action will make a big difference. Highly appreciated.

If you’re interested in joining the task force, please follow my blog and connect to me with your full name and address so I can provide you with a complimentary e book. Please do that via contact page on this blog site.

Network
– Do you know any radio or podcast hosts that might be interested in interviewing me about DROPLETS? Please connect them to me or suggest my book for discussion.
– Do you belong to a club or organization that would be interested in a guest speaker? I’d love to speak to them if they are close to Vancouver. OR I could do video call with them.

-If you see my book in any stores after August 8 please share that picture to me or post it in Instagram, tag authorajaynair when you do that.

-Do you know any local magazines, where they are looking for new book feature. Please suggest me. I can send them my book release information.

Word of Mouth
– Suggest DROPLETS to your libraries and independent bookstores near you (click here to find outlets near you)
– Pitch DROPLETS at your next book club meeting
– Suggest the book to your friends and acquaintances.

Social media ( Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn,Facebook, Reddit and Youtube)
– Link to your reviews on Amazon, GoodReads, etc.
– Post about the book and your impressions
– Comment, share, and repost updates about DROPLETS on your social media accounts.
– Use #DROPLETS, #authorajaynair #memoirs in your posts 

Book Reviews (Note: the earliest a review can be posted on any site is August 8) – PLEASE KEEP THAT DATE IN MIND.
– Rate and review Droplets on AmazonGoodReadsBarnes and Noble, Booksamillion and other platforms
– Write reviews on August 8 – 22 (if you review in early August, be sure to mention you received an advanced copy so they know you’re legit!)
Thank you! I appreciate you all so much. Ajay Nair.

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Journey of my book Droplets

I am compelled to write this today. I am positive that this will inspire many others who are on the way to write a book. Or, even starting their own blog. Whatever they are trying to do. One thing I learned with this process is. Never stop because of others. You stop only if you want to. Always believe in what you want to do. Keep on writing.

Droplets went through many changes. I traveled with it. I have to say, like many travels this one was not easy either. I went through many rejections. I got fooled by the people out there who wants to make a buck out of my hard labor. I got bad reviews. One even said, “the worst book ever read”

These quotes, remarks can easily bring anyone down. But friends, you are not writing for one person. You are writing for the ones, who will appreciate your hard work. Find them. It is not easy. Took me two years in the making. I self publish this book under the name “Come-Travel With Me” with a subtitle “Ten Droplets”.

Once a famous actor from south India told in an interview ” If you polish a brass piece every day, that piece will shine like a star”. He said this about his acting. He is a well know proven actor for a long time. He is none other than Mammooty. Well, this can apply in every ones life. If you have a product and you believe in it. Keep improving it. Keep trying with many people. One day it will come out and some one will see its worth.

I will show you the revisions at least on the cover page. So you will see how much it evolved. What is the final product. Today I can proudly say, Droplets is a fine book for anyone to read. It is polished. It is edited by professionals. I am very happy. I am sure some of you will like this as well. Please read my book and give some reviews anywhere in the social media you use. For authors like us, word of mouth is the oxygen. Thanks for reading my blog. See below the transformation of my book.

This is my own design which I used when I self published the book.

Below is the publisher’s first draft. I felt it was too close to my design. Went back to design table.

Below is the third. It was missing something according to my gut instinct. Friends, you don’t compromise until you are fully satisfied. So I asked them to go back to design table again.

I went with this one below. It is set to release on August 8 2019. I am content. Happy. I am also saying this because this feeling, I am sure many have felt. But only those who stick to it and push harder will get the results. So Friends, See below my book DROPLETS

PRE ORDER MY BOOK

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PRE ORDER OF MY BOOK

Today, I am proud to announce my book DROPLETS for pre order. This journey of mine was tough. Many rejections on the way. Many people told me that my writing is not at all good. Many people told me that I am not conveying message correctly. I have to say, today, It is happening. Thank you for every one who supported me on this journey. Please share the link I am sharing here. Those who order now will receive 15 % discount now before August 8 2019

All you have to do is CLICK the link below and use the code PREORDER2019. https://www.blackrosewriting.com/biographymemoir/droplets

Ex- Employees (asset or not?)

I heard a lot from people who left an organization, bad mouth about the company they just left. I also have come across a few people who worked hard for the company, then got really treated bad by the employer as soon as they give their notice. On other occasions I have come across employers who point about their ex- employees downfalls.

In all the above scenarios, I think we are at wrong. I personally believe that the organization we worked once have provided us a living. At the same time that organization paved the path for us to be where we are right now.

Everyone have the right to move on to better opportunities, when they seems fit. Treating them badly on their last few days will definitely give bad taste on their mouth. As a company they should value employee’s contribution. Employee should feel that the organization will be there for them if they fall down in the near future.

I believe , In this day and age, Organizations should realize that Ex- Employees can be a great asset just as much as the current employee. They could be the ambassadors for the organization. They could speak about the organization, how good they are to them when they worked there. They could be motivating someone looking for work to apply there.

Treat everyone good. This world needs it. Love each other. People leave jobs not because they hate the organization. It could be personal changes in their life. It could be a better opportunity. It could be simply they want to try something new.

Thanks for reading. Love this positive thought. Comment, Share, Like.

Past is Bucket of Ashes

Living “Now” is what worked for me. I have tried many times to think about past etc. It doesn’t give any thing fruitful to me at all. Yesterday I was listening to one of the legends from South India- Mohanlal. We call him “The Complete Actor”. People love him so much and consider him as an elder brother they never had. They call him “Etta” means older brother. Everyone with out any age difference calls him Etta. He told in an interview that he consider past as a bucket of ash. Nothing else. I loved that.

What is point in thinking about past all the time? Live now. Be happy. If you think about past you are not living now. If you think about future, again you are not living now. So this is what a lot of people nowadays do. They worry about future. They complain about the past. One thing they are not realizing is today will become past for them tomorrow. If we don’t live now and be happy, you will never create happy past. Or future!!!.

I have not written in a few weeks now. I thought this is a perfect way to get back to my writing. I always want positive thoughts in my messages. I hope you loved it. Thanks for reading.

Pre-Order Cutie Fox (Children’s book)

I am very proud today to announce this to the whole world. My younger son
who is six years old gave this character to life. “Cutie Fox”.

One morning on the way to drop my both kids. I asked them to share stories.
Reason was simple, I just want them to behave and not fight. They both thought
about stories. Both had nice stories that morning. I liked it. I encouraged
both to come up with more stories.

Those who have been following my blog knows that I have written another
book. Come-Travel with me. I am not writing another novel about a lady who
lived in a southern part of India during untouchable era. Story is about how
she fought against society to support her family. Very raw life and definitely
a motivation for many women these days.

Now, going back to Cutie Fox. I asked one day my younger son. If I will
write a book for children. What should I write about? He said right away
“Cutie Fox”. He also had a vague narration of story as well. I liked
the concept. So myself, my older son Jaye and younger son Dravid had a roundtable
discussion. I pitched in the story and they both liked it. That is how this
book got its life.

Every one can pre- order this e- book from amazon. Link below

https://lnkd.in/gGdJvfP

Thanks for reading. Please share and comment. Support my writing. This book is great for 3 to 5 year old children. Does have a nice message as well.


Making Mistakes

We all make mistakes in our life. Realizing it, is important. I have see many people who never realize that they have made mistakes. I consider them as failures.

It is human nature. There is no one in the world who have never committed a mistake. We write exams. We make mistakes and score less marks. What we do next? We try to study a little harder and try not to make the same mistakes. Same here in life. When we make mistakes. We need to work harder to correct it.

Repeating same mistakes over and over. Then, ignore it. We will not get anywhere in our lives. That is sad. Life is beautiful. We need to enjoy to the fullest. For that we need to realize first we are human. Even Gods make mistakes. There are many stories about mistakes done by gods, especially with Hinduism. It just shows us that we are not supreme. 

Today I am happy. I realize my mistakes and I do admit them. When I was not admitting it, there was a lot of commotion in my life. Now I am free. I also come to a sense that I have accomplished everything in my life. There is nothing more to achieve or go for. I am content. This realization made my existence here so light. 

My book Come travel with me got some good reviews. At the same time I did get very bad ones as well. I am thankful to both of the reviews. I am writing a novel now. This reviews gives me more enthusiasm to write more. Critics with purpose makes one to improve. I also got some reviews where there is no real purpose to it. Those type of reviews are there just to dis respect the effort we writers take in producing the book. 

At the end of the day, We all should realize we are people. We make mistakes. We need to correct it and live a happy life. Thanks every one for reading this. Please share or leave comments if you like. Also check out my book Come travel with me. It is available from amazon sites. 

Thank you all. 

Perspective on life

Today I happened to listen to a motivational speaker. Listening to him, I felt like sharing his words here. Not exactly his words, but the message is same. I got different angle of looking at life today after I listened. It is eye opening. He asked the following questions one by one.

You are born because of?

Others.

Your name is given by?

Others.

Your resources such as meat, vegetables etc by?

Others

The love and affection you receive are from?

Others

The money you earn while working are given by?

Others

The respect you earn are given by?

Others

When you die the last rites are given by?

Others

The wealth you earn when you are alive is given or taken by?

Others

So, Why don’t we all close our eyes and think a minute is it that we are the ones who do every thing. No your existence itself is because of others. Once you start thinking that you don’t do any thing alone, the people around do for you, then you slowly will develop compassion for others. People who always says “I worked hard, I did this for you, I stepped up to achieve this” should realize that it is not I, it is we.

Knowledge is to share. I gained this knowledge yesterday and I felt I should share this to whoever is reading my blog. I believe in positive things. Last few years, I have changed and only positve I see. I donot have time for negativity in my life. Share this message, Repost this message if you like.

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Mental health day

October 10- Mental health day. I wanted to write this on that day, however time constraints did not let me do that.

Radio show I usually listen to stated that 500,000 Canadians miss work due to mental health problems. That is a quite large number. The problem I see is that most of them don’t want to talk about it. I have taken first aid on mental health. The knowledge I got from that course I use daily at my life. I encourage every one to take this course in their life time atleast once.

I do have a mixture of employees work for me. Every one comes from different ethnic background. They all adapt to same working conditions differently. As a manager I realize that and i have over the years adapted to their understandings. I now can sense when they come to work with mixed feelings.

One important tool, I gain by doing the course is talk to these people. I can listen to them now, I do understand the difficulty. I understand it is not a disease. One excercise we did was to bring out two people from the class. Rest of them stayed where they were. Instructor asked the two people come back in to the class room and start yelling at the students ear. The students were asked to talk to each other about a family problem. At the same time the person yelling in to their ears saying “Don’t listen to them, They are bad, They are going to kill you”

We realized that is how people live daily. If you don’t live in their shoes, you will not understand. I want to help them. I leave my office open at all times. At any time my employee wants to talk about family issues or any other personal issues, they are welcome to come and take it out. It does help.

Prior to this course, I had hard time listening. I usually give solutions and try to get on with other things. Then I realize the solutions I give may not work for them. Or they already tried that. If I don’t listen fully, how can i give them suggestions?

I also took Leaders as coaches course, where you get exposed to become a coach. I have effectively listened and help three staff. I am sure they are thankful to me. I also understand as a manager, this kind of help will motivate them.

First aid course have given me insight to mental health. Also given me the tools to analyze a person when they show up for work.

Please do realize that we can help and we need to tame our mind to do that. Thanks for reading. Prayers to all those suffer and hope they all get help from some one who cares.

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