First Book Signing Experience and How to Overcome Worry!


It’s been a few weeks since I experienced the very first book signing, for my first book, “Mental Makeover: Reclaiming Your Beauty from the Inside Out”! I want to start by saying how so very thankful I am to the Most High for blessing me with this gift and opportunity to use my book as a ministry to others! I also want to thank those of you who showed up, whether physically or in spirit!

I wish I had gotten more video footage of the book signing. However, with the hustle and bustle of the day, it didn’t cross my mind to Periscope or live stream it all in some form. By the way, my Periscope name is: SharondaStiggers … Join me, as I will be doing giveaways, words of inspiration, and live streaming my journey and NEXT BOOK SIGNING (keep reading for more details),

To continue, this was honestly one of the happiest days of my life. However, I did not see it coming… days leading up to the book signing brought about so much stress and discouragement! Those pretty little books you have, came with much hard work and diligence. To make a long story short, as the days drew near, and I was closer to the book signing date, I wasn’t sure if I would have my books in time! This was a big deal, because a huge bulk of my sales came from pre-orders, and not to mention all the people who were traveling from out of town JUST to see me and get their book! Major pressure.

There were several other roadblocks and worries that led up to the book signing date. Pretty soon I began to loose a bit of faith in myself, and my energy decreased. Once I realized the decrease in energy, I knew that this was much bigger than me!

I decided to let go of the steering wheel and let God drive. The moment I decided to stop working in the flesh and operate under HIS WILL, everything began to fall into place! Not only did my books arrive on time, they arrived DAYS EARLY! Every small detail that I worried about up until the big day, faded once I saw all my friends, new friends, supporters, and future readers there waiting to receive their books!

God doesn’t want us to worry! Philippians 4:6-7 says, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds though Christ Jesus.” (NKJV)

He knows what our hearts desire! Remain diligent in your prayers, and always seek Him first, and those things will come!

It has come for me! Today, is the day of my second book signing, which will be held at Barnes and Noble! Yes! My book was selected sold at Barnes and Noble Bookstores! This is my dream come true. What is yours? Don’t get distracted by the setbacks, and don’t sweat the small stuff! Keep your relationship with God, and watch him work miracles on your behalf!

P.S. See the event page for the Barnes and Noble Book Signing details, and future events!

With Love,

Sharonda Stiggers