Created by Toronto’s own entrepreneurial book publisher Debbie Horovitch last year, the multi-author/multi-contributor book series is evolving into a storytelling movement that allows entrepreneurs to realize the lasting value in telling their own personal silver linings stories.
The interview stories are shared first on the podcast, and the most compelling and relatable lessons learned from each interview will be included in upcoming articles and potentially a special edition of The Silver Linings Storybook: Heart-Warming Personal Stories to Inspire and Connect You to Your Dream Business or Career in Toronto.
Articles will explore key areas that create confusion and delays for many people who are preparing themselves for a change from employee to entrepreneur, and common struggles investing of and in themselves to grow the business.
Stories will be shared with content producers and media channels that showcase small business strategies, career insights, and human resources/employment considerations. This edition Horovitch is currently interviewing for their stories exclusively Toronto-area business owners and professionals who want to help others through challenging times in business, by sharing their own silver linings story.
The Silver Linings Storybook is modeled after the classic bestselling book series Chicken Soup for the Soul, and Volume 1 published in May 2016 is receiving many organic positive reviews on Amazon.
Horovitch describes each new edition of The Silver Linings Storybook as a customizable tool for connecting your professional brand and message with your ideal audience, in a lasting way. “Through these interviews I’m discovering every professional community, and each individual has silver linings stories, whether or not they are obvious at the start – my talent is for asking good questions that inspire thoughtful, entertaining, and inspiring stories to be told. I’m lucky to be able to share the stories of some of Toronto’s most fascinating people.”
“Genuinely honoured to be a part of the Toronto edition of The Silver Linings Storybook. We’ve got some wildly entertaining tales of misadventure that all turn out to have their own unique Silver Lining that will be a lot of fun for audiences but also very insightful and easy to identify with.” Shayne Gray Photography www.shaynegray.com
“By sharing my personal story, it is my hope to inspire people to use their communication and leadership skills to their maximum potential to help others. As human beings, we were designed for greatness in order to serve others to make a positive impact in our communities and the world.” Deborah Austin, DTM www.deborahangelaustin.com
“About a year ago, the company that I had dedicated 10 years of my life to suddenly got shut down. Being laid off, unfortunately, is something that many people will experience in their careers and it’s awful. I want to share my story of how being laid off doesn’t have to be terrible and how it can actually end up being a great thing. It gave me the guts to finally take a risk in my career and to do something that I have always dreamed of…start and run my own business.” Karen Wang https://spaceishare.com/
Social Sparkle & Shine has pledged 100% of the royalties from the retail sales of the book to be donated to a local not for profit organization, the benefactor will be selected by nomination process this Fall. They will benefit the most from additional awareness for their message, by participating in the promotion and publicity surrounding the book when it comes out in December.
Horovitch went on to describe this edition as, “… an everyday reference for any Toronto professional or business owner who needs to know that other real people in their area, have been through personal and professional struggles similar to, or as bad, or even worse than their own, and those struggles are directly credited for preparing them for future opportunities and achievements.
We’re already starting to receive a lot of positive feedback about this project as the interviews began last month. The next step is to confirm our charity benefactor who will be featured in the book contributing silver linings stories, and in all the publicity and events. I’m so excited to showcase those special stories from Toronto entrepreneurs who want to help others and share their experience to benefit a great cause, for the success of other professionals in the city. That’s what will make this a win-win-win project.”
Find out more about this project, and nominate yourself or another person to be featured in an upcoming local or niche edition of The Silver Linings Storybook, by visiting the publisher Debbie Horovitch at www.theSparkleAgency.com or by calling 416-553-2157