Debbie Horovitch confirmed that today her service officially launched a focused search for Toronto area professionals who want to help others through challenging times in business, by sharing their own silver linings story, in the newest special edition of her series.
This Toronto focused edition pays tribute to Canada’s upcoming 150th anniversary by interviewing and accepting short story submissions from 150 businesses, to be featured in “The Silver Linings Storybook (Toronto Edition) Tall Buildings, Short Stories: 150 Heart-Warming Personal Stories to Inspire and Connect You to Your Dream Business or Career in Toronto”.
Explaining the search process, Horovitch said, “This is an important book for the brand and community, so I’ll only be reaching out to a select group of self-aware and evolved business professionals, who demonstrate their position as true advocates for the success of new professionals in the Toronto community, while at the same time committed to spreading the word about charitable organizations that supports those who are struggling in the entrepreneurial community. We’re looking for people who have an important story to share, that will help inspire other people going through a similar circumstance.”
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 of the complete group of featured professionals and will be announced at the end of August. They will additionally receive awareness to their message through feature participation in the book.
Scheduled for a November 2016 retail release, “The Silver Linings Storybook (Toronto Edition) Tall Buildings, Short Storiess” will spotlight each of the business owners and professionals selected from this search, sharing their own personal silver linings stories – the proof from experience that the most difficult struggles we experience when getting into a new business or career path, are the necessary experiences to develop the skills and confidence in ourselves, to continue growing despite challenging circumstances.
Horovitch said, “This book isn’t just about how to start a business. The people we select to share their stories in it are highly achieved and passionate about helping the new people taking their first steps, and want the most relevant guidance for their journey. Their stories will share how their personal and professional struggles and experiences were often necessary to developing the skills or awareness to allow them to achieve their goals.
Volume 1 of Silver Linings Storybook really tried to bust the myths and misconceptions so many people have about hard times in life and how it impacts your ambition. For startups, especially those actively looking for investors, it can feel like a liability to admit to your struggles, and that can cause all sorts of other stresses and problems, including a sense that you’re all alone in your experience, and that the hard times you experience are an indication you’re doomed to fail”. Horovitch went on to describe the book as, “… an everyday reference for new business owners and ambitious career professionals who need to know that other real people in their area, have been through personal and professional struggles similar to, or as bad or worse than their own, and that those struggles are directly credited with helping prepare them for the achievements.”
With several industry leaders expressing interest in participating, Social Sparkle & Shine is expected to make an announcement revealing the final selections of the 6-week search campaign by July 31, 2106.
However, Horovitch asserted, “One of the reasons we launched this search is because we didn’t want to go the common route of filling this book with stories about why the featured people are experts. This search would be unnecessary if that was the case.
“We anticipate a lot of exposure around this project, for both the charity benefactor and the people we select to be featured in the book, so we really want to showcase those special and often uncelebrated preople who are actually in the trenches, working hard every day and willing to share that experience to benefit a great cause and the success of other professionals in the city. That’s what will make this a win, win win project.”
Interested parties can attend the Volume 1 book launch events in Toronto on June 23, 24, and 25.
Silver Linings Storybook is available in bookstores, from the coauthors for custom print runs (event sponsorships) and on Amazon in print and ebook format at: https://www.amazon.com/Silver-Linings-Storybook-Successful-Professional-ebook/dp/B01EZSICD4
Find out more about this project, and nominate yourself or another person to be featured, by visiting us at www.theSparkleAgency.com