“Can you believe it?” I said to my 6 year old son, Joshua.
“What, Mama-believe what?” he asked sweetly.
“Look–look who wrote this book!”
He looks closely at the pictures on the back cover. “You! You and Grandpa Bop!”
My four year old daughter, Rebecca, came running over to join the excitement. She exclaimed, “Wow! You and Grandpa Bop!”
Yep, it’s a family affair. I never thought I’d work in a family business, and I never thought I’d share a byline with my dad. But I do. And it’s pretty cool.
Launch day is upon us. Our publisher came to us a a year ago with ideas for a “relaunch” of all things QBQ, plus a brand new product: The QBQ! Workbook. EXACTLY what I’d been dreaming about doing since joining the QBQ, Inc. team 8 1/2 years ago. I. was. stoked.
After many hours at Starbucks, pouring over my dad’s bestselling book, QBQ!, creating questions, spacing lines, editing content, writing summaries, sitting back and reflecting and trying to hit every type of learning style with different varieties of questions and exercises … and then hours and hours and hours of back and forth with the editors, and publishers, and graphic artists, and lay out people–people I’ve never met who live very different lives than I but who are equally excited about the launch of this workbook–it’s here. Launch day of The QBQ! Workbook is here.
For years, I felt we had a gap. This gap between our QuickNote list (blogs) and awesome list of books, and the training system that we offer and our live, QBQ! sessions. There was a population of people in between–huge fans of QBQ!, but not with an organization or corporation who had the resources to bring in our training system or one of us to teach QBQ!
The QBQ! Workbook fills the gap. This workbook allows individuals–retirees, stay at home parents, employees of small companies–to engage more deeply with the QBQ! book, and take the principles to a new level. The heart and soul of the new workbook is to help individuals take their love of QBQ! and personal accountability to an even deeper level, through thought provoking questions, and reflective exercises.
What’s next on the horizon? I have no idea. I can’t think much past tomorrow, and whether my son will take hot or cold lunch, who will comb my four year old’s hair while I catch a flight to Chicago to share QBQ! with another fine group of people, and whether or not the one-year-old will sleep through the night for my husband. So I’ll take each adventure with QBQ, Inc. as it comes, and enjoy every single minute of the ride.