Earlier this year, I launched a book called What If…?: 52 Questions Designed for an Entire Year of Self-Discovery, and it was a lovely, lovely day! If you haven’t held one of these in your hands yet, you have a chance to win your own copy at the end of this post – but first, I want to tell you about a vision – and special promotion – I have for these books!
What If…questions are designed to stretch your perspective, rotate your view a bit so you see things differently, or dive into yourself deep enough that you discover something you’d either forgotten, or didn’t quite know was there.
Answer one question a week (directly into the book, if you wish) – and learn a LOT about yourself.
Like this: “What if you were given the opportunity to address a college graduating class and share with them some wisdom you have gained? What would you talk about?”
One of my visions for this book was that it would be a place to connect with others as well. Self-discovery does not need to be a journey we take alone. Discussing our thoughts with others we trust allows us to learn even more – the way we answer, how we feel when we are talking about our truths…these are all part of the process.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a trusted group of friends meet once a month and share their responses to their favourite questions?
If I were to hold a What If…circle, I would suggest we take the first 4 questions and answer them on our own, in our own spaces, throughout the month, then meet and share our favourite one with the group (or more if time permitted). Then the next 4 questions for the next month.
I think it would be the perfect way to make 2015 a year of connection – both with ourselves and with others.
When I picture these What If…circles, I imagine at least 5 people sitting together. So, to honour the number 5, I’ve decided to host a time-limited special! Buy 5 What If…? books, and get 20% off the entire order. This is basically like buying 4, getting 1 free. In other words, each member of the group gets the book for just $12!
All you have to do is click HERE to head over to my online store, add at least 5 What If…? books to your cart, type in the promo code WhatIf and you’re good to go!
Would it be a bit difficult to share deeply with people you know? Then why not start a What If…circle with complete strangers? You could meet at a public place (the public library often has rooms available if you pre-book) and use the same format. If I were to start a group this way, I would post something like this on community centre bulletin boards, free space in online or print community newspapers, at the library etc:
Do you want to embark on a journey of self-discovery, and be accompanied by others doing the same?
We are looking for people to join our trusted circle, inspired by Taslim Jaffer’s What If…? journal.
For more information, contact _____ at ________.
Let’s make 2015 be a year of connecting, learning and new perspectives!
Of course, you can throw your own spin on it, or don’t hesitate to drop me a line for help getting started!
If you don’t think a circle is in the cards for your new year (I understand – it can be hard to fit one more thing into your month!), you can still take advantage of this discount. Get some friends together and share in the savings – or make 4 other people really happy on Christmas morning!
Here are a few testimonials from the authors, thought leaders, moms and entrepreneurs who took this book for a test drive:
“I’m a busy mom of 2 kids, but after reading only the first question in Taslim’s What If? workbook, I found my thoughts drifting back to it throughout my day. The profound questions give the readers an opportunity to be enlightened about how they view the world. An excellent source of discussion for book clubs and wherever people gather.”
~ Shay Meszaros, mom and entrepreneur
“Ask yourself ‘What if…’ and all of a sudden a whole world of possibility that has been aching to be known to you shows up! Taslim Jaffer is a wizard at posing the perfect prompts to unlock the creative, the bold and the genius in all of us!”
~Farhana Dhalla, international bestselling author
“An eye-opening experience! Emotions effortlessly flowed as I fondly recalled forgotten moments. Even a second time around with this book, it was a new journey. Treat yourself to these 52 fabulous questions!”
~Georgina Grace, author and entrepreneur
“Simple yet profound – journeying through these questions will transform your world! Don’t miss out on this experience!”
~Azim Jamal, international speaker and author
“Through life’s journey, we are bound to question our thoughts, actions and beliefs. Taslim Jaffer’s new workbook, What If?, allows us to do just that in a structured format. For every week of the year, we are given a what if question to ponder and asked to jot down our thoughts. What if this is the best activity we could do for ourselves this year?”
~E. Patricia Connor, author and co-founder of Kindness is Key Training and Publishing, Inc.
Click on the image below or HERE to shop! Thank you for your support – and I would love to hear your feedback or questions any time.
P.S. Leave a comment below about your favourite way to connect with yourself OR those you love and be entered to win your own copy of What If…?: 52 Questions Designed for an Entire Year of Self-Discovery!
**Giveaway open to U.S. or Canadian residents only – thank you! Contest closes Tuesday Nov. 11 at 12 pm.
My favourite way to connect with loved ones is to sit down to a meal together.
There is something about food and love that go together. Thanks for sharing!
for me I enjoy a combination of methods like meeting a group like minded people offering their support and empowerment combined with self discovery through s process of asking questions that allow you to dig deep
There are so many ways to connect, Fatima, and you’ve hit the nail on the head for my favourites!
My blog is a great way to connect with friends and family from far and also new blogging friends! Also, a nice meal or a quick overnight visit is also great for the soul!
Yes, I agree, Sarita! Blogging has been a great way to connect with like-minded people and stay connected with loved ones 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!
I’d love to win this….with 2 little ones, I find it so hard to find time and ways to connect with others and myself. I like to connect with girlfriends sitting at cozy restaurants, one-on-one, and chatting for a few hours. Other than that, I find it hard!
Oh my gosh, it’s been awhile since I have done that! I really do miss face-to-face connections with girlfriends and am looking forward to changing that soon (plans are in place!). It’s true – with little ones we have to be creative in finding these pockets of time!
My favorite way to connect with friends and family is over great conversation and a steaming cup of chai! Really great book idea 🙂
Connecting isn’t the same without a steaming cup of chai! And isn’t it great when you get to drink the whole thing in one sitting while it’s still hot? 🙂
Wow.. such a great topic to write about. My favourite way to connect to a family is through festive season when I visit them and celebrate the festival together under one roof. Eating, laughing, enjoying with each other. Life is too less to not reconnect 🙂
Love to get a copy of this book.
Special occasions ARE a great time for connecting – you are right, Shilpi 🙂 And remembering how short life is serves as a great motivator to spend time with those we care about.
ALSO, CONGRATULATIONS! You are the winner of the What If…? book! Your name was drawn by my daughter 🙂 Please email me at taslim(at)letmeoutcreative(dot)com with your mailing address and I’ll have that off to you this week! If you enjoy it, perhaps you will consider starting your own What If? circle with some friends!
It really is important to stay connected with friends.
Hi Adil – thanks for stopping by. I agree – there’s so much value in staying connected, and it’s worth the effort it may require 🙂 Have a great day!
I like to send hand-written letters to my friends around the world. I’m able to get in to so much detail that way.
Hi Tazim, aaah, a hand-written letter is such a beautiful thing to give and receive. Good for you for keeping up this art! Thanks for stopping by 🙂