UPDATE: The author-signed paperback donation promotion has begun!
Make a donation in the amount below and receive your paperback(s) when published:
1 (one) Author-signed paperback: $15
2 (two) Author-signed paperbacks: $25
5 (five) Author-signed paperbacks: $50
(Publication date estimate: January 15, 2020)
Hi, I'm Christine Clifton: In October, 2018, I fell suddenly ill with a mysterious chronic illness. Over the past 10 months, I've researched and studied my symptoms, seen several specialists, and am close to a diagnosis of H-HSD, a genetic connective tissue disorder, a type of Ehers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS). (read more below)
I'm blessed that I'm still able to do my coaching client work, however this illness has significantly limited my physical abilities and stamina, not to mention imposing more solitude on me than I'd prefer. (even as an introvert!) It's caused me to look for an alternative way to get my work into the world... that's where YOU come in!
My WHY is all about CONNECTION. I believe that when we connect to the Source of our understanding (The Universe/God/Law of Attraction/higher power), through ourSelves (honoring our uniqueness and our sacred purpose), then into Service to others, our ability to help people expands exponentially.
For my birthday this year, I'm asking for your help to publish my new book, "Get Ready. Get Set. FLOW."
You can participate in my "The CONNECTION Experiment" by making a donation to this book fundraiser. You're helping me bring my work into the world in a way that I'm able right now - and you're helping ME expand my reach! Every contributor will receive book progress updates and special offers when the book is launched.
When my health improves, I'll be able to use the success of this book/fundraiser as my new speaking platform. The results of this "The CONNECTION Experiment" fundraiser will be a part of the book!
My book, "Get Ready. Get Set. FLOW." is a new work/life paradigm for soul-powered people. The old work tenet of "the hustle" is pushing working professionals and entrepreneurs into a state of burnout. Not only are they being asked to do more with less... they're doing work that doesn't feed their soul.
In the book, I teach an integrated approach to life and work for those of us who have a belief in The Universe/God/Law of Attraction/Spirit/(insert your belief system here). In it I present concepts and practices to step off of the hustle crazy train and into the peaceful waters of work/life flow. The foundational concept is CONNECTION!
Self-publishing is quite a hefty task: I spent over 6 months and $5,000 of my personal money to edit and publish my 2nd book "You don't have to shout to Stand Out" in 2017. In the first two days, over 1,000 copies were downloaded! It was a highly successful book launch and it's still a high-performer on Amazon today.
"Get Ready. Get Set. FLOW." is approximately 50% written and the mock cover design is completed. This book will be roughly the same investment of time and money as my last one. I've outlined an overview of how the money will be spent below.
5% of all proceeds will be donated to the Ehlers-Danlos Society.
Are you ready to be a part of "The CONNECTION Experiment"?!
Let's see how far we can reach... thank you!
$5,000 self-publishing cost overview:
- interior design
- book cover design
- dedicated writing and editing time
- copywriting, copy editing, proofreading
- promotional memes, design, and video
- social media advertising and promotion
- promotional copies of the book
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome is a genetic connective tissue disorder that impacts every cell of the body. In short, the body produces faulty collagen/connective tissue that is highly porous. It often shows up as joint laxity due to the lack of elasticity in the tendons. As a result, joints slip out of place causing severe joint pain and muscle seizures as the body tries to keep itself together.
Common co-morbidities include mast cell activation syndrome (MCAS) [allergies/anaphylaxis/histamine intolerance], postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) [dizziness/fainting/heat intolerance], and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)/leaky gut [nutritional deficiencies/autoimmune issues/food sensitivities]. I've been impacted by all of these symptoms. Learn more about EDS by clicking here.