"I have a dream to create an organization with a message of love that celebrates the magic of childhood."
Arlo Jared Lorenz
Arlo Jared Lorenz
August was a slow sales month selling just one copy of Bumble the Yeti. It’s somewhat expected, but with a new release I was hoping for a better month. I’m going to take this one copy and spool it up into giving for September or October and try to build a new relationship with Big Brothers, Big Sisters. I think it would be pretty cool for mentors to have free books to give their kiddos.
Let’s talk about the new release because it’s message applies so wonderfully to my children, their school work, and even myself and this little business. Bumble the Yeti, The Power of Yet is about patience, grit, determination and a never quit attitude. It’s about showing up every day and giving your best, and even if you don’t get it now, or it doesn’t come easily, never give up. It’s about those efforts paying off and those learnings blossoming into skills and fortitude.
I find this message hopeful. I find this message timely. With the onset of a new school year fraught with challenges, the prior loss of my contract, my children home and attempting to learn, I’m reminded of the meaning and power of the story. Never give up, be patient, creative and learn through the process. Covid is making us all do this whether we want to or not. Bumble is a great way to teach this flexibility, and never give up grit to children. It’s written at a 3rd-4th grade level and not yet a chapter book so it’s perfect for the children that know enough to have questions, and it addresses perseverance real time.
Now for FeltIt InMyHeart Press, Bumble in his story is exactly where I am with this business. I’m releasing title after title and I’m getting better at it. I’m tackling challenges, I’m promoting my message of love and trying to defeat illiteracy, I’m building relationships, I’m building my own platform, I’m marketing strategically, and this year I’m pushing a holiday release that breaks away from the educational side of things to celebrate the magic of Christmas through humor. I of all people, as a parent and struggling business owner in these crazy times must understand, and take to heart Bumble’s struggles and understand the message. As the character Yet says in the book; “You can beat me today, but it’s not over yet, I’m going to be great! I’ll get better on that I’ll bet.” It takes fortitude, certainty, confidence, and even a bit of attitude.
In a time of uncertainty this patience and grit is what children and even most adults need. Pick up a copy of Bumble today. Your child will appreciate it, you will probably get something out of it, and then you have the at risk child out there that you help with the same message. Win, Win, Win!
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I'm writing for the love of writing and the joy it brings. I figure I can defeat illiteracy if I publish in a socially equitable way. To do this I give away one book, for every one purchased to an organization that supports at risk youth.