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Kwavi, author of 50 Questions to Answer When You Reach 50

Recently, she emailed us to share a wonderful story.

Here’s a true story about Kwavi and the miracles that happen when you ask for what you want.

A few weeks ago, Kwavi and her husband drove their first son to college. He’s a freshman this year. They brought him to campus, got him settled, and then waved goodbye-for-now to their kiddo.

Afterward, Kwavi found herself with some free time and decided to explore the local town. She discovered an independent bookstore called Downtown Books.

Kwavi just happened to have a few of her books in her car.

An idea struck her.

She wondered, “Hmm, I wonder if they’d like to sell my book inside the shop?”

She figured, “I might as well ask. I will get a ‘yes’ or a ‘no’. However, I'm guaranteed a ‘no’ if I don't ask.”

She mustered up her courage, walked in, and spoke to the owner of the shop.

Kwavi said, “I’m an author. I just dropped off my son at the university nearby and was wondering if you would consider carrying my book in the bookstore?”

The owner of the bookstore asked, “What’s the book about?”

Kwavi pulled a copy out of her bag, showed it to her, and explained, “It’s a book for women in their 50s and beyond. It’s about thriving at mid-life and stepping into an exciting new chapter.”

The bookstore owner said, “How many copies do you have with you?”

Kwavi said, “I’ve got six.”

“Great. I’ll take all of them.”

Kwavi was shocked and delighted!

Some time later, Kwavi returned to the bookstore to check in and say hello.

The owner told her, “I love your book. I’m already on page 64.” And she had cleared a special section in the front window display especially for the book!

Kwavi couldn’t believe it!

They ended up chatting for an hour and a half, connecting, bonding, and becoming fast friends. They also planned a special event at the bookstore, An Evening with Kwavi, featuring books, snacks, and drinks.

Kwavi never imagined that walking into a bookstore would lead not just to book sales, but also, a new friend for life.

You never know what’s going to happen…

…when you summon the courage to ask.

Be brave. Go ask. Send the text, make the call, or march into the story.

Who knows what they might say?

Go get Kwavi’s book. It’s wonderful.


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