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Nov. 12, 2021

What I Wish I'd Known -- Roundup 1

What I Wish I'd Known -- Roundup 1

EP009. In this bonus episode, host, Lanette Pottle, introduces you to three self-published authors who answer the question, “What is something you wish you’d known before publishing your first book?”

EP009. In this bonus episode, host, Lanette Pottle, introduces you to three self-published authors who answer the question, “What is something you wish you’d known before publishing your first book?”

The conversation continues over at the She Gets Published Community. Join us there!

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Sheri Fink

Best-Selling Author / Award-Winning Entrepreneur / President of Whimsical World / Inspirational Speaker

Sheri Fink is an inspirational speaker, #1 best-selling author, and president of Whimsical World, an innovative brand with a mission to inspire, delight, and educate children of all ages while planting seeds of self-esteem and high achievement. She is best known for her beloved “The Little Series” books, including The Little Rose, The Little Unicorn, and The Little Monster.

Sheri's newest non-fiction book, InstaGrateful: Finding Your Bliss in a Social Media World, is an innovative self-help book on how to maximize passion, peace, power, prosperity, and panache in your life in today’s hyper-busy, highly distracted social media world.

An author of fourteen best-selling books in multiple genres, Sheri travels the world inspiring audiences of all ages to believe in themselves, dream bigger dreams, and take action to live their best lives. Featuring her unique blend of empowerment and enthusiasm, she shares her inspirational journey along with strategies on overcoming adversity and how to live life with passion and aliveness.

CBS Los Angeles selected Sheri as one of the top three authors in her local area, a distinction she shares with Dean Koontz. Her books have been honored with multiple awards, including three gold medals in the Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards and four Gold Mom’s Choice Awards, honoring the best in family-friendly entertainment. Discover more at

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Nyota K. Gordon

TEDx Speaker, Coach, Trainer & Author

Nyota Gordon of Transition365 supports Cybersecurity professionals and Engineers and middle managers increasing their hard-earned leadership and life skills, navigating change, and becoming more adaptive in their personal and professional life by providing Coaching, Leadership & Development Training, and Speaking events.

Nyota is the founder, CEO, and all-around do-gooder at Transition365.

Nyota Gordon is The Adaptability Coach and an Army retiree with over 22 years of active military service and Tulsa, Oklahoma native Her leadership skills were developed and tested by living and serving all over the world. 

She supports organizations in improving their bottom line by tapping into the leadership skills and resiliency of their middle managers. This includes championing opportunities to be adaptable, ultimately improving corporate culture. 

Nyota is the creator of The Mental Health Strategy and understands the foundation of adapting to life in a healthy way starts with an individualized strategy and a day-to-day routine to protect and develop emotional well-being. Whenever you feel stuck in your circumstances, it is a plan that helps you to move through that circumstance, emotionally.

Knowing that being adaptable in your career and home gives you the ability to respond quickly to changing ideas, responsibilities, expectations, trends, strategies, and many of life’s processes.

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Susan C. Guild


As a graduate of Syracuse University, Susan went on to begin her career on Madison Ave. in New York City in marketing for a large advertising agency in a newly created position for a woman. Eventually, ended up in Boston, MA as a trailblazer and pioneer as the first woman to sell hotel conventions and later on the first woman to sell office supplies and furniture in the city. As a busy mom plus traveling with her husband, she began searching for more, thus Wake Up Your Magic was born. In 1995, she attended a summer intensive for expressive arts at Salve Regina University in Providence, RI. Guild has had the privilege of working with hundreds of clients, authored four books, and loves the opportunity of working with clients one-on-one or in developed mentoring programs. Sharing the power of creativity and making people's lives better is her number one passion.