Oh, my world has been buzzing, spinning, opening up, stretching and just generally BUSY…
And BUSY is a term I am reclaiming and redefining because it has been getting a lot of bad rap out there.
When we say busy on this lane (yes, we. I am including you in my redefinition), we mean we are moving gracefully from one fruitful activity to another.
In the Good news version, Proverbs 31:27 actually says ‘She is ALWAYS BUSY…’
VS 13 says She keeps herself BUSY…
So yes to BUSY… fruitfully BUSY!!!
But if you are fruitlessly busy, please sit down and re-assess stuff aii?
Ok so heyyyyyyy, I AM NOW AN AUTHOR!!!
Can yawl believe it?
And can you imagine, I get to release the Book on the same day, exactly a year after my journey began. It was on the night of Thursday, September 3 2015 that I gave my baby, KingDaveed, to Ebube my niece to mind, picked up a skipping rope, locked myself in the room, and with raw anger and fierce determination, and skipped my first 500 skips. #Memories
I always thought writing a book was wayyyyyy off for me. I mean, I know I write and all, and frankly this writing thing is God’s gift to me, but I always felt too unserious to write a Book jare.
Writing is for serious people na…
So when I started feeling like God told me to share my weight loss story, as much as I could, in a book, I thought HUH???
Blog and Book no be the same thing ooo.
But I decided to humor Him.
I recall just whipping out my laptop to start, and frankly I think Jesus took it from there, and wrote this Book Himself.
Because I edited it myself, and every time I read through, I didn’t feel like I wrote it.
It was TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!!!
How did I write this? WOW!!!
Ok, anyways, I am so thankful this Book project is out.
The Book writing creative process is BEAUTIFUL I tell you. Nothing like watching your book assume life right before you.
I don’t voice this often but allow me to say this…
I AM SO PROUD OF MYSELF!!!
Turning 30 has been ANOTHER LEVEL.
Let me just address some of the biggest question those closest to me have asked me as per the Book…
– WHY IS IT FREE???
Infact, I recall a friend say
‘…Did you ask God? What did He say?’
To which I am thinking ‘Why so spiritual babe? Lol’
Love that my friends want me RICH!!!
Oh my Darlings, I would have happily put a cost to it, because
1.Like the Proverbs 31 woman, I KNOW the worth of my work (v.18)
2.MONEY helps this our Christian walk and work ooo.
Nobody poverty epp.
But yes, God told me to make it free.
And as I went through the post-writing process, I kinda got why.
This Book had to be free.
Don’t worry, I have 2 more writing projects coming out in the next two months, and maybe one more by the end of the year AND NONE WILL BE FREE.
– Another question, WHY AN E-BOOK?
Lol. I recall picking up the phone to ring Grace Springs Publishers for a meeting. and God says…
‘I told you we are doing e-books for now, so relax…’
E’ is about to make e-books VERY POPULAR in Nigeria.
Lirru me, BIG GOD!!!
Never used to be a fan of e-books but mehn, I have never been more thankful for them.
The convenience, and oh-my-gosh THE AVAILABILITY!!!
Like all my favourite Authors dropped baaaaaaaad books this year and honey, if not for the e-book option, I for no see am read. Because it can take like 1year to reach Naija and by that time, all the anointing wey dey the Book don finish. Lol
But me I just sharpaly order or pre-order the e-version and before anybody says ‘fiam’, I ‘m done with the Book…
Intentional parenting, Without Rival, Unstoppable, Undaunted, Unashamed, Intentional living, Overload, Seize the day, Millionaire messenger, Sisterhood, The Mother God made me, etc.
All e-books I have copped THIS YEAR ALONE from my fave American and Aussie Chicks…
And some of them I ordered the Hard copy ooo, but they are still sitting pretty in the US meanwhile I have copped the e-version and I am done, or almost done. I am thankful my Rev introduced me to them…
TFS Academy Book club is currently reading Joyce Meyer’s SEIZE THE DAY and guess what? The Book has not even been released yet. But I have my ways…
And we should be done about the time of release, just before LOVE LIFE Conference.
And Thank God for e-books, cos ‘my way’ only has e-book pre-order.
So I am happy to do an e-book first!!!
I already know my FIRST TWO hardcover books and I truly can’t wait for them NEXT YEAR!!!
This my writing ehn, tz like my Jesus took it to another level once I turned 30. I feel such a fire to deliver writing projects.
Stick with me guys!!! Through hardcovers, e-books and audio books (which I will record as soon as I sit under Adichie for 36hours lol)
Btw, anyone know any good e-book publisher in Naija? Those who can get my book on the top e-book portals worldwide ooo? Holler please. And I also need a very good App developer. The number of Reader Apps on my phone ehn, because each Publisher lets you read only via their App.
They don’t have two heads so let’s make ours too. If they are a growing business, all the better. I am all about SUPPORT GROWING BUSINESSES.
So please guys, recommendations for App developers and e-book or any book publishers, because most do e-books too.
Ok back to my Book.
Gosh!!! Writing this Book was just GRACE!!! TY Bello talks about how easy her latest song IT IS WELL (would rather call it that lol) came to her, and I know what it means for God to grace someone to do something, versus just jumping to do what God didn’t send ya.
It was easy but of course, the devil had to show.
I LOST A LARGE PART OF THE MANUSCRIPT and I didn’t save it anywhere!!!
And I was practically done writing.
I couldn’t believe it.
I just had to leave the Book for a while. Oh,but when I came back to it, I decided I would make it even better.
And I did.
Oh this latter one is even more delicious!!!
We need to teach the devil NOT to mess with us.
We are NOT of them that roll over and play dead or actually DIE…
WE CLAP BACK HARD!!!
Oh then let’s talk Book cover.
I have been in and out of the studio more than I care just to get a picture that works.
We have back and forth’ed various designs.
I had settled for this, until I showed my bestie Dumebi, and she just said…
‘No, this is NOT your BEST picture or look…’
I am so thankful for this particular one we agreed on.
Truth be told, I would have preferred to stand so my full frame would show, but all the standing ones didn’t work.
Plus like my bestie said, this picture makes me look prim and proper.
I am definitely receiving that, because that’s a secret desire of mine.
To look serious, prim and proper, AMEN!!!
Anyways, after plenty back and forth with various graphic designers, we settled on this
The Lord is good guys.
Plus i LOVE Rev’s quote…
I celebrate the DISCIPLINE that led to this TRANSFORMATION… Albert Oduwole.
Love Him totally plus you can be sure He is reviewing EVERY BOOK I ever write…
Now let’s talk about the Name…
I started with ‘MY FAB WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY’ then moved to MY FAB WEIGHT LOSS STORY’ and then ended with ‘MY FAB TRANSFORMATION STORY’
In the video and in the Book, I explain why I call it a TRANSFORMATION instead of WEIGHT LOSS.
It wasn’t just a 30kg weight loss guys, it was a TOTAL TRANSFORMATION of my life.
Who would have thunk it?
Follow God. He is a BOSS!!!
Please do an email to email@example.com to get your copy mailed to you. If you are already on my CoachE mailing list, or sent a mail earlier, you should be getting yours within 24 hours.
Please when you email, give at least 48hours and we would revert. Please don’t harass us ooo. Lol.
I won’t be handling the distribution personally so you don’t need to write anything personal there. Just request. And feel free to share with as many people as you want to. And don’t forget to feed me back, with your thoughts and reviews here on the blog or email Eziaha@eziaha.com
Do a blog review too if you want, and send me a link please. Just feel free to do whatever you wanna so EVERYONE reads it.
And hey, i won’t mind running reviews here too so please feed me back.
Support my ministry.
And you can DOWNLOAD the first two Chapters here if you can’t wait. Lol
My FAB TRANSFORMATION Story (Intro and Chapter 1)
Enjoy my launch video Darlings.
I do a mini book reading too. It will make Chimamanda cringe but hey… we will get there. (Slightly obsessed with her book reading GRACE)
I am so thankful for this Book and I know it will be read around the world.
It is such a BEAUTIFUL read, you won’t be able to put it down.
I know that it will encourage more women to get started on transforming their lives in the way they need to, and this is even beyond weight loss. In whatever area your life needs a transformation, just go ahead and do it, because YOU CAN.
Change is HARD yup, but it ain’t impossible!!!
So cheers to embracing your own stretch and changing, one baby or giant step after the other…
Speaking of change, I also changed the name of my business from Saved Fit n FAB to E’SQUAD and then made Saved.Fit.FAB the Rider.
I recall praying and praying and praying when I felt a need to change just before I started the July Promo ladies and somehow, as I created the July group, I named it JULY SQUAD. I didn’t even know how and why I did, but that’s how the name came ooo. I just added the E’ yawl know how we love our E’ please.
E’SQUAD is a movement going global, which is why I am holding the globe.
Actually, not just E’Squad, but Eziaha herself.
I want to say I have big dreams but let’s rephrase to God has big dreams and I, like DAVID in Psalm 119:32, am praying ‘Lord, enlarge my heart to receive all that You are dropping in’
Phew… and Amen!!!
So I have also changed my Twitter and Instagram handle to @CoachESquad. Wanted to leave it at @eSquad and for some reason, I believed God had kept that name for me lol. Infact, I made my business cards with that name. Only for me to want to change it and realize that the name is not available… hahaha.
@CoachESquad ain’t bad, thank God
Then I also started a Facebook Page and then rebranded the YouTube Channel.
Both called the University of CoachE’ and I am so excited about that name. Because we will be doing a TON of education.
I want it to be that Page or Channel you come to and learn a whole lot about all things Food and Fitness.
I have big dreams especially for it and YouTube, (please click link and subscribe) where I can just pop in and share short 2minute videos on some byte-size information, especially because people ask me a lot of stuff that a short YouTube video can answer.
Which is why Jesus needs to provide this Samsung S7 Edge phone because, I can’t be entering studio every time, but I also want great quality videos which my current phone won’t always give me.
So that’s almost all our NEWssss from CoachE’
New Book: My FAB Transformation Story
New name: E’Squad…Saved.Fit.FAB
New YouTube: The University of CoachE’
New Facebook Channel: The University of CoachE’
And well, there is another NEW, this time not related to Food&Fitness, but my FAB Vlog, my Blog’s video sister. So we would call that THE FAB SISTER’S VLOG
Not sure the frequency and direction it would take on the long run, but for now, the first 3 videos I have leaned more to the stay-at-home mama aka SuperHouse wife aka Domestic queen, and then the mom/wife in a long distance marriage. But I certainly know that I would be talking about as much stuff as I blog about, basically how we live a FAB Christian life, and in that process, have fun, kick devil butt and make Jesus red-carpet world wide FAMOUS!!!
Oh, I know the direction my vlog will take. Scrap that statement written above. Haha. I would also feature interviews with #PropelWomen who are ROCKING this Christian life. I look forward to sitting down with TY BELLO mehn.
And then Heather Lindsey.
Plus I would have QnA sessions so if you have anything you want me to talk about in some detail, feel free to do me a mail Eziaha@eziaha.com.
I am sure I would totally love vlogging because I LOVE to talk and I love the Camera. And I absolutely LOVE Jesus so it has to be fun ON ANOTHER LEVEL DOING STUFF I LOVE WITH THE One I love!!!
You know the funny thing, about a gazillion people have asked me to start vlogging in the past and I always knew the time was wrong. Vlogging had become a fad and they thought I needed to jump on in too. It is sooo important to be led by God sha. I always said NO. But now, nobody even told me, I just know the time is right, and I have jumped right in.
And no, incase you are wondering, I totally will NOT stop writing. At all, at all.
The Channel name again is THE FAB Sister’s V-logs and if you click here, you can subscribe,
So here we go with my very first video…
My Top Ten Tips for the Domestic Queen (Part 1)
Let me not talk too much about it, just watch it. I am a #SuperHousewife myself, so I speak from a very personal place, the stuff that I apply to my life. No theories here. All practical. Feel free to share, and hey even if you are no Domestic Queen, trust me, you would pick many somethings from it.
The Part 2 will come up next week.
Ok that’s it for now.
Nothing like following Jesus guys. Nothing like total surrender to Him and letting Him do what He wants to do, IN YOU FIRST, and then through You.
Chase after Him guys, hard and fast!!! He is absolutely totally worth the chase…
With so much LOVE
PLEASE if you e-mailed me about Propel Lagos, i will revert Next week. No vex!!!
Gosh i don’t even have words to explain how PUMPED I am abourrit…
Propel is truly what Lisa writes about in Chapter 6 of WithoutRival. I just jumped up and started speaking in tongues as i read Chapter 6…
Women, let’s get educated.
Please read the Propel post and consider hosting a small group in your ‘world’
Now can we talk about how HOT i am looool…
#PalacePillar #TallAndShapely #Psalm144 #GirlWithASword #WarriorInHeels #KickingDevilButt