The first book launch I ever attended was for my own book!
In mid-February, I held the launch party for ‘Unleash Your Awesome‘, and it was a double celebration.
Not only did I savour the accomplishment of a long-held dream of publishing a book, it was also my birthday!
So I was delighted to have family, friends, colleagues, and clients join me for a bit of a knees-up at a local social enterprise (you can read more about them here).
Why not grab your copy of ‘Unleash Your Awesome’ from the Shop? You can pick up a set of The Strengths Deck cards, and get a great deal when you bundle the book and cards together.
A few people snapped some great shots on the night… here’s a sampling!
The venue: Everybody Eats
Everybody Eats is an amazing social restaurant where you can get chef-prepared 3-course meals on a pay-as-you-feel model.
They’re tackling food waste, food poverty, and social isolation. They take perfectly good food that would otherwise be going to landfill, and turn it into delicious dinners – feeding bellies not bins.
Anyone can turn up at a restaurant, be treated to friendly and welcoming service by the volunteers, sit at a shared table, enjoy their meal, and then pay whatever they can and want towards their meal. No one keeps tabs on who has paid what; some diners can’t afford to pay, while the generosity of those who can makes up the difference.
There are currently two Everybody Eats restaurants: Onehunga, Auckland (Sun-Thurs) and central Wellington (Sun-Wed). They’ll soon be opening in Glen Innes, Auckland (target mid-April 2023).
They’re always on the lookout for volunteers, donors, and partners. I encourage you to go and enjoy a meal there if you can. (Bookings are taken only for groups of 6+). I volunteer a couple of times a month, and it’s always an absolute joy to be involved.