Yesterday I had great fun as guest speaker for the teams at Sighthill Early Years. It was so nice to connect with people face to face. I was super touched on arrival, when lots of the team told me that they had read my uncut book, time for a mojo injection, and got so much from it. Some said they felt like the book had been written exactly for them and that it was like a story of their life. There are times that my mind likes to have a go at me for ‘oversharing’ in the book, but I am aware that it is just my ego trying to keep me safe. I also find some of the lines a little corny or gushy to read but again, we all have a corny and gushy side in there. We don’t always have to play it cool. The key is that when we take a risk and keep it real, others know that they are not alone. We are all a little mental because we all have a mind so connection is key. Thankfully we all have a mojo too, it just needs woken up at times. Sometimes slowly and gently and other times it is ok to go large with a little bit of twerking, cold water immersion or whatever else floats your boat. My energy is always raised after singing, a good cold swim, a run or dance session. I’m also partial to throwing myself down fast water slides. As for chilling the mojo down and getting into a calm and grounded space, I adore a good massage.
The book was published 3 years ago today, so to know that people are still reading it and getting value from it is an amazing feeling. I was asked if I use the book to help with my own mental health. When I was in hospital, lots of the patients and some of the nursing staff were reading it and telling me that it was really helping them. So I actually did read it again when I went into a low slump and related to a lot of the toolkits and advice given in it. I just read it as if I wasn’t the author and I hope it will be like a warm hug for my kids when they are old enough to read it properly.
As I went with a smaller, Indie wellness publisher, I had to do most of the PR and distribution myself. My goal for the next book is to have a bit more support with distribution to allow me more time to do what I love, which is speaking on radio and at events – helping people to get their mojo back.
My gentle reminder to you, as I celebrate my 3 year book birthday, is that we are not here to be robots. We are here to feel our way through life, to share openly and learn from one another. We are here to have a creative outlet to express ourselves. We are here to grow and take time to unlearn some of the pain and limiting beliefs we have picked up along the way. Most importantly, we are here to have fun. You got this.
Thanks so much to all who have read the book, an amazon review here would be amazing if you can spare a few minutes.
Jojo Fraser is an award-winning author, podcaster and keynote speaker, dubbed as ‘the Queen of positivity and a kindness advocate. She is a Tedx speaker and a regular speaker on BBC Radio. Jojo is known for normalising discussions around our mental health, making it accessible and relatable to all. She has quickly grown a reputation for having a huge impact even on the most sceptical of people. She has a huge passion for helping people to get their mojo back.
Contact her at – email@example.com or across social @jojofrasermojo
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