My first goal was to launch my new book series and website today, July 1st, but with the start of Ramadan I’ve been launching something every day, so I got a bit behind. However, I said I’d keep you in the loop too, so here’s the scoop: unless I finish my book by Saturday, I won’t get my 30-Day Book Challenge Completion Badge. Saturday marks the real last day of the challenge–so, I still have time. Today, was just our last live Q&A session, but not the end of 30-day challenge…phew!
So, what’s my hold up? Well, when I was at 8,000 words I thought I’d easily be done by 12,000 words. I’m at 16,000 words now and still have 2 sections untouched. However, my coach shared that “Quick Guides” should not be over 20,000 words. So, with my real deadline date and word count limit, I know I can get there.
In this book challenge, we have three categories to work on: (1) Writing (which I just explained), (2) Publishing (which I already know how to do, and cannot do until I finish my book) and (3) Marketing (which includes a dedicated website and email list).
So, that’s what this new button is all about. Please click it and enjoy my new book series website. I just got my cover made so all I have to do is upload it to our server and email service and you’ll have access to the written and audio recording of my “How To Thank a Muslim, and Other Common Islamic Terms Said on a Daily Basis”.
Arabic Audio Recording Available
My 14 year old daughter made all my graphics, and is my resident Arabic-speaker. We had fun making the MP3 recording to compliment my little ereport. She speaks each word or phrase in normal speed and then again nice and slow for everyone to learn at their own pace.
This list was created for English speakers, so only transliteration and the English translations are given. Transliteration is the phonetic equivalent to the Arabic word or phrase using the English alphabet.
This list was actually compiled many years ago, that I gave to my non-Muslim Virtual Assistants to help them edit my work. They often asked what was said or written and inquired why.
It was just collecting dust on my hard drive and our book coach challenged us to re-use and re-purpose original content we already had available.
Even though it’s done, as I write my book, I’m taking note for dozens more words or phrases I can add for another edition. So, please do not feel this is an exhausted list. In fact, I welcome your critiques.
If you’re a Muslim, please recommend more words or phrases to add. If you’re a non-Muslim, please ask which words or phrases you want to learn!
Side Lessons Learned from Raising Kid Entrepreneurs
Without putting too much fault on another person, I have to share this little sidenote:
Now, SubhanaAllah, Glory be to Allah, JuJu is such a sought after designer whose booked out 3-weeks in advance, she already raised her prices once to get even more qualified clients, and has a couple of retainer clients (meaning, they’re paying her for continuous on-going work). So, I’m simply not her priority–unless, I “pay up” too. 😛
Alhamdulilah, Praise be to Allah, she’s committed to my projects on a deep, life-religious level, so she always sets aside time for a little bit of my work every day, subhanAllah. Glory be to Allah.
Her sisters and I are desperately trying to keep up and writing tutorials of how she does things so we can do things ourselves, but none of us have the creative eye and expertise that she’s been raved about from some of the best designers and consultants in our industry. MashaAllah, God has willed, her talents and one way she remains humble is by always asking me what she can do for American Muslim Mom. The irony is that I simply started hiring my girls because they despised the fact that I outsourced $1000s for things they can or were willing to learn how to do.
My girls are all being tested in our time management skills, and always prioritizing their time and efforts (charity and sadaqah) to give back. These are just a couple of the many benefits of raising kid entrepreneurs. So, I digress…
Anyways, Alhamdulilah. I can’t wait to hear what you think of this unique free gift, please share and comment below!