From that e-mail I purchased a book called, How I Sold 1 Million eBooks in 5 Months, written by John Locke. In his book John shares his marketing plan on how he used social media to become a best selling author. He was however first a self made millionaire in the insurance business. And now a successful author. I'm just a housewife and a mom. I don't care about becoming a best selling author but I spent 6 years writing, and a lifetime creating, the stories that I've published in my book and I'd like to share them with more than a dozen of my closest relatives. OK, I'm exaggerating but not much. With the invention of e-readers, you can purchase books cheap. In this case, for the low price of $2.99, that's less then a fancy cup of coffee. For that price you can afford to spit out the bad ones and go to Starbucks. With all that aside, I had a point to make. It's the real reason I'm blogging today.
In John Locke's book How I Sold... he tells of a blog that he wrote in November of 2010, he said it "is the blog that changed my life." It is titled "Why I Love Joe Paterno and My Mom!" In that blog John talks about how his father died when he was only two and how his mother never remarried. She told him one day to find a role model to look up to, to choose a person of high character...and that "he will never let you down." When I read that, my heart sank. Oh no! I thought. When John wrote and published this book, publicly announcing his role model, a man he says he has loved for 44 years, he had no idea what the near future held. And now with the recent bad publicity and the firing of Joe Paterno from Penn State, I worried how it made John feel. I felt his pain. I have been disappointed by mankind. I have been guilty of putting people high up on a pedestal thinking they could do no wrong. But I since have learned that is "unfair" and I'm only setting myself up for disappointment. We all have and will fail at some point in our lives, more than once. I have learned that if I put my faith in mankind that they will ALWAYs let me down. It say in Hebrews 13:5 that God will never leave you or forsake you. And God will NEVER let you down. So as far as a role model goes, for me, I'm sticking with God because He is the ONLY ONE that will never disappoint me.
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