You’re invited to YOUR Social Event of the Year! Part 1 of 3

From time to time in this space, Balboa Press publishes articles written by our authors in which they share some aspect of their self-publishing journeys. These are the words of Stephanie Van De Ven, future Balboa Press Author. Click here to receive a free publishing guide and to receive more information on self-publishing your book with Balboa Press.

Manifestation, Motivation, Determination and Destiny

When you’re an author with Balboa Press – writing is the easy part right? You have the content, style, creativity, and burning desire to accomplish anything! (Way to go, you!!)

You navigate your way through the process of self-publishing, and craft an amazing book that you are elated to promote! You’ve had the support of your entire Balboa Press Team and you are ready to hit the ground running… but now what!? Your proverbial baby has birthed – but much like first-time parents – you think to yourself “What do I do NOW?!”

179058270How do you market yourself, your book, your hard work, your soul-purpose and destiny to strangers using social media?

It can be daunting… but just as you have the desire to write, if you have desire to go viral in a healthy way – there’s nothing but success at your fingertips.

The reason why I’ve been successful with my social media marketing for various projects including my upcoming book is simple. Really. Truly. Simple.

I believe in manifestation and motivation!

  1. I am continually manifesting and visualizing a positive, lucrative, successful outcome in my mind.
  2. I am constantly motivated by others, by myself, and by the fact that writing my books was real. It never changes. It remains my love. When you’re in love and motivated – nothing can stop you!

I am determined and destined!

  1. I am determined to learn, accept, never judge, try, and be open to anything and everything about social media and marketing.
  2. I am a firm believer in destiny. If this book wasn’t meant to be written, then it wouldn’t be so. And because of that, I am 100% confident in knowing that I am destined to write. If I am destined to write, I am destined to succeed. And so it is for you as well!

If you nodded, smiled or agreed silently in your head OR out loud to the above two reasons and they resonate with you then stay tuned for the execution blog on how to actually utilize social media to your advantage – now that you have nodded your head yes to: Manifestation, Motivation, Determination and Destiny we are going to move on to the next blog in this series: Energetic Execution & Engagement! 

Stephanie Van De Ven

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Balboa Press authors who’d like to share a 350-600 word experience related to the self-publishing of their books, are invited to do so by sending a message through our Facebook page at, by tweeting us @BalboaPress, or by emailing dghosh@ We may not be able to use every story, but we will read and consider them. Balboa Press reserves the right to edit stories for content, grammar and punctuation accuracy; as well as for space.


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