The Selfish Gift - Go public with your purpose

How Passion Can Transform Your Life's Purpose, with Annie Grace, Author of This Naked Mind

May 10, 2022 Maggie Langrick Season 1 Episode 1
The Selfish Gift - Go public with your purpose
How Passion Can Transform Your Life's Purpose, with Annie Grace, Author of This Naked Mind
Show Notes

When she wrote her international bestseller, This Naked Mind: Control Alcohol, Annie Grace had no idea that her notion of who she was and what she was born to do would be transformed by it. But that’s exactly what happened. 

When Annie self-educated her way out of a destructive heavy-drinking habit, she compiled all that she had learned about the effects of alcohol on the human body, mind, and emotions into a PDF, which she uploaded to the Internet and gave away for free (not even collecting email addresses!) 

Eight years later, that act of radical generosity has grown into a global community, a wildly popular podcast with over 14 million downloads, and a seven-figure business. Through a “crucifying” editing process, her PDF became a book that has now sold nearly a million copies, followed by more books, courses, and her own accredited coach-training program. Her work has transformed millions of lives, including her own.

In our candid and open-hearted conversation, Annie bares all:

  • Why she had to spend several days in bed to to recover from her editor’s feedback—and why she’s glad she took their advice
  • How she worked tirelessly to get the word out about the book 
  • The moment she realized her self-published book was earning her some real money
  • Her experience of being courted by traditional publishers with six-figure advances
  • The attacks she faced from the recovery establishment
  • How her son helped her to deal with the pressures of being recognized in public

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