Please allow me to introduce myself my name is Latashia Holmes:
And I am a Bestselling Author and Motivational speaker.
I wrote two books titled
Made U Look and Provoked.
I wrote my first book Made U Look while I was incarcerated in women’s state prison.
Yes you read that correctly. I said women’s state prison. Unfortunately I’m not perfect and I made a few mistakes in life but that’s not how my story ends.
While incarcerated I was journaling about my case and my journaling turned into a book. I always wanted to become an author. It was actually a goal of mines. But I had absolutely no idea how I would accomplish that. But thank God for google. When I was released from prison I wanted to get my book published but I didn’t have a clue about how to begin that journey. So I googled how to publish a book and got my answers. And no it wasn’t a easy task but it wasn’t a hard one either. I knew traditional publishing could take years so I decided to self publish and started my own publishing company So inspired Publishing and I self published my own book through Amazon. Did I make a lot of mistakes ? Of course it was my first time. But the end result was pure joy holding a book that I had written and published myself.
I had overcome an obstacle that most People would have given up on. But I always saw myself as an author and believed I would be one eventually and now I was one.
That feeling of accomplishment made me confident within myself. No matter what your past looks like you can change your way of thinking from negative thoughts to positive ones. You just have to focus on what you really want in life and believe that it will happen no matter what you're going through.
I wanted to change the image that people saw and thought about me (convicted felon) and display a more positive image of myself. That’s when I wrote my second book Provoked in less than ninety days. And upon release it became a Bestseller in as little as a week. Talking about accomplishments. I felt liberated from who I use to be and who I had become. Respects hits different when you believe in yourself! I started getting booked for speaking gigs and hosting events something that was unheard of for a person I use to be. I was now known as the Bestselling author and entrepreneur and not the person I use to be.
Life is amazing if you let it be and believe in yourself. I recently opened a online store Thank Me Later Boutique. Now I can honestly say writing a book is a lot easier. (Rolls eyes) but I’m loving the transition and I’m hanging in there for the long haul. God has been good to me and I’m grateful. I thank God everyday for second chances.
I want to encourage everyone to stay optimistic and follow their dreams.
Tomorrow can look very different with positive thoughts and desires.
I’m rooting for you !! You can do anything !
Let’s stay in touch , much love Latashia
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