There could hardly be a more exciting place to kick-off my 2018 book launch tour for Beneath the Surface (available on Amazon and this website) than the BOOT in Dusseldorf, Germany. The BOOT is the biggest boat show in the world. For me, the City Wave brought in for the show and the Wave Masters event was a highlight.
It was great to return after BOOT 2017 and see many familiar faces. I arrived for the Wave Masters competition hungry to improve on my 2nd place finish from last year. I made sure to get more training sessions in the wave pool which gave me much more confidence. Another great help were the tips I got from the short board surfers in an earlier event. They shared information about fin placement and other options. The event was so much fun - and scoring a win was very satisfying.
Being an athlete and competing was just part of the fun. I was able to host a kids clinic and do a hydro foil demo in the huge indoor pool with a cable park. The final icing on the cake was kicking off my Europe book launch. There was a live feed broadcast throughout the dozens of hall with an image of my book. Being interviewed by the main host of the event allowed me to share my thoughts with the more than 2000 people in the hall with me.
I have to say that the ultimate highlight of the event was talking to people, many who were about my age, who had already read my book. They shared their gratitude for how i had enlightened them about the power of journaling. One guy said that the moment he finished the book he purchased the Five Minute Journal (Intelligent Change) and had written in it for 2 weeks straight. He even brought his journal to show me. #InnovateandInspire