Goodreads asked Stacey Sargent:

Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?

Stacey Sargent Inner Critic Inner Success (ICIS) was born out of my very first conference speaker session in 2009. I had dreamed of speaking at this conference because it changed the trajectory of my life in 2004 when I attended. So I kept submitting proposals and getting rejected. In 2009 I submitted seven proposals and they selected ONE, "Managing Your Inner Critic and Committee." I was finally in!

So many people signed up for the session they had to put me in the biggest room, so my first ever speaker gig was to 1000 people. OMG, talk about inner critics! It turned out to be one of my best moments so far in life, I thoroughly enjoyed the session and the vibe from the participants. I was walking on air afterwards.

I went into the book seller's and library room after to sit for awhile. The Librarian came over to me and said my session was one of the best she'd ever attended and asked a fateful question, "When is your book coming out?" My automatic response was "I'm not a writer," but she was so certain the content of my session was vital for others to hear and learn from. She believed I had to write this so other's could be helped with their inner critics.

Four years later, a ton of inner critic management, learning about myself and writing, agonizing, fear, dread, crucible moments - along with incredible support and the book came out. I dedicated it to that Librarian.

This is my first Author Question response so please help me by asking any questions!

Stacey Sargent

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