A few months ago, I tweeted Kat DeLuna in hopes she would take notice. She did and began to follow me on Twitter. I was ecstatic. Not only because I think she’s talented and is a fellow Dominican but also because I wanted to give her a copy of Love Trips: A Collection of Relationship Stumbles.
In no time, I sent her a direct message. No reply. I send her another and another. Still no answer. I felt like her stalker but I refused to give up. One of my goals this year was to give a copy of my book to Zoe Saldana and Kat DeLuna – two Dominican talents in Hollywood. My book speaks to the Latina experience and I knew they’d love it. I also wanted to thank them for being great examples. Plus, a tweet or a mention from either/or would boost Love Trips sales.
In July, I handed Zoe Saldana a copy of Love Trips while at the Cosmopolitan Latina party. Saldana was the guest of honor as she was on the first Cosmo Latina cover. Just two weeks ago, I handed Kat DeLUna a copy of Love Trips at a hispanic marketing and culture event.
So, you see, giving up is just not an option for me, as it shouldn’t be for you. As my certainty and confidence grows, I continue to meet my goals. The lesson of today for Motivation Monday? Go for it!