Atlanta, GA — In trying circumstances, sometimes what is needed most is a dose of hope and inspiration. As entrepreneur and author, Dr. Velma Trayham, watched COVID-19 force business closures and fuel rising unemployment – especially among women in the African American community – she knew it was time to take action. This week, she re-released her motivational self-help book, When God Says Go, and dedicated all proceeds toward helping them get back on their feet after the pandemic.
When God Says Go offers advice for professional and personal growth based on the author’s extensive experience as an award-winning marketing and business consultant at her company, ThinkZilla Consulting, and as a mentor to women-owned start-ups through her role as executive director at Millionaire Mastermind. She has also shared her expertise with audiences around the country as a sought-after motivational speaker and says her guide in life is to help end poverty through faith and entrepreneurship.
“When I first released the book three years ago, we quickly sold nearly half a million copies. Yet as much as the premise resonated then, I believe it is much more meaningful today,” said Trayham. “It’s all about surviving and thriving and moving toward the destiny God has ordained for us. My goal is to not only provide a useful resource to women entrepreneurs but also as a means of raising funds to lift them back up when this crisis has passed.”
The book includes examples of the personal “go-moments” of successful entrepreneurs and business executives and real-life prayers for changing one’s approach to personal and professional purpose. Rounding out the content are tips on things like handling negative thoughts, surviving financial distress and asking God for help – messages that seem especially fitting in relation to current events.
With more than 100K followers across all social media channels, her platform as a business leader, and her book, Trayham says she will continue to reach out to those who are struggling with empowering advice and moral support.
“I owe my business success to a relentless work ethic, thirst for knowledge and the grace of God. In these dark times, I want to help shed a little light to those who are experiencing a setback and let them know they can bounce back,” she added.
The special fundraising edition of When God Says Go: Turn Your Storms into An Unshakable Relationship With God, Leaving It All Behind is available download for $9.99 at https://velmatrayham.com/when-god-says-go-book/
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