The idea of an ‘overnight success’ is often proven wrong: there’s no denying that any mildly successful person owes it to lots of hard work in the background of things. Finally getting the market attention that you deserve is essential when growing your personal and professional brands.

As a first-time author, Leisse Wilcox knows well the stories of ‘overnight success’, because she’s lived it. Yesterday, Leisse launched her first book, To Call Myself Beloved: a Story of Hope, Healing, and Coming Home. And today, she woke up as a number 1 selling author in Amazon’s Hot New Releases for Self Esteem as well as Mental and Spiritual health categories!

Equal parts self-help, memoir, and cozied up on the couch talking to a trusted friend, To Call Myself Beloved details Leisse’s process of overcoming childhood trauma, divorce, and breast cancer, and how it has led her to find clarity in what she wants, confidence in who she is, and the courage to stay true to both — and specifically how other women can too.

In her book, Leisse describes how she combines the wisdom of her lived experience together with strategic self-development techniques to help women transform their dark, heavy, uncomfortable, and scary experiences into something beautiful, light, airy, golden, and uniquely their own through a unique process she calls Emotional Alchemy. Leisse has been featured in Forbes, TEDx, Thrive Global, ABC 7, Medium, the Toronto Star, and more.

“This is the book I wish had existed when I was going through the process of waking up my own life,” States Author, Leisse Wilcox. “So I’m really excited to be able to share my lived experience and have it become a catalyst for positive change for other women.” 

So, what does it mean to achieve overnight success?

You will always need to work hard in order to be successful. And success takes time. There’s no way to rush things to move in your ultimate direction, but you can certainly help it by steering your goals toward reaching success–whatever that may mean to you.