The Biggest Lessons I Learned Writing and Launching a Book

Book launch burnout is real.

Melody Wilding, LMSW


My book TRUST YOURSELF: Stop Overthinking and Channel Your Emotions for Success at Work, recently celebrated its one-year anniversary.

So I thought it only fitting to spend a moment sharing my honest reflections on the last twelve months since publication.

First, Thank You to My Readers

There’s nowhere better to begin than by extending my heartfelt gratitude to you, the reader.

Thanks to you, the book has now sold close to 20,000 copies across the world (for context, the average book in the U.S. only sells 500 books) and it has been translated into multiple languages.

I’m so grateful to those of you who have taken the time to post reviews on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Goodreads. Nothing means more than getting your emails and messages every day, sharing how the book has made an impact on you.

Here’s a quick glimpse of some of the messages I’ve received from readers like you:

Your book was life-changing for me. I’m actually reading it for the 2nd time. I felt like you were speaking right to me the entire time. Superbly written and insightful. — T.G.

Your book was very impactful for me, if only I had read it earlier in my career. Thank you! — Brandon

With my renewed energy after listening to your book, I was able to get serious about my job search, be authentic in interviews, and find a team who shares similar values while offering positive challenges for continued growth. I gave notice to the corporation, a tremendous weight has lifted and I could not be more excited for the next 20 years sharing my strengths as a Sensitive Striver with the world! — Desiree



Melody Wilding, LMSW

Author of TRUST YOURSELF. Executive coach to Sensitive Strivers. Human behavior professor. Featured in NYT, NBC, CNN.