SettlefreeTV was so happy to be in the building to cover this amazing book launch. You remember the song "Total Eclipse of the Heart" by the impeccable Bonnie Tyler? Well the Supreme Performance Professional Development Coach and best selling author, Lynita Mitchell-Blackwell gave us life this Saturday, November 16th as we got a chance to celebrate her "Eclipse Your Fears" Book Launch and witness the reveal of her fourth book titled "Knocked Down Set Straight Face it Speak it Forgive it Release it."
Surrounded by family, friends, and supporters, Lynita stood tall dressed in a beautiful gold skirt elegantly paired with a black chiffon top, with beautiful tree Braids to match a gorgeously beat face, she boldly eclipsed her own fear by speaking candidly about her struggles, challenges, and the beautiful lessons and blessings that came from them. What is the book about you might ask? Here's a few reviews of what people have said so far: Someone said
"It’s a refreshing reminder that what has happened in our lives is not to us but for us and should be used to unmask us."
Someone else said "Disappointments provide fertile ground for the best lessons, Lynita pervails these lessons into success and shares her method for navigating the process."
It was a packed event, I mean standing room only and it was beautiful to see all the love that was shown in the room! The energy was positive. If you're tired of feeling like mess has taken over your life, Lynita's book "Knocked Down, Set Straight" is definitely a must read! People came to receive something oh and you best believe Lynita Mitchell Blackwell did NOT disappoint! She gave them exactly what they needed to receive plus more! If you’ve been knocked down in your life you need to purchase this book because it’s definitely going to set you straight and just a reminder that just because you were knocked down does not mean you have to remain down, there’s a process of elimination to get you back to where you were meant to be. The process includes, Facing it, Speaking it, Forgiving it, and Releasing it! What is your "It?"
Comedian and host, Rod Minger was hilarious and had us all laughing out loud! I asked him briefly what he thought of the title and if he has ever been knocked down and set straight? He candidly responded, yes and said the book is definitely relate-able as he recently experienced a divorce which knocked him down for a while, but not long! His comedy gave us the breath of humorous fresh air many of us needed to prepare us for what Lynita was about to bring.
Long time friend and supporter Dorna Francine did a beautiful job editing the book. She introduced the host and also shared some wonderful feedback about how editing the book made her realize some things about herself. "It will help you face your fears!" Dorna said.
Now the time had come to hear Lynita speak and Everyone screamed as Lynita made her grand entrance.She came out with a big smile looking as if she was well rested and in a peaceful place. This is the way we all need to feel....at peace. It gave those struggling with facing their fears hope. But ofcoarse, Lynita had a bonus act waiting for us and we were in for a treat. We got a chance to witness the beautiful violinist Miss Camille Brown (seen in photos below, working those strings!) She took us to another level as she serenaded us with one of our favorite pop singers hit songs Michael Jackson's, "Pretty Young Thing" but she did it with a violin.... talk about dope. She did a great job. WORK GIRL!! (Photo Credit Juanita McGowan)
Lynita began her powerful message as she asked us if we remember where we were and what we were doing two years ago... OK you could hear people mumbling and grumbling in the room because naturally we barely remember what we ate yesterday let a long what we did two years ago. She spoke about how she remembered exactly what she was doing two years ago. She was dealing with a fork in the road decision she had to make. She was feeling uneasy that she was contemplating shutting down a magazine that she had worked so hard for 5 years to grow because she knew that her direction and her purpose was supposed to be heading in another way. She spoke about how she had to make changes that were difficult and it knocked her down, it was tough, it hurt, she didn't want to give up control, but she knew it was tearing her apart literally! It was ripping the life right out of her precious body and finally she shared... she realized, it had to go! The room was in complete silence and you could see the looks on the attendees faces. What were they holding on to? What did they realize they need to release? Lynita's ability to release after being knocked down, led to her next level! The message was so deep and captivating, I wanted to hear more!
YOU HAVE GOT TO GET THIS BOOK!
Get your copy of this amazing book by visiting Lynita's website here: https://www.lynitamitchellblackwell.com/
Now can I brag on the food??? Chef Arian Poe did it again! Check out a few photos of the yummy food catered by Everyday Gourmet with Chef ArianPoe.
The entire signing was outstanding and I know some people did NOT leave the same way they came! No they left feeling inspired, empowered and like they can conquer the world! I know I did! It was POWERFUL! Who is Lynita you might want to know more? Check out this bio straight from her website!
"Lynita has also served as an active leader in her professional communities, including President of both the Georgia Chapter of the American Academy of Attorney-CPAs and the Georgia Association of Black Women Attorneys Foundation. At the latter, she implemented its Civil Pro Bono project to establish wills for the terminally ill, which was awarded the National Women's Bar Association Outstanding Project Award. She is also an honorary member of the Birmingham Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women. These endeavors have earned Lynita numerous accolades which include being honored by the Georgia Legislative Caucus with the Yellow Rose Community Service Award, Secretary of State as an Outstanding Citizen, the Walker’s Legacy National Power Award in Leadership & Business, and the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation with the Lifetime Achievement Award under the Obama Administration. She has also been recognized by Lawyer Monthly Magazine with the Woman in Law Award, as a Top 100 Attorney by the National Black Lawyers, and Who's Who in Black Atlanta."
Please enjoy the photo gallery of the book launch below. I know all her books sold out but don't worry, you can get your copy here: https://www.lynitamitchellblackwell.com/
Also check out Lynitas website to stay up to date with her upcoming 10 city tour in 2020, appearances, signings and find out how you can work with her.
I had to end my feature with this photo of these two beautiful Queens bowing their head in prayer. Do you know how powerful prayer is? Remember, whatever it is, Face it Speak it Forgive it Release it.
Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy this photo gallery, photo credit, Juanita McGowans, Tina Bridges, and Myself.