Journalist releases second motivational book to encourage others to follow their dreams
talks about her TV career in Beaumont and Baton Rouge
BATON ROUGE, LA – Award-winning journalist and author Michelle McCalope has released her second motivational book to encourage others to follow their dreams.
The book titled “That Good Job: Strategies for pursuing your passions and following your dreams” is the second installment of her first book. Her first book “Good Job: A guide to pursuing your passions and following your dreams” was published in 2014.
In “That Good Job”, McCalope talks about her career in television as a reporter at KBMT Channel 12 in Beaumont, Texas and as a reporter, web producer, and traffic anchor at WAFB Channel 9 in Baton Rouge, sharing the lessons she’s learned along the way. She also talks about being an entrepreneur.
The book also includes a workbook to help readers develop their own plan to reach their goals, tips on writing your own book, and how the National Association of Black Journalists has played an important role in her career success.
It features pictures with celebrities she’s met along the way including Chef Jeff, Talk Show Host Steve Harvey, Superstar Singer Beyonce, Civil Rights Icon Rosa Parks, First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama, Former NBA star and businessman Magic Johnson, and ESPN’s Stuart Scott. It also features pictures with former Louisiana Governor Edwin Edwards and New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton.
“I’m excited to publish my second book which is a continuation of my career and the things I’ve learned along the way that I wish someone would have told me beforehand,” says McCalope who is now working as a freelance journalist and media consultant. “The book focuses on my TV career and the important lessons I’ve learned like if you mess on live TV it’s not the end of the world. If you become stuck or say the wrong thing, just keep it moving and wrap it up. Both are good metaphors for life.”
In the book, you’ll learn the best way to get the job you really want, tips on working with a team, how to handle criticism and the ‘haters’ and how to quiet the noise around you and listen to the most important opinion – yours. What do you think? What do you want to do?
“I think we can all learn from each other’s stories and I hope that my story about my career as a journalist- a girl who grew up in North Baton Rouge in a working class family who was the first person in her family to graduate from college – will help inspire others to do something that they love. I really believe and I am living proof that if you focus on your goals and go after them with everything that you have good things will happen.”
McCalope is an award-winning journalist with more than 20 years of experience in the media industry. She’s worked in nearly every facet of media including TV, newspapers, magazines, the Web, and public relations. Her work has been featured in Time, People, the Houston Chronicle, and O (Oprah’s) magazine. She is currently president of On Assignment Media, a public relations and media consulting company that helps clients tell their stories.
“That Good Job” and “Good Job” can be purchased on Amazon.com and Createspace.com and Barnes and Noble Citiplace Court in Baton Rouge and Barnes and barnesandnoble.com.
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