I like minimalist designs. I will try to provide enough examples of this. I don't like kitschy designs or clip art. I need a compelling design that is both professional but also approachable. This needs to be the go-to book for the Epic Evening Ritual.
My theme is a lightbulb for "illumination" and the design central element should be this but I don't want it to be a stick figure or a clip art figure. It needs to be real. I am providing some clips I have gathered to try to communicate a little about the the style I am going for. That said, I really hesitate to offer this because I want creativity and originality from the designs and I don't want to influence or take away from that. I guess I go for a lot of open space.
If the words RESUCCEED looked like they were illuminated (not completely but inconsistantly and maybe from the back like the word is a reverse cut into the black (or really dark grey) page, that would be pretty cool. I included the "taproom" photo to just show an example although this isn't perfect. The words are inconsistantly illuminated. If it appeared the light was coming from behind rather than from the front, that would be cool.
I am also including a cover I already had created for this book for an initial social media thing I did, but this is not even close to what I am looking for. That said, I like the white space that was used. I am thinking that since this book is all about an an Epic Evening Ritual, it might make sense to have black as a main color.
But for purposes of selection, I will be using my social media audience to pick so I need to receive several different main color schemes which, if I chose, would be 1 white as the main color, 1 black as the main color and one dark grey as a main color.
The cover should include:
1. Title: Resucceed
2. Subtitle that pops: Illuminate the power of the 5-Minute Epic Evening Ritual that will transform any area of your life (WHILE YOU SLEEP)
3. Author: James Colburn
4. Endorsement (should be at the top of the botton but not in the middle of the cover: "RESUCCEED is the next-level success handbook for the already successful" -Hal Elrod, Best Selling Author of the Miracle Morning Book Series. (Hal's name is to be put in bold)
5. Back, Spine and Inside Flap to be designed as well. My headshot is provided.
My Bio: This information probably needs to be reduced:
James’s core commitment is to human potential. This driving force compelled him to write RESUCCEED. For James, he believes the purpose of life has all to do with avoiding the trap of survival success which offers little to no fulfillment, passion, and joy in life. James challenge a life of a purpose where we are moved to contribute beyond ourselves, to fully show up in our lives, and fully integrate our talents and skills with a our purpose, our meaning, and what brings us joy.
With over two decades of executive and entrepreneurial experience including non profit leadership and oversight, real estate investments, for profit and non profit marketing design and implementation and business development consulting, James offers a unique and refreshing approach to his work and all of our potential. His direct approach is centered in the practical and approachable for everyday, already successful but real people looking for that edge, that area of improvement that dispels the myth that you have to sit alone on a mountaintop for 20 years to attain a life with purpose, fulfillment and joy.
James has a BS in Marketing/Management and a MA in International Care and Community Development. He is the Chairman Elect of Family Lines, an organization that reaches families from all walks of life by recognizing the value of an involved, engaged, loving father. He and his wife, Maurita are members of the Medical Teams International Puget Sound Leadership Council, a global health organization that empowers communities to live full and healthy lives.
James is also a Guest Lecturer at Northwest University College of Social and Behavioral Sciences speaking on Leadership and entrepreneurial-ism from a global context.
James is an accomplished Resucceed Coach working with successful already achieved individuals seeking the fullness that a life with success can offer.
James, his Wife Maurita and his three children Eliot, Lucas and Madeline live in the Bothell, WA, a suburb of Greater Seattle. When James is not teaching, coaching, or writing he enjoys spending cherished moments with his family, enjoying sunsets in warm weather, or finding time to reflect and gain new perspective on age old challenges and problems of the human condition.
About the book:
If you are successful then you probably have a mroning ritual. But have you ever considered the power of a bedtime ritual.
Resucceed teaches of the transformation power of the Epic Evening Ritual. Best part, you do this just 3-5 minutes right before you to bed and then you let your sleep take care of the rest. You got that right, you HACK your sleep.
The Resucceed Book is for you if...
You stuggle to have a morning routine but never implimented an Epic Evening Routine into your schedule.
Your brand of success has come up short and you desire more from it including a clearer purpose, meaning, passion, joy and fulfillment.
If you've ever "slept on it" to overcome a particular challenge or arrive at a new solution. The Resucceed Book and the Epic Evening Ritual takes the "sleep on it" and puts it on steroids.
The reality is that if we aren't careful, our success becomes a sort prison and the big paycheck the shackles that hold us back from our purpose, meaning, fulfillment and joy.
The Epic Evening Ritual utilizes the breakthrough power of clarity that comes while we sleep by learning to ask Great Questions each night just 3-5 minutes right before we go to sleep. Do this consistently every time you go to bed, and the answers to your most unaswerable questions will arrive in abundance.
Ready to Resucceed?