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The book's launch is in step with the 30th anniversary of "The Phantom of the Opera," which occurs on January 26th and will be celebrated all year long.
NEW YORK, NY, January 25, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Sandra Joseph played the role of Christine Daae in the "The Phantom of the Opera" for nearly a decade. Now, she is using her voice in a new way -- as an author, keynote speaker and thought leader -- to inspire audiences everywhere. Her new book "Unmasking What Matters: 10 Life Lessons from 10 Years on Broadway" launched on January 23, 2018, hitting #1 on the Amazon bestseller list within hours. Endorsed by Jack Canfield, Martha Beck, Marci Shimoff, SARK, JJ Virgin, Mark Nepo, Kris Carr and more, the book's launch is in step with the 30th anniversary of "The Phantom of the Opera," which occurs on January 26th and will be celebrated all year long.
In "Unmasking What Matters" Joseph pulls back the curtain and dares to reveal what really happens on the long road to success. She uses lessons learned on the road to Broadway, during her decade as Christine and through the challenges she faced after walking away from the business to show readers how to courageously bring their inner voice to the outer world, stop seeking success for achievement's sake and start creating the life they truly desire.
"I want to use my voice and the platform 'Phantom' has given me to inspire people to shed their limiting identities, their masks," says Joseph. "I want to help people move through self-doubt and live lives that are the truest, fullest expression of who they are inside. The tools I share give people the mental, emotional, and spiritual loft to achieve their goals and create the life they desire without in any way trivializing the demands of the journey."
Sandra faced crippling stage fright and years of rejection before she went on to become the longest-running leading lady in Broadway's longest-running show. At the height of her success, she struggled with self-doubt and imposter syndrome. But after a scary diagnosis and the sudden loss of her beloved father rearranged her from the inside out, Sandra got crystal clear about what truly matters. Now, she has dedicated herself to creating a life of meaning and helping others to do the same.
"In our distracted, celebrity-obsessed culture, 'compare despair' is rampant," Sandra says. "We are addicted to doing, climbing, and achieving, failing to realize that the journey upward won't lead us to what we're truly seeking. What matters most comes from the journey inward. I want us all to go after our dreams, but we must start with a foundation of inherent self-worth or the success we achieve won't satisfy. We must avoid the trap of seeking outside ourselves to know that we matter. Just as Christine learned to love the unmasked Phantom, we must recognize, on a deep level, that who we are behind the mask is profoundly enough."
"Theater fans will love the insiders' stories culled from Sandra's years on Broadway -- but absolutely anyone, regardless of their familiarity with theater, can and will benefit from the lessons contained in these pages. It's impossible to read this book and come out on the other side feeling anything but awakened."
Jack Canfield, Coauthor of the "Chicken Soup for the Soul " series and "The Success Principles : How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be"
"As a speaker, a writer, a singer, and a deep soul, Sandra Joseph shares her authentic voice to transform people's lives. Her message of 'Unmasking What Matters' will give you the courage and conviction to play the leading role in your own life story. In this heartfelt book, she shares her own struggle to remove fear from center stage and instead put love front and center -- and she provides you with the tools, and courage, you need to do the same."
Marci Shimoff, #1 NY Times bestselling author, "Happy for No Reason" and "Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul"
About Sandra: Sandra Joseph is a history-making Broadway star turned inspirational keynote speaker and author of the new book, "Unmasking What Matters: 10 Life Lessons from 10 Years on Broadway." Her legendary run as Christine Daae in "The Phantom of the Opera" spanned 10 years, more than 1,300 performances and earned her the record as the longest-running leading lady in the longest-running Broadway show of all time. Today, Sandra is on a mission to empower other people's voices through her work as an author, speaker, and workshop facilitator. She is married to her "Phantom" costar Ron Bohmer. They currently reside in Southern California.
To learn more about Sandra Joseph, please visit www.SandraJoseph.com.
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