31-year-old entrepreneur Angely Dub - the CEO and owner of Access Travel, Happi Lab, Bulilit Kitchen, 7-Continents Store, and Cheri Collective - has achieved yet another milestone as she launched her new self-published book Meet the World. The children’s story was created to inspire people of all ages to be curious and courageous in seeking out new things. It shares how the protagonist’s curiosity allows her to embrace unfamiliar circumstances, giving her a greater opportunity to discover the world beyond her own lenses.
Angely started Meet the World during the pandemic when she got to spend more time with her four-year-old cousin. Their bonding moments together sparked the inspiration to write a book that shares the importance of staying a kid at heart no matter what your age is.
“I want to help and inspire other people through my journey. So many people ask me why I chose to write a children's book and I always tell them that a person will always be a kid at heart. I didn’t really want to make a serious book about my journey and the lessons I learned from traveling the 7 continents. I think everybody has done that already. I took a different route and aspired to bring back everyone to being a kid,” said Angely.
True enough, childhood plays a big part in shaping our adult life. “Childhood was the best part of my life because that’s when I realized that I’m really an adventurous person. I think the reason why I am still motivated up to this day is that I’m always going to be a kid at heart - always curious and trying out new things,” she added.
Among her circle of empowering women, several have already given their own reviews and messages after reading the book.
Certified Courageous Living life and career coach, writer, and speaker Aurora Suarez applauded how Angely was able to create something meaningful during the pandemic: “It’s been such a gift to witness what she’s done over the pandemic. I know it really changed and overturned her life, but she has overcome as we all have. I’m just so proud to have been a witness to Angely’s continuing journey.”
Digital creator, confidence coach, and author of her own book Myrza Sison also shared how she has been inspired by Angely: “Every time you overthink life, you look at all the impossibilities of it. If you’ll think about all the limitations, you’re not going to move. Angely showed us an example of how she just goes ahead and even when she makes a mistake, she just learns from it. Whenever I see her, I get reminded that it’s a big world full of possibilities and if we don’t follow our dreams and just act upon them, we are denying ourselves of the kind of wonderful life we can have.”
Miss Universe Philippines 2021 contestant and Morena the Label founder Ayn Bernos, who was one of the first people to get a copy of the book, also shared how she was moved by the story of the protagonist and the author herself: “You’re not just one thing. You can be anything you want to be and that’s something that I constantly learn from Angely. Life is always in progress. We are always a work in progress and the things that seem to hold us back make the best of stories.”
All proceeds of Meet the World will go to Child Hope, a non-profit organization workings towards promoting children’s rights that Angely Dub has been supporting since it was established. To date, it has helped send 17 kids to school.
Meet the World book comes in White and Kraft. It is available online at the 7-Continent Store website, Shopee, and in all Wanderskye branches for only Php 699 for softbound and Php 1099 for hardbound.