Self-Reflect to Self-Correct (Author Interview)

Self-Reflect to Self-Correct looks like a great self-help guide.  Can you tell us a little about why you wrote it?

·        Absolutely! I wrote this book because I myself have struggled with feeling as if I’m enough. I have friends that many would consider to be highly accomplished and successful, however when we speak behind closed doors, they each question themselves. I wrote this book to give perspective on the feelings that many people are afraid to discuss. We all have doubt and we all need encouragement. As I state in the book, you are not alone!

Any plans to turn it into a series?        

·         I’d love to expand on this book. I believe that my experiences and perspective can speak to many, but my plan is to gather other’s experiences and the lesson’s they’ve learned and write about those. The more perspectives that I can gain, the more people that may be able to relate and gain something from reading.

How long did it take you to write Self-Reflect to Self-Correct?

·         This was a year long project. There were many early mornings and late nights as I tried to balance my life with completing my first book. It’s been a great journey!

What inspired you when writing Self-Reflect to Self-Correct?   

·         My support system and my readers and followers on my blog “Thoughts of a Normal Guy” were big inspirations. The messages and comments that I have received when people read my thoughts acknowledged my assumptions that what I had to say was needed. I had a message to communicate and those individuals pushed me to do so.

What do you want readers to get out of your book?

·         More than anything I hope that readers will give themselves “permission” to be themselves when reading my book. I want anyone who reads from cover to cover to be inspired to be themselves, and not to apologize about it. Once they’ve accepted the fact that their thoughts, doubts, feelings, and actions are perfectly normal, I want readers to commit to using that mindset to go out and achieve their goals. We are capable of accomplishing whatever we set our minds to if we align our actions with our belief.

Did anything stick out as particularly challenging when writing Self-Reflect to Self-Correct?

·         Writing this book required me to be vulnerable and that was hard. I had to get comfortable opening up about feelings that many people, especially men, don’t like to talk about. It was quite the challenge to open up about some of these things and share those experiences from my past but after seeing the finished product I think it was worth it.

What do you like to do when not writing?

·         I’m boring, haha. I’m a man that loves to spend time with his family. I truly believe that we are all placed on this earth to positively impact as many people as possible. I’m far from perfect but that is my goal. That is my purpose. What better place to start than at home by being the best husband and father possible?

Where can readers find out more about your work?

·         Readers can see more of my thoughts by following my blog, “Thoughts of a Normal Guy” and also by following me on social media and my YouTube channel.

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