Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Hi there! My name is Elizabeth Miles. I am the author of This Is Where You Pivot: The Shift from Fear to Freedom, as well as The Journey to Healing: Love, Yourself, and the soon-to-be-released title, Connect You: A Guide to Your Authentic Life. I am a wife, a mom, a business owner, and a student of personal growth and transformation. I also happen to be a baker/foodie, and love my dog Rarrie!
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Connect You: A Guide to Your Authentic Life is a workbook for those looking for help connecting with their authentic life. We spend so much time worrying about everyone else’s thoughts and feelings, and this leads us, often times, to living our life according to other people’s definitions and standards. That isn’t fair to us at all! This book is a compilation of content and questions designed to give you time and space to connect with your heart – where you are right now, and understanding how you are using your time, energy, and resources to determine if they are in alignment with the person you want to be. My goal is that everyone lives a life that feels authentically good, no matter what their definition of success is.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I consider myself an intuitive writer. I don’t set timelines for writing. When I get an idea that feels really good for me to write about, I let that idea flow out of me, as it needs to. I have found that, when I push too hard to get results, whether it be a page or chapter count, or in the content, I don’t do my best work.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Alan Watts, Jen Sincero, Napoleon Hill
What are you working on now?
I am working on my next book, which is more spiritual in nature, and will be a guide to help readers understand what is known our “shadow” – exploring and accepting the parts of ourselves that don’t usually seem so positive. I also continue to develop my podcast, The Power to Pivot Podcast, which is available on Anchor, Spotify, Apple, and Amazon, and grow my company, March Forth Media Co. I am on a mission to help independent authors, artists, and musicians share their message with the world.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I use social media, as well as my podcast, to promote my books.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Don’t give up! If you have a story to share, get it out there. This is how we create community, as well as inspire positivity and growth in the world. As an author, we have the power to create real change in the world. I know it can seem daunting at times, but there are so many great resources available.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
What are you reading now?
The Book by Alan Watts and The Quality of Courage by Mickey Mantle
What’s next for you as a writer?
I am working on my next book, which is more spiritual in nature, and will be a guide to help readers understand what is known our “shadow” – exploring and accepting the parts of ourselves that don’t usually seem so positive.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Everything I Know I Learned from Baseball
A Separate Peace
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