Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am founder and principal unbroker of Lifesaver Leadership Development. Most people are living above their means and below their potential. My mission is to help people change that.
I have written one book so far, but have 13 books in my head that are dying to get out. I plan on releasing my next two books this year.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is called Adulterated: Pummeling success out of our kids.
It’s a social commentary and personal development book on how we are born with all that we need to know to win, and how parents/school/society condition us to struggle. Not exactly in an intentionally harmful way, but it happens nonetheless. I also explore how we can rekindle all those childish trait as adults to get us back on the path to the life we want.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I’m not sure what unusual is in this industry. I write when I feel inspired and usually can’t type fast enough to get the information out of my head. Most inspiration come while doing other thing like driving or attending a meeting, so I’m excellent at taking quick notes.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
There are too many books to name. I spend all my time with non-fiction as I truly believe truth is stranger than fiction. I’ve particularly enjoyed Joseph Murphy, Steve Siebold, Grant Cardone. While Napoleon Hill overall is great, his one book called “Outwitting the Devil” is particularly amazing.
What are you working on now?
I’m working on a new money simplification book to help people get their crap together in personal finance. What makes this book revolutionary (like Rich Dad, Poor Dad) is that it was inspired by a famous behavioral psychologist called Abraham Maslow and his hierarchy of human needs.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I have my own website at www.LifesaverLD.org. I am honestly still learning how to promote books, so I’m mainly using Amazon and Fiverr right now.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
1. You have something you want to share (I know you do). Write down what it is.
2. Set a date you will publish. Write it down also.
3. Start writing/recording/getting everything off your chest.
4. Get someone to help you write in a book format if need be.
5. Publish it already. Not perfect? So what? You can always do a 2nd edition
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Don’t listen to broke people on how to become wealthy.
(You can make any version of this you like…happy/successful/etc.)
What are you reading now?
The autobiography of Abraham Maslow.
Juice. Radical Taiji Energetics
What’s next for you as a writer?
Continuing my Monday Mindwash episodes until years end, when I will transition to short webinars to shock people out of their conditioning. I believe there’s enough success out there for everyone, so let’s go.
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?
First, I do not re-read books. Too much opportunity cost of not reading something new.
Second, it would be three dictionaries that I could use for warmth if need be, and one book with a mirror on the cover that I could use to signal planes overhead. I would need to get off the island to read all the books I’ve been missing.
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