needed life transformation.
Welcome S.M.! Your book, ARISE & WALK: FROM THE SIDELINES OF LIFE TO THE NEXT LEVEL, sounds absolutely intriguing! Can you tell us how you can up with the
The title kind of emerged as I wrote the book it describes the position of someone who is down and out in life and suggests how one can move away from despondency. Since most of this is based on my own experience I simply wrote what happened to me, one day I was on the sidelines of life and step by step, thought by thought, changed mindset by changed mindset I just got up and walked away.
Covid-19 played a huge part in writing your book. Can you tell us a little about that?
I’ve always played with the idea of writing but really found my voice and got serious at the start of the pandemic. I used to clap with my neighbors out the window every evening at 7pm when the nurses and doctors ended their shift. After a while I felt like that was not enough that I needed to be doing more to help out. The idea came to me that based on how devastating Covid-19 was many people would need to reimagine and reinvent themselves. And as someone who made a life transformation a few years ago I decided that maybe I could write a book that would be useful.
Reinventing yourself is mainly what your book is about. Can you tell us the first step we should take in our own goal to reinvent ourselves?
The first chapter talks about being truthful with ourselves as the absolute first step to reinvention.. If we refuse or are unable to admit our lives need changing then we won't be in right mindset to do the work needed.
In the back of your book, you outline your Next Level Life Plan that can be photocopied and used as a vision board. Would you tell us more about that?
So the Next Level Life Plan is just a graphic organizer of all the mindset shifts and action steps outlined in the book. Readers can photocopy this and begin to fill it in with their own information to personalize it and help them focus, in the same way a vision board does
What’s next for you?
Working on my next book for December 2022.