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Saturday, November 26, 2016
Interview with author Andro Donovan
get the life you want, find purpose and achieve fulfilment
Andro Donovan author of ‘Motivate Yourself’ is
a globally sought after facilitator, author, speaker, and consultant. She
specializes in coaching high-performing CEO, and Entrepreneur forums to become
more effective leaders, with a stronger sense of meaning and purpose in their
lives. She combines her 20 years experience as a management consultant with her
natural insight andaffinity with all types of people, to help her clients gain
greater influence, effectiveness and perspective.
1. What really inspired you to write your book,
to force you from taking an idea or experience and conveying it into a
As I am a facilitator it became a stronger and stronger need to
pass on this information to more people, not only the people that found me on a
retreat or workshop. Also I wanted my children to have this as my legacy to
2. What is it about and whom do you
believe us your targeted reader?
Anyone who has reached a point in their life where they are
questioning is this it? Could I have a bigger and richer experience in my life.
3. What do you hope will be the
everlasting thoughts for readers who finish your book? What should remain
with them long after putting it down?
That once they have had a glimpse of their essence their
essential nature and been able to articulate their core values that they hold
dear, they will always have their natural compass to act as their guide
through life's trials and tribulations. Under the armour, we are all great with
enormous amounts of potential for personal growth. We can all make a
4. What advice or words of wisdom do you
have for fellow writers?
Believe in yourself, what you have to say is important and you
have a duty to share it with the world. Don't ever think 'this has been doen
before' because it's never been said in the way you will say it with your own
unique style and personal story.
5. What trends in
the book world do you see and where do you think the book publishing
industry is heading?
Having spoken to many people now who have self- published there
is still a very special genre of books that are published by a publishing house
which gives them a different kind of credability. That being said I would have
been willing to get this book out and was willing to do whatever it took even
if it meant self- publishing. As far as I’m concerned there will always be a
place for real physical books- you can't beat them.
6. What great challenges did you have in
writing your book?
Managing my negative self-talk which was arguing for my
limitations and trying to keep me small, safe, invulnerable and in my comfort
7. If people can only buy one book this month,
why should it be yours?
Especially at this time of year coming up for Xmas and the New
Year, it's a great time to start getting ready to detox your mind and
nourish your soul. I can't think of a better present than 'Motivate
Yourself' and a beautiful journal to record thoughts, insights and new
areas of focus. Sure there are a lot of beautiful things you could buy for
yourself or indeed your friends, but how do you put a price on
discovering your own sense of meaning and purpose.