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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Interview with Author Abigail Diaz Juan



How Me Found I: Mastering the Art of Pivoting Gracefully Through Life

Abigail Diaz Juan is a global citizen and world traveler. After coming to the United States from Afghanistan, she became a successful businesswoman, entrepreneur, and venture capitalist. As a teacher and founder of the Diamond Quest Company, she assists others in walking their own paths to greatness. Visit her online at www.mydiamondquest.net.

1. What really inspired you to write your book, to force you from taking an idea or experience and conveying it into a book?
It was not my idea to write How Me Found I: Mastering the Art of Pivoting Gracefully Through Life. I had never had the ambition to write a book. This book began with me waking up one night two years ago, compelled to go to my computer and start typing what turned out to be fully complete grammatically correct sentences. This initial experience then evolved from me being awakened up in the middle of the night to sit in front of the computer with my eyes closed and simply type for three continuous months. I was always astounded in the morning by what I had written the night before. Eventually, I accepted that this manuscript had extreme value regarding our very survival of the human species and our planet as a whole. It was imperative to bring this knowledge into the world to help those stuck or trapped in their present circumstances by offering an alternative path of proactive conscious thought on how to create and live a better life. It is in helping ourselves access our natural power can we save ourselves, our species, our planet.

2. What is it about and whom do you believe is your targeted reader?
My targeted reader is someone who is stuck and has tried many venues; and yet finds themselves back in the same space again and again. This book, which wrote itself, is the key to breaking out of all the bindings that hold you static to growth. How Me Found I is a spiritually scientific self-help guide that helps the reader navigate their real-time life in a more progressively smoother, easier, and expansive manner. It is finding alignment with the greater forces of Nature and the Universe and maintaining that communication and relationship in an experiential way that creates and manages your everyday life in real-time.

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?
 I don't believe that my words are important. I believe that the concepts contained in How Me Found I, if internalized and actualized, can change every person's life that reads the book to evolve to a much better place than they were before. How Me Found I offers the reader a complete life and lifestyle change, not a temporary or quick fix 12 step technique of promised nirvana.

4. What advice or words of wisdom do you have for fellow writers?
Follow your heart. If your book is not from your heart, it will never capture its audience.

5. What trends in the book world do you see and where do you think the book publishing industry is heading?
I think the present trends in the genre of self-help and human potential are more focused on either checking out from everyday reality or present unsustainable problem solution techniques - the quick fix approach. I feel that a vast majority of people have given up hope that a self-help book can deliver what it promises. They find the promise of relief from their day-to-day mundane circumstances leaves them empty after the initial embracement. It is like going to the gym to work out and lose weight in January after the holidays. You start with great enthusiasm and start to see the positive effects, but eventually over time, you stop working out and your body ends up reverting back to the way it was before you started going to the gym and then after the next holidays, you go back to the gym with new hopes and goals to change yourself once again.
The book, "The Secret" is a perfect example of huge expectations with unsustainable results. Most books do not break down the sciences of how life really works at the granular foundational level of creation. Nor do they lay out the steps on how to achieve a life of greatness in a manner that involves the cooperation of both the Ego mind and the Heart working together in counterbalance as partners in a dual system structure. The net result is that without true balance and vigilant adherence to the true principles of Nature, one cannot sustain themselves and their lifestyles without great effort.

The book publishing industry is becoming more democratized and self-publishing will continue to grow over traditional publishing.

6. What great challenges did you have in writing your book?
Disbelief. In the beginning of this writing project, whenever I woke up in the middle of the night, sat at the computer and typed words that came into my head, I would question the validity of what I internally heard, until I realized the importance and value of the truth being spoken, then I would simply type as dictated to. Eventually, my disbelief turned into extreme curiosity as I waited for what would come next from my fingers on the keyboard.

7. If people can only buy one book this month, why should it be yours?
If one can conquer all aspects of fear and its many derivatives, one is free to face any and all adversities in their life, because the power to create and control their personal circumstances in life becomes accessible to them once they are able to move beyond the limiting confines of fear. And with that freedom, comes a peaceful joyful existence that many of us can only dream of.

My book, How Me Found I, is about transcending your fears and converting them into the positive changes necessary to quantum jump yourself into living your desired life in full cooperation and alignment with the Universe and Mother Nature.  

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