Sunday, November 26, 2023

Interview Multi-Award Winning Author Tony Selimi


1.      What inspired you to write this book?

My inspiration for writing "A Path to Excellence" stemmed from my lifelong heart calling to assist people in navigating their personal and professional obstacles. Far too many people feel anxious, doubtful, stressed, and procrastinate and never achieve their greatest potential. I recognized a need for a comprehensive, insightful, and practical tool that champions personal growth, unleashes human excellence, and helps readers attain their full potential. I wrote it for people who want to achieve audacious goals, take significant action, and learn to make small changes daily, think big, and act with certainty and objectivity.


2.      What is it about, and who is it written for?

Whether you are daydreaming about an ideal life, a loving relationship, a beautiful home, a dream car, a new career or industry, a big promotion, becoming an Olympian, an award-winning actor, singer, or producer, an influencer, financially independent, setting up your own company, or growing your business, A Path to Excellence creates a clear pathway to the future you want now. It is for you if what you are doing today to make your dream future come true matters. If you are looking for a practical framework to keep you moving toward achieving your goals, A Path to Excellence will help you get out of your way and propel you down the path to growing into your potential, achieving the success you deserve, and transforming you from dreamer to doer!


This book is ideal for:


• CEOs, leaders, politicians, business owners, entrepreneurs, and start-up owners

• HR, communication, sales, marketing, and customer relations departments

• scientists, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, doctors, nurses, the NHS, and other health and well-being professionals and institutions

• life, business, leadership, executive and corporate coaches, mentors, financial specialists, healers, therapists, personal trainers, consultants, and even United Nations delegates

and peace ambassadors

• parents, professors, teachers, children, students, educational institutions, and prison workers

• film producers, directors, actors, musicians, and artists

• anyone else who wants to learn more about turning challenges into stepping-stones, emerging as a confident leader, achieving their highest potential, and leaving an immortal legacy

"A Path to Excellence" is about mastering oneself, harnessing your potential, and thriving in all aspects of life. It is designed for anyone seeking personal transformation - those at a crossroads, feeling stuck, or aspiring to reach new heights in their personal or professional lives.


3.      What do you hope readers will get from reading your book?

Readers will gain clarity, inspiration, and practical strategies to improve their lives. I aim to assist readers in walking away feeling empowered, enlightened, and equipped with the tools to embrace a path of excellence, face challenges confidently, and use it to exemplify high human potential, so together we can solve the big problems humanity is facing now and, in the years, to come as Artificial Intelligence starts to co-exist with human intelligence.


4.      How did you decide on your book’s title and cover design?

"A Path to Excellence," as a title, encapsulates the essence of the ever-evolving personal and professional growth and transformation journey I am inviting readers to embark on. The cover design, serene yet powerful, symbolises the calm wisdom and strength inherent in those who use the eight steps of the Octagon of Excellence Method ® to journey towards self-mastery.


5.      What advice or words of wisdom do you have for fellow writers – other than run!?

You are unique. Embrace your authentic self, and practice patience and perseverance. Writing is as much about the people you want to serve as it is about you. Use it as a process of self-discovery and self-reflection. Use your unique voice and perspective to tell the insights your readers can benefit from and the stories only you can tell.


6.      What trends in the book world do you see -- and where do you think the book publishing industry is heading?

I see a rising trend in a combination of human and Artificially Written books. There has been phenomenal growth in the hybrid and self-publishing industry, and more books are being published in digital formats due to technological advancements. The publishing industry will be more democratized, diversified, and digital, opening more channels for diverse voices.


7.      Were there experiences in your personal life or career that came in handy when writing this book?

Definitely. Having three decades of experience in the corporate sector managing diverse teams and delivering large-scale technology upgrades and transformation programs, as well as delivering over 25,000 coaching and training hours as a transformational life coach, speaker, and business growth expert specializing in human behavior and maximizing human potential, my experiences, knowledge, and wisdom gathered have greatly influenced and enriched this book. Every interaction, every success and failure, and every moment of assisting others grow have informed the wisdom in these pages.


8.      How would you describe your writing style? Which writers or books is your writing similar to?
My writing style is introspective, clear, and compassionate. Some might find similarities with the insightful wisdom of Tony Robbins and the empathetic guidance of Brene Brown.


9.      What challenges did you overcome in the writing of this book?
One of the biggest challenges was distilling my diverse experiences and knowledge into coherent, digestible content. Remaining authentic and true to my message amid evolving societal narratives was also challenging. 


10.  If people can buy or read one book this week or month, why should it be yours?
If people wish to invite transformative changes, thoughtful self-reflection, and practical insights into their lives, "A Path to Excellence" is the book for them. It's more than a book; it's an intimate companion for your journey towards personal growth and self-mastery.


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