Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
My name is Giuseppe Prota and I'm a self-development enthusiast.
I just released my first book, Do Work You Love: How to Find Your Passion and Build Long-Term Self Motivation.
Since I was a teenager I've always been curious to understand how happiness works. After moving from Italy to Belgium to complete my studies, I started working as a Supply chain professional.
In the meanwhile I've kept researching and introspecting to improve my personal happiness, focusing on my Life purpose discovery.
In fact, I've always dreamed to align my passion with my career or business.
Having struggled with it myself, I gradually developed a passion for helping people find work that matters to them while discovering and using their full potential.
This is why in August 2017 I started Design Your Passion as a way to share my knowledge about the topic.
I love educating and inspiring people to expand their consciousness and live the life of their dreams in practical ways.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My book is called Do Work You Love: How to Find Your Passion and Build Long-Term Self Motivation
Every day I look around, starting from my family, friends, colleagues, and see that people are just reacting to life. They’re not CREATING their life. This is what was happening to me before realizing that something big was missing in my life. I’ve always dreamed to have a job aligned with my passion, a work that I could love. So I started researching, following several mentors, reading books, doing exercises…all in order to find my Life purpose, that is: the most important thing I could be doing on this planet.
I hear too often that “work is not something you’re supposed to enjoy, it’s just work”. This is one of the reasons why I wanted to write this book.
Specifically, I wrote this book to help you find the work that matters for you. I’m not talking about spiritual or abstract things: I’m talking about work. The work, the art that you can create to have a great impact on the world.
What are you working on now?
I'm working on my website, social media and blog. Also, I want to translate my book in Italian and French, as well as create a paperback and audio version.
Next, I will transform the book content into a video course.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Just keep writing daily if possible, to develop a habit and love for writing. Write what people WANTS to read (not what they need to read) but don't forget your true passion. In other words, find a balance.
Also, believe in yourself and commit yourself to mastery, which requires patience and a lot of practice. Stay away from whoever tells you that success comes easily and quickly.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Focus on the one thing and do it. Don't get distracted by all other things you could be doing with your business. Focus on becoming a master at writing if that's what you're passionate about.
What are you reading now?
The purple cow
What’s next for you as a writer?
Become better and better at writing + find ways to get to know my audience
What is your favorite book of all time?
Mastery (George Leonard)