Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I grew up in Gardena the neighboring city to compton in california. I am a child of two police officers raised during a rough time period. Eventually my parents were able to move us away from a urban area to a nice area. Now I live in the inland empire in riverside ca by myself. I had an experience where I was broke, depressed and emberrased. My car broke down and I didnt have the money to fix it. I was fired from my job and I was late on rent. I went home and found out the girl I was with had cheated on me. I was sitting on the floor I began to pray and I decided to google success. I found a man named Jim Rohn and he talked about the importance of reading an hour a day and from there that’s all she wrote. Now I read a book a week and I love, love, love to read.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
The Success magnet is simply a book that goes to war with social paradigms on what success is. It angers me to see people perpetuate an idea of success having to do with some money crazed lifestyle. I write this book so that people can build their own personal ideal of success, which is practical for everybody. At one point in my life I was broke, depressed, and embarrassed, then I had a course of events take place in my life that lead me from being broke to making six figures. I simply learned to take responsibility for my life and from their the universe got on my side to help me succeed. What makes the book interesting is the transformational aspects of it. It has been written very simply and in a way to give people those aha moments so they can put the book down and be inspired to act.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Yes, I like to write in the presence of other people. I find it hard to work alone. I love to be in a coffee shop, or with other writers, or in the middle of a mastermind group.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I read the bible daily and I love to read the bible now that I know that it’s not written for everybody to agree with its aspects. I think it was written for each individual to get what they get from it. I also love to read zen books, and buddhist books. Authors I love are Jim Rohn, Stephen Covey, Brendon Burchard etc. The book that changed my life though was Steven Pressfield, The War of Art. That book empowered me to sit my ass down and write this book I wrote today.
What are you working on now?
I am coaching people one on one, I am also developing a confidence mastery course, and I am campaigning to speak to spread this idea of responsibility and self expression.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I think focusing on the message is key. I set out initially because I want to reach millions of people but I learned that sometimes you have to do it for the one person you can help. I stopped trying to reach the world, and started reaching the one I can help, and the world came to me.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Yes, dont take advice. You already know how to achieve your goals, you simply have to get out of your own way and create. Sit down and write, period.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
The best advice I have ever heard is that reality is what is and anything that explains reality is an abstract concept.
What are you reading now?
Shobogenzo by Master Dogen
What’s next for you as a writer?
I want to write a book that explains what can’t be understood, but only experienced. I want to write a book that generates an experience of the here and now moment.
What is your favorite book of all time?
The Bible, The book of survival, My book, and Bucky Fullers book Synergy.