Self-Knowledge: A Critical Factor for Self-Transformation by Abhayanath Tiwari essentially addresses the key point of self-transformation holistically. The knowledge of ourselves provides us with the capacity to manage our mental domains – cognition, emotions, interpersonal behaviour, and actions. The book addresses the critical factors for self-transformation – awareness, experience, mindset, and approach.
In a quick interview with the author, we got to know about how he got into writing. The interview covers the author’s thoughts on his book and more.
Please introduce yourself to our readers.
Hi, I am Abhaya, I love to educate and inspire people for success and happiness in life.
When did it dawn upon you that you wanted to be a writer?
A few years back I decided to organize my learning and put it on paper. The result was a great book on Self-transformation through Self-knowledge.
What inspires you to write books? What are the things which catch your attention?
The love of writing, the self-satisfaction of creating something which is meaningful to me and others which is impacting people whatever ways it may. Life has so many things to teach us, that keeps me on.
Tell something in brief about your book ‘Self-Knowledge: A Critical Factor for Self-Transformation: UNTANGLE YOURSELF’? How did the idea of coming up with this book strike you?
Everyone has the same time and brains but only a few get ahead in life? Why? It’s the lack of knowledge about ones own potential and ability and it’s execution to meaningful usage that keep them behind, so to ignite the power within to perceive your true self and it’s endless potential, this book clearly shows, the way out from tangled life to untangled life is the “Way – In”.
The path to self-transformation starts within, outside is the projection of our inside self. Therefore, deep within lies our true core transformation levers, if pulled well it ensures we excel in our calling and be what we want to be. This was the message I wanted to share through this book. If the teachings of this book are applied by anyone in life it can transform their life and business for long-lasting happiness and success. That’s my mission, my “Why”.
Why did you choose to write a non-fiction book? What was your aim behind it?
My biggest plot in life is self-knowledge hence a fictional book. I wanted life to unfold itself like an onion peeled, you reach true self by unpeeling your life to grow from within like bamboo which takes five years to take root but only a few weeks to grow 100 feet. The approach in life is an inch wide and mile deep.
Do you see books as a carrier of an important message or a medium of entertainment?
True. It’s a way of communicating your messages to people from which they can get some value.
Do you view writing as a kind of spiritual practice?
No. It’s not spiritual but ritual. It’s about habit, about expressing more, flying on the wings of imagination and connecting dots to make meaning in life.
When you were young, did you ever see writing as a career or full-time profession?
Never, but knew I can write. It was only deciding and the book was done. I think writing is about perspiration, inspiration, and patience.
How would you describe the contemporary scenario of writing and reading around the world?
Its technology-driven. It’s losing the original works. People can just write 200 books in 2 yrs time due to technology and many ways available today. It’s possible to create your niche easily today, which used to take years to build earlier. It only shows that there is a whole mechanism of writing books by self, through others, etc. What’s good has happened is that lesser-known authors can get their books published quickly, unlike earlier days. They can market their books to make quick money, publish digitally get reviews, etc. It has become accessible and marketable due to technology. Many new forms of writing have emerged which readers are consuming viz; eBooks, audiobooks, short videos, long videos, course manuals, making them authorpreneurstoday. It’s the best time for the authors.
How crucial are marketing and promotions when it comes to selling a book?
You can not survive without digital marketing today. Very important, must.
Do you read much and if so who are your favourite authors? What is your favourite genre?
I read Daniel Goleman, Tony Robbins, Gita, Joseph LeDoux, Vivekananda etc. Self Development.
Any advice you would like to give to aspiring writers?
Just express. Spread your message. Do not be constrained by any limiting beliefs.
Are we going to hear more from you in the future?
Yes, my next book is on the current crisis leading to the transformation of resellers in India by adopting the digitalization of their business.
It solves the problems of millions of resellers in India who feed millions of Indians need hand-holding and that’s what this book will do to them. It will empower them to be what they want to be and transform them by adopting digitization in their business and connect with their customers and business partners effectively. It’s a playbook solving their problems effectively and provide them with a stepwise guide for adopting digital transformation.
*We wish Author Abhaya Nath all the best for his future endeavours.*
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Author Page: https://notionpress.com/author/abhaya_nath