What inspired you to start writing? I am a certified Life Coach, and this is part of departing information and sharing empowering information with people for them to change their lives for the better.
How long have you been writing? This is my first book and so I guess I have just started writing
When did you start writing? I started writing this book last year, this project was started during the hard lock down
Briefly talk to me about “Resetting One’s Mindset for Success! The title is about the reprogramming of our mindset because most people were programmed since childhood, in fact all children come to this world with the mind that is empty and all they do is to record anything and everything they see and hear. Success is a result of a change in mindset.
What do you expect the readers to get from reading this mind changing book? I expect the readers to realize the unlimited potential and power they have and how to use it.
Can you briefly give us a breakdown and/or summary of this book according to its chapters! Instead of going through the 14 chapters let me group them into four areas; 1st group will be from Chapter 1 to 4 and this is where I talk about the importance of discovering one’s purpose, why it’s important and how to actually go about developing your purpose because without purpose life becomes meaningless.
The other chapter focuses on the importance of identifying your gist and sharing it with the world. Here as well you will find the ways and means of identifying your gift. Then we focus on the developing of your vision to know where you are going because without direction life is frustrating. Lastly, it’s the focus on the importance of setting goals.
2nd area is Chapters 5 to chapter 8: the focus here is on the importance of knowing how your mind works. How to direct and control your mind and master your emotions. It is where the reader leans about the importance of changing your consciousness.
3rd area is Chapter 9 to 12: these are areas where you learn about how to create the life you always wanted. Here I mention and discuss various techniques that helps the reader with reprogramming their mind.
Lastly, we have Chapters 13 to 14: This is where the reader will learn about how to really practice gratitude and how to remain persistence and persevere in the midst of challenges in life.
When did you first consider yourself a writer? I have been writing but not actually thinking of publishing a book. I used to write to accumulate all the knowledge from my life experience and things I have read from other authors. I started concerning the idea of writing a book just before the first lockdown and started writing during the hard lockdown of last year.
Describe your writing space. I prefer to first be primed or motivated so that more ideas can flow from my mind. I mostly prefer writing mostly in the late evenings when the kids are asleep, and everything is calm and relaxed.
Do you hear from your readers much? What do they say? This is my first book, I hope to receive reviews later
Is writing your full-time career? Or would you like it to be? It is part of what I do. I am a Life Coach conducting mindset training programs as well and so writing supports what I do. Yes it’s a full time career.
On a typical day, how much time do you spend writing? 30 min-1 hour
Are you on social media and can your readers interact with you? Yes, my website : www.dingaanrahlapane.co.za, My Facebook page is Dingaan.rahlapane.5, Instagram: Dingaan_rahlapane and YouTube: @dingaanrahlapane
Writing can be an emotionally draining and stressful pursuit. Any tips for aspiring writers? You need to write about what you are passionate about, and in that way it may not be as strenuous as it could have been. The desire to share your story must be at the forefront of your writing a book.
What advice would you give a new writer, someone just starting out? Writing is merely telling a story that can help someone enjoy telling that story.
How do you deal with emotional impact of a book (on yourself) as you are writing the story? Fortunately, while writing this book I mostly had the emotion of gratitude to be able to share my message with the readers.
Where can readers purchase your book? On my website, www.dingaanrahlapane.co.za or sending direct messages from social media space.
What is the key theme and/or message (s) in the book? Transformation of mindset and changing of habits to attain the life you deserve.
What do you hope your readers take away from this book? I hope they become empowered to tackle life differently with more confidence and courage
Tell us about the process for coming up with the cover. It’s a reflection of the mind.
Where do you get your inspiration? Reading other people’s inspiring work or books
What was your favorite part (getting the book in such a good process), and your least favorite part (having someone show you your blind spots), of the publishing journey? Where can readers find out more about you and your book? On my website and social media mentioned above.
What were the key challenges you faced when writing this book? How to put message in a way that readers can find it easy to understand.
What was the highlight of writing this book? Completion of all the chapters
Are you working on anything at the present you would like to share with your readers about? I am working on the next book.
Who is your favorite author and why? Tony Robbins, he writes self-help books aimed at helping people become their better self
What books or authors have most influenced your own writing? Tony Robbins.
Who is the author you most admire in your genre? Tony Robbins.
What famous author do you wish would be your mentor? Tony Robbins, and he is my mentor.
If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be? Passionate, courageous and creative
What is the definition of success? Living your life purpose
When did you first realize that there is a writer hidden within? I mean when did you realize that you want to become a writer/author? When I had the yearning to share what I know with other people and through my reading of many books.
What is that one thing that makes your writing unique and different from others? It is based on proven principles.
What would you like to suggest to the budding writers or authors? Or what special suggestion you would want to give your fans and budding writers? They must enjoy sharing information with others