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Interview with D.L. Anderson, author of ‘Unlocking the Mystery of You’

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D.L. AndersonD. L. Anderson is a speaker and life trainer whose goals are centered on helping others live a life of purpose, excellence, and balance. Drawing on 15+ years of experience in various fields including information technology, consulting, and business management, D. L. Anderson is very excited to be able to effectively teach others the same principles which have made his life both fulfilling and successful.

His latest book is the self-help book, Unlocking the Mystery of You: The Pinnacle of Purpose.

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About the Book:

Unlocking the Mystery of YouDo you know who the most important person in your life is? Just look in the mirror and you will see – it’s you. Whether you’re a college student, a housewife, a salesman, or the president of the United States of America, the most important person in your life is and will always be you.

That being said, your primary objective in life should be to know who you are so that you can position yourself to succeed in offices aligned with your purpose. After all, your purpose is the collective reasoning behind your existence. As one philosopher puts it, “Purpose is the only real reason you are here, for you exist because your purpose exists. Thus apart from purpose, you have no authentic motivation for living. You may very well exist, but when you’re gone, very few will ever know that you were here.”

Now for some of us discovering our purpose is simple. We understood it long before we ever became adults. For others it is not so easy, and for more reasons than I can gather. This is why the process of personal discovery is so critical; for not only does it allow you to discover your purpose. It also positions you to persistently follow the evolution of your purpose.

This is important because we are all changing every day. Consequently, our purpose will also change contingent to the season of life we are in. Still, in spite of this inevitable change and all the complexities which make understanding your purpose difficult, you will always be able to detect your purpose simply because it is the source of your fulfillment. So if you’re in a job, relationship, or any office which is persistently unfulfilling, odds are it is not aligned with your purpose – and unless you are willing to concede the awesome measures of fulfillment you would experience otherwise, you need to start thinking about making a change so that you can both enhance your life and have profound impacts in the various groups and societies you are in.

“Unlocking the Mystery of You” champions this cause focusing first and foremost on purpose and the crucial role it plays in achieving personal fulfillment and setting the stage for the individual to be a catalyst for group fulfillment. It accomplishes this goal by utilizing a purposeful roadmap designated as the Pinnacle of Purpose. The Pinnacle of Purpose is a progressive path illustrated by 7 ascending levels which, if followed sequentially, not only have the power to transform your life. It will provide you with the greatest measures of fulfillment and success life can offer. All you have to do is follow the crucial, yet simple order of purpose, beginning with confidence and concluding with peace.

So if you’re ready for a change; if you’re ready to stop sleeping on your dreams and your truest passions; if you’re tired of the status quo and living a life which feels incomplete; if you’re tired of wishing your life was better and are now prepared to do something about it; if you’re finally ready to take that ever-difficult leap of faith, then this is a book you must read. Because in this book I show you how to take that leap of faith without falling, for when you leap towards your purpose, you will always land squarely on your feet.

This is true first and foremost because your purpose is what makes you unique to every other individual in the world today, a premise which thoroughly validates the existence of every man and women on the earth. The problem is that many don’t understand their purpose. Once upon a time I didn’t either. That is until I got serious about life. It was then that I realized what purpose is.

It is the collection of all your authentic desires; it is your passion. It is your North Star and your direction; it is your life-long teacher – and above all else, it is that which causes you to press through any form or measure of adversity until you unleash your maximum potential, for it gives you the strength to hold on when you have no strength left within you to hold on.

For More Information

  • Unlocking the Mystery of You is available at Amazon.
  • Pick up your copy at Barnes & Noble.
  • Visit Life Pinnacles blog.
  • Discuss this book at PUYB Virtual Book Club at Goodreads.

Q: Welcome to Beyond the Books, D.L.. Can we start out by telling us whether you are published for the first time or are you multi-published?

I am multi-published.

Q: When you were published for the first time, which route did you go – mainstream, small press, vanity published or self-published and why or how did you choose this route?

Small press; I chose this route because it was affordable and the publisher I went with had a quality product.

Q: How long did it take you to get published once you signed the contract?

Approximately 6 months; I signed the contract to take advantage of a promotional package even though I had not yet completed my manuscript. The actual time it took after my manuscript was complete was approximately 3 months.

Q: How did it make you feel to become published for the first time and how did you celebrate?

It was one of the most amazing feelings I have ever felt. I knew I was supposed to be a writer before I was even 10 years-old. Being published for the first time provided me a strong sense of validation; specifically because I never received any formal education to improve my natural writing skills. I celebrated by having a party with my closest family members and friends.

Q: What was the first thing you did as for as promotion when you were published for the first time?

I hired a PR firm to help me market my book.

Q: Since you’ve been published, how have you grown as a writer and now a published author?

I’ve grown by knowledge of the publishing process and learning the importance of having as close to a finished product as possible before submitting my final manuscript. Otherwise, the re-editing and submission process just draws out the process and takes away a lot of the excitement and joy of publishing the book.

Q: What has surprised or amazed you about the publishing industry as a whole?

How much it can cost to publish a book and how little the author makes when their book sells.

Q: What is the most rewarding thing about being a published author?

Knowing that I am sharing principles with my audience which have helped me to be successful and find fulfillment in my life.

Q: Any final words for writers who dream of being published one day?

The process is time-consuming, involved, and hard work. If you are not truly passionate about writing or find a constant joy in “wrestling with words” to make them say what you want them to say, then I would advise you not to take on any large book project. Either start with something small, or consider co-authoring.

 

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