We recently caught up with KJB, the author of The Mirror Principle, a book that provides practical steps for achieving fulfillment and success and can help you discover the power to create your future.
Below is a summary of the conversation we had with KJB:
Tell us what inspired you to become an author?
I think of myself more as a messenger than an author. The story of The Mirror Principle is a timeless message on human potential, and interestingly the message gets delivered to every generation: it is said with a different voice at different times. I have merely given myself to the study of human potential and I think the book is simply a result.
What message are you sending your readers through your books?
It is a message of practical hope; it provides inspiration to readers and reminds them of the awesome potential they possess. No buzz words; no unrealistic notions; no ambiguities. Just facts, simplicity, and inspiration.
Tell us a little about your most recent book and why it is a must-read?
A few things draw raised eyebrows from time to time. The Mirror Principle is one of them. As you read the book you are faced with simple facts, and inspirational sayings from sages, which form pointers to an undeniable law: The law is the reason some succeed and some fail; simple but powerful. The book goes on to explain how to master that law, and by being masters we set ourselves up for an amazing journey.
Do you have any other books your readers can look forward to?
Something else might come along but for now The Mirror Principle is the one, and perhaps the only book. I continue to write short pieces on the TMP website.
Do you ever get writer's block and if so, how do you overcome that?
Of course I do. What I have learnt is to not force it. Go away, and forget about the book completely. Engage in things you are passionate about, or simply take a rest and surround yourself with fun filled moments. Soon it will all come rushing back to you; sometimes during the most unexpected of hours.
What book have you read that most influenced your life and why?
It has to be As a Man Thinketh by James Allen. Also, Interestingly, though not similar to what I write about in The Mirror Principle I am a big fan of Dan Brown’s. His subtle blend of history and fiction gives me a fresh perspective on things.
What has been the toughest criticism given to you as an author?
“If it’s about self-help I don’t even want to come close to your book. It is all vague and baseless jargon”, said one of my mentors. Well that was before he read it. He is now a big fan.
His skepticism did make me challenge my thoughts and ask the question “why is The Mirror Principle any different from any self help book out there”. So in a sense I am thankful for the initial criticism.
Keep up with KJB on his Publish Wiz author page here.