Author interview with Justin Sachs, author of “Your Mailbox is Full”
1. Tell us about your latest book.
Your Mailbox Is Full is a book written for teengers that gives them the tools they need to become successful in high school and throughout their lives. Things like goal setting, time management, living a healthy lifestyles, and modeling and attracting success. Written in a fun and quick read, teenagers love the graphics and the simple action items at the end of each chapter.
2. How did you get started as a writer?
After working for Mark Victor Hansen, Co-Founder of Chicken Soup for the Soul Series, it only made sense. He was such an inspiration. I had always wanted to write a book, but it wasn’t until I met him, and attended his events that I learned how easy it could be to write and publish a book!
3. What does a typical day look like for you?
Wake up, spend an hour or so writing, begin working on Marketing and PR for my book, do a few interviews for my new radio show, Motivational Minds Radio (www.motivationalmindsradio.com) do some school work, go to the gym. Eat a few times somewhere in there.
4. Describe your desk/workspace.
Cluttered. We’ve found that the most creative people in the world have the most cluttered workspace because of all the projects they are working on!
5. Favorite books (especially for writers)
So You Want to Write by Ann McIndoo, If You Could See What I Hear by Kathy Buckley
6. Tell us 3 interesting/crazy things about you
I walked on fire with Tony Robbins at the age of 14,
7. Favorite quote
“Be the change you wish to see in the world.”
8. Best and worst part of being a writer
Best part: having a finished product you can be proud of! Worst part: The writing is just the beginning. Once you’ve finished writing, there’s marketing and pr, distribution, retail sales, etc.
9. Advice for other writers
Set aside a specific amount of time every day that you will devote to writing no matter what! Settle for nothing less than writing for that amout of time EVERYDAY! You’ll be amazed how quickly you can write a book when you focus on it EVERY day!
10. Tell us a story about your writing experience.
Never be afraid to ask for help. I was once at a Mark Victor Hansen seminar where Lisa Nichols was speaking. I wanted to ask her for help, b/c she worked with teens just like I do. I finally got up the courage to approach her and ask her for help, and it turns out she invited me to her event the next weekend and we had a great conversation about her work with teens and how we could partner in the future.
Where can people buy your book and learn more?
My book is available on my website: www.YourMailboxIsFullBook.com Also check out my new radio show at www.MotivationalMindsRadio.com we are always looking for motivating and inspiring guests!!
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