Author interview with Alex Ong (the “Bruce Lee of Wellness”)
Book Title: Mind Your Own Wellness – Turning Thoughts Into Reality
1. Tell us about your latest book.
Mind Your Own Wellness – Turning Thoughts Into Reality is a fun, lifestyle book. It is written by accident. If I have not lost my dear father to a suddent massive heart attack, I would not have the courage to publish this book. It contains priceless, hands-on tips to help you get your weight back on track again. It gives you full control over your thoughts, the choices to improve your health, and the chance to reduce your weight, as well as your aches and pains, NATURALLY. The small red book has been endorsed by Dr. John Gray – author of Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus, Naturopathic Dr. Patricia Bragg, International Speaker Brian Tracy, and Dr. Joe Vitale – Co-author of The Secret.
2. How did you get started as a writer?
By accident! I have never thought of becoming an author, motivational speaker, and songwriter until I lost my father suddenly. He is my inspiration to help others live healthier and longer for themselves and very importantly, for their loved ones.
3. What does a typical day look like for you?
Long and challenging. I’m always learning to improve my writing skills and practicing my speech.
4. Describe your desk/workspace.
Skyline of Chicago (Piles of papers and books).
5. Favorite books (especially for writers)
Believe and Achieve; Think and Grow Rich; Giant Steps; The China Study; Food For Life; Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus; Happy For No Reason; Chicken Soup For The Soul; How To Raise Happy, Healthy Self-Confident Children; The Attractor Factor; Training A Tiger; See You At The Top; Time Trap; Rich Dad, Poor Dad.
6. Tell us 3 interesting/crazy things about you
I love to dream big and set my target low, so that I can pad myself many times on the way up.
I treat every challenge in my life as a valuable lesson.
While driving, if someone sendd me a flying finger, I will give that person a hugh smile and say, “Wish You The Very Best!” It is so cool to see someone transform from being angry to a state of total confusion within a few seconds.
7. Favorite quote
A healthy body will help you attain the confidence that, coupled with a Positve Mental Attitude, will help you achieve your loftiest goals.
— W. Clement Stone
8. Best and worst part of being a writer
When is my day off?
9. Advice for other writers
Don’t die with a book in you – Dan Poynter. Keep on keeping on until your book is published – the sky will clear.
10. Tell us a story about your writing experience.
I prayed before I went to bed. Ideas would come to me at 2am and I would get up and write till 4am everyday. While people were sleeping, I was writing. While they were working, I will catch some sleep. While others were having their day off, I was writing. While others were enjoying their vacations, I was still writing. However, the experience is priceless. When I saw the first hard copy of Mind Your Own Wellness, I almost could not believe I did it. And if Alex can write a book, anyone can – No Kidding!
Mind Your Own Wellness – Turning Thoughts Into Reality is available through