The mind is a powerful force. It can plunge us into the depths of misery or take us to the heights of ecstasy" - David Cuschieri
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Victim to Victor | Insecure to Secure |Worrier to Warrior
My Author journey:
Here are a few interesting stories about this book. A book was never really on the horizon for me. It wasn't something I thought I could do or should do. But in hindsight, I can see that it was the most natural progression of my learnings. I do love to share all good things that I learn.
Bandaid vs Root Cause mentality:
It was only as I worked with different types of clients on their wellness journey that I realized that in order to make any change in our life, we need to uncover the core beliefs that limit us. Once we become aware of these beliefs, it is much easier to understand them and make the necessary changes. I became very aware of how much our society has trained us to hide. We try to cover up our problems with bandaids and pretend they don't exist. We will do anything to avoid getting to the root cause of the problem and use as many quick fixes to heal. I realized how important it is to break free of this mindset.
The desire to share:
As I worked with my clients to focus on internal mindset shifts, they began finding the outer habits easier to change. The changes they made became more sustainable since they were doing the inner work along with the outer work. This is when I decided that there needs to be more of a conversation about the mindset.
Meant to be:
Overcoming the seven mindset pitfalls allowed me to elevate my energy and sent me on a deeper quest to understand myself. This led me to various coaches, experts, authors, and spiritual guides, many of whom invariably nudged me to write a book, some even insisting that I have multiple books in me. It took me a long time to let go of the limiting belief that I wasn't good enough to write a book but after several nudges, I caved and began to work on the book.
Signs and Synchronicities:
I knew that the book had to be about the mindset, but I didn't know how I would structure it. As always I turned to my spirit guides for help and they never disappoint. As I was walking around Cape May, NJ one summer evening, I saw this car air freshener in a store. I instantly knew that the book would be called the Warrior mindset.
Once I decided on the name of the book, I still didn't know how the structure would be. After racking my brain, I remembered a journal I had written some thoughts in a few years ago and in searching my entire office for it, I uncovered these cards I had created for a photobooth I had done as a fundraiser for Manavi, an organization that helps women who are victims with domestic abuse. The minute I saw them, I knew these would be the chapters.
It's hard to explain, but when you know, you just know.
The cover design came to me in a meditation session and has since been revised but if you look closely at the cover, you will see all the low vibe mindsets crossed out in the background. I quiet like the transformation that happened with the cover from concept to final cover.