About Gregory V. Diehl:
Gregory V. Diehl understood the importance of universal ideals at a very young age. Raised in California before embarking on a path of global exploration, Diehl focused his belief in personal empowerment through a career path in education at age 18. His quest for learning led him to deep self-discovery through entrepreneurship, inquiry, and analysis. Diehl has lived and worked in over 35 countries so far, offering straightforward solutions to seekers of honest advice and compassionate support in the development of their identities.
In addition to teaching and coaching, Gregory enjoys mentoring gifted, yet rebellious young people. He spends his free time seeking out new parts of the world to explore, and is developing a personal lifestyle sanctuary in southern Ecuador. His core values include breaking down the boundaries of comfort and culture, actualizing potential in living things, and contributing to a better life for hungry dogs, cats, and children. He writes about meaningful entrepreneurship, education, parenting, relationships, and discovery of the self.
Gregory’s first book, Brand Identity Breakthrough, quickly shot to #1 bestseller in both Public Relations and Sales & Selling for Small Business on Amazon, and is available in Kindle, print, and audiobook formats.
What inspires you to write?
All my life, I have been struggling to solidify the core values which guide my actions and define me as an individual. Today, after extensive lifestyle experimentation, I finally know who I am and why I am the way that I am. Writing is how I share these values with others, and help them define themselves meaningfully.
Tell us about your writing process.
My process is all about systematically breaking down big ideas that are important to me into structures that other people can understand. I want them to see the world the way that I do, but in my head it can all be an overwhelming mess of information. Getting it out in writing makes it orderly, beautiful, and logical. That’s what I strive to put out into the world, so I constantly change little bits throughout the whole piece to make it all flow as perfectly as possible.
What advice would you give other writers?
Know why you are writing what you are writing, and what you are trying to say. Don’t write just to be a writer. You have to establish your identity and your message, and that can’t be faked.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
Self publishing was really the only option for me because I wanted to be in control of my whole process and message. I also thought it would be a much bigger job trying to approach bigger publishers as a complete nobody with no track record of success. Now that my first book, Brand Identity Breakthrough, has ranked very well on Amazon, I might consider the traditional publishing route if an attractive enough offer is ever made with someone who understands what I am trying to say.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Every day, it gets easier for people to get their message out in one form or another. Books are the perfect medium for someone like me. I think everyone needs to explore what matches their personality, message, and audience best.
What do you use?: Professional Cover Designer, Beta Readers
What genres do you write?: Business, personal development, education, travel
What formats are your books in?: eBook, Print, Both eBook and Print, Audiobook
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