About Mikal Nielsen:
Mikal Nielsen is a life & business coach, helping individuals & teams to get more life out of life and more business out of business. He is also an international public and keynote speaker.
Mikal lives in New Zealand, where he has been featured on National TV & Radio, and in several newspapers and magazines.
His profound understanding of human nature – in particular the mind – comes from more than 30 years of exploration in a multitude of ways. This includes traveling to well over 50 countries ‘studying’ many different cultures, along with deeply questioning his own life and life itself.
With a passion for growth, Mikal has be coaching this for over 20 years. As a part of that, he has created a number of online systems to support people in living happier and more fulfilling lives. This includes the ‘Living on Purpose Skype Program’, ‘Modern Meditation for the Modern World’ and the ‘Mindful Minute Method’. He also hosts his own WebTV Show ‘Awareness – The Key to the Driver Seat’.
What inspires you to write?
Writing for me, serves two purposes. One, if helps me create a deeper level of clarity of that which I’m trying to convey to my audience. Two, it allows me to reach a global audience that can benefit from my knowledge and experience.
Tell us about your writing process.
I love Mind Maps, so that’s where I start. First, it’s a general Mind Map of what I can potentially put into this book, kind of a brain storming session. Then, I turn the Mind Map into an outline, but maintaining some of the Mind Map methods to keep it creative. This becomes the backbone of the book, what is going to be in it, and it mostly defines the chapter headings, although that will change and evolve as the writing unfolds.
What advice would you give other writers?
Write your book fast! Commit to say 1 hour a day and you will have a book completed in one month or less. My new book “The Quick Fix To Any Problem” was written in 25 days. Writing fast makes you super focussed and creates a momentum that carries you through the tough times, including the typical ‘writers block’.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
These days, self-publishing is becoming easier and easier with the use of technology, great software and platforms like Amazon Kindle. It was an easy choice for me to choose self-publish
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think the current trend of more and more self-publishing will continue.
With that, there will be an increasing challenge of how to distinguish between worth buying books and worthless junk. This will mean that there will be a bigger and bigger need for sites like this one (Book Goodies) where people can check out books before buying.
What do you use?: Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?: Self-Help. Business & Money
What formats are your books in?: eBook
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