About Mike Pettigrew:
Mike Pettigrew is an author, entrepreneur and motivational speaker. His purpose is to share inspiring and motivating techniques and strategies that can help you to create a life of greater happiness, success and fulfillment.
Mike’s books, videos and training programs can enable you to:
* Be Empowered and Motivated – and achieve all your goals
* Overcome Negative Thoughts – that have always held you back
* Develop More Confidence – so you have less fear and self-doubt
* Unlock Your Inner Genius – so you can transform any situation
* Master Your Mind and Emotions – and control what happens to you
* Discover Your Inner Magnet – that attracts success and happiness
* Find Your Purpose in Life – so you can be more fulfilled
What inspires you to write?
Several years ago after being very successful in business, I lost everything. I trusted the wrong people and made the wrong investments and ended up not having any money to feed my wife our our new born baby. It was a terribly frightening time in my life but it taught me all sorts of wonderful things. Like how our dominant thoughts and emotions create the circumstances of our lives.
I managed to transform our circumstances by using the power of gratitude and by taking far greater control over my dominant thoughts and feelings. I learnt a lot of things that can really help many people. I started writing so that I could help inspire and motivate other people to transform their circumstances, become happier and live more successful lives.
Tell us about your writing process.
I do my best writing when I set aside 2 hours every morning, before I do my “normal” work. This allows my creativity to flow uninterrupted by email, phone calls and other distractions.
Also, I believe that the best books are those that appear like the author is speaking to you directly. This is why I normally prefer to dictate my books using voice recognition software. It keeps everything flowing smoothly, without being interrupted by one’s own internal editor!
What advice would you give other writers?
Set aside at least an hour every morning for writing, before you do anything else. Most people find that they very creative early in the day, when they are freshest and have the most energy and vitality. Also, make sure your phone is off and that you don’t even look at your emails or social media until you have completed your writing!
How did you decide how to publish your books?
With self-publishing you are more in control over the publishing process. Also, providing you are a good marketer you can publish new books successfully a lot more quickly and a lot more often that with traditional publishing. With Kindle publishing its very important to complete some kindle publishing courses before you begin. This way you will know in advance how to succeed in this medium.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I believe that ebooks sales worldwide will gradually far exceed print copies. However, I believe that traditional publishing will not disappear anytime soon, as most of us still prefer the feel of a physical book in our hands.
What do you use?: Dictated and got transcribed, Professional Cover Designer
What genres do you write?: self-help,psychology,success,happiness,empowerment,spirituality,esoteric,life after death,
What formats are your books in?: eBook, Audiobook
All information in this post is presented “as is” supplied by the author. We don’t edit to allow you the reader to hear the author in their own voice.