About Taylor Rochestie:
As seen on Forbes, ESPN, NBC, Sports Illustrated and more, Taylor Rochestie is a professional athlete who's traveled the world playing basketball for over 11 years. Having lived in 12 countries he's constantly immersing himself in local cultures and learning about the diversity of life's "truths." He offers a unique perspective, by sharing his New 20/20 Vision for the future. Using a positive filter to all that he encounters, Taylor is unwavering in optimism and powered with a purposeful voice to inspire positivity and happiness. Taylor is also an author of A New 20/20 Vision, speaker, husband, and father who is currently overseas playing professional basketball.
What inspires you to write?
“A New 20/20 Vision” began as a letter to my unborn daughter, Joy. It started out as a letter to her, a hope and letter of inspiration to help her find joy and happiness in her life. In a world where we are defined by external influences, it’s important to be self councilors about how we define success and how we create our authentic self. A letter turned into paragraphs and soon into chapters. It was a very organic process with a beautiful message of positivity.
What authors do you read when you aren’t writing?
This may be controversial but if I'm completely honest, I don't know if I have any favorite authors. I like to stay in my lane, keep my head down and get the job done. Instead of pulling inspiration from other authors, I utilize my family, worldly travels and life experiences to find inspiration from.
Tell us about your writing process.
I'm not a conventional writer.
My thoughts usually begin as a note in my iPhone around 2am. I lay in bed, unable to sleep and like to write down thoughts I have. In the morning I will turn those thoughts into full ideas and continue writing from there…
What advice would you give other writers?
It's important to develop your authentic thoughts and always believe that what you have to say is important and valuable. You have a voice so use it (or write down your words). The process and the journey is the best part so enjoy each step of the way.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
I vacillated between going the traditional publishing route with a big publisher or self publishing. But I decided that I did not want to wait. I wanted to get the message out there because it felt very timely with our current climate.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think it will be interesting to say the least. I've seen a lot of publishing houses merging and transition so although I can't tell the future, the safest bet to say is that I don't think it will be what it once was.
What genres do you write?: sports psychology, empowerment, words of wisdom, self help
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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