Author interview with Peter Ash of ‘The Story I Tell Myself: How Self-Narratives Define Our Identity, Hold Us Back and How We Can Change Them’
You know who you are, right? Of course, you do, you’re you! But what if who you think you are is actually holding you back, closing off exciting opportunities that are right in front of you, and preventing you from achieving your best potential? ‘The Story I Tell Myself’ explores the concept of self-narrative or the stories that we tell ourselves about who we are and our place in the world.
Do you know who you really are? If you have doubt, then join my chat with Peter Ash today in his book, The Story I Tell Myself, and the advice on how to your best potential inside. Peter, what initially inspired you to delve into the depths of self-narratives in this book?
This book starts by exploring my own realization of who I thought I was actually was holding me back. By challenging the story I told myself about who I am, I was able to see new opportunities and change my life for the better.
Looking back, do you feel that challenging your own story was the main experience that you recounted in this book, or did you find that more stories appeared when you started to write?
I’ve shared many of my own experiences, learnings and vulnerabilities in this book in hopes to both illustrate the points I make and to be relatable to the reader.
Out of all of the point that you share with the reader, what did you feel is the most important one?
Self-awareness is essential to personal growth and is not something we always give our self the space to reflect on in our busy lives.
Was giving yourself the space to reflect the greatest point you learned while bringing this book to market, or were you struck by something else?
I learned a lot about myself through the process of writing, as it gave me the chance to really reflect on my own journey.
Has your chance to reflect started you thinking about another book? Do you have another book in the works?
I’m currently developing ideas for a second non-fiction book.
Yay, I’m so glad to hear that your writing journey isn’t complete! I hope the writing process is keeping you energised!
While I need to be in the right headspace to write, I find it energizing.
When writing is energising and fun you need to keep doing it! Well, I don’t want to stand in between you and your next book, Peter, so I’d like to thank you for sharing a taste of your journey with us today, and I wish you the best of luck with this book and beyond!
Excited to read the book we discussed today? Find it here on Amazon: ‘The Story I Tell Myself: How Self-Narratives Define Our Identity, Hold Us Back and How We Can Change Them ( ASIN: B07C8GLP2S )‘.
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