MEET JASON FOSS
I met Jason on Twitter. He saw my book trailer for Dear Heart and Sweet Heart and invited me to interview for his blog. It was one of those serendipitous things that happen on Twitter that my publisher, Melissa Miller, talks about.
Jason played basketball for the College of Mt. St. Vincent. During his Freshman and Sophomore years the team made it to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in the College's history. After getting his B.A. in Psychology, Jason realized that it wasn't Psychology that enabled him to help others, it was his ability to motivate.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR BOOKS AND WHY YOU DECIDED TO WRITE THEM.
"The Hourglass" is about a character named Jake Trust. He was very popular in college and was Captain of the basketball team. But after College he had a regular office job like everybody else. Out of frustration he asks his friend Josh to go gambling with him one weekend. If they win BIG they will take the money and save it and figure out something better to do with their lives, but if they lose, they will settle for their office jobs. What Jake doesn't realize is that his friend, Josh, used to have a gambling problem.
"What's Next: 12 Levels Of Motivation" is my first motivational book. It gives the reader 12 things to do each month to stay Motivated throughout the Year.
"Journey Within: Change Your Mind, Change Your Life" is my newest book. It teaches people how to change the way they see things because, sometimes, if you change your perspective, you can achieve things that you never thought possible.
HOW MUCH OF YOUR WORK IS BASED ON YOUR OWN EXPERIENCE?
I would say a little more than half of my work is based on my own personal experiences.
WHAT KIND OF RESEARCH WENT INTO WRITING YOUR BOOKS?
With "The Hourglass" and my two motivational books not much research went into writing them. Not because research isn't important but because I needed to make sure my books were original."
I SEE THAT YOU STARTED OUT WRITING FICTION WITH "THE HOURGLASS". WHAT MADE YOU TRANSITION TO NONFICTION?
I transferred to non-fiction with my two motivational e-Books because I realized I can help a lot more people that way. "The Hourglass" was fun to write and can get a reader to enjoy a story, but motivating someone that needs it can change a life."
WHAT CAME FIRST: WRITING BOOKS OR BECOMING A MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER?
Writing books came first.
WHAT IS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF "YET" IN WHAT'S NEXT: 12 LEVELS OF MOTIVATION?
The significance of "YET" in "What's Next: 12 Levels Of Motivation" is the fact that your mind is like a computer. For example, if you tell yourself over and over again I'm not good at writing, your mind is going to believe that as fact. However, if you tell yourself I'm not good at writing YET, your mind, like a computer, will believe that eventually you will be.
DO YOU EVER GET OVERWHELMED LISTENING TO OTHER PEOPLE'S PROBLEMS?
I don't get overwhelmed listening to other people's problems. As they are telling me what's going on I'm already replacing what's affecting them with two or three possible solutions."
IF YOU COULD ONLY GIVE YOUR CLIENTS ONE PIECE OF ADVICE, WHAT WOULD THAT BE?
Don't focus on what you don't like about yourself, instead focus on becoming the best version of yourself.
DO YOU HAVE A BLOG OR WEBSITE READERS CAN VISIT?
EMPOWERED-INDIVIDUALS.COM is my one-on-one Motivation by Phone website. Anyone can text me at 954-743-8670 for a one-time, free, one-on-one phone motivation session. All they have to do is text their number and, in a word or a sentence, tell me what they need to be motivated for.
EMPOWERED-INDIVIDUALS.BLOGSPOT.COM is my Blog where I interview amazing authors such as yourself to find out what motivates great authors to create great books.
Jake Trust is a talented guy in his mid-thirties who lost his way as a decade flew by. An office job has robbed him of his emotions, and his boss reminds him every chance he gets that Jake is not important to the company. And Jake has a bad feeling that he's going to be fired, as many others were.
Then, his best friend gives Jake his first office pool football sheet and he wins $500 dollars his first try. From that moment on Jake is hooked. His excitement is short-lived, however, when he brings his friend in on a plan to make money on the side. Friendships that seemed unbreakable fade into the past, and good intentions are on the verge of ruining lives. With an hourglass, and the help of a few people along the way, Jake learns how to live his life by taking chances, and risks everything in hopes that he can break free from the chains of what he feels is a monotonous way of life.
This is a motivational book that will give you different perspectives for many situations to help you handle things better.
Journey Within is simple and effective way to stay self-motivated and empowered by using a change-your-mind-change-your-life mind-set.