ike all of my other favourite people, I met Paul Jarvis on the internet. He’s a gentleman of adventure who lives in the forest in Canada. In some ways, we couldn’t be more different, but we also have a lot of commonalities. I love the internet for making random friendships like this possible!
Most people don’t know this, but Paul has been my first port of call with every single silly question I had about self-publishing my first book. I emailed him at all hours of the day and night, asking him things like, “How do I get an ISBN?”, “How do I sell the audiobook?” and other nonsense. Mercifully he took pity on me, answering all of my questions and then some!
He has been such a massive supporter of Radical Self Love: A Guide to Loving Yourself and Living Your Dream, and when he said he’d like to interview me about it, I jumped at the chance!
We discussed coming up with a title and possible alternate subtitles for my book (e.g. How To Love Yourself And If That Doesn’t Work, Eat A Pint Of Ice Cream), being a pioneer of weirdness, how to be confident (and be yourself) online, radical self love dates, visiting Lollipop Island, making bullshit excuses, limiting beliefs, how to make friends as an adult, shopping for Shauna’s husband, online comments, and how to keep your mind clear of distractions so you can keep creating. I think you’ll enjoy it.
The audio is embedded below (and if you’re reading this via email, click through for the MP3)!
Paul was the first person to read Radical Self Love: A Guide to Loving Yourself and Living Your Dream, and his enthusiasm about it means so much to me. I’m particularly touched that even though it’s primarily written for women — and it is very pink — he was able to gain and learn a lot from it. There’s no higher praise in my mind!
Photo by Made U Look, who I absolutely love, and who you should hire because they can reflect your inner beauty through their cameras.