It’s Meet the Author Monday! Each week we meet a new author and get to know a little about them, their writing process, publishing experience, and tips for other writers. Today we’re talking to Karin Kiser, author of Unplug Your Robot: The Secret to Lasting Happiness.
About Karin Kiser:
Karin Kiser is the founder of Radical Simplicity TM and author of 10 books, including the international bestseller Lighten Your Load. She helps people simplify and detox their lives so they can live at a higher level with more time, energy, simplicity and ease. As a visionary and mentor, she inspires individuals around the world to greater health and happiness by teaching them to reduce the physical, mental and emotional toxins blocking their path. She has worked with hundreds individually to live lighter on the planet, laugh more, breathe more and be more. Unplug Your Robot is the third book in the Dare to Be Aware TM series.
You can feel enthusiastic and happy on a daily basis.
Are you fired up in the morning, ready to jump out of bed and embrace the day with enthusiasm? Do you feel a sense of daily excitement? Of purpose? Or are you wondering right now if those things are even possible?
Optimism, joy and fulfillment are possible. Not just for some people. For you. All that is required is to unplug your robot.
What is the robot? It’s the part of you that…
- Wakes up at the same time and eats the same breakfast day after day
- Drives to work without remembering any of it
- Bombards you with nonstop thoughts
- Considers busyness, competition, scarcity, anxiety and fear as a normal part of life
Life is about much more than this.
In Unplug Your Robot, I share my system for creating the life you were meant to live, not the one your parents, your college degree or society thinks you should be living.
In Unplug Your Robot: The Secret to Lasting Happiness, you’ll get the roadmap to feel more empowered and excited right now. You’ll discover how to:
- Unplug from unconscious routine and conditioning
- Add more optimism and joy to your life
- Live each moment with clarity and purpose
Sure, you could continue to do the same things in the same way, day in and day out. It’s predictable, it’s safe and it’s comfortable. But it’s only half living.
Life is not about habits and routines. It’s not about waking up at the same time, eating the same breakfast and going to the same job for decades. Life is not about sameness.
Life is about experiencing more aliveness, however that is defined for you. This book shows you how to rediscover your true nature, access more aliveness and start living more fully.
When you unplug your robot, you automatically add more awareness, synchronicity, freedom and meaning to your life.
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Unplug the Robot: The Secret to Lasting Happiness is the third book in the Dare to Be AwareTM series.
Author Interview with Karin Kiser:
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- How long have you been writing?
I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. I actually loved writing in school, even the massive papers I had to write in college and grad school. Journaling, telling stories in letters and emails – it’s all part of how I process information or emotions and connect with others. Even my first career was as a book publisher, so writing has been a continuous part of
- Describe your writing space.
I carry a pen and paper with me at all times to jot down ideas. For years, I’ve been writing and brainstorming while taking long walks in nature. I get some of my best ideas and realizations when I am walking. In fact, most of my books were written and edited from a park bench or along a nature trail.
- Does writing energize or exhaust you?
That depends on whether I am on a deadline. If I put pressure on myself to get a newsletter or article out on a certain date, that can sometimes take the joy out of the writing process. I much prefer to take my time and allow the inspiration to come more organically. But then again, sometimes a time limit (or a word limit) forces me to be clear and concise.
- Do you want each book to stand on its own, or are you trying to build a body of work with connections between each book?
Both. Three of my books (Lighten Your Load, Free and Clear and Unplug Your Robot) are part of the Dare to Be Aware TM series. Since these are nonfiction books about personal development, they don’t necessarily need to be read in order as books in a fiction series would. The books do build on each other though. Ideally, each book takes the reader to a higher (or deeper) level of awareness.
- Do you hide any secrets in your books that only a few people will find?
Not secrets per se, but readers often say they find hidden gems on the second or third read. That is particularly true with my latest book, Unplug Your Robot. My style of writing doesn’t include fillers or fluff, which unfortunately has been a strategy publishers use to get books to a certain size to be able to justify a certain list price. The books I write are intentionally short. But that doesn’t mean short on content. If I’ve done my job correctly, the reader is changed, inspired or empowered in some way by the end of the book. Reading the book again with that new level of awareness often results in a number of aha’s.
- Are you working on anything at the present you would like to share with your readers about?
Yes, I am excited about a companion playbook for Unplug Your Robot that I am creating now. This will be a practical day-by-day guide for taking action to upgrade all areas of daily life.
- Share something your readers wouldn’t know about you.
I’m a serious salsa dancer. I once auditioned as a salsa dancing extra for a Jennifer Aniston movie and later did a dance certification program with one of the professional dancers from the show Dancing with the Stars. These days I try to hit the salsa dance floor at least once a week.
- What’s your favorite spot to visit in your own country? And what makes it so special to you?
My current favorite place is Kings Canyon National Park in California. It is home to the ancient sequoias, some of the largest and oldest trees on Earth. Just imagine what a 2300-year-old tree has witnessed! For me, the forest is a magical place where I can step away from my schedule and my computer and into something that is much larger and vaster than my day-to-day life.
- Where can readers find out more about you and your books?
My books are available on Amazon and at CaminoChroniclesPress.com. Readers can go to my main site KarinKiser.com to learn more about my work, subscribe to my newsletter and get details about current programs and retreats.