Digital Book Nook recently caught up with Sanjukta Khaund, author of “The Art of Falling Forward.” We are excited to share this insightful interview with our readers today.
Q. When did you first discover that you enjoy writing and wanted to become a published author?
I have enjoyed writing for as long as I can remember. As for becoming a published author, it was never my ambition or intention to become one. However, one thing led to another & here I am.
Q. What is your favorite and the most challenging aspect of writing?
My favorite part about writing is that it allows me the freedom to express my ideas. It is therapeutic for me. It also gives me a sense of purpose & contentment as my writing, gives me an opportunity to hopefully add some value to my readers’ lives.
I think the most challenging part about writing is getting started. That’s why I try & write for at least an hour every day. The more you write, the better you can write.
Q. Your new book, “The Art of Falling Forward” is now available on Amazon. Please tell us about your new book.
We only get one life, and we owe it to ourselves to make the most of it. If we allow our imperfections and struggles to hold us back, we will stay held back forever, and our life will pass us by before we realize it. We cannot do much about the cards that we have been dealt, but we can certainly decide how to play the game.
This book will show how we can make the most of the cards that we have been dealt, how our situations do not define us & how we can find a plethora of perfections in our seemingly perfectly-imperfect lives.
Through a number of relatable short stories & easy to implement techniques, ‘The Art of Falling Forward’ will help you harness the strength, potential & opportunities that reside within & around you & make you realize that while falling is inevitable, the right mindset & attitude can help you in falling forward.
Q. Do you have a daily writing mantra that you follow to stay creative?
I think my creativity is fostered by my being present & mindful of my environment & experiences.
It’s been a habit for a long time now to write for an hour every day – the more I write, the better my writing becomes.
Q. Who are some of your favorite authors?
I enjoyed reading the works of Carl Rogers, Victor E Frankl, Irvin D Yalom, Fredrick Backman, Mitch Albom, to name a few.
Q. What do you hope readers are able to get from reading your book?
I hope that this book helps the readers to remember that adversities always teach us something, and our challenges are just roads to opportunities. There are many different doors that can lead to victories – all we need is to learn ‘The Art of Falling Forward’, and continue knocking & eventually one such door will open for us.
About the Author
Sanjukta Khaund is an ICF-Accredited Coach & Certified Counsellor specializing in Personal Growth, Professional Development, Parenting, Life Transition, & Suicide Risk Assessment & Management.
She has extensive experience in equipping her clients with the right tools to navigate life’s challenges and lead more fulfilling lives. Empathetic, supportive, and non-judgmental, Sanjukta has also volunteered with various NGOs.
In her free time, Sanjukta enjoys reading, writing, meditation, traveling and listening to soulful music. She is married to Samir, and they have a beautiful daughter, Samhita.
“The Art of Falling Forward” is now available on Amazon.