Interview with Gavin Sequeira

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
I’ve always enjoyed working with people and I have an insatiable appetite for seeing others succeed. By sharing my experience and that which I have derived from my mentors, I hope to inspire people from all over the world that are facing the same struggles as I did. This is why I chose to specialise in the area of helping people transition from the corporate world to their own business and being their own boss.

It's my own personal journey and by me helping others get through their individual journeys, I am helping people achieve not only their financial goals, but to reach for their potential and live a more fulfilled life.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I’ve always been the kind of person who aspired to live a life full of choices, where I had the freedom to choose what I wanted to do and when. What I found with my corporate career was that whilst I had the money to do most of the things I wanted to do, I didn't always have the time and this was always a struggle for me. I was never really in control of my schedule, which could change from week to week, especially with a demanding role that involved travel and working with international teams and various timezones.

So I began to look for options on how I could make my vision of living life on my terms a reality and this led me to get into my own business, mainly because it meant I could do something I was truly passionate about and derive an income that would allow me to create the lifestyle I aspired to, and best of all - I would be in control.

One of my goals is to have positively impacted the lives of at least 1,000,000 individuals globally - all of whom would have taken the decision to one day quit their day job, become entrepreneurs and create the life of their dreams through their own business. Hence the book is a starting point to effect this change in people. I know the ripple effect of this will be massive and changing one life can mean transforming a family, a community and hopefully inspires others to follow their dreams as well.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I enjoy spending quality time with family and friends. I lead an active lifestyle where I'm constantly surrounding myself with fun and inspiring people. I love travelling when I can, checking out new funky cafes, bars and restaurants. I love the outdoors and going to the beach. I keep fit with Karate and playing squash. I am an active student and investor in property and am always looking at doing new deals, learning and growing with each experience. My fascination with business and constantly investing in my education allows me to provide better services and products and impact more people.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Through recommendations and research. We are so lucky to have such a wide range of talented authors that have published so many amazing ebooks that there is so much out there to get hold of and absorb! My quest for knowledge and information grows each day and if I find a good ebook that can help me fill these needs, then I'll grab it!
What is your writing process?
I tend to just type out my thoughts, but before I get started I generally have a plan and structure of how it will look in the end. This allows me to structure my thoughts and have a flow that makes sense not just to me as the author, but to the reader as well.
How do you approach cover design?
I like to have a cover that is unique, bold, bright and really stands out. The colours, text and imagery are all important components and I generally like to employ the services of a professional in this space to help me craft this together. This is what I did with Break Free From Corporate.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
1. Rich Dad Poor Dad - great insights into having the right mindset to create wealth and prosperity, as opposed to just being in the rat race and getting by.
2. Think and Grow Rich - teaches you how the top 500 most successful businessmen of their time all had a vision that was big enough to help them design a successful lifestyle and exactly what they did to achieve this.
3. The Celestine Prophecy - great way to learn about the different modes of vibration that we as humans operate on and how we can continually evolve in our journey to be more and achieve more.
4. The 5 Love Languages - so important as it helps us understand how to effectively communicate with other human beings, based on what resonates with them.
5) You can heal your life - fantastic book that showcases that we have the intellect, will power and capacity to be able to heal ourselves of physical ailments by identifying the root cause of the issue and dealing with it.
What do you read for pleasure?
I love reading personal development books, as well as biographies of significant leaders in our community and how they came to be where they are, more importantly the struggles they surpassed to be the success that they were. These inspire me.
Describe your desk
I tend to work out of home, libraries, cafes, actually anywhere I can base my laptop. So totally mobile which is very condusive to the lifestyle I aspire to live, i.e. not being restricted to any one particular area or location.
What are you working on next?
I'm launching an exciting and mind-opening 6 week intensive course, where people can work through scenarios and allow themselves time to get their mindset right, look for the right opportunities and plan their transition.
Published 2016-04-06.
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Books by This Author

Break Free From Corporate
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 33,350. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Business Management, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Careers
How would you like to fire your boss and start living life on your terms, doing what you are passionate about and pursuing your dreams? WARNING: This book is bound to challenge the way you think and may be confronting; however the ideas presented will save you countless hours and thousands of dollars in the long run, by avoiding common mistakes made when starting up a new business.