Meet the Happiness Millionaire!

Author Interview

Hello! Janet Jones x

5 Questions to Know You Better…

Perhaps most important – tea or coffee, or maybe hot chocolate?

If it is a hot chocolate, I prefer it at a street café in Paris. At home I usually choose a peppermint and liquorice cup of tea!

Of all the characters you have created, who is your favourite?

My book is a semi-autobiographical personal development book, so I guess of all the characters I have been over the years, I prefer the last one where I broke through to my true authentic self and became an author/speaker/trainer.

Do you have a particular place where you write –  can you show us a picture?

My book was written in many places including the South of France. That was because of the romantic notion that authors write in glamorous places. I had to live that image, even if only for a week.

Image of where the Happiness Millionaire: Positive Images for a R.I.C.H and Powerful Life was written

The main place I wrote my book was in my attic room/office, sitting at the family dining table I inherited from my mum when she was promoted to the other side. It is an old 1970’s, wood effect, round Formica table – very trendy in the 70’s. This is quite poignant, as my book tells the sad story of my dad and his search for happiness that he was unable to find and the table appears in a photo in the book covered in cream cakes for my 22nd birthday with my mum and dad.

Where do you find your inspiration and ideas?

My inspiration and ideas come from my obsession with analysing life’s experience and journey so far. I guess I am a thinker and I like to work things out, social things and how situations can be improved. I like to discover ways to make the world, or my world, a better place and then share that through my work in the hope that it will help others. The principles and creating the images for my book drastically changed my life and I have seen them drastically change others. Seeing these results derives me on to work harder and be more creative.

What are you working on currently, and when can we expect to read it?

I am currently developing a tour for this book, the first live seminar will be on the 24th of June in Manchester, not quite sure where after that. I do have other ideas up my sleeve for future books and seminars. One of the greatest problems, it appears to me, is people seem to struggle with keeping their relationships alive, so I would like to write another Happiness Millionaire book focusing on improving relationships and reigniting the fire for people, not only in romantic relationships but also creating enthusiasm and passion (not that kind of passion!) with colleagues at work so people feel more excited about going to work and become happier and, therefore, more productive and successful.

As someone who experienced a major breakdown in communication in my marriage and eventually my family broke up and my work suffered, I would also like to help people in their marriage’s become more communicative and aware of each other. I believe a visual book could do that. I hope the universe channels those images to me like it did the Happiness Millionaire: positive Images for a R.I.C.H and Powerful Life. Watch this space.

 

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