This week we had the pleasure of getting to know Lak Loi a little better. As a Martial Arts specialist, Warrior Healer and author, among other specialties, Lak has a great deal to offer with his writing...
Who are you? Tell us a little bit about yourself.
My name is Lak Loi.
My true authentic highest self is a warrior healer. I help people to heal their bodies, minds and spirits, so they can reveal their original truth, and return home.
My healing tools are martial arts, personal training, hypnotherapy, chi massage, and mediumship. I am a 3rd generation instructor in Bruce Lee’s martial art called Jeet Kune Do, and run a martial arts school in the City of London. www.JKDLondon.com
I also specialise in IT Consulting for global enterprise cash equity trading systems within investment banking.
What first inspired you to start writing?
One of my closest friends was complimenting me about how passionate and knowledgeable I was about healing people using martial arts and personal development. As we sat talking, she challenged me to write a book... I eventually accepted and shook hands on it - there was no going back as I’m a firm believer that ‘your word is your bond'. As they say, the rest is history.
What made you want to work with Rowanvale and be published?
Being born, buttered and bred in the UK, I wanted to give my business to a UK-based publishing company. As I was shopping around online, I came across Rowanvale and noticed their logo was a taijitu (yin/yang symbol) which resonated with my inner martial artist. When I contacted Rowanvale, I found them to be very thorough, methodical and fair, just like myself - a natural fit.
When you’re not writing, what are you reading?
I gravitate towards personal development, inspirational/motivational, and spiritual books.
Which work are you most proud of?
It has to be my first book, Master Your Life, mainly because it took a lot of courage to get myself out of my own way and put my message out there.
What’s your best advice for handling writer's block?
Listen to and be guided by your intuition - all the answers are within you.
What’s one thing you always have with you when you’re writing?
My smartphone, which I use to document all my insights, learnings and discoveries when I receive messages 'to me, through me'.
What is the one book you would take with you if you were stuck on a desert island?
Autobiography of a Yogi, Paramahansa Yogananda.
What is the best part about being an independently published author?
You own the intellectual property for your own work, so you have the freedom to use it as you please.
What’s next for you?
I have two more books in the pipeline with Rowanvale. Watch this space!