Author Interview & Book Giveaway: 180 Degrees by Robert Radcliffe

Welcome to Author Robert Radcliffe.

Robert resides in Los Angeles with his wife and sons. With over 18 years of experience in real estate, he is considered one of the nations leading agents. With hope that his story inspires others battling addiction to find their own success, Robert often speaks at high schools, juvenile detention facilities and rehab centers.

Links:
http://twitter.com/#!/180DegreesBook
http://www.facebook.com/180Degrees
http://www.the180blog.com/
http://www.robertradcliffe.com/

INTERVIEW:
What is one book everyone should read? 
Tough question to answer; it is like asking what is the one food people should try or the one movie they should watch. There is so many that offer different experience. “Conversations with God” by Neale Donald Walshe perhaps had the most impact on my life.

Night owl, or early bird? 
Early Bird. “The morning is the sling-shot to your day”

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book. 
“180 Degrees” can inspire anyone to better their life; especially if they are struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction.

What’s one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors? 
Read Dan Poynter’s book on Self-Publishing.

What is your favorite Quote? 
“Change your perception and your change your reality.”

What’s the best advice anyone has ever given you? 
Change your perception and you change your reality.

What do you do in your free time? 
Meditate. Jog. Read. Surf. Check in with friends.

Who or what inspired you to become an author? 
A friend that convinced me it was my duty to tell my story; and by doing so could save a life.

What is something people would be surprised to know about you? 
My past that is told in Part 1 of “180 Degrees.”

Give us a glimpse into a typical day in your day starting when you wake up till you lie down again.
Monday – Friday: Up at 5 AM: Read Affirmations, Write God a Gratitude letter, read my 1 year Prophecy Letter, Write out my “High Conscious” words to carry with me for the day, Read my 10 (10 things I am grateful for and 10 things I want to contribute / accomplish in my lifetime). Stretch / Yoga – Mediate and pray. 6 AM: leave for office (45 min drive and listen to audio book and recordings from my real estate coach). 7 AM: Accountability call with partners to discuss what we want to accomplish for the day and recap of the day before. 7:30 AM misc emails, etc. 8 AM: Role Play my sales skills with partner on the phone. 8:30 AM make sales calls (Tuesday’s at 10 AM I have a group call; Mastermind on the study of being a High Conscious person through meditation, prayer, healthy lifestyle: food, sleep, etc. and the study of Kinesiology (muscle-testing) and studying the works of many great spiritual leaders and how to implement into our lives. On Thursday I have a sub-group call at 8:30 AM to discuss how we are manifesting positive things into our life or how we are contributing towards the world; and what we learn from our Tuesday call or the video’s we watch *see my Saturday AM). 10:30 AM meet with staff. 11 AM Return phone calls. 12 noon – lunch. 1 PM till 5 PM: Follow up on business leads, go on appointments, administration (Escrows and Listings – meet with staff to go over projects, etc) negotiate contracts and return calls / emails. 5 PM ish drive home (45 min) returning calls or listening to audio book. 6 PM dinner with family. 6:30 PM Jacuzzi and spend time recapping the day in my mind and thanking God for all that I have while staring at our beautifully lit yard and the stars. 7 PM, take shower with our 3 year old and get him ready for bed. Started teaching him meditation. 7:30 PM watch a TV show with wife. 9 PM read for 20 minutes and pray and meditate afterwards until I follow asleep at 9:30 PM – ish. Saturday AM watch on-line video from my Life Coach and do work book outlined in video. Rest of Saturday is misc; go to sporting event of my old son’s. Date night with wife; dinner and movie. Sunday: misc family day.

How did you celebrate the sale of your first book?
I smiled 🙂

Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects? 
Goal: to inspire millions of people worldwide with the message from the book or whatever happens next in my life.

What was your favorite book when you were a child/teen? 
I did not read. I was stoned. Before being a stoner, I was busy with sports.

180 Degrees

180 Degrees is the inspiring true-story of a once homeless, teenage drug addict who was able to achieve sobriety and ultimately become a self-made millionaire by the age of 30.

“I turned my life around 180 degrees. I went from being a daily-using drug addict and occasional ‘big shot’ dealer to, eventually, a homeless junkie living on the streets. Today I am a completely sober, self-reliant, self-employed husband, father, and self-made millionaire,” says Robert.

In this autobiography, Robert shares his real-life rags to riches story. Struggling with and finally overcoming the nightmare of drug addiction in young adulthood, Robert was able to thereafter create a life for himself that surpassed his wildest dreams. Robert’s honest revelations about the chaos and madness shrouding his life on the streets while he was imprisoned by drugs will plummet any reader into the captivating darkness of that world.

The message of this book is motivating for anyone wanting to be successful in life and business, not just addicts.

“Life, as you know, is a series of cycles, ups and downs. When we reach a peak of any type we have to recognize that you have to descend into the valley to get to the next peak. The valley is what makes us stronger (180 Degrees, page 211).”

Giveaway Details
1 paperback copy open to US only
1 ebook open Internationally
Ends 2/6/12

Optional Extra Entries

+1 Follow on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/180DegreesBook
+1 Like on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/180Degrees

WINNERS
Paperback
Nancye Davis

Ebook
Terry Hughes