Suresh K. Govind is an author, mentor, and consultant in personal finance. Qualified as an engineer, he worked in the mechanical industry for close to 8 years. He then shifted to build a career in the IT space. Having worked in various reputed IT firms for 15 years, he quit and became self-employed in the financial consulting space. He holds a niche in Personal Mastery and possesses a deep understanding of the areas of Spirituality, Health, and Wealth. He yearns to empower people to realize their immense potential. He has recently come out with the book, Conquer Your Beliefs, in which using simple anecdotes, powerful quotes, and an honest personal story, the author unravels a range of simple tips and life hacks that are sure to benefit the reader.
I chat with him about his book Conquer Your Beliefs, his inspiration for writing the book, book recommendations, and much more.
Hello! Tell us a bit about yourself!
I am an avid reader and a lifelong learner with an open mind to various perspectives on life. I dare to take risks to build my career in professions with a willingness to explore new areas and unknown domains. I started my own business in 2014 as an independent consultant in finance, and this enabled me to have flexible work time that I utilized to improve my knowledge. Since then, I have accelerated my learning process through reading many books and blogs, enrolling in highly enriching online programs, watching inspirational videos, and listening to podcasts.
I am a first-time author and aspire to become a coach. My work reflects my lucid writing and simple conversation skills with profound learnings from my life experiences.
Which authors and books were your early formative influences?
My mother was an influence when I was young, from whom I imbibed a deep interest in the area of Spirituality. During my school days, I have read books by Swami Vivekananda and Swami Sivananda. While working in a professional career, I was drawn towards inspirational thinkers and insightful masters like Robin Sharma, Eckhart Tolle, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Louise Hay, Dr. Brian Weiss, Dr. Joseph Murphy, and Deepak Chopra, to mention a few. I had deep spiritual learning from their works, especially The Power of Now, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari, The Power of Intention, You Can Heal Your Life, Messages from The Masters, and The Power of Your Subconscious Mind.
The inspirational quotes and sayings of Rumi, Lao Tzu, Osho, and Alan Watts profoundly influenced me.
How would you describe your book Conquer Your Beliefs in one sentence?
Conquer Your Beliefs is a practical and straight-forward guide that offers a holistic approach to upgrading your belief system and harnessing your unlimited potential to live a remarkable life.
Now tell us a little more about the book! What can readers expect?
This book provides a spiritual approach to realizing who you truly are to overcome the fears that stop us from unleashing our true power.
Here is a high-level summary of what readers will learn in the book Conquer Your Beliefs:
How your beliefs most often determine the choices you make and influence your life.
Understand that we comprehend reality based on what we believe to be true.
Learn to reflect on your life to identify the list of beliefs that you hold which most often limit your life.
Understand how beliefs make or break our lives and how they drive most of our lives.
Realize the power of your subconscious mind and how to access the realm of the unknown.
Recognize your beliefs and challenge your limiting beliefs to make anything happen.
Grasp different ways to identify beliefs and various methods to overcome limiting beliefs.
Develop self-belief and believe in what you want to accomplish your dreams.
Leverage the power of principal beliefs to gain insights that can transform your life.
Train your mind to refrain from comparison with others and always aspire to become a better version of yourself.
Broaden your horizon by exploring new opportunities and realize that we are on an endless journey of growth and evolution.
Awaken to the reality that you are on an eternal spiritual journey and realize your true nature.
Share your unique gift for a magical new beginning and let the world see you shine your inner light.
What prompted you to write this book?
I believe that each of us is unique and has a gift to share with the world, a song, so to say. It is vital to sing our song and unwrap our gift before we leave the planet. I have had profound life experiences, from psychosis to spiritual awakening, which is almost at the extreme ends of the spectrum called life. I wanted to sing my song and express my gift in the form of a book. And that is how my first book, Conquer Your Beliefs, came into life.
What is the message that you want readers to take away from this book?
Each one of us contains an immense power lying dormant deep inside our being. Sadly, most people do not recognize their unlimited potential. And limiting beliefs is one of the significant obstacles to realize and express our limitless power. Know for sure that you are an eternal spiritual being and far more powerful than you think you are. With unshakable confidence in your abilities, take action, shine your light, and progress towards living your dream life.
What has the road to becoming a published author been like for you?
I had a dream to write a book for the past many years. Whenever ideas struck me, I would note the topics and summary of the books that I wanted to write. During this time, I had approached few authors who had already published their books. That did not help me much, and recently I became aware of the self-publishing model. I took this route and joined a community of aspiring authors. I learned the nuances of various aspects of self-publishing and finally published my book on Amazon and Notion Press in Feb’ 2021.
How have you been coping with the current pandemic and what will be the new normal for you post it?
I perceive it as nature’s way to let us know the importance of slowing down and understanding the significance of health, fitness, immunity, cleanliness, and caring for the environment. It is essential to embrace our emotions, believe in ourselves, trust each other, and have faith in a higher power. The current pandemic is the time to help and support each other in the community and emerge as more powerful and compassionate human beings.
Lastly, are you currently reading anything and do you have any book recommendations for our readers?
Yes, I am currently reading The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho, which I had been longing to read. I have stacked up a few others, which I would read. These include Fear: Essential Wisdom for Getting Through The Storm by Thich Nhat Hanh, Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl, and The One Thing by Gary Keller.
I would always recommend reading A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle and Discover Your Destiny by Robin Sharma.
The book ‘Conquer Your Beliefs’ is available online and at your nearest bookstore.