Saturday, August 15, 2020

Made For More: Living Out Your God-Given Potential

You are in for a real treat with today's author interview with Patrick J. Dailey and his book, "Made For More: Living Out Your God-Given Potential," now available on Amazon. If there is one thing certain that I know is that God gifted each of us talents. Each of us have unique talents and if not used, are wasted. How do you know what your talent is? Do you effectively use yours? If you are confused about your potential, then you must read this book. Take a look and meet the author.

Made For More: Living Out Your God-Given Potential Paperback – August 3, 2020

by Patrick J Dailey  (Author)


" may be a part of the statistics of declining health in humans, and will not have the energy to pursue the dreams you put off for your whole life. Was it worth it all chasing the wind? Was it worth neglecting the things that money can't buy, for things money can buy? Was it worth working in a job you hated? Was it worth never trying something new, never knowing the answer? You do not want to look back at your life wondering, "What if I ___", like so many people do. Our lives are short. We spend each day putting off the desires of our soul, and focus on being wealthy even if it brings about misery. Instead, let us use the tools us humans were graced with by God, and realize the potential you were given. Make something out of it, whatever it may be. Whatever it is that you know you are meant for at your core. Make the best of your life!"

Product details

·       Paperback: 118 pages
·       Publisher: Patrick J Dailey (August 3, 2020)
·       Language: English
·       ISBN-10: 1735497509
·       ISBN-13: 978-1735497501
·       Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.3 x 8 inches

Tell your readers a little about yourself, where you grew up, where you live now, where you went to school etc. Let them get to know the personal you.

I grew up in the small town of Pinon Hills, California. This is not only the place that I grew up, but it is also the place that I currently live. I went to school at Serrano High School and graduated in the class of 2009. Go Diamondbacks.

I am married to my wife, Amber, and we have a son, Aaron James. We enjoy spending time out in nature, traveling, and trying new coffee houses.

We enjoy being active and keeping busy during the week. Even though we do keep busy, we are more on the quiet side of life.

I currently serve at a church known as Impact Christian Church in Victorville, where I serve as a Worship and Youth Director.

What inspired you to author this book?

In 2017, I was working in corporate America. I was not happy or fulfilled with my current state. I was newly married and was happy in this marriage. There was a series of events that happened in the job that I had and the church that my wife and I served in. These changes were pretty drastic, and honestly, I wanted to change.

I began reading books, listening to audiobooks, and taking online courses to improve my life. Over time, I did start to see changes occur in my life. As this was happening, I had more and more of a desire to share in the knowledge, information, and wisdom that I was learning.

This is where the book comes in. I am a firm believer in the idea that as you learn, you should teach. Even though I started this journey to change my life, I have found fulfillment in serving others. I have found such joy in helping people reach their God-given potential.

To help people, even just a little bit is a dream of mine and I hope to accomplish this in this book.

Where did you get the inspiration for your book’s cover?

About a year ago, I helped with the church launch of Impact Christian Church. I worked on the design of print materials, digital marketing, and worked closely with Pastor Dane Davis. I did this as a way to help serve to make this church launch work out as smoothly as possible.

I remember when Dane and I were working on a bulletin, and there was this image suggestion of raising hands in the air looking out in the distance. I loved this image, even though the picture did not make the cut, this image, to me, was inspirational. The image was similar to the book cover, but the idea is the same.

I felt that this image, the book cover, is a great representation of the realization that you are made for more. You were given potential, and you should live it out.

Who has been the most significant influence on you personally and as a writer

My dear friend, David Mendoza, has had a very good influence on me personally and me as a writer.

I work with David, and getting to know him, he just goes out and does. He keeps quiet about what he does. I imagine he does this to eliminate naysayers and negativity.

He writes horror stories; he would publish audio on YouTube and get voiceovers to make his vision a reality. The fact that he just went out and did it, inspired me.

I would talk and talk about writing, but never really did it. Then I met David, someone who said and did. He encouraged me to write, and because of his influence, he helped me make this book.

What were your struggles or obstacles you had to overcome to get this book written?

One of the biggest struggles that I have had in my life is the unhealthy mindset that my work is not "good enough".

There have been people in my life, friends, and family who have a perfectionistic mindset and attitude in life. These kinds of people you can never please them. Sadly, I listened to people who were unhappy in their lives, and I internalized that unhealthy mindset.

I had to realize that no matter how good or bad my work is, no matter how excellent I perform, there will always be people who support you and people who do not. You simply cannot please everyone. You must move forward regardless of who or what is against you. If you are that serious about doing it, do it.

So, my struggle was with the "not good enough" mindset. Good enough for whom? Good enough for what standard? What specifically qualifies as good enough?

To me, we will never attain perfection. We can attain excellence in all that we do.

Tell your readers about your book.

So many people live life without meaning. There are so many people who do not find fulfillment in what they do.

You are made for more.

You are given life, time, abilities, and talents, and opportunities every single day to become who you are meant to be.

With all that we are given, we should take ownership and responsibility of our lives and live life to the fullest. We should be mindful of what we think, and the things that we put into. Change your input; you will change your output. Do everything in excellence. Respond with ability. Never give up. Keep moving forwards in everything, love. Decide to find meaning in your life. Become. In becoming, be a light in this dark and broken world. Be empowered by your God-given potential to be who you are meant to be.

You are made for more.

Who is your target audience, and why?

I write this book to young people. This book was written as an authentic piece.

When you are young, you are taught by friends, family, and culture to follow a specific mold. You are taught that you should go to school, get good grades, graduate, and then work in a 9-5 job. From there, you put in your time, get married, have kids, and eventually retire.

Some people are happy with this mold. Others are not. I wrote this book as a potential beacon of hope for young people. May they realize that you have a choice. You are in control of your life, and you should seek happiness and fulfillment in your life. Life is fleeting, so live it.

I wish I had people in my life, letting me know that the emptiness inside of me had to do with a lack of vision. To pursue an unfulfilling life is foolish. Young people should see to it that they find their meaning and go for that. Life is too short of seeking things that are unfulfilling and meaningless.

What do you consider your greatest success in life?

The greatest success in life is when you find meaning in your life. I found meaning when I found God. When I found meaning, I found a reason to live. I found a reason to exist. I found happiness and fulfillment in my life.

It is the realization that money, material possessions, pleasure, that there is much more to this life. That is the greatest success in life.

What one unique thing sets you apart from other writers in your genre?

What sets me apart is that I pursue simplicity in all that I learn, and all that I teach.

Many people make life complicated with words and actions that are hard to understand. This should not be so.

I desire to be a writer that makes things easy to understand, so that many may understand.

When you combine this simplicity with positivity, you get a person who is positively simple. That is what makes me different. I am positive in my mindset and simple in my living.