Saturday, November 6, 2021

Sayed Abuelmagd - Author Interview


 Sayed Abuelmagd 

Escape Regret before It Eats You Up : Psychic & Innovative Strategies To Achieve Supreme Success

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.

Unlike many other autobiographies, the anecdote I chose to give an insight into how I have become the man I am. My Jewish grandma, Eliana (Aziza), decided to build a future free from fear for street children at Shoubra, Cairo, Egypt, and give them a chance at a happy life. She set up a center for them and named it, Yes, I Have Hope. While I was saving those street children (most of them were with different disabilities), I felt the sufferance, the feelings of exclusion, discrimination and marginalization and many other difficulties that all the street children had to face. Yes, I Have Hope center was big and nonprofit. It provided support, rehabilitation, therapy and education for homeless children. Children worked with concrete materials that were scientifically designed, which provided them the keys to explore their world and develop basic cognitive abilities. Unfortunately, Islamic extremists called the Salafist movement demolished the center property and the dream of our life.


What inspired you to author your book?


My Jewish grandma Eliana (Aziza) who was a role model for us taught us how to commit to engaging in a good deed reserving our intention for God and do not expect recognition or any reward in return.

She set up a center for them and named it Yes, I Have Hope. Her center was big and nonprofit that was based in Shubra, Cairo Egypt. It provided support, rehabilitation and education for street children. The main goals at Yes, I Have Hope Center were to help all kinds of children learn crucial life skills like honesty, good work ethic and a collaborative attitude.

Islamic extremists called the Salafist movement stole our dream when they demolished the center property. On 7 July 2011, a hundred extremists armed with sticks and iron bars occupied the whole center. They destroyed it to change it into a mosque.

I succeeded in setting up two educational centers at Giza in Egypt because I was a very successful teacher of English. I hired a person called Aly Mansour to run the two centers while I was busy giving private lessons.

I hated red tape. Therefore, I trusted Aly my right-hand man so much that I made him my proxy who could be authorized to act for me. The two centers became famous as I was spending a lot of money on them. I focused on marketing and advertising campaigns. When Aly became my proxy, he stabbed me in the back and managed to sell the two educational centers for himself with the help of a very bad lawyer.

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


From the title, Escape Regret before it Eats You Up


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

What motivated me to write this book was a deep desire to thank Eliana my Jewish grandmother after Salafists (Islamic extremists) stole our dream and demolished the center property. On 7 July, 2011, a hundred extremists armed with sticks and iron bars occupied the whole center. They destroyed it to change it into a mosque. My Grandma did not give up and saw obstacles and setbacks as lessons.


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

Something that I really struggled with was the death of my grandmother. My power turned into a painful grief. Because she died, part of me died.  My life turned black! Since I was very emotionally attached to my great grandmother, it made the situation more problematic for me. I tried to deny that painful truth to avoid anguish; I comforted myself that her disappearance was temporary.

She was a fighter, a survivor, and all around the most beautiful person I knew. She radiated poise and elegance. She made me feel loved beyond measure. I consider her not only the most influential person of my childhood, but of my entire life so far. This woman was my idol, my hero and my inspiration. She inspired me in so many ways and to see her like this sent me into a deep, deep depression. I developed severe anxiety disorder and would not sleep. I spent every day that summer by my grandma’s photo, never knowing when God wants to beckon me up to be with her in her new home.


Just because a person dies, it does not mean that the love people had for the deceased die also. I feel how my love for her can live on, even if she is not with me on Earth.


Tell your readers about your book.

It prepares you for what is to come.

One very powerful realization is that everything happens for a reason because it is preparing you for what is to come in life. It is helping to get you ready for a bigger and brighter future. You cannot have the pleasure of success without suffering through the pain of defeat. Even when these are tragedies outside of our control, there is a reason for them.

Cognitively, it does not make sense. I know that. You cannot understand the reasons why someone dies, someone leaves you for someone else, or why a business might collapse. All you are dealing with at the time is pain. However, once that pain washes over you, and you move slowly into the future, things begin happening that would not have happened had you not suffered through that pain in the first place.


Who is your target audience, and why?


The people who are suffering from the sense of being harmed by the intentional actions or omissions of a trusted person because they are susceptible to emotional attack.


If you were going to give one reason for anyone looking at your book to read, why should they buy it?

My book helps you to shatter your old beliefs. It helps invite progress not perfection. It is all about progress and not perfection. Imagine being able to improve any area of your life by just one percent every day. That one percent compounds on itself over time. Too often, we do not improve. We actually stay stagnant. That is, until we are jolted out of our old limiting patterns of behavior by some deep amount of pain or failure. That is when life’s real lessons kick into high gear.

What do you consider your greatest success in life?


When I could teach street children to act, want and think by themselves, and helped them to develop confidence and inner discipline.


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


I believe that simplicity always wins. My writing is readable — that is, clear, accurate, and concise. I have a very well organized mind


How do you overcome writer’s block?


I plan a time and make a habit.


What one piece of advice do you have for new authors?

You must fall in love with words. Write about what you know and care for.

Tell your readers anything else you want to share.


Why do the Jewish philosophers have a long and amazing history?

Because they put their heart, mind, and soul into even their smallest acts. This is the secret of success


Escape Regret before It Eats You Up : Psychic & Innovative Strategies To Achieve Supreme Success 


The Book uncovers the gorgeous vigor of character and determination that will enable you to fight back to the top and, in many situations, to become a deeper, stronger, more warmhearted person in the method. It offers inspiration to anyone who is striving to realize a dream, overcome a painful or horrific experience, or achieve an uphill target.

The Book tells you how to pinpoint and gain mastery over self-sabotaging behaviors so you can reign in your purpose. In addition, it teaches you how to create and map out your psychic & innovative strategic plan to increase your success potential by working with your skills.


Product Details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B09KNGG4V4
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Independently published (November 2, 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 167 pages
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 979-8758419915
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 11 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6 x 0.38 x 9 inches



Sayed Abuelmagd has studied the mechanisms by which attention and perception allow us to remember the world around us, and how — once we have formed those memories — we can use them to guide our attention, perception, and goal-directed behavior in the future.