Interview: Saba Tekle
Originally published at http://kpbmagazine.knucklepopbrand.com/magazine/saba-tekle-best-selling-author/
There are very special individuals that rise up during a generation with a passion to help the hurting. Saba has demonstrated that she has answered the call, by devoting a large part of her time to encouraging others. Overcoming painful life experiences have equipped Saba with the tools needed to empower people to realize their full potential.
KPB: Who is Saba Tekle? How would you describe yourself to someone who has no idea who you are? What do you think is important that others should know about you?
“Saba Tekle is publisher, bestselling author and mentor. I am someone who is passionate and purposeful. Here to help people, mostly women, heal, find their passion and purpose. The most important thing people should know about me is that I am very approachable and love to see other people succeed by more than one standard of success.”
What motivates you to do what you do, what gets you up every day to go after your dreams?
“What motivates me is the pain that I once felt, that I have healed and overcame, drives me to help others experience the same.”
What advice would you give someone who’s going through a difficult situation such as abuse, divorce, or relationship problems?
“That going to people outside of God, an expert, or someone positive for help is not a good idea. But also whatever you’re going through may feel like it’s drowning you, it may feel like it’s going to happen forever but it won’t. You will get through and on top if you find the right people to keep you not just afloat but lifted.”
What is the one obstacle that seems to keep coming up to discourage you from reaching your goals? How do you deal with it?
“One obstacle is feeling alone or having to work alone to get the work I need to get done. I deal with it by having faith and holding my dream so close to me that is all I see.”
What are your thoughts on religion?
“I believe everyone should have right and respect to believe in whatever they want to believe.”
What are some upcoming projects that you are excited about?
“I am coming out with, “20 Beautiful Women” Volume 2 and possibly, “20 Beautiful Men” and “20 Beautiful Teens”. I also now assisting other with self-publishing and I am looking for more new authors.”
What is something that has really shocked you about today’s society and the direction it is going?
“What is shocking is that there is still racism and sexism.”
Who has been the most influential person in your life? Why?
“My mother. Because she the most hardworking, strong, loving and successful women I know.”
Who is someone famous you would like to collaborate with in the near future on a project? What would be the project?
“Of course Oprah and Life Class.”
What advice would you give the next generation about life?
“Be okay sometimes with walking alone, as an individual in life, if not you will lose yourself in the crowd.
Find what you love, that makes you come alive, make that your career and you never work a day in your life.
Most importantly focus less on looking beautiful and more on being beautiful, because we can change the world that way.”
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