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Author interview with Bryant McGill

Who is Bryant? Bryant McGill is a best-selling author, speaker and activist in the fields of self-development, personal freedom and human rights.

In this interview, we talked about Bryant’s twenty year plan of action, how he transformed his life by losing one hundred pounds and many things that will help APE authors with their own journey. I really enjoyed this discussion with Bryant and I know that you will too.

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Bryant McGill is a best-selling author, speaker and activist in the fields of self-development, personal freedom and human rights. He is an iconic personality and cultural critic, whose prolific writings have reached millions of people and appeared in thousands of works by other authors, educators and social leaders. His writings on values have been featured at the prestigious Foundation for a Better Life, who has called McGill one of “the brightest minds in human history.” In an official Congressional commendation, the nation’s leaders applauded McGill’s, “highly commendable life’s work,” as an Ambassador of Goodwill. He is the founder of the Nobel Peace Prize nominated, Goodwill Treaty for World Peace. His writings and small aphorisms have been published in over 120 books and translated into 15 languages by publishers such as Simon and Schuster, Random House, HarperCollins, John Wiley & Sons, McGraw Hill, For Dummies and Writer’s Digest. His writings are used in the curriculum at the university level, have been implemented into a campus installation at Bangkok University, and have received positive reviews from professors at Columbia, Stanford and NYU.

Bryant is a sought after speaker who has delivered speeches with diverse groups, from the Los Angeles Mayor’s Office and Chief of the LAPD, to the United Nations, with Dr. Gandhi, Grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, and the UN Secretary General for Disarmament Affairs. He has appeared nationally on network television, and his message is regularly heard on satellite and major market radio stations. Bryant was the front-page cover story of the WALL STREET JOURNAL relating to his expertise with social media, and protecting people from identity theft and cyber-bulling.

As a coaching and positive psychology thought-leader, McGill’s writings have been endorsed by the former president of the American Psychological Association. His writings have appeared in publications such as Psychology Today, in peer-reviewed psychology journals, and in curriculum materials for mental health professionals. His works have been referenced and published by educational authorities such as the dean of NYU School of Medicine and Dartmouth University, and have appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen. McGill is on a quest to prove that life is still beautiful, and that all people have the power to have a better life and world — NOW.

Bryant also had a transformational journey and shares his story in this article: How I overcame self-hatred and lost over 100 pounds.

bryants weight loss journey

Bryant can be found all over the internet:

Bryant McGill website

Peace Prize — An international humanitarian foundation empowering a new generation of peace makers and social leaders

Good Will Treaty — The mission is to create mass-consciousness focal points, on spiritual and intellectual harmony. This simple, but powerful project, allows those who are devoted to achieving greater world peace, to join like-minded individual creators around the globe in expressing and amplifying their unwavering commitment to spreading the supreme values of compassion and love.

Simple Reminders —  Simple Reminders is a co-creative project of inspiration by Jenni Young and Bryant McGill. Jenni and Bryant are both photographers, writers and designers who love inspiring others and sharing all of the beauty they observe together on their path through life. Bryant and Jenni’s Simple Reminders and photos are regularly seen in books, magazines, newspapers, television and around the web including places such as:,,,,, Origin Magazine,,,, Los Angeles Times, Yoga & Joyful Living, Yoga Magazine UK, LA Yoga and The Advocate.

simple reminder quoteMeet the APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur — How to Publish a Book team

What is APE? APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur: How to Publish a Book. The guide for authors wishing to fulfill their dream of publishing a book by Guy Kawasaki and Shawn Welch.

Guy Kawasaki is the author of APE, What the Plus!, Enchantment, and nine other books. He is also the co-founder of, an “online magazine rack” of popular topics on the web. Previously, he was the chief evangelist of Apple. Kawasaki has a BA from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA as well as an honorary doctorate from Babson College.

Shawn Welch is the author of APE, From Idea to App, iOS 5 Core Frameworks, and iOS 6 for Developers as well as the developer of several iOS apps. Previously he worked as a senior media-editor for Pearson Education. He also helped pioneer many of Pearson’s earliest efforts in iPad solutions. Welch has a BS from Kansas State University. Shawn is a sought-after conference speaker.

Peg Fitzpatrick is social media strategist working with the APE team on social media marketing. She’s contributor to APE and What the Plus! as well as being a managing partner at 12 Most. She’s passionate about life, social media, and inspiring others to be their best.

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