Considering her MBA background (with a concentration in Business Management from Strayer University), it would seem that if Myrlande Sauveur ever made the decision to write a book, it would be related to entrepreneurship or leadership. But, no. Her first book Daily Spiritual Vitamins and Minerals for Your Soul is an affirmation-filled, inspirational book. Sauveur’s experiences as a health and wellness consultant, who teaches people how to live a healthy and well-balanced life, certainly served her well in that task.
Sauveur is also the co-Chair of the Dorcas Foundation, a non-profit organization that focuses on helping Haitian college students and women in Connecticut and the surrounding areas by providing them with charitable services such as scholarship application opportunities, and health fairs. She is also a volunteer youth counselor who works with troubled teens all over the U.S. and Canada through an online mentoring program. Sauveur was born in Haiti and came to the USA when she was 17, and has made the best of her journey.
What made you write this book?
For the past year, I noticed that the style of my writing started to change, from poetry, love stories to devotional meditations, and emotional struggles that I was going through on a daily basis. I was inspired to write my first book, Daily Spiritual Vitamins and Minerals for Your Soul.
Who has been the most inspirational person to your life?
When I really think about it, I can’t name the most inspirational person in my life, because there are too many. I have been blessed to be surrounded by so many inspirational people and they all contribute something to who I am today.
And growing up, who was the most business-minded person you knew?
The most business-minded person I knew would be my mother. She would travel to different parts of the country buying rice, and beans at a very low cost and selling them back home on the weekends to make a profit. I was always intrigued by her ability to turn nothing into something and teach others how to do the same. I wanted to be just like her.
You’re definitely a forward-thinking entrepreneur. What are some of the best lessons you’ve learned about business?
Being an entrepreneur, I’ve learned that if you want to succeed in business as well as in life, you must have a “why”—something to keep you going when you don’t feel like it. You must not be afraid of failure. You must be coachable, persistent and passionate about what you do.
We’re always hearing how important it is to not only take care of our bodies but also take care of our mental health. What suggestions do you have for our readers on this?
I am all about beauty from the inside out and living a well-balanced life. In order to do that, we must keep our minds clutter-free. A few tips I find very helpful are to disconnect yourself from all sorts of negativity, live in the present; and not worry about things you cannot change. Be thankful, and be happy and at peace with yourself. Give your time to a worthy cause—it can be an hour a week volunteering in a soup kitchen or with seniors at the nursing home. And remember no matter what is going on in your life, God is still in control.
Are you planning on writing on another book of inspiration?
Yes, I am. I am currently working on my second devotional book and my first poetry collection [set] to be released at the end of next year—God willing.
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