Mario Rocchetta says he’s living his best life and thinks others should too, but many don’t know how. That’s where Rocchetta’s new book, “Make It Happen – Living Your Best Life” comes into play. Rocchetta recently released the new book last week with a book signing at The Pub at Algoma’s Water Inn.
Rocchetta is a teacher in Sault Ste. Marie but is also an entertainment promoter and stars in the locally produced soap opera, “Tami”.
SaultOnline had the opportunity to talk to the local author about his new book.
SaultOnline: WHAT MOTIVATED YOU TO WRITE THE BOOK”MAKE IT HAPPEN”
Mario: Growing up, I had a lot of great teachers who instilled in a me a love of reading and writing. I also had a lot of great mentors, including my family members, who inspired me to take chances and to live a life of purpose. When you put these two pieces together, it really was a natural progression to write Make It Happen. The book is a real labor of love and I’m so excited that it’s now out there to speak into people’s lives.
SaultOnline: IT’S A MOTIVATIONAL BOOK, IN IT YOU SPEAK OF POSITIVE THINKING…HOW IMPORTANT IS POSITIVE THINKING?
Mario: Positive thinking is everything. For the most part, your thoughts shape your reality, that’s really the bottom line. Granted, things come up in our lives that are beyond our control, but it’s ultimately up to us how we will choose to respond to the day-to-day grind. Positive thinking, mixed in with passion and a desire to accomplish what you set out to do, goes the longest way in dictating the success you find. People tell me all the time that I’m so “lucky” to experience things in the entertainment world or any of the other work I do. I’m not lucky at all. I’ve just always believed in myself and have used my passion to do my homework, to throw down, to get it done.
SaultOnline: HOW DOES ONE THINK OR STAY POSITIVE WHEN WE ARE SURROUNDED BY NEGATIVE FORCES EVERYDAY, IN THE NEWS, FRIENDS AND FAMILY WHO MAY ADD TO THE NEGATIVITY OF THE DAY – HOW DO YOU GET AROUND THAT?
Mario: We’re only as good as the company we keep. I mention this a lot in the book. If you hang around with negative people who suck the life out of you, you’ll end up doing the same to others. But when you hang around people who are truly great, they will inspire you and push you to a level of greatness, too. We can stay positive in the face of negativity by surrounding ourselves with other positive people. I’m not talking about fake-positive people on Facebook who just talk and talk about how great life is but never actually do anything about it. I’m talking about people who create their world by doing, through positive purpose and action. When we get out there and contribute productively to our world, that’s when we really start to rise above and reveal its innate goodness.
SaultOnline: CAN A PERSON REALLY ATTRACT WHAT THEY WANT IN LIFE?
Mario: What you put up with, you end up with. What you accept, you can expect. Call it what you want – karma, universal pull or anything else – but the truth is, what you put out into the world is what you will get back. Nice guys don’t finish last. They’re not even in the same race. When you stay focused on your goals and combine your passion with a diligent work ethic, the world really is your oyster. People who complain or say otherwise, I think, just don’t know where to begin. So they come up with excuses like “nice guys finish last” to justify why they’re sitting stagnant. It’s a struggle, sometimes. If it was easy, everyone would be doing it. But if you can push past that and recognize the value of the struggle along the way, then most things in life can be yours.
SaultOnline: DO YOU HAVE ANY MORE BOOKS IN THE WORKS?
Mario: I can’t really say too much, but I’m definitely guilty of never sitting still for too long! It’s a rose and a thorn for me. Right now, though, I’m soaking in the awesome response from Make It Happen and really focusing on my awesome group of clients who work with me as their Life Coach. It’s been all-systems-go for the last few years so this change of pace is welcome. It’s good to rest a bit and catch up on sleep, too. Lord knows I don’t get enough sometimes. [Laughs]
SaultOnline: WHERE CAN A PERSON PICK UP A COPY?
Mario: The book is available worldwide through Amazon in both paperback and Kindle versions. You can also get signed, personalized copies directly from my website at mariorocchetta.com/store. In the near future, I’m hoping that copies will be available at local book stores and libraries, as well. Making this book accessible for everyone and getting it into as many hands as possible, that’s a great day for me.
Thanks for your time Mario and we wish you great success!!!