Zaid Ismail is the type of maverick thinker that leaves you wondering why you missed the obvious for so long. At least that is what I think people would say about me if asked about me. I hate redundancy, which is why I am most passionate about simplifying the complexity of life and relationships through providing insights into the inner workings of our mind in ways that make it accessible to everyone. This is my humble contribution towards awakening the masses.
Drawing from personal experiences, I try to ensure that the examples that I use are relate-able while keeping theory to a minimum. I hold a special contempt for theory that has no practical value or grounding. I’ve always been enchanted by the human psyche which most often leads to me unpacking the vicious cycles that make us tick, like a time bomb.
I’m a single father, IT strategist, and entrepreneur. I despise clichés but also can’t help but seek out the beauty behind the challenge, or the silver lining that taunts so many from behind the clouds. I thrive on demonstrating the beauty and opportunity that the most difficult of personal circumstances may present because it is in such moments that we lose ourselves and our optimism about life. There are never enough souls around to guide us back to where we need to be, so I volunteered for the role until someone more capable comes along.
I am always working on new books, but more recently I’ve been making a concerted effort to actually complete them and make them available for people to buy. It’s the only way I can think of bringing some sanity to these ramblings, or to pay the bills while I indulge my need to discover the quirks and clichés about human nature.
Divorce with Dignity is one of those books that I am uniquely qualified to write. You’ll have to buy the book when it is published to find out why. It will be a fresh take on the ravages of bitter break-ups and destructive power struggles associated with divorce, but not from a survivor’s or victim’s perspective. Instead, it will be focused on accountability for the choices that we make that land us in such distasteful and often unbearably painful situations, coupled with some tough love on how to improve things.
Something a little closer to realisation though is my work on a book titled 6 Steps to Emotional Mastery. It will follow on from my first book titled The Egosystem, which by the way you absolutely must check out if you haven’t yet. The 6 Steps to Emotional Mastery book will be more practical as a guide on how to implement the lessons and insights shared in The Egosystem so that it offers an alternative to those that are not that into discovering the intricacies of human insanity. I hope to have this book released before the end of the first quarter of 2019.
One of my most intriguing books though will be An Incomplete Love Story. An epic tale of how unconventional lives lead to enchanting moments that are lost in translation and yearned for long after the heartache of loss has faded. The twist though is that it describes only one of the many lifetimes of a quiet little boy who was convinced that he would never survive beyond the age of 23, and therefore held out zero hope for ever truly falling in love…until he did…but does he live to immerse himself in the experience, or does his premonition prove to be true? Time will tell, hopefully before the end of 2019.
I have a few other books in the pipeline which focus on some corporate governance practices related to enterprise service management, and another focused on leadership in the corporate world. Of course both will be a departure from the typically tedious publications on these subjects and will draw directly from my colourful experiences in the corporate world over a very long career.
Until then, I will drop random posts about random topics that pique my interest as I make my way towards some of the ambitious targets that I mentioned above. And on the side, I will continue pursuing some entrepreneurial goals in trying to establish a passive income so that I can finally become the recluse with a keyboard in some isolated spot far away from the subjects that I love to write about.
P.S. I am not a certified health professional, and do not have any intention of becoming one. Therefore any health advice implied, stated, or derived from my writing is based entirely on my own experiences, observations, and ad-hoc research and is not intended to replace the advice that should be sought from certifiably certified healthcare professionals.
P.P.S. Images used are mine, unless specifically credited otherwise, except for the very old blog posts where reblogs from Tumblr may have crept in and contaminated my perfectly ordered universe.