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Big Sean Releasing His First Book, Go Higher: Five Practices For Purpose, Success And Inner Peace 

Updated: May 6

As reported by Blavity, in a major career shift, celebrated Hip-Hop artist and actor Big Sean is set to add "author" to his impressive resume with the release of his new book, Go Higher: Five Practices for Purpose, Success, and Inner Peace. The Detroit-born artist, known for his introspective lyrics and openness about his personal journey, has long been a proponent of mental wellness and self-improvement. His new book, described by his publisher, Simon Element, as an "interactive guidebook on maintaining daily mental wellness," is a culmination of years of personal growth and reflection.

“I’m excited about a lot of things we got dropping this year. … But aside from the music, you know, it’s another project that’s been years in the making, that’s finally time,” Sean said on X, formerly Twitter.

Go Higher will delve into Big Sean's philosophy for achieving self-acceptance and living a purpose-driven life. Drawing on his own experiences and the lessons he's learned throughout his career, the book will offer readers practical strategies and insights into navigating life's challenges and finding inner peace.

Big Sean has long spoken about the importance of checking in with oneself mentally and following one's intuition, values he learned from the influential figures in his life. His mother and other family members, who surrounded him with "elevated thinkers" and provided him with valuable wisdom and resources, played a crucial role in shaping his perspective. 

“Anyone who knows me since the beginning, since I signed my record deal, knows that — you can look at my old YouTubes, like, man, I’ve always been about speaking from the heart, you know what I’m saying? Following your intuition, man; checking in with yourself mentally ’cause that’s how I was raised. That’s the upbringing I had, that was surrounding me with my family, you know? It was a lot of elevated thinkers. They’d give me gems and these books that I eventually read. If it wasn’t for them lessons and methods and things that I applied to my life, I fasho wouldn’t be here today, period.”

The artist’s decision to write a book was further inspired by British author and podcast host Jay Shetty, who encouraged him to share his insights with a wider audience. In particular, Shetty highlighted how many individuals from similar backgrounds may lack the guidance and resources to pursue their dreams and find their purpose.

Recognizing the potential impact he could have, Big Sean set out to distill his hard-earned wisdom into an accessible and actionable guide. 

“He was like, ‘Bro, you gotta write a book, bro. He was like, ‘It’s a lot of people that come from where you come from, you know, that don’t know how to get from point A to point B that look like you that know that they’re meant for more, but just don’t even know where to start.’ So, I wrote my first book.”

Go Higher will provide readers with the tools and wisdom to define their own success, discover their purpose, and cultivate inner peace amidst the inevitable ups and downs of life. Drawing on his personal experiences and philosophies, Big Sean will share concrete strategies and reflections that have helped him navigate his own path. From managing stress and anxiety to building resilience and finding fulfillment, the book will offer valuable insights for anyone seeking to live a more purposeful and peaceful life.

In addition to the book, fans may be able to look forward to new music from Big Sean in the coming months. The artist hinted at a potential album release alongside his literary debut, setting the stage for a busy and exciting year ahead. With his unique blend of introspection, wisdom, and raw talent, Big Sean is poised to make a significant impact in the worlds of both music and self-help with his new projects. As he continues to evolve and grow as an artist and individual, his fans will undoubtedly follow along on his journey, eagerly anticipating each new release and insight into his life and mind.

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