INTERVIEW | Enrique Pascal, author of What Does A Real MAN Look Like

Enrique, tell us about yourself.

Enrique Pascal was born in Panama, and he departed his native land at the age of five. His mother chose the borough of Brooklyn to be the place where she raised him and his sister. He adapted quickly to the fast-pace life and developed a hunger for better at an early age. “As long as I can remember, I always wanted more out of life. I recall growing up in New York wanting more than what the environment displayed to me.” Growing up in a fatherless home was very hurtful and challenging for Enrique, but it did not stop his drive. Actually, he used it as motivation.

In 1993, Enrique began a successful promotion company named, “All or Nothing Productions.” His company became one of the most sought after companies in the entertainment industry. He arranged parties for many in the world of Hip-Hop. Also, Enrique worked closely with Jay-Z and Damon Dash as they formulated Roc-A-Fella Records. He was branded as “Tone Capone” aka the “Party Promoter.” Enrique’s gangster approach helped him to experience success at a high level. He was featured in several music videos on BET, MTV, and the movie, “Backstage.” In February of 1999, he was a part of the history making tour, “The Hard Knock Life” visiting fifty five cities in a ten week period.

After an encounter with God, he chose to leave that career and began a spiritual journey which has impacted the lives of many people. “I once visited numerous arenas with twenty thousand or more screaming fans, and now, I am on the stage with thousands of screaming couples. It is amazing how God utilized the pain that I have encountered in my marriage for the benefit of others. I had no example of a real man, I had no idea of what fatherhood should be, and I was failing terribly in my marriage. However, the Lord took all of my negatives and made them all a positive. He used my emptiness and filled me with His wisdom and compassion for relationships.” The failures and victories that he has experienced in his marriage has been the key to helping so many other couples in their relationship. He states, “Mending broken relationships is why I was created, it is my passion, and my assignment here on earth. I have experienced and done a lot in my life, but n othing gives me more satisfaction than seeing relationships transformed into what God has created for them to be.”

Enrique is a dedicated Husband, Father, Author, Speaker, and Host of Transformation Radio.

How do you find time to connect with God?

I am always in communication with God. I live a worship lifestyle.

Who are your favorite authors? Favorite books

Steven K. Scott, Napoleon Hill, Dr. Mike Murdock, Joyce Meyers, Bishop T.D. Jakes,and Joel Osteen.

Tell us about your journey to publication.

I learned a lot from this process. I not only learned about publication, I also learned more about me. The publication process was quite challenging because I spent an entire year working on this project which commanded lots of my energy and time. Truthfully, I spent twelve to fourteen hours a day working on this project.

Tell us about your current book, What Does A Real MAN Look Like?

In today’s world, relationships are under fire. As a result, the smoke is causing so much damage to our homes and ultimately our children. Think about how many separations and divorces are played out in the media. Think about how our family members and friends are no longer with the person of their dreams. What happened to the love? The fire has repositioned the man, and in turn, the fire has repositioned the woman and children. This book is the water to the fire and the realignment that many relationships are in need of having. In this book, I address any and all issues that we all face in our relationships, and every chapter is “THE” solution to the issues. Also, I explain the struggles that I had in my relationship and my victories as well. God has helped me to dissect the most difficult relationship of all time and make sense of it all.

What Does A Real MAN Look Like helps both the man and the woman in understanding their role in their relationship and how to work as a team in order to accomplish all that God has for you and your mate. Are you ready to experience your relationship on another level? Are you ready to become the man or woman who God has designed you to be?

How did you come up with ideas for this book?

An email I received, and the circumstances I faced in my life inspired me to write this book. The email read:

“Hello, Enrique, my name is Brittany [name changed for privacy], and I am looking for real love. I am so hurt and frustrated. My last three relationships have sucked the life out of me. I am just sick, tired, and fed the heck up!!! One guy was married and never told me, the other ran up my credit cards, and the other is on the down low [living a gay lifestyle]. I had no idea. What does a real man look like? Please help me. I am a frustrated woman with a major issue. Brittany”

I was raised in a fatherless home, and I struggled with my identity. As a result, I adopted the wrong attitudes and mindset. I was influenced by misguided men, television, and music. I had a terrible outlook on life and women as a whole.

What valuable lessons do you want readers to learn from your book?

All relationships will work once God is in the center of the relationship. There is no situation beyond repair in our relationships. God is very much concerned about our relationships. Notice, the marriage was His final creation.

What’s next for you?

Promoting and marketing this book by way of television, radio, and social media sites.

Please tell us where we can connect with you online.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/arealmanlooklike
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ENRIQUE_PASCAL
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/enriquepascal?feature=mhee
BlogTalkRadio: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/enriquepascal

 

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