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By Kathleen Perricone

Derek Hough has been dancing his whole life, so it only makes sense he’s turning the experience into a new book, Taking the Lead: Lessons From a Life in Motion.

Fresh off a 38-city tour, the Dancing With the Stars pro called in to On Air with Ryan Seacrest on Monday morning to tell us more about it.

“I was kind of reflecting on my life and certain experiences, and you know when I’m teaching and coaching my partners on Dancing With the Stars, I sort of use those stories and anecdotes to help them sort of overcome certain fears,” explains Derek. “For me, it was sort of a natural thing to do … They’re lessons to be learned and also to be re-learned. I just wanted to share that.”

In his book, Derek also reveals that a healthy diet rich in greens (and green juices) is also his key to success … something he learned from Ryan!

“For me, you’ve got to start from within,” he explains. “The things you eat directly affect the way you feel, and the way you move.”

So will Derek be shaking it once again on DWTS?

“I don’t know yet,” he reveals. “There’s a lot of changes happening. We got a new executive producer. There’s things in the works. It’s going to be an exciting season though. It’s going to be different. I’m not sure if I’ll be there or not, but I’ll be a part of it in some way.”

Taking the Lead: Lessons From a Life in Motion is available now! Derek will be signing the book tonight, August 11, at 7 p.m. at Barnes and Noble at the Grove in Los Angeles.