Mentor Circle – writing prompt

This is a WHOPPER of a writing prompt – directed at ME!  Tim Ferriss’ release next month of  Tribe of Mentors is a swift kick in the butt to making progress with my own book.  Tim’s is a compilation of wisdom nuggets from every sort of mentor, from sports to spiritual, big business to creativity, mine is a thank you to the authors who helped me move from a mess to meshed.  A book 41 years in development!

How to cut down the countless books that turned me from social nebbish to consistently effective to just 24?   #1 is a lock –  The 7 Habits of Highly Effective wasn’t the first book personal development book I read, but it’s the ONE the jump started my intentional journey to Now.

Which others to include?  My criteria – honed this morning – is to include both books like Covey’s classic, ones that deeply affected my view of self & the world, and ones that provided a single Eureka! insight, like There’s Something I Have To Tell You, which revealed my well-meaning, unintentionally booby-trapped set-up of a monumentally disastrous encounter with a sister-in-law.

My current list, in no particular order, includes:

  • The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
  • There’s Something I Have To Tell You
  • David & the Phoenix
  • Point Zero
  • A Wrinkle in Time
  • From Aging to Saging
  • In the Shelter of Each Other
  • Callings
  • Still Here
  • Rising Strong
  • Enchantment
  • How to be An Adult
  • The Pig Plantagenet
  • Creating Time
  • Excuses Begone
  • Counting on Kindness
  • The Creative Mind
  • You are a Bad Ass
  • Play
  • Taming the Gremlin
  • The Greatest Salesman in the World
  • When Things Fall Apart
  • Creating Moments of Joy
  • The Happiness Project
  • Seeking the Sacred

Three – – Die Empty, Boomer Reinvention, Engagement From Scratch – – stand alone.  This past spring, the impact of reading these three, one after another, shredded my old brain into bright bits of confetti showering my mega Eureka! realization, “John & I  are playfulness coaches!  

One more stand alone, stand apart, stand head & shoulders over my previous life – LIFE IS GOOD, which untied the bow around the gift of BEing, bring it all finally home.   Quest’s end, journey’s beginning.

Now, THAT‘s a writing prompt!  Am blocking out my story – get writing yours!


“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” — Maya Angelou


Author: auntdeev

playfulness coach, life enthusiast & general instigator, ENTJ, cat lover

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