Advance Praise for The Book of Mistakes
“This is no ordinary story. Within these pages, there exists the power to reinvent your life.” –Andy Andrews, New York Times bestselling author of The Noticer & The Traveler’s Gift
“Prichard’s vast experience in publishing is evident in the construction of this delightful and instructive book, THE BOOK OF MISTAKES is not only a tale told well, but it offers life lessons that remind us what matters most, and what to avoid. Reminiscent of The Alchemist, this book is an operating instruction for life. It should be a mandatory read for people of all ages, especially those getting ready to launch.” –Lee Woodruff, New York Times bestselling author of Perfectly Imperfect, In an Instant, and Those We Love Most, CBS Contributor
“If financial success and personal happiness are the Emerald City of Oz, Skip Prichard, in this marvelous book, has paved the perfect Yellow Brick Road to get there. Read it and change your life.” –Robert Goolrick, New York Times bestselling author, A Reliable Wife, Heading Out to Wonderful, and The End of the World As We Know It
“In this engaging story, Skip Prichard gives you a roadmap of mistakes you can avoid on your life’s journey. You’ll find yourself in these pages, along with a new way to think about success through curiosity, empathy, and action.” –Tim Sanders, author of Love Is the Killer App: How to Win Business and Influence Friends
“The essentials of success form the core principles of Skip Prichard’s inspiring adventure, THE BOOK OF MISTAKES. Don’t miss it!” –Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The New One Minute Manager® and One Minute Mentoring
“THE BOOK OF MISTAKES will show you more about success in a few hours than most people come across in decades.” –Robert D. Smith, author of 20,000 Days and Counting
“In this absolutely brilliant book the author — a noted CEO and highly-regarded business leader — weaves a story (including a heart-racing subplot) that, while greatly entertaining, magnificently educates us with success principles to help us go from where we are to where we want to be. Avoid the mistakes so common to human nature, follow his suggestions on what TO do instead, and watch your business success accelerate and your sense of joy, happiness and peace of mind reach greater heights than you might ever have imagined to be possible. And, definitely buy a copy for every graduate in your life before they step into the real world of business. They will thank you for it! Bravo, Skip Prichard!” –Bob Burg, coauthor of The Go-Giver
“Skip Prichard packs a lot of wisdom into this story. Read it to learn the timeless truths of success from a cast of varied characters, and then share the message with others. This truly is a book for readers of all ages.” –Mark Sanborn, President of Sanborn & Associates, Inc., author of The Fred Factor
“A riveting reminder that while the clues to success are all around us, ultimately the keys are within the person we see in the mirror.” –Dan Miller, New York Times bestselling author of 48 Days to the Work You Love
“THE BOOK OF MISTAKES is a MUST READ for anyone who wants to move forward from the past and create a positive future! –Jon Gordon, bestselling author of The Energy Bus and The Carpenter
About The Book of Mistakes:
9 Secrets to Creating a Successful Future
What if the world’s most accomplished people are so successful because they avoid nine pitfalls in life that the rest of us are not aware of? In this self-help wrapped in fiction tale, Skip Prichard introduces a young man named David who with each passing day is becoming more disheartened and stressed. His life isn’t turning out the way he thought it would. Despite having a decent job, apartment and friends, his life just feels hollow…until one day he meets a mysterious young woman and everything starts to change. David will meet nine people who have each discovered a core truth of achieving a successful and satisfying life by recognizing a key mistake they were making.
Like David, most of us are repeating the same mistakes, and while we may learn from them it is often too late and the lesson comes with a good dose of pain. But what if we could identify the mistakes before we made them? This little parable is packed with wisdom that will help you discover and follow your personal purpose, push beyond your perceived capabilities and achieve more than you ever dreamed possible.
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About the Author
Skip Prichard is an accomplished global CEO, growth-oriented business leader, and keynote speaker. He is known for his track record of successfully repositioning companies and dramatically improving results while improving the corporate culture. Listed as a Top 100 Leadership Speaker by Inc. Magazine, he is a regular keynote speaker on topics ranging from leadership and personal development to corporate turnarounds and culture change. Harvard Business Review labeled him as a “standout example” of a social CEO and labeled him a “relentless giver.” His Leadership Insights blog has received numerous awards and he has interviewed hundreds of leaders from Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to journalist Dan Rather to baseball great John Smoltz. His views have been featured in print and broadcast media including the BBC, the New York Times, CNN, NPR, the Daily Beast, Harvard Business Review, Information Today, the Bookseller, Publishers Weekly,Christian Retailing, and the Library Journal. He lives in Ohio and Tennessee with his wife, Anita, and daughter, Joy.