201: 9 Secrets to Creating a Successful Future

With Skip Prichard, author of The Book of Mistakes

I’d heard the name before. In fact, we are even “connected” – whatever that means – on several social media platforms.

But, when former Read to Lead guest Kary Oberbrunner asked if I’d like an introduction to Skip Prichard, I said “absolutely!” I mean, I knew Skip, but I didn’t really KNOW him.

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That introduction led to Skip and I chatting about his latest book and a potential spot on the show. You and I are the beneficiaries of that generous introduction by Kary. Skip’s book has quickly become a favorite of mine.

It’s a business parable, a la Pat Lencioni, Og Mandino, Bob Burg, Andy Andrews or Mark Schinnerer. And, it’s one of my favorite business parables in some time. I absolutely loved it and I think you will too. It comes out today and is called The Book of Mistakes: 9 Secrets to Creating a Successful Future.

The book takes you on a rather inspiring journey that follows an ancient manuscript with powerful lessons inside; lessons that will transform your life.

I hope you sit in with us as we discuss Skip’s book together.

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In today’s episode, I ask Skip to share about:

  • What to do if you realize you’re living someone else’s dream (and it’s not too late to make a change)
  • How to stand out and why he believes it’s the fastest path to success
  • Why you should assume your potential for success is unlimited
  • …and plenty more!

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Skip’s Latest Book

You can order The Book of Mistakes: 9 Secrets to Creating a Successful Future right now!

The Book of Mistakes Trailer

Books Skip Recommends

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change by Stephen R. Covey

See You at the Top by Zig Ziglar

Seasons of Life by Jim Rohn

The books of Og Mandino

Check Out These Resources Mentioned

Visit Skip’s website for more about him and his work.

There’s also a special website created just for Skip’s book.

Grab a copy of Skip‘s book now.

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