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The Book of Mistakes

9 Secrets to Creating a Successful Future

By Skip Prichard

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Format: Hardback, 160 pages
In the spirit of Fish! and The Go-Giver, Skip Prichard draws on a lifetime of studying success to share the 9 mistakes wildly accomplished people know not to make, so you can avoid them too! 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.

About the Author

Skip Prichard is an accomplished 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. He is a keynote speaker on topics ranging from leadership, personal development, growth strategies, culture, corporate turnarounds, and the future of publishing. 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.


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(R) and One Minute Mentoring An interesting platform for demonstrating the importance of making mistakes and moving forward.--Tony Hsieh, New York Times bestselling author of Delivering Happiness Not only is The Book of Mistakes a page-turner that will keep you up at night, it is chock full of lessons you wish you had learned twenty years ago, and the principles for success that you hope to impart to your children, employees, or co-workers. Skip Prichard has spun a tale that transforms what it means to get ahead in life.--Ken Abraham, New York Times bestselling author Skip Prichard's new book is a helpful reminder about the power of the choices we make in life and leadership.--Doug Conant, Founder of ConantLeadership and Former President and CEO of Campbell Soup Company Success is a riddle, and Skip Prichard's business parable shines a light on the answer. By exploring the nine mistakes most leaders and entrepreneurs make, Skip helps us turn desire, gratitude, and belief into powerful tools for achievement.--Michael Hyatt, USA Today bestselling author of Living Forward 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 of 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 Book of Mistakes will show you more about success in a few hours than most people come across in decades. Read it, internalize its secrets, and watch your life begin to transform before your eyes.--Robert D. Smith, author of 20,000 Days and Counting This is no ordinary story. Within these pages, there exists the power to reinvent your life.--Andy Andrews, New York Times bestselling author of How Do You Kill 11 Million People?, The Noticer and 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 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 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, co-author 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. and author of The Fred Factor An inspirational read packed full of wisdom and advice, 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

EAN: 9781478970903
ISBN: 1478970901
Publisher: Center Street
Dimensions: 22.2 x 13.8 centimetres
Age Range: 15+ years
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