Read "The Book of Mistakes" when you're ready to reflect
It's not hard to understand why Skip Prichard is listed on numerous "Top 100" lists for leadership, writing, inspiration... you name it. His first book, "The Book of Mistakes: 9 Secrets to Creating a Successful Future," taps into all of these, and more, with a level of authenticity and meaningfulness rare in any of the genres it represents.
There is something here for everyone, regardless of where you are in your journey. The pursuit of "success" is exceptionally personal, and the "fable" approach Skip uses is perfectly suited for this purpose. I've seen it applied somewhat effectively in one other business/leadership-oriented book, and to lesser effect than in "Mistakes." Skip doesn't assume any particular definition of "success" and allows you to see through the eyes of the protagonist what you, personally, need to see.
When you pick up this book, it visually strikes you as a "quick read." If you finish it quickly, you didn't get what you need from it. I found that even when I set a couple hours aside to read, I would get through just a handful of pages before I had to pause, put the book down, and digest. Walk away. Write. Nothing else I've read recently has compelled me to think and reflect like that.
Prichard writes, "The lessons of success are disguised. They are revealed only to those with a willing, seeking mindset... The beginning is when you have more questions than answers. Readiness is when your desire is stronger than your distraction." When you're there, when you're ready and willing to seek, to be open to being challenged and to see your barriers laid out before your eyes -- read this book.