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“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” – Jim Rohn

In the immersive journey of my career coaching program, “Understanding your Brand – Realizing Opportunities,” I prompt clients to introspectively identify the people they spend the most time with. This deliberate exercise serves as a catalyst for contemplation, encouraging individuals to assess whether their chosen companions contribute positively to the diverse facets of their lives.

As a solopreneur navigating the transition from corporate life to entrepreneurial pursuits, I found myself grappling with newfound challenges, exposing gaps in my knowledge and propelling me toward captivating learning opportunities. A paradigm shift occurred as I realized that the books, I surround myself with are akin to the influential individuals I spend the most time with—they play a pivotal role in shaping my perspectives and guiding my journey.

In the realm of Career and Mission, I’ve consciously curated a team of literary mentors to enhance my solo professional voyage. These authors have become virtual members of my consulting team, offering insights, strategies, and inspiration that parallel the impact of human mentors.

Meet my current team members:

  • Nick Obolensky: Complex Adaptive Leadership, Embracing Paradox and Uncertainty
  • Erik Van Alstine: Automatic Influence, New Power for Change in Work and Life
  • Steve Cadigan: WORKQUAKE, Career Development – Create a Winning Team
  • Dave Parker: Trajectory: Startup, Ideation to Product Market Fit
  • Donald Miller: Business Made Simple, 60 Days to Master Leadership, Sales, Marketing, Execution, Management, Personal Productivity and More
  • Alex Hormozi: $100M Leads, How to Get Strangers to Want to Buy Your Stuff

This literary team is dynamic, constantly evolving as I encounter new challenges and opportunities. Each book brings a unique perspective, contributing to the strategic fabric of my professional expedition.

Now, I’m curious—have you strategically assembled your team of literary companions to navigate the fulfilling journey of life? Share your thoughts and let’s explore the vast landscape of wisdom that books can offer on our collective quest for personal and professional growth.

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