Recommended Reading: The Mentor In Me

Recommended Reading: The Mentor In Me

Due to Amazon’s strict review policy and the fact that I’m a co-founder of Writestream Publishing, the company that published William Todd’s book, I cannot post a review there. However, there’s nothing standing in the way of sharing my impressions on my own website.

First, a little background. I met William last year when I filled in for Love Liberty & Lip Gloss host Donna Lyons, who told me she’d scheduled an important guest and preferred not to inconvenience him by changing the date of their interview. Without even asking the name of the person in question, I agreed to substitute for her. I love hosting on the air and meeting new people; besides, whenever I can help out one of our hosts (especially Donna, whom I adore), it’s my pleasure.

That led to the interview posted here:

From there, I extended an invitation to William to host his own show the first Tuesday of every month, and to my delight, he accepted. Listen to his debut with Writestream Publishing author, Major General Linda L. Singh:

Our affiliation led to William selecting Writestream Publishing to release his excellent book, The Mentor In Me, on January 1, 2017. It may sound crazy, but when you read a book as an editor (focused on flow, grammar, typos, etc.) it’s quite different from reading it for education and enjoyment. So once the book was published and I had a paperback copy in my hands, I sat down to fully absorb its message.

William’s honesty in sharing his journey in such an engaging way makes you feel as if he’s a good friend. It also brings him down to earth: in spite of his amazing success as an entrepreneur, he still struggled with his own fears, negative thoughts, and embedded paradigms. Becoming Bob Proctor’s protege is a humbling experience, yet one he embraces fully — at least in the beginning. As suggested by the subtitle, What To Do & What Not To Do, William describes his resistance to taking his mentor’s advice, “the times when, to his detriment, he failed to make the most of opportunities presented.”

The book’s chapters are organized according to the Seven Levels of Awareness – the process we all undergo as life unfolds. William explains each level, supporting its premise with real life examples of how he demonstrated a particular behavior, for good or ill. Each chapter closes with his Mentor’s Message, What To Do / What Not To Do (questions to consider), and Words of Wisdom.

It’s organization and ease of reading, combined with the author’s genuine tone makes The Mentor In Me a practical guide for improving every aspect of your life and becoming the person you were meant to be. No wonder why Bob Proctor calls it “a book you form a relationship with.” It’s overall 5-star rating on Amazon is well-deserved.

Aside from this wonderful book, William has created an excellent, affordable 21 Day Coaching Series. Visit his website, www.TheMentorInMe.com for more information.

 

 

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Midweek Meditation: Marriage and Relationships

Building from last week’s post about putting the Eight Principles of God Will Make A Way into practice for Dating and Romance, we arrive this week at Marriage and Relationships:

I think the key to a good marriage is this: being in the marriage — being totally invested, with all the parts of yourself, in building and sustaining the union. A married couple should love each other the same way that we are to love God: with all our heart, soul, mind and strength (Mark 12:30). People who are truly in the marriage, people who are connecting every part possible to their mates – their good parts, bad parts, angry parts, loving parts, weak parts, and strong parts — have the best foundation for a lifetime of relationship.

I’m not talking about being committed to marriage. Being in the marriage is more than being committed. Commitment has to do with agreeing to and fulfilling a covenant to one’s spouse, and that is a good and necessary part of marriage. Some marriages, however, have high commitment but low connection. The covenant stands, but the hearts are not truly attached at the deepest levels. These couples will often have a stable and long-lasting relationship, but sometimes one or both individuals feel empty inside. The opposite problem also exists. Some have hearts that are genuinely bonded, but their commitment is weak. These couples do very well in good times but fare poorly when things get rocky. Being in the marriage means being deeply committed and deeply connected at every juncture of one’s self and one’s life.

For more, I highly recommend purchasing a copy of God Will Make A Way and reading it from cover to cover. There’s so much valuable information here it’s hard to appreciate the impact of Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend’s message in just a simple, weekly excerpt but I certainly hope I’ve piqued your interest and that you’ve benefited from these weekly summaries. Much more to come in the weeks to follow!

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