This is what we talked about on The Invisible Mentor Blog this week: The First 30 Days by Ariane de Bonvoisin, Mythologist Joseph Campbell and Interview with Leadership Coach and Career Consultant David Gray.
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To master a topic of interest requires reading to further knowledge, and if you are interested in the topic for your personal interest, you would be reading for information. But to learn as much as possible about a subject, whether it be for information or to further your knowledge, Adler and Van Doren recommend that you read syntopically, which is reading several books at the same time about a specific topic, and looking at them in relationship to each other.
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According to Ariane de Bonvoisin, The First 30 Days: Your Guide to making Any Change Easier is about “a different way of looking at change; it’s about the creation of a new mind-set. The First 30 Days will guide you toward the positive in every change and will inspire you to love your life even more.” This book is important because change is a reality in our everyday lives. Change is never easy but we all have to learn to embrace it to move forward and The First 30 Days helps you to do that.
Joseph Campbell’s lifelong fascination with mythology can be traced back to his visits to the local library where he immersed himself in reading Arthurian legends and Native American mythology. Campbell’s visits to the American Museum of Natural History where he encountered Indian religious art and ethnographic literature being collected by anthropologists stirred his imagination and deepened his interest.
Perspective Thursdays and Workshop FridaysThis week we featured leadership coach and career consultant David Gray. Once in a while I interview the same person more than once and you get to see their evolution, David Gray is one of those people. The two interviews are fairly consistent though. David is a straight shooter, so he deals honestly with people and treats them with respect. He offers some very practical advice in his interview. Here are Part One and Part Two of David Gray’s interview.
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