What to Expect in 2013

This year on The Invisible Mentor Blog, we will still have book reviews, profiles of wise people, interviews and articles, but they will be more structured. As I mentioned before, the books I read tend to be from the West, so this year I’m being more intentional, and I will take you on a virtual literary tour around the world. Over the Holidays, I spent a lot of time choosing books from around the world that I would like to read, and I have secured half of them already. I will start the tour by April 2013 to give me enough time to read the books and write the summaries. Additionally, I have reviewed the interview questions and fine-tuned … [Read more...]

Book Review: The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran

I read and reviewed The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran in 2006 because two of the interviewees in my book Tales of People Who Get It indicated that this was the one book that had a profound impact on their lives. I read the book trying to understand their point of views. First published in 1923, The Prophet  by Kahlil Gibran is a compilation of 26 poetic essays that deal with love, marriage, giving, work, joy and sorrow, buying and selling, laws, freedom, reason and passion, self-knowledge, talking, pleasure, death and so much more. It's beautifully written in very simple, poetic language. The book starts off with Almustafa, the "chosen … [Read more...]

What Grade Is on Your Report Card?

It's been one year since I've been blogging so I thought I'd grade myself on my blogging report card. I started to blog March 2009, and though it's been a year, I didn't let anyone know that I was blogging for about eight months because I wanted to build up content for the website as well as develop discipline and a comfort level around blogging. Like anything in life, the more I blogged, the better I became at it. I still have a long way to go, and there are a lot of things that I still need to learn. How do you prepare for your biggest projects? I have honored the commitment that I made in terms of the frequency of the blog, but I am not … [Read more...]