Thank you for your question about my mentors. I actually have three mentors whom I consult when faced with dilemmas or in need of guidance. However, my approach to seeking their wisdom may be a bit unconventional. Instead of directly reaching out to them, I articulate my problem in writing and anticipate what these mentors might advise based on their philosophies and past interactions. Through this process, I often find clarity and don’t feel the need to seek their direct counsel.
Here are my three mentors:
- Seth Godin: Seth is an incredibly insightful and forward-thinking entrepreneur, author, and speaker. His advice often revolves around embracing unconventional ideas, questioning the status quo, and taking bold actions. I highly recommend his books and blog for further inspiration.
- Tim Ferriss: Tim is a well-known author, entrepreneur, and podcast host. He excels at dissecting the strategies and mindsets of high achievers and distilling them into actionable advice. His books and podcast, "The Tim Ferriss Show," are goldmines of wisdom and practical tips.
- Tyler Cowen: Tyler is an economist, professor, and author known for his eclectic and thought-provoking insights. His teachings often challenge conventional wisdom and encourage intellectual curiosity. Exploring his books and blog can provide you with a fresh perspective on various topics.
Now, I must mention that these mentors are not aware of their role in my life, and I haven’t spoken to them in years. One of them doesn’t even know I exist. However, their writings and public appearances have had a profound impact on my thinking and decision-making.
If you’re interested in delving deeper into their work, here are some educational resources to consider:
- Books by Seth Godin: "Purple Cow," "Linchpin," "The Dip"
- Books by Tim Ferriss: "The 4-Hour Workweek," "Tools of Titans," "Tribe of Mentors"
- Books by Tyler Cowen: "The Great Stagnation," "Average Is Over," "Stubborn Attachments"
I hope this helps you on your own quest for mentorship and guidance. Remember, sometimes the most valuable insights can be found through thoughtful contemplation and exploring the ideas of influential thinkers.
Keep seeking wisdom and personal growth!