Insider Tips from The Pocket Mentor: About the book by Vince Reardon

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This week we introduced our newest Entertainer contributor, Vince Reardon. Vince is a highly acclaimed motivational speaker and author of The Pocket Mentor: Insider Tips from America’s Most Successful People. He will be sharing great motivational tips in Monday’s feature of the Motivational Minute. On Thursdays, we will be sharing insider tips about achieving success and being the best you.

Vince has learned that one piece of good advice can spark meaningful change in someone’s life and that is why he set out to speak with some of the most well-known, inspirational, high-achievers in the world. He asked them all the same question: “What one piece of advice do you wish you had received when you were graduating from college or starting out in life?”

In this week’s Insider Tips from the Pocket Mentor, we would like to share more background on the book and the valuable pieces of advice it contains.

Vince decided to write the book as a resource to millennials, but as explained in the video, it has become much more than that. Through his experience teaching at a university and mentoring children, Vince found it interesting that many young people don’t have a good idea of what they want to be when they grow up. And for those that do, they don’t know how to get there.

“Can you imagine having in your pocket, a board of directors or a council of advisors that you can refer to time and time again for advice, their experience, and their tips?”

The Pocket Mentor: Insider Tips from America’s Most Successful People is great for millennials, but is great for mid-career executives and retirees as well. The book features 101 notable Americans (not celebrities) interviewed over a four year period. They are all people that have made a difference in other people’s lives and their advice can help you succeed in reaching your goals.

Vince explains that every piece of advice fits into one of five buckets. Each represent values that will help the reader find their direction and path in life:

  1. Be yourself
  2. Be a learner
  3. Be for others
  4. Be persistent
  5. Be a risk taker.

The book features tips from a wide variety of people, including a Nobel Laureate, former gang member, musicians, explorers, academics, and the list goes on and on. Each person interviewed has lot of life experience to share with the reader. Over the next several months, we at the San Diego Entertainer, will share these tips in the new segment: Insider Tips from the Pocket Mentor. Tune in weekly to learn more.

San Diego resident for over 10 years, I now call this beautiful city home. Originally from the Bay Area, I'm a California girl at heart. I love the outdoors, fitness, food, and a good craft beer (from San Diego of course).

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