For episode 42 of Siren Soapbox, the sirens read the book: [think] Like a Mind Reader, by Jonathan Pritchard, then we explored some of the strategies and observations presented in the book.
We didn’t learn how to be a Mind Reader (though the title led us to believe we might). The author likely knew the title would have that impact…he is, after all, a Mind Reader.
Instead, the book teaches you how the human mind works, in general. And how we can use that knowledge to improve ourselves, our businesses, our relationships, and our lives.
One section that really spoke to all of the sirens was the chapter on curiosity (hello… “dive in, stay curious, & be happy” is our tagline). Here’s a peek inside the sirens’ books (in case you’re curious):
And we were fascinated to learn that the saying “Curiosity killed the cat,” does not end with that dark fate. The ending completely changes the meaning of this so-called warning! The complete phrase is:
Another topic that we felt was especially important was the idea that “we’re all affected by our personal beliefs in regards to what we can accomplish” (page 59). Jonathan also says, “You can use these principles in your own life, consciously, to achieve things you’re telling yourself are impossible right now.”
During the podcast, he explains: “I’m the only person in the Universe that can be me. And if I ignore that, then I’m kind of ignoring what the Universe has dreamt up…and…that’s not something I want to do.”
The sirens could not agree more! Go out and be you – fabulous you!
We had a great time chatting with Jonathan on our podcast! If you ever have a chance to meet him, we have one bit of advice for you….don’t ask him about the Pythagoreans. Just kidding, Jonathan! We think your stories of Pythagoreans are fascinating…
…or do we?! Can you read our minds?