Review – The Book of Mistakes by Skip Prichard

Book description

Have you ever wondered why some people seem to catch all the breaks and win over and over again? What do the super successful know? What is standing between you and your wildest dreams?

The Book of Mistakes will take you on an inspiring journey, following an ancient manuscript with powerful lessons that will transform your life. You’ll meet David, a young man who with each passing day is more disheartened and stressed. Despite a decent job, apartment, and friends, he just feels hollow . . . until one day he meets a mysterious young woman and everything starts to change.

In this self-help tale wrapped in fiction, you’ll learn the nine mistakes that prevent many from achieving their goals. You’ll learn how to overcome these hurdles and reinvent your life.

This success parable is packed with wisdom that will help you discover and follow your personal purpose, push beyond your perceived capabilities, and achieve more than you ever dreamed possible. You’ll find yourself returning again and again to a deceptively simple story that teaches actionable insights and enduring truths.


This is my second time reading a book like this one. The Book of Mistakes is a non-fiction book, but at the same time it presents the content in the form of a fictional story. It’s not a secret that many leaders are taking advantage of storytelling as a tool for communicating his experience and ideas, and Prichard’s latest book is an excellent example of how effective this method can be.

Instead on relying on just exposition, The Book of Mistakes introduce to us the life of David, and average employee in the middle of a crisis. During David’s journey we meet different characters with the mission to reveal 9 ancient mistakes; a wisdom that has been passed through generations from Keepers to Teachers. These characters are not some mysterious gurus or odd-looking misfits, but “real” people that have thrived in their life mission. We have a Doctor, an Artist, a Trainer, etc.

Each chapter dedicated to the 9 mistakes closes with a page that serves as a reminder of the mistake, which gives an opportunity to review the principles without the extra text.


I’d recommend The Book of Mistakes to everyone. It’s not only to people in high positions on leadership or successful entrepreneurs, but it definitely can take you to be one. You can pre-order your book on Amazon, it’ll be available on Febreaury 6th.


I received this book from Hachette Book Group in exchange for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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