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Mentors & Heroes

Who Do You Learn From?

I don’t know about you, but I’m very good at thinking small and thinking negatively:

“I can’t do it”, “I don’t know how”, “people will think this is dumb” blah blah blah

My antidote? learn from the greats of history. Especially when you find out they were simple humans just like the rest of us.

My goal here is to list out people from history (and some still alive), who’ve moved and inspired me to be my best.

More than anything, this is a reminder for myself to study deeper and learn more about them.

I’ll try to group people into rough categories, if for no other reason than to acknowledge that to be successful in life we need many different viewpoints and ideas, otherwise we become to 1-dimensional.

And to be irreplaceable, we must multi-multi-dimensional.

So here we go:


Authors – Fiction:

Richard Yates

Leonard Cohen

Chuck Palahniuk

Stephen King


Authors – Non-Fiction:

David Deida

Robert Greene

Malcolm Gladwell

Tim Ferris


Historic Leaders

Queen Elizabeth I

Napoleon Bonapart

Winston Churchill



Albert Eistein

Charles Darwin



Alan Turing

Leonardo Da Vinci



Seth Godin

Gary Vee

Russell Brunson




Dr. Dre

Miles Davis





Marcus Aurelius

Lau Tzu



Jeff Bezos



Isambard Kingdom Brunel


Mythical Legends

King Arthur




Final Thoughts:

This list is entirely incomplete and forever evolving. As my tastes, direction and inspiration change, and as I learn more and more about different people from history, and all the wonderful and terrible things they’ve done, this list will grow and change.


There are too many amazing people that should be on this list but my brain has temporarily forgotten them. As they resurface, I will be updating this list.






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