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Mentors

How to Help and Be Helped
Narrated by: Russell Brand
Length: 3 hrs and 13 mins
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Summary

Could happiness lie in helping others and being open to accepting help yourself?

Mentors - the follow-up to Sunday Times number one best seller Recovery - describes the benefits of seeking and offering help.

"I have mentors in every area of my life, as a comic, a dad, a recovering drug addict, a spiritual being and as a man who believes that we, as individuals and the great globe itself, are works in progress and that through a chain of mentorship we can improve individually and globally, together.... One of the unexpected advantages my drug addiction granted is that the process of recovery that I practise includes a mentorship tradition. I will encourage you to find mentors of your own and explain how you may better use the ones you already have. Furthermore, I will tell you about my experiences mentoring others and how invaluable that has been on my ongoing journey to self-acceptance and how it has helped me to transform from a bewildered and volatile vagabond to a (mostly) present and (usually) focussed husband and father." (Russell Brand)

Mentors: How to Help and Be Helped describes the impact that a series of significant people have had on the author - from the wayward youths he tried to emulate growing up in Essex, through the first ex-junkie sage, to the people he turns to today to help him be a better father. It explores how we all - consciously and unconsciously - choose guides, mentors and heroes throughout our lives and examines the new perspectives they can bring.

This audiobook includes an exclusive bonus-feature with the author, Russell Brand, who shares his tips on how to establish a successful mentor relationship.  

©2019 Russell Brand (P)2019 Macmillan Digital Audio

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So short...but another great book!

Not as many LOL moments in this book as his last couple, but just as poetic in places. A lot of it is good common sense, and I was hoping he would go more into the process of mentoring and being mentored...more like a Tony Robbins style 1) ask these questions 2) learn which submodalities are being focused on...more NLP-type techniques to mastering or passing on mastery - it's clearly more of an art, than a science (NLP, science, 😂) here. For each of the areas being mentored the focus is always the psychological hole that's being filled more than skills and techniques themselves (unlike The First 20 Hours book), but as a white working class male from Essex, very relatable. Guitar lesson booked for tomorrow morning 😁 looking forward to the next book

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Another excellent book from Russell

As to be expected this is an honest and refreshing book. Just like Recovery there is lots of really helpful advice made more understandable by Russell's own experiences . I believe he is right in his opinion on how valuable having a mentor is as well as using something like the 12 step programme to be honest about ourselves. I love that Russell took time to talk about all his mentor's and what he learns from being with them

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Interesting but don't fool yourself.

I thought was interesting but I is a biography. I thought was a book that could help you with advices and value insight from Mentors. Not at all. Something interesting just to know the depended Russel history and what he achieves after he becomes free from drugs and gots some help from two mentors.
It's a book just to read once because doesn't bring something new.

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Love it!

Love love love this book. This comes from the heart, is honest and witty and bloody useful. There is hope for all of us.

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Loved it

Easy listen, helpful for early recvory. To the point. Heart felt. Honest humbling.

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Previously annoying, now helpful to others.

Great to hear this from a working class kid who got totally lost in the modern mayhem, and now helps other track a better route to self, with others.

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  • 13-04-20

A thought provoking and encouraging story

I have listened to RB podcasts etc for a umber of years and have always been a fan of his more spiritual meditations, in particular. This book has already helped me to listen to my inner voice and to give and receive mentorship. I would recommend to anyone interested in self development from the intriguing, engaging and wonderful soul. Thank you Russel

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relatable and enjoyable

Russell's storytelling style makes tough subject matter easier to relate to. Thanks for this Russell!

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I could listen to Russell all day

I love the concept of mentoring but I could listen to Russel all day talk about anything - his command of language is wonderful and he is able to communicate on so many levels so that a cock joke somehow can sit in the same sentence as a quote from Nietzsche and neither looks out of place

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A must read...

Funny in parts as to be expected! Truely educational for the reconnection to the soul.

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  • 11-07-19

Very inspired

So impressed with this book, Russell is on point and has a lot of key insights as well as being very entertaining to listen to.

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  • Guillermo Ayala Alvarenga
  • 03-05-19

Love everything about this Book

Perfectly narrated by Russell, it was easy to understand it, love the way how a full Rockstar went on a path for a search for a bigger meaning in life. Letting you know his process and applying on a daily life, how you can be a mentor for someone struggling or how to choose your mentors. Overall it's a very good book!