I’m interviewing candidates for my Virtual Council. Most of the candidates are no longer living (or I do not know them personally or have easy access to them), so I’m “interviewing” them via biographies or autobiographies. I want members to support the scrolls and the Master Keys. Readers should not be too surprised to discover my first candidate is Og Mandino. If you’re in your first year of the course, you’ll be learning Mr. Mandino’s surprising history soon. If you’ve been around the MKE Experience longer, you already know. For the interview, I chose Og Mandino’s A Better Way to Live. In this book, Mr. Mandino offers a brief history of his struggles before he achieved success and also includes 17 principles to live by (don’t worry, you aren’t missing anything — the essence of these principles has already been incorporated into the Master Key course; however, I found the commentary accompanying each principle complementary to what we’re learning. I’m jotting each of these principles onto my index cards and adding them to my stacks.
Mr. Mandino is, most definitely, on my Virtual Council.