Do you realize..?

You were put here on this planet for a unique and singular reason, to fulfill a function that no other human being could. That’s why your fingerprints; your DNA’s are all different. It’s not a mistake, not an accident; you’re the only one of the kind that you are, and you don’t want to squander away that opportunity.

Some people are fortunate enough to find life’s purpose or stumble into it by the time they’re 20.

But, John David Mann was not that guy. His life story was sort of wandering in the desert. He recreated himself may be half a dozen times. He’s gone from career to career.

John is now an author, writer, businessman, public speaker and many more. While Bob Burg claims John as one of the best story tellers he’s ever come across, John’s books are published in more than two dozen languages and have sold more than 2 million copies.

John’s diverse career has made him a thought leader in several different industries. Today, he joins the, A Desire to Inspire with Manny Patrick show.


In this Episode you will learn:

The evolution of John David Mann, growing and ending up to where he is today.

The biggest lesson John learned about himself and the transition from being a musician to becoming a very sought after writer, author and businessman.

How do you adjust to having a plan but also being pulled in a different direction altogether.

Is there a personality type that needs to be exposed for one to reach a pinnacle?

How do you handle rejection and what is the mindset there that needs to be in place to keep moving forward?

How do we make decisions and better decisions? What’s the strategy?

How do we go from wanting something in our life, to actually committing and then making that desire come to life?

What is the simplest and surest way to change the results in life, you’re unhappy with

One powerful jam packed message of inspiration


About our Guest:

John David Mann has been creating careers since he was a teenager.

Before turning to business and journalism, he forged a successful career as a concert cellist and prize-winning composer. At fifteen he won the prestigious BMI Awards to Student Composers and received the award at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.

At age seventeen, he and a few friends started their own high school in New Jersey (called Changes, Inc. — you can read about it here and here). “Alternative” though they were, his school successfully placed its students in such universities as Harvard and Yale.

John never planned to go into business; it just seemed to keep working out that way. He has founded one school, one food distribution business, one graphic design business, and two publishing companies.

In 1986 he founded and wrote for Solstice, a journal on health, nutrition, and environmental issues.

As a public speaker he has addressed audiences of thousands.

John is an award-winning author whose writings have earned the Axiom Business Book Award (Gold Medal, for The Go-Giver), the Nautilus Award (for A Deadly Misunderstanding), and Taiwan’s Golden Book Award for Innovation (for You Call the Shots).

His books are published in more than two dozen languages and have sold more than 2 million copies.

Other related ‘A Desire to Inspire’ episodes:

Bob Burg: Coauthor of The Go-Giver on the Secret to Success, is Giving..

Adam Markel: Pivot, The Art and Science of Reinventing Your Career and Life

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