Storytelling at Work
April 28, 2023
The Urge to Serve


One of the outcomes, for me, from receiving the gift of Knowledge from Prem Rawat, in 1971, was the unexpected emergence of a deep desire to serve. The gift he had given me was so profound and so fulfilling that I soon began to experience a spontaneous upwelling of longing to "be of service" in some way.

This impulse to serve was unstoppable. I was not "paying my dues." I was not trying to "do good deeds." I was not being hustled by someone to be a source of volunteer labor. What was moving me went way beyond that. Never in my life had I experienced such a deep aspiration to be of service.

Something at the core of my being wanted to make my best effort to "lend a hand", even if my skills were minimal and my hands were shaking.

Wanting, actually, is the wrong word to describe what I was feeling at the time. It was way more than wanting. It was primal -- rising from an archetypal place within me that I didn't know existed -- kind of like what happens to the tides when the moon is full... and the wolves. I had no idea where this deep-seated longing to serve was originating from, but I trusted it and wanted to see where it would take me.

I am still in the process of exploring this.

More about what Prem is offering.

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April 27, 2023
Mentoring and Coaching Services for Aspiring Authors


Award-winning author, poet, storyteller, blogger and editor, Mitch Ditkoff, is now available to mentor and coach aspiring writers. If you are in the process of writing a book and can use some meaningful support, I am a possible resource for you.

The Services I Provide:
- Writing & manuscript assessment
- Skillful, empowering feedback
- Creative process facilitation
- Book structure, rhythm & flow counsel
- Coaching, mentoring and gut check
- Book promotion advisory services

I Am the Right Fit for You If...

- You are thinking about writing a book
- You are writing a book, but are stalled or stuck
- You are committed to becoming a better writer
- You have something to say, but wrestle with doubt
- You are open to feedback, coaching & support
- You are confused about your publishing options

How My Service Works:
1. You and I have a 20-minute conversation to make sure your needs and my services are a good fit.
2. If YES, I send you a Letter of Agreement for your signature
3. You pay a 50% deposit
4. We schedule our first coaching session

My Books
Unspoken Word
Storytelling at Work
Storytelling for the Revolution
Full Moon at Sunrise
Awake at the Wheel

My Websites
Unspoken Word
Storytelling for the Revolution
Idea Champions
Face The Music
Brainstorm Champions

My Blogs

Storytelling at Work
Unspoken Word
The Heart of the Matter
The Heart of Innovation
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April 21, 2023
Today is the Launch of "Unspoken Word: Love Longing & Letting Go"

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Dear Friends:

If you have been reading Storytelling at Work for a while, there is a very good chance you will enjoy my just-published book of poetry,"Unspoken Word: Love, Longing & Letting Go."

Today is the day it launches on Amazon.

If you are thinking about buying it (or even if you're not), today is the day to buy it. Why? Because the more people who buy the book on the same day, the greater the chance the book will rank high on Amazon's NEW RELEASES list. And the higher it ranks, the more visibility the book will get. And since my vision is that millions of people read this book, visibility is a good thing.

PS: If you read the book and enjoy it, please consider writing an Amazon review -- one more way to help me get the word out there. Gracias!

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April 13, 2023
INTRODUCING EVELYNE POUGET: San Miguel Pastel Portrait Artist

San Miguel portrait artist, Evelyne Pouget, upon completing her recent series of mosaic workshops, is now accepting pastel commissions (people and pets). Details about her commission process and how to engage her services are noted at the bottom of this post.



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1. Email a photo of your subject to

2. Evelyne will get back to you with her fee and a projected date of completion.

3. Assuming you are good with #2, Evelyne will email you a Letter of Agreement for your signature.


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