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SEEKING AUTHENTICITY

ESSAYS AND STORIES ON VALUES AND TRAVELS
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"GENUINE"
"I LOVED IT"
"AN INSPIRING READ"
"A REAL PAGE TURNER"
"VULNERABILITY AND EARNESTNESS SEASONED WITH DRY HUMOR"
"YOU'LL SMILE
INSIDE AND OUT"
"IT DRAWS YOU IN"
"IT WOULD BE DIFFICULT TO REPLICATE THIS WORK"
"THIS BOOK
CHANGED MY LIFE"
"INSIGHTFUL"
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READ THE BOOK

I THINK YOU'LL LIKE IT

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Have you ever stopped to ask yourself:

Why am I doing this?  

When you find yourself frustrated from endless social media scrolling … 

When you feel as though your actions don’t reflect the person you want to be …  

When you’re disheartened by your current path in life and can’t help but think it’s not right  … 

Sometimes all you need is a change in perspective. 

Initially written as a declaration intended for an audience of one—following in the footsteps of former Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius who journaled the meditations that would encapsulate Stoic philosophy—Seeking Authenticity dives into what it means to live an authentic life guided by action and driven to adventure.

 

Flint Mitchell interlaces philosophical principles with personal accounts from his year-long surfing and hiking adventure from Canada to Australia. Through sometimes poetic, sometimes sarcastic, yet always honest expression, Flint helps you reorient your current life toward your ideal one through your most powerful perspective: the lens of your values. 

 

If you like your truth sandwich with a side of humor, if you enjoy the musings of Viktor Frankl, Ralph Waldo Emerson, or David Goggins, or if you are distressed about the amount of time you spend doing inconsequential bullshit, then this book will help you steer away from anything you deem trivial, focus on your ambitions, and set yourself on a path toward meaning.

 
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TESTIMONIALS

THEY LIKED IT

In Flint’s words, full of observation, reflection, and open-eyed curiosity, I reconnected with my sense of wonder in this beautiful experience called “life.” In his meanderings—of the physical world and his own interior landscape—I found echoes of my own adventures and invitations to places yet unexplored. At a time when we too often forget to hope, forget to dream, Seeking Authenticity reminds us that we can set our own intentions and find our own journeys, be they far from the familiar or right there in the place we are sitting.

ELLEN PETRY LEANSE

AUTHOR, NEUROSCIENCE EDUCATOR, LEADERSHIP GUIDE

(Check out her book, The Happiness Hack, here!)

An overall inspiration to read and learn from. Flint is speaking consc-iously and directly by breaking the shackles of time and hopelessness. No matter what you going through, or who you are, Flint makes it easier to align and connect in his journey to find lessons in every of his life’s moments and to remain positive no matter the situation.

VINCENT ONTITA

Top100 YOUNG AFRICAN

CONSERVATION LEADER

Conservation and Social Justice Advocate 

I don’t say this lightly... this book positively changed my life.

BETA READER

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REVIEW IN THE BOOK!

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"Seeking Authenticity" is a riveting journey of self-awareness and enlightenment by writer Flint Mitchell. Flint is an old soul in a 25-year-old body, who is an independent thinker, well-read, dishes interesting perspectives on everything from health, resilience, values, achieving greatness and being true to yourself. He draws inspiration from people like Ralph Waldo Emerson and Ansel Adams and encourages readers to take chances, choose friends and peers wisely and embrace moments alone. Through personal experiences and timely references, the author makes you think and reexamine your own life. He is thoughtful, candid and his adventures draw you in. "Seeking Authenticity" is an inspiring read and a real page turner.

MARK SOLTAU

 Award-winning journalist and

fan of the written word

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Flint's genuine writing style allows the reader to believe they've known him their entire life. I felt as if I was reading his own daily affirmations, on a mission to be the best man he could be. It doesn't form some unrealistic belief in perfection, rather he takes in lessons learned personally and applies that to the betterment of his peers.

MATT BERSANO

Major League Soccer Goalkeeper

This read is both deep and delightful. Flint's voice—with its vulnerability and earnestness seasoned with dry humor—draws you in. Then, his insi-ghtful exploration of complex themes keeps you reading.  No matter what stage you're at in your own personal coming-of-age, you'll find yourself days later still turning his ponderings over in your mind.

KATIE HANNA DICKSON

WRITER & PUBLIC SERVICE ENTHUSIAST

focused on education and the arts

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Seeking Authenticity is an insightful tale from a raw, bright, adventure-seeking man whose philosophy on life is well beyond his years... This memoir reminds you to hold yourself to the highest value, root yourself deep in the present moment, explore everything that keeps your curiosity alive, and, most importantly, to get back up on that board — especially when you're most afraid.

BRIAN KELLEY

MUSIC PRODUCER (DJ BKAYE)

(Check out his music!)

Flint’s reflections on how to approach our everyday, and life, led me to pull out all my old dreams and dust them off with a new excitement and confidence. When you finish you'll smile inside and out - and you will want to turn right around and read it again.

RANDY DAVIS

BIOTECH RESEARCHER; ADVOCATE OF

THE GREEN BIOME INSTITUTE

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Holy f**k, this kid can write!

ANONYMOUS (but real I promise! 🤷🏽‍♂️)

Flint impresses me every single day and this book is no exception. Written with his heart, humor, passion and honesty, I loved it.

TRISH MITCHELL

MY MOM!!

 
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LISTEN TO THE PODCAST

DON'T LIKE READING? HOW ABOUT LISTENING!

A podcast dedicated to having conversations with authentic people that I admire about their story and perspective on life. These types of discussions are inspiring for me and I hope they might be for others as well! New episodes monthly.

 
 
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ABOUT

FLINT

   Flint Mitchell is a young research scientist and outdoorsman from the Bay Area, California. He has a degree in electrical engineering from Southern Methodist University, a couple of published patents, and a podcast.

   He is a self-proclaimed expert of several things: overanalyzing the minutia of the natural world around him, watching sunrises, and smiling. In his free time, you’ll find Flint paddling in the ocean, reading a book, hiking his way out of cell service, or sitting next to a grill.