Announcing The Ordinary Guru Contest 

Life is always sending you everyday, ordinary gurus who help you break through beliefs and myths that stop you from experiencing the life you dream of living.

These unassuming gurus help you to see yourself and life differently. They offer insights and life-lessons that make it clear that there is more to you than you’ve given credit to.

These gurus are everywhere, and take every form. You’ve had many opportunities to learn from them. Now, is your time to share your story of an unassuming guru that helped you re-evaluate yourself or your life in an empowering way. And, this new point of view enabled you to breakthrough an old tendency that stopped you from fully expressing yourself and reaching higher peaks of achievement.

Tell us your story by entering the Ordinary Guru Contest. You need not be an expert writer or artist to be considered. All that you need do is share your experience in a heartfelt and authentic way.


WE’RE LOOKING for a short story, an essay, a memoir, a photo essay, a graphic story, a cartoon, or a poem about an ordinary guru that taught you something that helped you crash through to a better a better way of living.


Ordinary gurus teach us what we need to know in order to expand our awareness so that we may grow. Unassuming, everyday gurus aren’t just people— they can be animals, plants or an occurrence that causes an inner mental change of opinion and subsequent outer change in behavior.

We welcome and eagerly look forward to reading your tales of transformation! Visit for inspiration and more information.


  • First Prize: $5,000
  • Second Prize: $2,500
  • Third Prize: $1,500


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Author's Bio: 

Rob White is an author, storyteller & philosopher. Rob created as a way to provide individuals with all the resources they need to wake up to the power of WOW. Rob has dedicated his life to inspire individuals to realize and accomplish their own life goals by providing seminars, workshops, videos, articles, blogs, books and original animation shorts.

Rob is the international bestelling author of And Then I Met Margaret 180, a guide to achieving “inner strength and outer freedom”, and A Second Chance at Success: Remarkably Simple Ways to Open Your life to Opportunities and Turn Past Mistakes Into Lasting Confidence, Happiness and Success. Rob is regularly featured on the Huffington Post and his original articles are published in dozens of print and online publications.

From his modest beginnings in a small town in Western Massachusetts, he built a multi-million dollar bi-coastal real estate business and went on to become a successful restaurateur. Rob is an expert in the fields of personal and professional growth. Drawing on 30 years of experience researching and testing myriad methods and tools for success, he has developed a concise and enriching program that unlocks the true power of human potential. Most recently, Rob has become a National Spokesperson for Hilton Garden Inn and is a guest lecturer at Northeastern University.

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