Book Review: The Traveler’s Gift

Traveler's Gift Book

Andy Andrews’ The Traveler’s Gift is one of the most engaging and enjoyable books I have read. So much so that I’ve read it 3 times in 2 years. It is a fairly short read, so don’t be impressed with my quick turn-around on it!

“Seven decisions that determine personal success” is the subtitle of the book and doesn’t stretch the truth. I have gained personal satisfaction and success as I’ve incorporated these decisions into my life. Andrews is a great author and storyteller. He successfully puts his talents to work here to combine self-help, history, and fiction into a single book.

Andrews writes the powerful story of David Ponder. He is on the brink of giving up his life after devastating circumstances crumble his success to nothing. He is thrown into a quest to receive 7 decisions from historical figures. These decisions show him the path to personal success.

The decisions are written such that you can read each one independently of the story and get the benefit. But don’t short yourself by doing that. The context and story of David Ponder make the decisions even more powerful. In addition to the book, Andrews has many guides and extras available at  www.andyandrews.com. Check those out too before or after you pick up the book.

Quotables:

“The buck stops here. I control my thoughts. I control my emotions.”

“Success requires the emotional balance of a committed heart”

“Poor is the man whose future depends on the opinions and permissions of others.”

“I will choose to associate with people whose lives and lifestyles I admire.”

– Andy Andrews

Bottom Line: This one is a must-read

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