Item description for The Traveler's Gift: Seven Decisions that Determine Personal Success by Andy Andrews...
Overview This modern morality tale by gifted writer and speaker Andy Andrews teaches seven fundamental strategies for creating a successful life. Much like the best-selling books by Og Mandino, this unique narrative is a blend of entertaining fiction, allegory, and inspiration.
Only a few months ago, he was a successful executive. Now he's a desperate man. But a divine adventure is about to unfold. Join David Ponder on an incredible journey that will help you discover the Seven Decisions for Success. In the tradition of best-selling books by Og Mandino, " The Traveler's Gift" is destined to become a classic.
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Format: Audiobook, CD, Unabridged
Studio: Oasis Audio
Running Time: 293.00 minutes
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.45" Width: 6.48" Height: 0.66" Weight: 0.46 lbs.
Release Date Sep 30, 2004
Publisher Oasis Audio
ISBN 1589267923 ISBN13 9781589267923
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More About Andy Andrews
Hailed by a New York Times reporter as "someone who has quietly become one of the most influential people in America," Andy Andrews is the author of the New York Times bestsellers How Do You Kill 11 Million People?, The Noticer, and The Traveler's Gift, and is also an in-demand speaker for the world's largest organizations.
Zig Ziglar said, "Andy Andrews is the best speaker I have ever seen."
The Noticer and The Traveler's Gift were featured selections of ABC's Good Morning America and continue to appear on bestseller lists around the world. His books have been translated into over 25 languages.
Andy has spoken at the request of four different United States presidents and toured military bases around the world, being called upon by the Department of Defense to speak about the principles contained in his books. Arguably, there is no single person on the planet better at weaving subtle yet life-changing lessons into riveting tales of adventure and intrigue — both on paper and on stage.
He lives in Orange Beach, Alabama, with his wife, Polly, and their two sons.
Andy Andrews currently resides in Orange Beach, in the state of Alabama. Andy Andrews was born in 1959.
Andy Andrews has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about The Traveler's Gift: Seven Decisions that Determine Personal Success?
wonderful Dec 6, 2008
Takes you on a wonderful journey while you are learning so much. I have recommended this to many people.
Superficial Humbug Aug 11, 2008
The Traveler's Gift: Seven Decisions that Determine Personal SuccessSeven Suggestions for writing meaningful books: 1) Be original: It's a Wonderful Life and A Christmas Carol did it better. Andy Anderson is no Frank Capa or Charles Dickens.
2) Make characters that are real, not cardboard.
3) Get your facts straight. Christopher Columbus (Colombo) was an Italian who lived in Portugal and in Spain and probably did speak all three languages, but why would he speak Portuguese to an American on a Spanish ship? And why would Columbus claim to have special insight about the world being round when it was a pretty commonly accepted by the Renaissance? Fact checking is so easy with lots of good sites online.
4) Don't underestimate your audience.
5) Pick a genre, any genre. It is not good science fiction when there are too many logical fallacies. For example, the hero is wearing jeans into which he manages to stuff a scroll from Solomon, a leather pouch, various notes and pieces of paper. Fantasy? Then let's magically shrink these items. Inspirational? Not particularly, especially not this writing style.
6) Life is unpredictible. The ending of any book should not be this predictible.
7) Don't be preachy. The Ten Commandments pretty much covered the whole thing already, succinctly, without being preachy. Find a new franchise.
This audiobook was amazing! Mar 26, 2008
I love this book and the way Andy Andrews reads it because he's full of passion and also a great storyteller. My eyes filled with water as each decision which determines success was read. It's spiritually motivating and I highly recommend for everyone!
How to absorb a new attitude and enjoy life Mar 19, 2008
I really admired "The Traveler's Gift"--it's an attractive book, easy to read and enjoyable. The message is key: change your attitude and change your life.
Mr. Andrews has a way of telling stories--parables, that are meaningful to anybody and enjoyable to read. His writing is engaging. I found I could not put his book down when i read the print copy.
The principles are akin to positive thinking, for which I am a firm believer. Once I change my daily attitude towards something, whether it be a person or a task at hand, the situation becomes clearer, rights itself and things go the way I need for them to go. And I have less stress. But accomplishing "positive thinking" is of course not easy or else we'd all be doing it. Here, Andy Andrews sets down rules that frame positive thinking into actions and deeds as well as setting the table around your life. These concrete seven statements really get the job done. When I read the seven decisions, I realized that when I had adopted some huge changes in my life, these were indeed the rules I had set down for myself--only Andy Andrews wrote them with such clarity and beauty that it resonated hugely with me. The seven decisions are:
The Responsible Decision: The buck stops here. I accept responsibility for my past. I am responsible for my success. I will not let my history control my destiny. The Guided Decision: I will seek wisdom. The Active Decision: I am a person of action. The Certain Decision: I have a decided heart. Criticism, condemnation, and complaint have no power over me. The Joyful Decision: Today I will choose to be happy. The Compassionate Decision: I will greet this day with a forgiving spirit. The Persistent Decision: I will persist without exception.
So, while reading the book for me was really fun, I like the audio version, because I can put it in the car and listen to it and remind myself from time to time about how to keep my attitude positive and useful to me. Andy Andrews is a great motivational speaker and writer, and having his words to listen to whenever you want is a great companion to this book. If you are looking for techniques to master his philosophy of positive thinking and action, I suggest Mastering the Seven Decisions That Determine Personal Success: An Owner's Manual to the New York Times Bestseller, The Traveler's Gift which is a companion piece and helps you change your behavior to achieve this mindset.
I'm telling you, if you sincerely adopt these principles, your life will be better than you ever could imagine it.
Great Book-Great Audio Book As Well! Dec 28, 2007
For anyone who needs a quick pick me up, this book is it. I had already read the book and now just having it in audio format to listen to while driving just makes it that much better. This is just one of the great books out right now.