The Traveler's Gift: Seven Decisions That Determine Personal Success

The Traveler's Gift: Seven Decisions That Determine Personal Success

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The Traveler's Gift: Seven Decisions That Determine Personal Success 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 262 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Andy Andrews absolutely practices what he preaches. His little 'novel' cum self-help book has become widely popular since its introduction to the mass market in 2002. And there is a reason why. Aside from the personal biographical data that the author lived as a street person for a period in his life before he took charge and made changes in his philosophy that led to his rather startling success as a comedian, an advisor, an inspirational speaker and an author, Andrews knows how to capture the attention of his audience, lead them through his concepts of the Seven Decisions the Determine Personal Success in the guise of a novel, and follows up his service to mankind with variations of his original platform. Not only is Andy Andrews an inspirational writer, but he is also a successful marketer! The original book THE TRAVELER'S BOOK is so well known that repeating a summary is unnecessary. Very succinctly, David Ponder is at the end of his rope financially, emotionally, and physically when he happens to have an auto accident, an event which triggers a time travel where he meets and gathers advice from King Solomon, Harry Truman, Anne Frank, Abraham Lincoln, Colonel Joshua Chamberlain, Christopher Columbus, and the angel Gabriel, each of whom delivers him a message of how to enhance life. Those seven decisions are 1)The buck stops here: Adversity is preparation for greatness, 2) I will seek wisdom: I will choose my friends with care, 3) I am a person of action: I can make a decision and I can make it now, 4) I have a decided heart: My destiny is assured, 5) Today I will choose to be happy I am the possessor of a grateful heart, 6) I will greet this day with a forgiving spirit: I will forgive myself, and 7) I will persist without exception: I will find way where there is no way. After his 'time travel' learning experience David Ponder wakes up and sees his world change because of the decisions he has made. Andrews wisely does not make his issues a hard sell. He simply tells a story, one that may be a little on the fantasy side, and allows the reader to absorb and relate to the transformation that takes place. It is very much to his credit that he does not preach in this book: Andrews shares in a warm and familiar friend manner and that makes a big difference! Andy Andrews believes in these decisions and after reading his book, it is difficult not to buy into his smilingly warm philosophy. Grady Harp
plembeniwich6 More than 1 year ago
I recieved this book as a gift meant for "inspiration". Unfortunately, to be honest I wasn't inspired. I thought this book was cliche, overdone, and poorly written. It falls back on the formula for self help books "7 things you need to know/do in order to make your life magically better!!!" Just a little too lame for me. Perhaps had the writing style been of a higher quality, and if the plot had been more developed, I could have come to like this book. But as it is, I have to say that I didn't like it at all. I think that there are plenty of inspirational books that are more thought provoking and truly spiritually inspiring than this one. I would reccomend you find one of those.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm a fan of this book very spiritually oriented and it speaks on the everyday struggles of life instead of focusing on fantasies it's about the basic concept on having problems and finding solutions not excuses
Guest More than 1 year ago
'The Travelers Gift' by Andy Andrews is a wonderful book about a man who travels through time durring an out of body experience that takes place when he gets in a car crash. A few weeks before he was successful and everything was going his way. Then he loses his job and his daughter gets sick and he begins to hate his life. Durring the out of body experience he encounters seven people who give him advice on how to lead a happy successful life. He learns that he is responsible fore his past and his future. He needs to seek wisdom and be a servant of others. He needs to be a person of action and sieze the moment. He needs to have a decided heart and choose to be happy. He needs to seize the day with a forgiving spirit and be a person of faith. The thing I like about the book the most is the lessons he learns as he travels and talks with the wise people. I recomend others read this book because everyone should apply these lessons to there life in order to make there life better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Whenever I'm faced with overwhelming circumstances, I dive into this book. Gives me a new outlook on my circumstances.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was loaned to me and I liked it so much I ordered two more to give as graduation gifts. It is a perfect life manual.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had heard of this book so was excited to read it, but it wasn't what I had expected. An interesting premise though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was unsure of reading any book by a" christian" author but was intrigued. by the premise of the story. Little did I know that so much of what was written was just what I needed to read. Very profound & uplifting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good reminder of what it takes to acheive personal success. Easier to digest and accept when it's witten like a story ans not a self-help book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cleverly writen inspiational story that travels across time and provides great counsel
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a great read, very inspiring and offered hope! I have been reccomending it to everyone I know. For the person who is going through a struggle, it is very motivating to keep moving forward. I loved the nonfiction/fiction format of the book. They should create a genre for books just like this. It is a must read for sure! I cannot wait to read more books by Andy Andrews!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am not as good at taking time to read like I should. This book was wonderful.. It reminds you of history and how you apply pratical teaching to your everyday NOW situatios. It is MUST read
MrsArt More than 1 year ago
This book has made such a difference in my life. The characters are beautifully depicted and the messages are so clear and simple. Now, when there is an obstacle in my path, I am reminded that it's just a part of life and a chance to overcome it. Andy Andrews truly gave us all a gift with this book. Anyone and everyone could gain something wonderful from reading this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book came to me as a gift from my father at the exact right time. I am not normally a reader of 'fiction' but I couldn't put it down and finished it in 2 days. The eye opening lessons and the history intertwined together kept me going from page to page as every chapter spoke to me. Andy Andrews is a terrific writer and I would recommend reading anything of his along with watching his DVD/PBS special about the seven decisions in the book. He's right, everything we do matters. A very inspitational read and re-read.
Anonymous 3 months ago
This book has been a big reason for me to changing my thought process. Applying just one of the 7 decisions changed my perspective of life and the direction I want to go.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this book! I read it several times ! I love Andy's writing and inspiring stories!!
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I am so happy that I came across this book!! I almost past it up . I found a copy at a good will I was visiting and it was and is the best 75 cents I have spent on myself in a long time! So much so I am looking into the rest of Andy Andrews, books! I am grateful for what I am gaining from his writing !
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Great book.