The Traveler's Gift, by Andy Andrews
The Traveler’s Gift: Seven Decisions That Determine Personal Success, by Andy Andrews, combines self-help with fiction, passing on instructions for positive thinking and positive suggestions for overcoming life’s obstacles. The iconic heroes in the story offer profound guidance through seven important lessons on living in today’s ever-changing world. In a nutshell, a 40-year-old man has lost his job and is having trouble making ends meet. As he’s about to give up, he’s given an opportunity to meet some amazing people in history who share important life-changing lessons.
Since we have introduced the Three Point Plan, this story is extremely timely! As we focus on points two and three (ME and Team Building Dynamics) of the Plan, this book offers great insight to ourselves as well as the leadership we are cultivating in others. In his first lesson, Andy Andrews reminds us of the value of speaking words of affirmation about ourselves and our teammates, as he asserts, “you are where you are because of your thinking.” Staying close to one’s upline is another vital component of the Three Point Plan and is reflected in Andy’s instruction in lesson two, “seek wisdom.” As you read through the pages, you will find constant reminders about the parallels between Andy’s words and the Three Point Plan.
Quotes from Andy Andrews:
“Successful people make their decisions quickly and change their minds slowly. Failures make their decisions slowly and change their minds quickly.”
“Until a person takes responsibility for where he is, there is no basis for moving on. The bad news is that the past was in your hands, but the good news is that the future, my friend, is also in your hands.”
“A wise man will cultivate a servant’s spirit, for that particular attribute attracts people like no other. As I humbly serve others, their wisdom will be freely shared with me. Often, the person who develops a servant’s spirit becomes wealthy beyond measure.”