Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - 20,000 Days and Counting

Friday, May 3, 2013

Book Review - 20,000 Days and Counting

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About the Book
The day for change is today and it's more simple than you realize.

Most people sleepwalk through day-to-day life, passively letting time slip away. Unfortunately, the only thing that can usually wake people up to the intensity of life is impending death. But what if it didn't have to be that way? 20,000 Days presents breathtakingly simple strategies and concepts that, once applied, will enable readers to be 100% present and intentional with every passing minute of every day, for the rest of their lives.

The book is designed to be read in under an hour and the effect is immediate. Within each segment are tactics for mastering control for your life; principles such as:

  • Motivation is a myth
  • You only have two choices, yes and no
  • How to conquer rejection forever
  • How BECOMING the problem will SOLVE all your problems
  • Three sentences that will change your life immediately

These timeless principles apply to everyone from the pending graduate to the seasoned business professional; from the time-starved parent to the weary pastor to the restless entrepreneur.

On the 20,000th day of his life, the author sent an email that inspired and reminded a group of people of all ages to live in the moment. This group now includes you.

About the Author
Robert D. Smith has overseen the career of New York Times best-selling author Andy Andrews for more than three decades. He has also served as a private consultant to numerous best-selling authors, speakers, entertainers, and organizations, educating them on the methods he has employed throughout his career.

Hailed by a New York Times reporter as “someone who has quietly become one of the most influential people in America,” Andy Andrews is a best-selling novelist, speaker, and consultant for the world’s largest corporations and organizations. He has spoken at the request of four different United States presidents and recently addressed members of Congress and their spouses. Andy is the author of three New York Times bestsellers. He and his wife, Polly, have two sons.

My Take on the Book
This was a book that, though straight forward, offered a ton of information regarding ways in which you can change your life one day at a time. The book is full of a ton of great resources that you can put into practice right away. I found many of the things that he said to be a bit of a different perspective than I had considered in the past. The best part of the book is something I have already said above which is how practical the book is and how the author writes in a way that makes it an easy read and one that you will get through in only a very short amount of time (I read it in one sitting). This was a great book that will energize and motivate you to make the changes you need to to live your life in a bigger and better way.

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