I am home refreshed and relaxed after a family trip to Riviera Maya Mexico. The area is beautiful and I would also like to add the people of Mexico are so friendly and accomodating. I highly recommend visiting the area if you need a little beach vacation. The Barcelo Maya Caribe is a beautiful resort.
|Mayan ruins in Tulum Mexico|
Now for my review of my July Read of the Month, The Traveler's Gift, by Andy Andrews. The book follows main character David Ponder going through a rough stretch of his life. One minute David is driving down an icy road, and then the next he is on a journey meeting with seven famous figures from history that provide him with knowledge and tips for success. I really do not want to give much more away to the book than that mini summary, but I will list what I liked in the book:
- It is a quick easy read, I finished it in about three days
- It is a self-help book that is aimed at leadership and taking responsibility for your life. I like these kind of books for my "Leadership Skills" class that I teach at work. I am always looking for books that help guide future (and current) leaders.
- The actual plot of the book was pretty good. It was not just straight self-help, there are some elements of fiction that kept me interested.
- The seven tips, or "Decisions for success" as they are referred to in the book are easy to grasp and implement.