Monday, April 27, 2009

The Noticer by Andy Andrews

Do you want to be a person other people want to be around? The Noticer by Andy Andrews will help you become such a person.
This self help book reads like a novel. Jones is a person who “notices.” He notices things about people and situations that bring a new perspective to the situation, a perspective that brings the clear thinking needed to move forward. Jones gives people a view of their live that “allows them to regroup, take a breath, and begin their lives again.”
Jones helps those in a troubled marriage by explaining love languages (although Jones does not call it that). He helps a teen understand wisdom, the ability to see into the future, the consequences of decisions made now. His question to a young man: “I believe you should ask yourself every day, ‘What is it about me that other people would change if they could?’ This is incredibly important introspection.” Jones reminds him that if he wants other people to believe in him, it would be helpful if they liked him.
At the end of the book, people share stories of their encounters with Jones. It is apparent Jones showed up whenever someone special was needed.
Each of us has time on this earth to be used wisely. “Don’t squander your words or your thoughts.” Even the smallest actions have influence beyond measure.
This book is a quick read but the challenge it presents will last a lifetime. If you want to be influential, be a “noticer” and start by reading this book.
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