One Pilgrim’s Tips, Tricks, Advice, Stories and Insights for the Next Pilgrim on the Camino de Santiago by Scott E. Bell

 

A truly inspiring and amusing guide to hiking the Camino de Santiago.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Confession time, I brought this book because I am longing to hike the Camino de Santiago and I wanted a honest to goodness, personal opinion of what it is really like to do this amazing walk.

I couldn’t have chosen a better book. The author Scott Bell somehow manages to encourage his readers to participate in the Camino whilst giving a warts ‘n all, no holds barred account of his own journey.

Scott starting his adventure at Saint Pied du Port in southern France, although there are various starting points. As we walk this beautiful, historical, journey with him he not only honestly gives his opinions on the sheer physical and mental strain which is put on the body, but he then offers advice on how to overcome them.

Of course on such a long route, accommodation is also very important, and the author discusses the various types of accommodation available, and the pros and cons of each, including some nasty little critters.

For some people the Camino is a spiritual journey, for others it gives them the time to find themselves, some are youth groups, friends, and others are families. During his travels he met and befriended many people from across the world, each with their own story, and reason for doing the Camino, and so human interest stories abound throughout the book.

The one overwhelming thing about this book is that it is truly one man’s journey, recounted with the purpose of helping others discover not only what they will need to undertake it, but also what they don’t need. The size of your backpack and weightiness of unnecessary gear is discussed and recommendations given by the self-named ‘snail’ of the route.

As the author says, the Camino de Santiago is different for each person, and during their journey that person will discover things about themselves they never knew before.

I found this book totally enthralling, and reading it, the author has inspired me to walk my own Camino when I can. I have to say though that even if you have no intention of doing the Camino, this book is jam packed with wonderful information about the villages and landscapes which the walk goes through and it is littered with historically interesting facts. – Highly Recommended!

About the Book:

So you’re thinking about walking the Camino de Santiago? Congratulations! This is the book you’re looking for.

This is not your typical travel guide. You won’t find lists of all the towns along the Camino, distances between them, recommended restaurants, tourist must-sees, yadda, yadda, yadda. There are plenty of good Camino guidebooks and apps out there for that. Nor is this a novel, diary, spiritual journal or reference manual. It is some of each… and a lot more!

Here you’ll find advice to enhance YOUR Camino. Practical stuff, like what to pack. What NOT to pack! Tips to keep you safe and healthy. Advice about carrying money. Key Spanish phrases. Stories to entertain you. I keep it light, I keep it simple, and I keep it real.

My experiences and insights on the Camino Francés will help prepare you for the Camino. But I don’t just want to prepare you to walk the Camino… I want to inspire you! My stories, after all, are MY stories, and my experiences are MY experiences. Your job is to get out there and create your own.

Your adventure awaits.

Available from Amazon in Paperbackhttps://www.amazon.com/Pilgrims-Stories-Insights-Pilgrim-Santiago/dp/1981042601/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1536847910&sr=8-1

and Kindle format https://www.amazon.com/Pilgrims-Stories-Insights-Pilgrim-Santiago-ebook/dp/B07CXKNNS9/ref=mt_kindle?_encoding=UTF8&me=&qid=1536847910

 

 

Circus Elephant: Realizing How Powerful You Truly Are by John Holley Jr.

513lLlnNeDL__AA160_What an intriguing title, I thought, and then I started to read…

Coach and author John Holley Jr. delivers his inspirational message through a unique and totally captivating story, that of the life and training of a circus Elephant.

How strange, I hear you say, yes, but it works so well. The messages the book contains are explained clearly and so interesting that it held my attention right from the start.

Whatever your goal, whether you want to take control of your life, emotions, body, finances, or in your relationships this book gives you the power to succeed. It contains well written advice, a wealth of inspirational stories, and examples of people throughout history who have turned the tide on themselves, sometimes against incredible odds.

The author has given you the power and inspiration you need and armed with this book, the rest is up to you.

About the Author: Coach, speaker and author John Holley Jr. (some of you may know him as @CoachJohnHolley) was born and raised in Tampa, FL. He is probably better known as a motivational/self-help author (Circus Elephant), but his love of poetry and romance novels played a part in him writing Situationships. John being a single man who has never been married, has been through his fare share of relationships and knew there are so many people who can relate.

http://www.coachjohnholley.com/
Twitter/Instagram: @CoachJohnHolley

About the Book: Circus Elephant contains proven steps to realizing how powerful you truly are. Coach and author John Holley Jr. shows you his most effective strategies and techniques for mastering your emotions, your body, your relationships, your finances, and your life.

You are invited to share in this short story collection of inspiration. Circus Elephant teaches lessons of self-mastery that will enable you to take control of your life and harness the power that shapes your destiny. This book might just very well serve to be the inspiration for you to kick start your journey towards greatness.

 

    • Teaches the importance of finding examples of greatness

 

    • Advises you that it will be difficult, but you’ll be better for it

 

    • Explains why you should surround yourself with the right people

 

    • Informs you on the significance of patience

 

    • Proves there is so much power in never giving up

The goal of

Circus Elephant is to convince readers that they are

powerful beyond measure

      and to motivate them to take charge of their own lives. These stories are bound to be examples and serve as encouragement and a catalyst for those who are in need.

Start today to a happy, healthy, unstoppable you.

Available from:

Amazon in Kindle format http://www.amazon.com/Circus-Elephant-Realizing-Powerful-Truly-ebook/dp/B00JYHY7YA/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1426930446&sr=1-1&keywords=the+circus+elephant

and Audible http://www.audible.com/pd/Self-Development/Circus-Elephant-Audiobook/B00SN8KHY0/ref=a_search_c4_1_2_srTtl?qid=1426930556&sr=1-2#publisher-summary

 


10 Stacks To Success: How to Achieve Success One Goal at a Time by Jerome Jay Isip

untitledMotivational and Inspiring.

Well if you’re wanting to become successful and looking for the way how, then I can’t think of anything better than this book.

Jerome “Jay” Isip is the author, and he gives the reader in this eye opening book, not only the tools to succeed in business and life, but also delivers a short sharp wakeup call to those who think that they might have already been trying.

I really loved this book because it is written from ‘real life’ experience, it doesn’t assume that the reader wants to spend hours at university or already has a degree. Neither does it suggest in any way the fact that it is necessary to have done both these things to get anywhere in life – how refreshing in this day and age! In his defence, I have to say, right here and now that the author does not criticize those who go down this path and acknowledges that for some professions these qualifications are necessary; however, this book looks at the opportunities there are for people who could not, or have not, either by choice or circumstance followed this path and yet still want to succeed.

In this very frank and straight talking book, the author uses his life, in many ways as an example of what not to do, and then shares with the readers how he managed to change the situations he found himself in, turning negatives into positives. A very important part of this book, is that he explains to the reader how to develop and use a PMA (Positive Mental Attitude), and how with the use of positive affirmation it is possible to literally change your life. With a positive mental attitude nothing is impossible, and if you embrace the concept of positive affirmation you can feel invincible.

The really empowering thing about reading this book is, that he explains how your life and your ability to succeed is entirely in your hands, no-one else’s yours. All the way through you are given examples and encouraged to look inside yourself to succeed. Written with a no holds barred and a brutally honest attitude, the author enables you to see that any hurdles in your way are yours of the making, and brushes away any excuses you may feel like giving.

If you want to succeed in a career and/or your personal life this book is ideal for self-motivation. Written from first-hand experience, this is the most inspirational book I have ever read. The author’s ability to inspire is amazing, and as soon as I started it I could feel myself becoming empowered by his words.

 

 

10 Stacks To Success is this generation’s guide to understanding that there are no limits,” explains Isip. “Unleashing the power of your own creativity can be a challenge. But there is nothing more rewarding that rediscovering all of the potential you have had inside of you the whole time. More confidence, more understanding and more freedom than ever are yours for the taking. My book is the starting point for the lifestyle of your dreams.”
Isip says his book is especially important for people who are stuck in neutral and need inspiration and direction to discover their unique purpose in life.
Amazon Top 50 Reviewer Grady Harp says of 10 Stacks To Success that “He challenges us in a very positive but stern manner, inserts enough bawdy humor to keeps us turning the pages, and in the end makes us realize that Jay Isip really cares that we become what our potential suggests.”
About Jerome “Jay”  Isip A native of Belleville, NJ, and Filipino by birth, Jay Isip was a professional Mixed Martial Arts fighter for 12 years, teaches a barbering class and operates a men’s salon, owns a fitness facility, investment relations firm, and is an app developer. The last goal he achieved as a measure of success was to write a book, 10 Stacks To Success, which was released in November 2014. For more information and to view the book trailer visit the author’s website: www.10StacksToSuccess.com

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How I Beat Self Sabotage And How You Can Too by Erica Snyder

 Very inspirational and self-motivating.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This book’s title caught my attention, I’d never really thought of my failure to carry through with things in the terms of self sabotage, but now I can see it is.

Written from firsthand experience, this author has, in the past overcome a myriad of problems.

In her frank way Erica opens up enabling us to understand how her problems arose in the first place, she then gives us the opportunity to discover the path she took to overcoming the hurdles, which we all use to self sabotage.

Within this very readable book are a series of strategies she has successfully used, explained in a way, which is easy to understand and put into practice anywhere.

I for one will be applying some of them in the future; after all I have nothing to lose and everything to gain.  

Available on Amazon Kindle here http://www.amazon.com/How-Beat-Self-Sabotage-ebook/dp/B00COUMJ1M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1368454544&sr=8-1&keywords=how+I+beat+self+sabotage+and+how+you+can+too+by+erica+snyder

At Barnes & Noble as a Nook Book here http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1115278851?ean=2940016671291&isbn=2940016671291&itm=1&usri=2940016671291

and from iBookstore here http://ibookstore.com/products.php?i=B00COUMJ1M

 

Forgive To Win!: End Self-Sabotage. Get Everything You Want

Forgive to Win! by Walter Jacobson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.amazon.com/Forgive-To-Win-Self-Sabotage-Everything/dp/1452834113/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1354792189&sr=8-1&keywords=forgive+to+win

 

Available in paperback and Kindle format.

 

Walter Jacobson has, in this book produced a clear recipe for self-help, through helping others.

He teaches us how our negative and cruel actions and comments to others are our subconscious way of sabotaging our attempts at self-healing, fuelling our negative feelings of self-loathing and guilt. He clearly explains how we use others’ misfortune to make excuses for ourselves, and that only by learning to be forgiving and kind to others can we find the way to forgive ourselves.

Clear examples are given of how it is possible to change for the better, helping others in so many ways, and, in return, helping ourselves.

The author has provided a very well thought out formula for self help, which he presents as the Forgiveness Diet.

The Forgiveness Diet, like any diet, is composed of various requirements for balanced healthy daily living. The amounts and composition, of the various constituents are explained in detail. Included, to help in the reinforcement of the diet, are affirmations, mantras, and visualizations. The author discusses dreams, their meanings, and how they can be used in a positive way.

This is no miracle cure. The author suggests the Forgiveness Diet be followed initially for 90 days, that the depth of healing will vary from person to person, and that the changes are for life. He advises how to cope with loved ones who are worried about the new you, and warns that Rome wasn’t built in a day.

Eventually, you can progress to the Success Diet, which is an expansion enabling you to embrace your goals and ambitions.

What a perfect title. I feel this book could not fail to change anyone’s life for the better, and implementing the diet would definitely make them a nicer person to others and themselves.