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Advice My Parents Gave Me: and Other Lessons I Learned From My Mistakes Paperback – November 14, 2011
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- Brian Tracy - author of No Excuses
"Hartford Books Examiner dares you to pick up Advice My Parents Gave Me... and begin your own journey toward self-discovery and fulfillment."
- Hartford Books Examiner - John Valeri
- Luxuryreading - Kristen B.
"This is a nice collection of thoughts and lessons on life. I gave it an overall A and thought it very fitting reading for this day and age .
- Reader Views - William Phenn
"Thought provoking quotes ... to encourage you to change your mindset and make small but positive steps to becoming a happier and more fulfilled person ... a lovely little book ... nice to dip in and out of."
- D. Jones - #1 Hall of Fame Reviewer - # 1 Reviewer - Amazon.co.uk
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Top Customer Reviews
Rodolfo describes the book as "409 thoughts, quotes, lessons, ideas, suggestions, reminders, words of advice and encouragement to lead a successful, rewarding, peaceful, happy and fulfilling life." And he is right on. The 409 snippets in this book will make you think.
I send a motivational quote to my subscribers every day. If you're not receiving these quotes you can go to [...] and sign up in the space immediately below the image of my career advice book, Success Tweets. I preface each quote with the words: "THINK, ACT, SUCCEED." I believe that it's important to read inspirational advice. But I think it's more important to think about what you read and to ask yourself, "How does this apply to me?" Then it's important to take action - to do something with what you read.
Let me sum up. There are three easy things that you can do every day to help you in your career success journey...
1. Read - anything that can help you create your career success.
2. Think - about how you can apply the lessons of what you've read in your life.
3. Act - do something. Change a behavior, create a new habit.
If you do these three things consistently, you can't help but succeed. "Advice My Parents Gave Me and Other Lessons I Learned from My Mistakes" is a great source of life and career success advice. If you read, think about and act on only one of the bits of wisdom per day, you'll have over a year's worth of lessons to apply in your life.Read more ›
I liked and enjoy this book, very much, from beginning to end. Part of the book's message is not to dwell on the negative aspects of our lives. We live with fears and worries, that rob us from living life to the fullest. By recognizing this fact we can learn to be more in touch with our thoughts and feelings so we can have a more positive and encouraging way of life and Rodolfo shares these, ideas and words of advice in a clear and succinct way.
A wonderful read for family and friends on the road to a more significant and happier life. As the cover says ... 409 thoughts, quotes, lessons, ideas, suggestions, reminders, words of advice and encouragement for a successful, rewarding, peaceful, happy, and fulfilling life ...
On the front cover Rodolfo Costa adds: '409 thoughts, quotes, lessons, ideas, suggestions, reminders, words of advice and encouragement to lead a successful, rewarding, peaceful, happy, and fulfilling life'. This is indeed what he covers. He also shows you how to look on the problems and setbacks in your life as assets that help to create your character and to constantly self develop and grow as a person.
WHAT IT COVERS
It is a short book of 135 pages divided into 16 chapters. Each chapter concentrates on a specific subject, e.g., 'Self-doubt, fear and criticism', 'Money' and 'Children'. The chapters then list tips around the subject with chapters being interspersed with quotes from people such as Abraham Lincoln, Bette Davis, Charles Kingsley, Cicero, Mark Twain, Michael Jordan, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Steve Jobs, Voltaire and many others.
The inspirational tips can be used at any point in your life. You will find some to be quite thought provoking. Each self development tip is, in essence, a bullet point comprising one or two succinct sentences. This makes them easy to dip into and put into practice. Many of the tips are quite deep and meaningful. Some my favourites are:
* Always be humble, but do not apologize for your success.
* Always have honest and open communication with others.Read more ›
Other Lessons I Learned from My Mistakes
Quotes, thoughts and life lessons about how to live a contented and fulfilled life as experienced by this author.
This lovely book is filled with tips, thoughts, quotes, stories, and lessons that are truly inspirational. The book is unique because you really can read and reread it in any order depending on what your particular thoughts are or needs are at any given time in your life.
The book is divided into 16 sections that are all filled with inspirations. Reading this book was a rewarding experience for me. I read it out of order and I read it when I needed to read it. I read it when I was a little sad or a bit concerned about some part of my life that I didn't like. This book was a reminder to me to live life fully and appreciate each moment and use the gifts and talents that I have.
My copy is filled with bookmarks of my favorite parts...here is one of my favorite thoughts...
Live your life with a purpose, looking forward to something every morning!!!
There are many more delicious thoughts in this book...quotes by Abraham Lincoln and Steve Jobs and Buddha and Michael Jordan and more...many more...but it's the authors thoughts that were the most meaningful to me. I get the feeling that his lessons are the best ones...the ones that are truly meaningful and ones that he is willing to share.
The book is not an instant pick me up but rather a means to think about things in a more positive way. It is calm and soothing much like a visit to a spa or a lovely garden or a quiet stroll through a park.
It is a book that can be read and reread. There will always be a bit of something new...some unique provocative thought that will help you when you need it to.
I truly loved this book and will read it over and over.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Reading "Advice My Parents Gave Me" reminds me of my life growing up. My father was always ready to offer advice at the drop of a hat on any subject without warning or... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Rosemary M. Goddard
"Advice My Parents Gave Me..." is a wonderful book consisting of 409 quotes that can be used to help you though rough times in life, to provide inspiration on topics like... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Kevin Lintner
This book is truly inspirational, and I really enjoyed it. It is intended to give some instruction/advice for your life, but it is in no way boring or hard to get through. Read morePublished 14 months ago by cc2015
n this day and age we live in a society where parental advice is sadly missing. We live in a two parents working society or a parent who lets the child raise themselves world. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Sb Wharton
I like the way the book is divided into separate chapters and emotions, making it much easier for you to find the helpful quotes you need quickly. Read morePublished on June 7, 2012 by beckvalleybooks
ADVICE MY PARENTS GAVE ME AND OTHER LESSONS I LEARNED FROM MY MISTAKES (CreateSpace) by Rudolfo Costa presents 409 thoughts, quotes and lessons designed to give the reader a... Read morePublished on March 22, 2012 by Blaine Greenfield
Advice my parents gave me and other lessons I learned from my mistakes is a great little book of positive quotes , comments and encouragement. Read morePublished on March 12, 2012 by Michelle Dunn
There are lots of collections of quotes and inspirations out there, and I love them all. But there is something special in Rodolfo Costa's wonderfully unique contribution to the... Read morePublished on March 8, 2012 by Joe Tye
Well, he does give wonderful advice in this book. Very practical, extremely astute and workable. Workable is what best describes his advice though, when you do work it. Read morePublished on February 22, 2012 by Clayton