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Product Details

  • Paperback: 148 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (November 14, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1466311053
  • ISBN-13: 978-1466311053
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,656,567 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This book is easy-to-read and loaded with wit, wisdom, and insights to enrich your life."
- Brian Tracy - author of No Excuses


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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


"A wonderful wealth of knowledge ... the ideas are straightforward, encouraging, insightful, and just plain right. This book is a great motivator for anyone looking for a way to channel their desires and ambitions into reality."
- 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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Rodolfo Costa was born in Lima, Peru. At age nineteen, without knowing what to expect, he said goodbye to his parents and immigrated to the United States. Through the difficulties and joys of life, with the advice received and the mistakes made, he learned to embrace the world in a different and more positive way, and now with immense gratitude for the knowledge he gained, he is able to share his earned wisdom in his new inspirational and motivational collection "Advice My Parents Gave Me and Other Lessons I Learned From My Mistakes." Today, Rodolfo Costa continues his learning, sharing his knowledge, and evolving as a person and human being. He is a business owner, a Realtor, a teacher, and always a student. He lives in Northern California.

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It is a book that can be read and reread.
PattyLouise
One of the best ways to do this is to read books like Rodolfo Costa's "Advice My Parents Gave Me and Other Lessons I Learned from My Mistakes."
Bud Bilanich
Easy to read and absorb the many refreshing topics.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Bud Bilanich on January 30, 2012
Format: Paperback
I always enjoy books that make you think. "Advice My Parents Gave Me and Other Lessons I Learned from My Mistakes" by Rodolfo Costa is one of those kinds of books. It is filled with valuable life and career success wisdom distilled into bite sized chunks.

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.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Inna on February 3, 2012
Format: Paperback
Excellent book that delivers practical, thought provoking ideas filled with positive attitude and encouragement for a better life.

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 ...
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Dr JOY Madden on March 18, 2012
Format: Paperback
'Advice My Parents Gave Me and Other Lessons I Learned From My Mistakes' by Rodolfo Costa is a self development book with a difference. Most self and personal development books, at first impression, seem to tell you what to do with your life. This book is fun. As discussed in this self development book review, it gives you tips, advice, etc., based on a wealth of experience, yet you feel free to use the information as you wish.

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.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By PattyLouise VINE VOICE on March 10, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
Advice My Parents Gave Me
And
Other Lessons I Learned from My Mistakes
By
Rodolfo Costa

Summary...

Quotes, thoughts and life lessons about how to live a contented and fulfilled life as experienced by this author.

My Thoughts...

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.
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