- File Size: 345 KB
- Print Length: 76 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: September 29, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01600NIIO
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,818,510 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Life: It's A Trip: 30 Heartwarming Stories That Will Inspire You to Live Fully Kindle Edition
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Each essay contains one or more insightful gold nuggets – what makes them gold is that they are drawn from experience, not just preached and expected to be taken as gospel. In reading, “What are you worth?” I didn’t learn something new, so much as saw the truth of what I knew in action – that what motivates people to buy and to pay you isn’t the thing that they’re buying.
I winced and struggled right along with Rasheed as he told the tale of his quest to climb the Guadalupe Peak. For me, the personal challenge was – and will be again – Cinder Cone and Lassen. Perhaps I’ll meet Rasheed there, one day, huffing and puffing up the mountainside. I have no illusions about Everest, but that’s not my dream – that’s Rasheed’s. And I have no doubt he’ll do it if he truly sets his mind to it.
Rasheed touches on topics like the innocence and creativity of children; mentorship; intuition; money (it’s not the most important thing in the world, but you can earn what you need); success and “failure”; the value of network marketing (without the hype and nonsense); trust and letting go; having a “try anything, because you never know” attitude; being completely honest with your children, and more.
If impeccable spelling, grammar, and formatting are how you judge a book, you may be disappointed. But if you want to have tea with Rasheed and hear stories about his life and experience, and glean some insight from the things he’s learned along the way, download the book. The only way the author's voice would be more authentic is if he read it himself and sold it as an audio book.
DISCLAIMER: I first met Rasheed Hooda, author of Life: It’s a Trip, about a decade ago in a local CiCi’s Pizza, where he was entertaining children and adults by making balloon animals – and, for my son, a balloon sword. We talked about fencing, balloons, and blogging. A few years ago, Rasheed’s picture popped up on a friend's blog. Rasheed was living a dream, traveling the US as a "modern day nomad." He's got some great stories to tell - and I'm sure this first book won't be his last.
I feel that Rasheed has spent a lifetime reflecting on what we are meant to accomplish while we are physically present. He does not recommend a one size fits all proposal, but he urges us to find in ourselves a way to add value to the world.
Rasheed is able to add value through his entertainment of others, first with the aid of balloons and now through his book. Rasheed’s book is a group of two to three page stores that differ in topic, but all contain an underlying sense of optimism and honesty. I think it is a job well done for a first time writer.