Andy Andrews is a New York Times best-selling author, corporate speaker and self-help books author of American origin who was born in May 22, 1959. Andy Andrews is the author of about twenty books and 3.5 million copies all over the world, but his bestseller is thought to be The Traveler’s Gift, 2002. Andy Andrews is a world famous writer and his books have been translated in twenty languages. Andrews is well known for his corporate speeches as well. He has appeared on MSNBC, CNBC, Fox News Channel, Good Morning America and some other programs. He has been a speaker during election campaigns of four different United States presidents.
Andy Andrews was voted as “Comedian of the Year” in 1985 and 1986.Probably, this is the reason his books are written with a notable humor style. The other distinguishing factor making Andy Andrews a popular writer among readers is that he communicates with his audience through the heart, which is a rare thing in nowadays technology-based world.
Andrew’s best-selling book ’The Traveler’s Gift: Seven Decisions that Determine Personal Success ’ was a real sensation for readers across the world and remained on the New York Times bestseller list for over five years. ’The Traveler’s Gift: Seven Decisions that Determine Personal Success ’ contains message of hope and perseverance and changed thousands of lives worldwide by giving faith to people. Other popular books of Andy Andrews include
’The Heart Mender: A Story of Second Chances’’, ’The Boy Who Changed the World’’, ’The Lost Choice’’ and so on.
The Traveler’s Gift series by Andy Andrews
’The Traveler’s Gift: Seven Decisions that Determine Personal Success’’ is first book in ’The Traveler’s Gift’’ collection. It is an efficient combination of fiction and self-help. The book teaches us how to use out inner potential to the full. It is about forty year old man whose name is David Ponder. He suffered a lot of failures recently; he lost his job, his mortgage is behind and what’s more, his daughter needs to undergo tonsils removal operation. Feeling wholly frustrated and having no hope for future, David Ponder is given a wonderful opportunity to visit several outstanding people of history and learn some lessons from each of them.
The historical figures he meets are as follows; Harry Truman, King Soloman,
Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, Christopher Columbus, Anne Frank, Abraham Lincoln and the Biblical figure Angel Gabriel. Each of these people gives David Ponder a useful lesson on how to live. For example, David learns that he should be a person of action from Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, Anna Frank teaches him to choose to be happy today and not to live with future dreams only, King Soloman advises him to seek wisdom always and in everything. The life of David Ponder undergoes considerable changes after having the wonderful chance to meet such influential seven people who have left their traces in worldwide history. This book is a real motivational read if one wants to raise his self-awareness and boost his/her self-esteem. The life-changing lessons readers can get from this book and from the experience of the main character David Ponder are as follows: forgetting your past and stop blaming you and others for your failures, spend much time with wise people in order to learn more things from them, always be in search of truth, not to be paralyzed by fear and take actions towards your goals, never worry about what other people think of you, be grateful for what you have and be happy today, have a forgiving spirit and not worry about the pain of the process, instead, be more concentrated on results. So, this book is a must read for those who have had failures recently and do not have faith for future.
’The Traveler’s Gift / Mastering the Seven Decisions’’ is the second book in ’The Traveler’s Gift series’’. This is an enjoyable and interesting cover of Andy Andrew’s seven decisions of personal successes. It is another powerful and motivational book the reading of which and following the seven advises guarantees your success. In this book Andy Andrews renames and reframes the seven decisions of gaining success which were presents in the previous book of the series. Thus, they become as follows: The Responsible Decision, The Guided Decision, The Active Decision, The Certain Decision, The Joyful Decision, The Compassionate Decision, and The Persistent Decision. The beginning is thought to be the best part of the book because in this section it goes over each of the 7 principles. The concept is the same as in the previous book and the information is retained and refreshed, however one can find the author’s personal opinions on different subjects. There are also pauses for exercises offered in this book. The section on The Deathbed Exercise, for example, suggests exercises such as imagining praises that will help you understand what your main goals in this life are and show you the ways to achieve these goals.
The fame of Andy Andrews is in his ability of communicating hid thoughts and ideas to the reader. He clearly understands what kind of information he wants to give the readers and related this information in such a friendly and touching manner that his books become the best reads for even the most skeptic readers. From his own life experience, he encourages people nor to give up and take charge of their own lives. In the two books of his ’The Traveler’s Gift’’ series, the author boosts his reader take responsibility for their actions and relies that the choices they make now will identify them in the future. According to Andy Andrews’s opinion, the steps we take today affect not only on us but also on out family or even our hometown.
”The Traveler’s Gift series” by Andy Andrews are highly recommended for anyone who wishes to have success in both personal and professional live. These are motivational and inspiring books which contain practical advises on how to achieve your goals, develop better personal and problem-solving skills and become successful.
The most crucial information or message conveyed in these two books is that life-changing decisions can work any time and are applicable to every person’s life.
Andy Andrews is one of the popular American authors famous for his self-help/advice books and remarkable corporate speeches. He is the best-selling novelist and an outstanding speaker known for weaving elusive yet life-changing lessons into spellbinding sagas of quest and intrigue. The NYT (New York Times) hailed Andy Andrews as someone-who has ‘quietly become the most-influential people in America’. He is the best-selling author of ‘The Noticer’ and ‘The Traveler’s Gift’. Over 3.5 million copies of his more than 20 books are sold extensively all around the globe.
Andrews is regularly called for delivering unforgettable speeches at various corporate events, organizations and also for US military. He was requested by four US Presidents and also by Department of Defense to speak at toured military bases across the world. A featured book selection of ABC’s Good Morning America, The Traveler’s Gift has been translated in over 20 languages. Moreover, the book always remained in the list of bestsellers in every country it was launched. The NYT Best Seller List cited three of his books namely The Noticer, The Traveler’s Gift and ‘How Do You Kill 11 Million People?’ Andy’s books are published by Thomas Nelson located in Nashville, TN.
Andrews was born in Birmingham and raised up in Dothan of Alabama. His father and mother were both into music. While his father was a minister of music, his mother, on the other hand, played piano and organ. She also used to direct the choir programs of church’s children. Andrews became an orphan at a very early age of nineteen when his mother died because of fatal cancer and then his father died in an automobile accident. Both the incidents took place within a short interval of time leaving Andrews alone in this world.
Andrews had to spend more than a year as a homeless boy after the demise of his parents. He remained on the coast of Alabama and slept under the Gulf State Park pier or in a garage most of the times. His book, The Traveler’s Gift published in 2002 was actually inspired by the seven decisions he took during that wandering year of his life.
All this time when he was homeless, Andrews used public library as a source to read over 200 biographies which eventually served as the main foundation of his career as a motivational speaker and timeless writer. This was the time when he was overwhelmed with his unending questions that led him to find answers for his questions vigilantly. The answers that he found ultimately affected millions of readers worldwide through his inspirational books.
The biographies he read of great men and women made him wonder how they became the people they were. Whether those great people were born that way or took decisions at the most crucial junctures of their lives that brought them boundless success. Such an in-depth reading of the biographies revealed to him the seven common traits that each of the great people had. He considered those seven characteristics as the most important and began harnessing them in his own life. These are now popularly referred to as the ‘seven decisions’ of Andy Andrews. These decisions shaped his life in a completely new and positive way.
Andrews is not only a successful author but a world-renowned motivational speaker as well. The demand for his personal appearances is so high that he is called upon to speak to multiple audiences in the same city very often and that too on the very same day. His busy schedules, however, do not allow him to consent to all the offers made to him and he has to turn down most of them. According to the various audiences that have heard him speaking, he is undoubtedly the rarest communicator. He leaves people dazed and spellbound with his striking and incredible speeches. Some of the corporations even look upon him as a teacher with an immense knowledge and intellect. He has a hint of humor in his speaking style that earned him the title of ‘Comedian of the Year’ in 1985 and 1986 when he was quite younger. He was also conferred with the title of ‘Entertainer of the Year’ in 1986.
His one of the most famous quotes is “Most people think that it takes a long-time to change. Actually It does not. Change is Instantaneous!However, It may take a long-time to decide to change…..but change will happen in a heartbeat!”
From the wide assortment of books that Andy Andrews has written, The Noticer, The Final Summit and The Traveler’s Gift always remain the timeless novels. ‘The Final Summit’ which was published in 2011 by Thomas Nelson features the same character as seen in ‘The Traveler’s Gift’. This character, David Ponder is highly celebrated in both the novels respectively. David Ponder of The Traveler’s Gift is a businessman who loses his job and money. And seven key points from the history helped him magically to recover everything which he once thought was lost forever. Ponder got to meet some of the most prominent historical figures like Abraham Lincoln and Christopher Columbus while he was in his pursuit of knowledge. This amazing novel is also adapted as a DVD.
Another noticeable masterpiece of Andy, The Noticer published by Thomas Nelson in 2009 is an astounding blend of allegory, fiction and inspiration. This book changes the life of reader who becomes a ‘noticer’ instead of being a participator in all the incidents of life. The story revolves around Orange Beach, Alabama which is a simple town inhabited with innocent people. The story takes an interesting turn when the people fighting with their shares of problem see a helpful man in a mysterious Jones. The narrative of the story through Jones makes the reader understand why certain things happen in life and what one can do about them.
The struggles and hardships of his personal life make Andy Andrews such a good communicator and author. He brings marvel both on paper and on stage with his capability to move every heart.Book Series In Order » Authors » Andy Andrews