Last week, I went to a corporate sales rally for PrimeLending. I had never been to Texas before and in glancing at the agenda, I noted that a speaker by the name of Andy Andrews was going to talk the first morning. We were all given a copy of a book called The Noticer. "Great," I thought to myself. "I now have something to read on the trip back." Little did I know how much I would enjoy reading that book.
Andy Andrews is about my age and he started to give a little background about himself. He had lost both of his parents within a few months of each other as a young man. He left college. And he essentially entered the world of the homeless. He has a chance meeting, as if there is such a thing, with an older gentleman who simply is called "Jones". Jones proclaims himself to simply be a noticer, although, he also seems to be an encourager. Jones points out things to young Andy that he does not notice about himself. And we see Andy grow from living under a pier to where he is today.
There are others besides Andy who are touched by Jones. And the underlying message is that what we do matters. And it makes a huge difference in the world whether we realize it or not. One thing Jones did for Andy was to get him to read books. Biographies rather than novels. And Andy could see the huge difference those written about made in this world. The biggest thing they all had in common was that they took action. And they made decisions and did not change them after making them.
This book is not a long one. But it can have a long lasting effect on you. It is well worth reading. And taking action on.