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Life's Golden Ticket by Brendon Burchard

August 10, 2011 | Comments: 0 | Views: 161

I just finished this book and what amazing timing I had. I have probably had this book for a few years now as it came out in 2007. I am a serial book buyer. I go to Barnes and Noble or Amazon and will look around and find a great book, buy it and then never read it.

If you haven't heard of Brendon Burchard, he is actually a very successful speaker, author and entrepreneur and a pretty early age (I think he is just over 30). But his life wasn't always so grand.

Like many of us, he had his struggles. He actually was in a very bad car accident about 13 years ago in a developing country and nearly died. His friend was driving and they were doing about 85 mph on a winding road. Suddenly they hit the retaining wall and flew over the edge.

Miraculously, he was able to get out of the car, all bloody and bruised, but alive. He says that during those seconds the car was flying in the air and spinning over and over on the ground, his life was replayed before his eyes. When he got out of the car, standing on top of the hood, he looked up and said, "Oh, God, thank you - thank you for the second chance. I promise I'll earn it."

While the book is about second chances, it isn't so much about his second chance. The book is actually a parable of a man that goes to an amusement park seeking answers to why an accident has happened. I won't give away too much of the story, but suffice it to say he gets the answers but not the way he was expecting it.The main character has the opportunity to look at past experiences in his life from another person's perspective and learns what he could have done differently.

This is one of the better books I have read in some time about leadership and life changes. The parable is outstanding and I found myself glued to it. It is 203 pages and I think I finished it in about 5 hours over two days, so it is a quick, easy read.

Brendon says, "we all have three questions when we die, have I lived, have I loved, and did I matter?" This book goes over those questions, looking at the main characters past, present and future. And of course, there is a wonderfully happy ending.

Out of 5 stars, The Leadership Dr. gives this one, 5 stars.

Steven R Young is The Leadership Dr. His work can be found at Steven specializes in helping others to become the leader they were meant to be; whether that is a leader of one, the leader of the family, or leader of a thriving business. His website offers lots of tips on becoming a better leader and owner of a business.

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