Book Review and Giveaway: Do Big Small Things

/Book Review and Giveaway: Do Big Small Things

Book Review and Giveaway: Do Big Small Things

Book Review and Giveaway: Do Big Small Things

(Photo credit: G Adventures: Leo Tamburri)

Are you the type who consciously seeks out inspiration? Sometimes it just hits you: a perfect dewdrop on a leaf or a song you hear on the radio that ignites a fire within you. I love it when serendipity crosses my path, but I don’t count on it. I work at cultivating creativity and making my own luck. I journal a lot, I make bucket lists and I seek out tips from those I admire. So when I came across the delightful book Do Big Small Things by Bruce Poon Tip, Founder of G Adventures, I was immediately smitten.

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Bruce Poon Tip on an Amazon adventure (Photo credit: G Adventures)

Less a book and more a roadmap to adventure, this field journal is chock full of inspiration and activities from around the globe to help you realize your higher purpose. You won’t read it as much as you’ll write in it, think about it and rough it up. It’s not heavy stuff, but Do Big Small Things does uncover who you are and what you’re capable of. (I’m thinking it would also make the perfect graduation gift.)

Do Big Small Things

(Photo credit: G Adventures)

It asks question like: how do you spend your time, what are you passionate about and who have you met that inspires you? If you take the time to ponder the questions and write out your answers, it’ll serve you in the years to come in ways you can never imagine. I fully believe when we take the time to reflect and do this inner work it unleashes something in the universe. When you’re open to new experiences and pushing out of your comfort zone, that’s when you find out who you are and what you’re capable of.

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Is walking along the Great Wall of China something you aspire to do? (Photo credit: G Adventures/Attit Patel)

Stephwerely from Good Reads wrote: I’d describe this book as a New Year’s resolution, but in printed form. It’s a reminder to look towards the future, and to be mindful of who you are and what you’re capable of. And she’s right. It’s a book that shows you, ever so gently, how you can pay it forward. It has loads of space where you can record what you’ve received and what you could give back.

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In the midst of the journaling pages are heartwarming stories of small acts that have produced big results. It’s not at all preachy, but it is motivating. Filled with wisdom and catchy visuals,  Do Big Small Things is a place to record your experiences and the wisdom you’ve gathered along the way. I can’t think of a better tool for self exploration.

Interested? Leave a comment before midnight on Friday, May 20, and let me know what inspires you. I’ll randomly draw a winner to receive a free copy of this uplifting book.

By |2016-10-24T17:14:33-06:00May 10th, 2016|Categories: Travel|Tags: , , , , , , |8 Comments

About the Author:

I’m a freelance writer with bad hair, a loud mouth and a serious case of wanderlust. Whether it’s luggage, time or just life, I cram as much as possible into small compartments. Warning: Contents may shift during flight. My life is one bumpy ride! Follow me on Twitter or Pinterest.


  1. Carol-Ann Woods 10.05.2016 at 08:01 - Reply

    This book sounds like something I could use right now. My husband and I are close to being empty nesters as our youngest is graduating in June. I’ve focused on my kids and let my own passions fall to the wayside. Nature is my inspiration and I get out in it whenever I can.

    • Jody 10.05.2016 at 13:24 - Reply

      Wow, you have so much to look forward to. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in our kids. I hope you’re able to get back to nature as often as you like in the next few years.

  2. LesliCK 10.05.2016 at 12:23 - Reply

    Learning new skills and being exposed to new ideas inspire me…so does Travelling to both old and new destinations…hearing others’ stories inspires me too…I enjoy the feeling of inspiration, so I seek it out as often as I can 🙂

    • Jody 10.05.2016 at 13:23 - Reply

      All great sources of information! Thanks for taking the time to comment, Lesli!

  3. Rachel 14.05.2016 at 13:21 - Reply

    This book looks amazing! I’m in the midst of a divorce and have been thinking a lot about who I am and what I like. I’ve spent the last 13 years doing what my ex liked to do and really lost myself in the process.

    • Jody 14.05.2016 at 14:03 - Reply

      I’m so sorry to hear. I think that’s so common in so many relationships to lose sight of who you are. Wishing you all the best in your new life where you do exactly as you like.

  4. Sue 16.05.2016 at 07:44 - Reply

    Sounds like a great concept. I am looking at all methods as I reinvent myself after being downsized. Wow- that’s a nasty word when you see it in print- we are now downsized, but given the chance to open up to new possibilities 🙂

  5. Miranda 20.05.2016 at 11:17 - Reply

    My inspiration these days: a day spent in the forest – the sounds of the birds, the smell of wet earth and the smell of spring. Sounds like this book would be a great accompaniment to Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert, which I’m about to dive into. Thanks for bringing this read to my attention Jody!

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