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.)

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(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.