“The Noticer” by Andy Andrews


The subtitle of this book really sums it up quite well: “Sometimes, all a person needs is a little perspective.”  Perspective is the power of this story.  In The Noticer Andy Andrews retells his own dramatic story of gaining life-changing perspective from a little old man named “Jones”.  Jones, a self-proclaimed “noticer” weaves his way into the lives of people from all walks of life and challenges them to consider their perspective.  The imprint that Jones leaves on these lives, including Andy’s, is nothing less than remarkable and inspirational.

This is going to sound like a really big statement but I believe The Noticer is one of those rare books that has the power to start a movement that could change our generation.  In our fast-paced, ego-centric,  on-demand society we need more than ever to see things, especially people, with fresh perspective.  As Jones says in the book “a grateful perspective brings happiness and abundance into a person’s life”.  This book reminds us of just how valuable our days are and how much more meaningful everyday is if we choose to look at it differently.

“While it is true that most people never see or understand the difference they make, or sometimes only imagine their actions having a tiny effect, every single action a person takes has far-reaching consequences.”

Every single action a person takes has far-reaching consequences. These are some powerful words… and if we take them seriously and apply them to our lives, there is no end to the impact we could have on the people around us.

This is the kind of stuff that Andy gets you thinking about in The Noticer.  By sharing Jones’ story of how he counseled, coached and questioned others into seeing life from a different perspective, you can’t help but shift your own perspective… “to regroup, take a breath, and begin your life again”.

My suggestion: Buy it, read it, gift it to a friend, and then read it again.

The Noticer releases tomorrow, April 28th.  Go check out more here!

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  • Kat April 27, 2009  

    This is a huge endorsement for this book; as always, you recommend it, I go get it – thanks for the insight. I simply love this kind of stuff and think we need to help start “the movement” you mention, especially in the social time/space we’re living in. Let’s go make some waves!

  • T May 20, 2009  

    =) I read it, Just send it as a gift to a friends mom, and I’m going back to highlight all the insight that seems to of changed my own perspective. 🙂