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A Book like the “Energizer Bunny” of Books


Who would have ever thought that a book like “Lessons I Learned from the Tortoise” would be like the energizer bunny of books?

In the book, I introduce you to Tenacity the Tortoise. If you recall, Tenacity was the one who won the race. Tenacity is still going strong. Even after five years, Tortoise Lessons continues to rank highly among similar books. Like the energy bunny, according to a continuous stream of reviews, this book is still giving and giving and giving.

Thank you to all the readers who took the time to share their comments. Reviews always welcome.

Here are the Amazon stats for this timeless book for Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Check this out.

Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars   19 customer reviews

Amazon Bestsellers Rank:

#660 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Religion & Spirituality > Spirituality > Personal Transformation

#779 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Self-Help > Motivational

#1310 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Self-Help > Personal Transformation

These numbers are inspiring. They reflect a significant accomplishment considering that the book was released more than five years ago. The majority of reviewers continue to say that reading the book once is not enough. A review I received just today used words like, “The book makes you think…” Even I find myself going back to read this book several times a year to keep what I wrote fresh in my mind.

Are you familiar with the story of the Tortoise and the Hare? I wrote this as part of the description of the book that appears there: “This delightful, motivational book uses a beloved, well-known story to help you cast reflections on your inner qualities – qualities that may not be readily apparent in the mirror. It illustrates valuable insights into examining your reflection of yourself as you are playing in the game of life. We are all players in this game. Some of us play more like the tortoise; some of us play more like the hare.”

If you are looking for a book that serves up opportunity for self-reflection with uncommon dignity, this might be the best book you ever read.

It’s available here

eBooks aren’t your thing? If you prefer to physically turn paper pages, you’ll have to send me an email to order your copy. Would you like your copy signed?


Author Guest Writer

Is there a book in you?

Is there a book in you? Have you ever thought of writing a short story or a children’s book or even a screen play? Have you dreamed of seeing your name as the author of a book?

I have a number of accomplished writers who call on me to help them with their writing. I’ve learned that as a member of the writing community, it’s important for writers to have access to friendly, frank feedback. It’s just part of growing as a writer. In this light, my participation in the Puerto Vallarta Writers Group, for example, has significantly contributed to expanding my experience.

Sometimes writers come to me for coaching.  Sometimes fellow writers are seeking ghost writing support. Sometimes writers just want me to read their “stuff,” share a few comments and request feedback. There are many ways in which writers can support other writers.

Is there a book in you? Are you prepared to commit to writing?

Are you prepared to commit to writing 500 or 1000 words a day? Are you prepared to commit to working with a team of editors? No writer is ever truly an island. Even if you spend the next six months writing on your own for eight hours a day, you are likely to emerge seeking feedback on your work.

Whether you have an agent who represents you to publishers, a deadline set by your publisher to finish your next manuscript or a target as a self-publisher to finish a section for your editor, you, undoubtedly, benefit from everyone on your publishing team. A writer without a team will remain a writer and is likely to never become an author.

Is there a book in you? How will you know if you don’t put the question to the test?

Donna Dahl enjoys working with authors. Donna is an energizing and imaginative professional coach with over ten years of experience serving both private citizens and members of the business community. She has written several delightful self-help books in support of personal growth and start-up business development.