Secrets of a Working Dog: Unleash Your Potential and Create Success

Ellen Galvin and Patrick Galvin. Joseph Rudolph, $19.95 trade paper (192p) ISBN 978-0-9828680-3-4
Written by a husband and wife team from the point of view of Bella, their happy boxer, this charming guide to success offers valuable life lessons aimed at helping readers enjoy well-balanced lives. The book's commonsense advice originates from Bella's experience: keep life uncomplicated, find out where your passion lies, and take time everyday to reflect. This canine wisdom applies to everything from breathing to stretching and exercising to choosing happiness. Readers are also presented with engaging case studies of successful individuals who exemplify the book's advice, including Amy Sacks, whose Pixie Project allows her to follow her passion and help facilitate animal adoptions, and Carol Gardner, who turned the end of her marriage into an opportunity by creating a line of greeting cards. Also included are sections on communication, persistence, camaraderie, maintaining focus, and the importance of napping as well as practical and realistic advice about time management. Delightful and insightful, Bella's pearls of wisdom will entertain while imparting more than a few valuable lessons.
Reviewed on: 03/28/2011
Release date: 01/01/2011
Genre: Nonfiction
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