Review: Your Simple Path by Ian Tucker
PUBLISHED: 16:16 17 February 2015 | UPDATED: 16:16 17 February 2015
Annette Shaw reviews Your Simple Path by Ian Tucker
Gratitude is a true healing balm for the modern age. It gently soothes the pain of needing more to be happy whilst softening the effect of regret for something in the past. If the only prayer you say in your entire life is thank-you, it will be enough.
After spending over twenty years in the corporate world, responsible for managing a £30 million business, Ian Tucker felt that there just had to be more to life. He decamped, with his family, from the Midlands to Totnes and created an e-book which was then picked up by o-books of Winchester. The paperback, published in 2014, zoomed up the Amazon sales chart and became a bestseller with sales running currently at over 20,000 copies. More good news is that Ian has been shortlisted for the Best Self-Help Author at this year’s Health and Happiness Magazine Awards - results out in the spring.
The Foreword to Your Simple Path is written by Nicholas Evans, creator of The Horse Whisperer. “Ian is one of those rare people who seem to know about who we really are and how easy it is, in a frantic world, to forget and become lost.” It’s as if in 105 pages Ian has cut through all the complexities, pros and cons of change and narrowed it down to simple steps. Or as he puts it, “A look at following our hearts and not the crowd.” True to the title of the book, Ian also writes about how he came to make his life change. He refers to the work of Carl Jung and a comparison with our lives having a morning and an afternoon, “I guess as I sat there...my life clock had just turned midday.” He acknowledges that it takes courage to follow through - “But when you step into the afternoon of your life, you just know it’s time, it’s your time...”
Published by o-books £6.99
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