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The Camino Way Would compelled be the right word? Inspired? Even obliged? After having read chapter 3 in your book I really could not explain the immense emotions I felt; ESPECIALLY after the story about how your Camino was saved by a kind stranger who made it possible to receive help even after the pharmacy was closedSee many people may see my mentality and think I am intense and hardcore but I had an experience while motorbiking through Vietnam alone where I may have not returned home if some teenagers had not helped me Reading this section of you being helped due to the kindness of others sent me back and reproduced those feelings Those feelings of being so lost alone and helpless before I had found help and then the most amazing feelings after being helped and in how impactful kindness can be to others even when for the people helping it may be something so simple Typing this message sends all kinds of memories and emotions through me Although I did not experience your specific experience I understand walking till your boots are soaked in blood and also the feelings of starting a journey with the onset of obstacles early on that truly begin to make you uestion many things Is this possible? Can I do this? What if??So I just wanted to thank you and write to you to explain how deeply the end of the chapter affected me The feeling of being helped when you reach a point where mental toughness no longer can help yourself is indescribable It definitely taught me to be grateful help others and be kind without expectation of anything in return Anyways the kindness I continue to give has already been returned by the people who have helped me beforeThank you for taking the time energy and effort to put this book together Thank you for making the decision to go on this adventure as I am sure there will be many who will connect with what you describe learn from what you learned and be inspired by what you experienced I thoroughly enjoyed this book I really want to walk The Way and this book reinforced my desire I also like how the author applied his lessons learned to business and life An inspiring read that will have you looking at leadership in a whole new light As an avid hiker myself I can relate to the lessons and information in Victor's new book The Camino Way The lessons take real life examples and translates them into valuable lessons that are easy to understand and implement You don't have to have the title of leader to benefit from this book either It also provides lesson on how to live your life and work with us I highly recommend this book Planning on walking part of the Camino is fall of 2018 so I have been reading books in preparation The Camino Way is the first book that has combined leadership lessons with the actual pilgrimage I also had the pleasure of hearing the author speakThe 500 mile Camino de Santiago has been in existence in Spain for over a thousand years Pilgrims walk it for varied reasons but many report their lives have been changed from the experience The author was not expecting his life to be changed but it improved his interactions with people both in his personal and professional life Good book even if you never plan on walking the Camino You can get a taste of the Camino by watching the movie The Way with Martin Sheen Having done the Camino myself albeit a difference path I can appreciate and relate to Victor's experiences and how he draws a line to leadership It's a straightforward read and I really enjoyed it Having walked the Camino in sections in 2016 and 2017 I was surprised that I had not discovered this book before now I’m a business owner and lead a small team I’m also a mum and the messages through this book spoke to me in loud voices They say that your real true Camino experience starts after your Camino and this is so true Thank you for this read I’ve made many notes which I will return to time and time again A true inspiration Great read uick and inspiring A leadership journey unlike any other Stretching across 500 miles of northern Spain the Camino de Santiago has been a pilgrimage route for a millennium Each year hundreds of thousands of peregrinos make their way through rugged countryside and medieval towns in order to reflect test their will and join a community of strangers on a shared mission In short it's the ideal training ground for authentic leadershipChallenged to walk the Camino Victor Prince began his trek as one person driven work focused and highly competitive and he finished it a very different one balanced caring and present in the moment In this transformative book he guides readers on their own Camino translating his experience into seven essential leadership lessons inspired by the values emblazoned on the back of every pilgrim's passportTreat each day as its own adventure ● Make others feel welcome ● Learn from those who've walked before ● Consider your impact on those who follow ● And Leadership is a journey The Camino Way prepares you to tackle it with a pilgrim's heart a wayfarer's grit and a leader's vision Enjoyed this very much especially how the author put his experiences into practice in his every day life Nice lessons Thanks for checking out my new book I hike and bike long trails on vacations as a hobby so the Camino de Santiago had been on my list for a while When I finally got on the Camino however I realized it was unlike any other trail My month long experience walking the Camino taught me values and lessons that have made me a better person and leader They helped me fix some sharp edges I had developed in my climb up my career ladder I wrote blogs about those lessons when I got home Those blogs went viral and snowballed into this book I wrote this book so I could share those lessons with other people especially those who may not be able to take a month off and walk across Spain To augment my own Camino stories and lessons I interviewed over 100 other pilgrims from 16 countries Dozens of their wonderful stories and lessons made it into this book I hope you enjoy the book Here are reviews from some other readersThe camino has spawned a multitude of books and blogs Victor Prince has taken a novel approach He has gathered reflections from a cross section of pilgrims and distilled this wisdom to provide lessons in leadership Whether that leadership is in business or life in general we could all benefit from the advice it contains” — John Brierley author of A Pilgrim's Guide to the Camino de Santiago and other bestselling travel booksOn the back of the passport which is used to get stamps as each stage of the walk is completed Prince noticed seven simple reminders of things pilgrims should do while on the Camino which he used as the framework for his book The Camino Way since they applied to work as well You don't need to walk the Camino to take those lessons into your own life— Harvey Schachter The Globe and Mail Canada's largest newspaper Prince’s is both a highly engaging story and a remarkably effective way to communicate business lessons In this first person narrative Prince recounts his adventure but unlike the typical travel diary The Camino Way brilliantly draws continuous connections between the Camino which started as a religious pilgrimage hundreds of years ago and contemporary business leadership— Foreword Reviews an independent media company founded in 1998 to serve an audience of librarians booksellers book loving consumers publishers agents and other publishing professionalsVictor Prince’s follow up to Lead Inside the Box is a much different but eually original book on leadership In The Camino Way Victor shares lessons from an extraordinary experience that can help other leaders in their everyday work I strongly recommend it— Robert J Herbold Chief Operating Officer retired Microsoft CorporationA thousand year old hiking trail across Spain is a uniuely interesting setting for a book on leadership It's a great read with valuable lessons for anyone looking to become a better leader professionally and personally”— Ethan Bernstein Asst Professor of Leadership Organizational Behavior Harvard Business SchoolI'll probably never walk the Camino but I feel like I did after reading this book What a fresh take on leadership— David K Lenhardt former President and CEO PetSmart IncVictor draws you in with the opportunity to walk the Camino vicariously with him all the experiences and none of the blisters This entertaining book is a combination of a travel guide and an invaluable set of lessons for success in life at home and at work— Dan Tangherlini former Administrator of the US General Services Administration“Rooted in history yet highly relevant to today Victor Prince takes readers on a journey of insight that can add value to all of our daily experiences— Suzanne Tager Senior Director Retail and Consumer Goods Practice Bain CompanyWhen reading this inspirational book I couldn't help but think about a term I learned in Latin Manus manum lavat one hand washes another As leaders we need to ensure we never forget about the people we rely on our teams our employees our family friendsour village The Camino Way reminds us we are all on different journeys and every relationship matters — Lisa M Buckingham Chief Human Resources Officer of Lincoln Financial GroupThe Camino Way offers universal life and leadership lessons After finishing I couldn't decide which I wanted to do first share the book with my senior team or buy a plane ticket and start my own journey— Scott Kubly Director of the Seattle Department of TransportationMost people have two stacks of books by their bed books they read for work and books they read for pleasure The Camino Way is the only book you’ll read this year that could make it to both stacks — Paul Smith bestselling author of Lead with a Story and Sell with a StoryThe Camino Way takes you on a journey you will never forget Awesome story telling that captures and sweeps you in while delivering great life and leadership lessons— Brigette Hyacinth Founder and Director of the MBA Caribbean OrganisationThrough his journey he guides us to apply his newfound perspective to the most meaningful aspects of our lives In doing so we become better leaders better parents and better people— Sally Tassani President The Strategy ForumsIf a 'Buen Camino' is not on your itinerary this book will bring you as close to the life changing power of the vaunted walk as possible It’s like a MBA for the soul — Scott Mautz – author of Find the Fire Ignite Your Inspiration Make Work Exciting Again

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