As a result, the text can at times sound trite, as when he observes that “…change doesn’t come to us, we must go seek it.” But for every cheesy expression there are ten legit paeans, such as seeing joy “bouncing off” a new friend “like sunlight” and observing that “[t]he small moments, the small acts; they break the heart wide open.” VERDICT Odd. Second, listen. I didn't feel like I really got to know the people in the book. Who else has sold more than 200 million... To see what your friends thought of this book, The Kindness Diaries: One Man's Quest to Ignite Goodwill and Transform Lives Around the World. Everyone should do it!" I think it would have different outcome. This chap taught me that true wealth was not in our wallets, but in our hearts. For one thing, considering how expensive the gifts he gave were, he must have been extremely well off to begin with, yet here he is accepting clothes from homeless people and meals from families in Delhi slums. In exchange for people helping Leon out, he performs acts of kindness where he sees fit. No doubt. Please also send me occasional emails about Zendesk products and services. I'm not going to come down to this dark alley with you." It was a wake up call. "The next evolution step for humankind is to move from human to kind". — to Argentina, in a 50-year-old yellow VW Beetle. A truly inspirational read of a man on a worldwide trip based on the kindness of others. As a bonus you learn a bit about the world we live in and rarely ever experience. I love road trips and so reading about this ultimate road trip was a pure treat. Just that process of community made me feel better. I have started reading 7 books currently and this was not one of the however it was on my bookshelf and I decided to take a quick peak inside and 3 days later I finished reading it. Follow eternal optimist, passionate adventurer, and former broker Leon Logothetis, as he circumnavigates the globe in a search for kindness. Or are we willing to lend a kind hand to help a fellow human that needs our support and compassion. If you're in certain situations, you have to use your intuition to the nth degree. We always can have something in common. I think it can reach out to you no matter where you're at on your journey of acknowledging the existence of others. Use your intuition. We sat and we chatted and a few other people came. In fact, the word âkindnessâ is what got me to pause on Logothetisâ diaries in the first place.
More memoir than inspirational when you get down to the details. The cameras had left, and it was just me and him. Logothetis introduces us to some of the people he meets on the road who show him some kindness, but it seems very fleeting. If kindness is such a simple concept, why do you think itâs hard for us to practice right now? Do you think that customer service plays a role in building authentic relationships between businesses and customers in general? He does this not because he is personally poor and wants to see the world, but because depending on others opens his and the strangers’ lives to one another. Do you think that what you do, staying with random strangers would have been as possible if you were a woman? Plus you can connect so aspect of Leon's (the author) journey to your own, in the simplest ways. He leaves his unfulfilling job to seek and travels on a motorbike around the world depending on the kindness and generosity of strangers to help him make his way. But more times than is believable in todayâs political climate, people actually take in the chatty, road-worn, Londoner. So, authenticity and caring about customers can help businesses connect beyond the money?
Created by James Lockard, Leon Logothetis.
There's nothing wrong with making money. this book was about travel but it was also about the feeling you get when traveling, a feeling that I have gotten with every country I've spent time in, that there is something much bigger out there than ourselves and our "problems". I'm so great!
You can feel the sadness of many that have struggled and are willing to help anyone that asks for help. In return he was going to give life changing gifts to people in need or had dreams they couldn't pursue. Leo Logothetis was inspired to find out after reading Che Guevara’s account of touring South America by motorbike. Your show is definitely inspiring but we're not all going to go to jump on a motorbike and do what you've done. Multichannel customer service, made-to-order, Meeting the fresh demands of omnichannel customers, Why being an accomplice is better than being an ally. I thought this would be a good read after a week or so of what seemed like really terrible news and stress. Not terribly in-depth. It never did for me and the author lost all credibility with the lack of accuracy in his story when he says he makes a detour at the end of his journey and visits "Whistler, in the Canadian Rockies" (p 216). I ended up meeting a guy that I knew. He probably could have made the book 1000 pages longer but I loved the specific stories he chose. What is your secret there? Yeah. If you're at a bar, you have to be careful. Well, almost; The Kindness Diaries follows Leo from Los Angeles to New York, Spain to Turkey, and – after an airplane jump to India – down through Southeast Asia. The Kindness Diaries is a documentary television series on Netflix.The series stars former broker Leon Logothetis and debuted in 2017. Now, I could be wrong. EPISODES The Gift of Love . OK, so what convinced you that trust and kindness werenât dead? Basically, there is a widespread belief that kindness is a thing of the past. For hundreds of thousands of years, what kept us alive was our connection with other people. Trust your intuition. Truly echoing and moving. There is no doubt, that as a white male, it is easier. Itâs what I believe in. Along the way he meets with both good luck and bad – Indians adored his yellow motorbike, as one was the hero of a Bollywood film, whereas the Vietnamese government refused to allow anyone to enter the country with an object they could not carry. And yet, I admired his desire to do something bold and crazy, to see if it would work.
Let the other person feel that you care. Do what you are truly are inspired to do.
He relies on the kindness of strangers for everything—gas, food, lodging—with one twist: he will return (not barter) kindness when possible. The incredible journey of one man who makes his way around the world on a vintage motorbike by relying on the kindness of others. Welcome to the adventure of a lifetime: a heartfelt, humor-filled & jeopardy-laced journey around the earth. And even when he was accepting things from other tourists and people who seemed comfortably-off, it just made me wonder if those people were equally likely to give food/shelter/money to homeless people and others in need. Enjoyable. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published Some of the people in his life, including his longterm girlfriend, call his journey “running.” But he labels it “freedom,” and it’s undoubtedly true that Logothetis is genuinely happiest while meeting people and learning about them. I'm all about order, predictability, and safety, and he is just the opposite. Stop whatever you are doing and read this book. And he partnered with Trivago for the #GOBEKIND series. It was sort of a world wide smaller scale Secret Millionaire (if you have seen the show). You're going to be like, "Oh, okay. I’m very torn by this book, as are many who reviewed it.
For one thing, considering how expensive the gifts he gave were, he must have been extremely well off to begin with, yet here he is accepting clothes from homeless people and meals from families in Delhi slums. It was fun to read about someone w. First of all, I have to say that Leon Logothesis is about as different from me as night is from day. You can learn from the kindness of others and in turn help others. His stories inspire hope of a kinder world where we help others when we can. A few episodes in and The Kindness Diaries had me hooked; it turns out after months of real and “fake” news covering our worst deeds, my faith in human kindness was low. It's okay to not be okay. Throughout his trip, Leo changes lives by meeting people’s needs – giving a farmer a cow, a struggling rickshaw driver his own rent-free cab, free water filtration systems for a village in India, and so on. In the series, Logothetis travels around the world relying only on the kindness of strangers for food, shelter, and gas. Leo Logothetis was inspired to find out after reading Che Guevara’s account of touring South America by motorbike. Well, almost; The Kindness Diaries follows Leo from Los Angeles to New York, Spain to Turkey, and – after an airplane jump to India – down through Southeast Asia. Leon travels around the world, allowing himself only $5 a day and the kindness of strangers to get by on. I am going to do everything in my power to fix this, because I know what it's like. It was fun to read about someone who did something I would NEVER even think of doing. To the people that opened their homes to a complete stranger just to keep him for one night without asking for something. The Kindness Diaries . This is his journey. No. If you have no trust, and you have no connection, it is inevitable that you will be unhappy. No, of course not. Taking nothing for his journey, Leo’s every move is dependent on the kindness of others, from his starting tank of gas in L.A, to every meal and every night’s shelter. In fact, the word “kindness” is what got me to pause on Logothetis’ diaries in the first place. Leon.â I'm like, âYes?â And then she said, âKindness is not rocket science.â I was like, âYou're absolutely right...now go tell your friends.ââ [Laughs]. I'm all about order, predictability, and safety, and he is just the opposite. Leon is an incredible generous man. The show follows the philanthropist and adventurer as he sets out to drive from Alaska — in the middle of winter! There were parts of the book that I felt inspired, and most of the time, I agreed with what he was saying, but there were some things that didn't sit well with me. It certainly had the potential to be engaging and inspiring. The way to be okay is to connect with another human being. Sidecar-tastic. You can be kind and you can be nice, but if you are just nice and you're not kind, then you're not really being present for the person or for yourself. What are some surprising kindnesses that you found on your travels? Now, we are in a situation, [Holds up his mobile phone] many of us in the western world, where we don't need other people to stay alive.