"No Opportunity Wasted"
by Phil Keoghan and Warren Berger
Reading history and reviews
Finished in 2007Phil Keoghan is the host of an American TV show called "The Amazing Race", which I gather has been shown all over the world except in Britain - as a result of which I don't imagine that anyone in the UK has ever heard of him.
This is Phil's book exhorting us all to essentially try and live our dreams, and create "N.O.W. moments" (N.O.W. is "No Opportunity Wasted") - special moments in your life that you look back on and treasure. He argues that if we don't make an effort to consciously remind ourselves of our dreams then we will miss the opportunities to make them happen - so we should make a list and then ensure that we keep it close to hand.
I guess that I was a bit sceptical when I started reading the book but Phil won me over, and I even made an initial list. (I might even post it here sometime, when I feel brave!) The style of the book is a lot like Phil seems to be on TV, and I think that he communicates the idea that sometimes you have to treat having fun as a serious business. And in a small way it's also made me take opportunities to do small things that previously I might have said to myself, "aw, I'll do that another time." So all in all a pretty interesting and inspiring read.