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Day 1513: Life after My Camino de Santiago

Updated: Mar 29, 2023

September 9, 2022

The book launch is 18 days away, and I decided to create a four-minute video. I had no grand plans for it and simply called it "Buen Camino Update on September 9, 2022." Yes, it is a creative title. Even my description was creative. It read as follows: "In this video, I provide an update on the status of the book and mention the podcast I was on that will be released the week of the launch of the book." For your information, I provided an update and read the last three paragraphs of the book. Of course, my video didn't go viral, but a few close friends liked it and encouraged me to continue preparing videos. Therefore, on September 15th when I received a copy of the book from my publisher, I created another video. That video and the videos I created from September 15th through October 4th are listed below. (Note: If you want to save yourself time and avoid clicking on each link, you can click on the the following "playlist" link where they will play one right after the other: Playlist.)

  • Begin with the End in Mind - Buen Camino: In my previous video, I read the last three paragraphs of the book. In today's video I am reading the opening paragraphs of the book.

  • My Hopes for the Book - Buen Camino: There are 11 days until the official launch of "Buen Camino: What a Hike through Spain Taught Me about Investing and Life" on September 27th. In today's video I read another section that talks about my hope for the book.

  • The Scallop Shell - Buen Camino: There are 10 days remaining until the book launch on September 27th when it will be available to purchase on Amazon. In today's video, I want to tell you of two legends regarding the symbol of the Camino de Santiago--the scallop shell.

  • The Rooster from Santo Domingo de la Calzada - Buen Camino: Eight days remain until the launch of my book on September 27th. In today's video I wanted to read to you about one of my favorite legends on the Camino dealing with a rooster. And by the way, I entered the Cathedral of Santo Domingo de la Calzada to see the rooster and hen.

  • The Importance of Informed Advice - Buen Camino: In this video I share with you an emotional moment that occurred to me on July 24, 2018, and I read part of the chapter title "My Way on the Highway" about the Importance of Informed Advice.

  • Smiles are Contagious - Buen Camino: We are six days from the launch of my book. In today's video I read a section titled "Smiles are Contagious."

  • The Beatitudes of the Pilgrim - Buen Camino: In this video I read from the chapter titled "The Castle at the Top of the Hill." The chapter discusses the blessings of a side trip or enjoying the scenic route. And I read "The Beatitudes of the Pilgrim."

  • Arrows and Seashells - Buen Camino: In this video, I read a section from "Arrows and Seashells" that provide the origin story of the yellow arrow on the Camino de Santiago.

  • Cruz de Ferro (or the Cross of Iron) - Buen Camino: In today's video I read about my response to one of the great traditions relating to Cruz de Ferro on The Camino de Santiago.

  • The Rock - Buen Camino: Today is the official launch of Buen Camino: What a Hike through Spain Taught Me about Investing and Life. I read from the last chapter about a message I received when I saw "the rock."

  • Everything is a Gift - Buen Camino: Today, is the first day after the book launch, and I expressed gratitude for several #1 rankings on Amazon and many other top 10 rankings. I know the rankings are not truly important, but I understand it helps make the book more visible. Therefore, I am extremely grateful to everyone who has purchased the book. Thank you! In this video, I read a section from the chapter titled "Everything is a Gift."

  • Intentionally Noticing - Buen Camino: In today's video I read from a chapter of my book titled "Ant Lines." The ant lines I saw made me think of the importance of "intentionally noticing" things and people around us.

  • The Day the Bubble Burst - Buen Camino: In today's video, I read a section from the chapter titled "The Day the Bubble Burst." Yes, the book does describe investment bubbles that were created by emotionally driven investors, but in this video I describe an actual bubble bursting on the Camino.

  • Pilgrim's Prayer - Buen Camino: Today is Saturday which is Day #5 of the book launch of my book. My publisher sent me an email yesterday indicating 356 books had been sold. Thank you to everyone who has purchased it and written a 5-star review. In today's video I read a brief part of the book that includes the "Pilgrim's Prayer" which was printed on my Pilgrim Passport.

  • The Role of Failure in Success - Buen Camino: This is Day #6 of the launch of my book. In today's video I read a portion of Chapter 7 and how failure helped me have the best experience of my life while walking the Camino de Santiago in 2018.

  • Steps Taken in Gratitude - Buen Camino: The book has now been available to purchase for one full week. Thank you to everyone who has purchased one of the over 400 copies sold. I am deeply grateful. This is likely my last video on my book launch journey. In today's video I read from the chapter "Too Grateful to Worry." I hope you enjoy the book and wish you only the best on your journey. Buen Camino.

And as mentioned above, you can click Playlist to watch each of the above videos play one right after the other: Playlist. Buen Camino!


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