Reviews | Robert A. Fiacco

Reviews for Discover Your Treasure

“I really liked having all of the “how to’s” in one place. Mr Fiacco’s ideas are many that I have heard over & over. A good reminder for how to put yourself first & gain traction to your day & your overall goals.”

– Christine Lussier (Educator) for NetGalley


Discover Your TreasureDiscover Your Treasure, the title says it all. In his book the author, Bob Fiacco, gives you step by step instructions how to find and follow your passion, be it in the business world or just in life itself.

I felt while reading this book that Bob was speaking and mentoring me like I was an audience of one. He knew that I hated change and knew that fear of failure was most likely the reason why. He showed me how to address those fears and how to take the steps to overcome them.

He shows that for one to achieve your goals you must be inspired from within rather than motivated from the outside by others and that nothing can happen without a plan, a passion, persistence and acknowledgement that failure does not exist.

I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a guide to answers to the tough questions and situations that life continuously throws at you.”

– Tim DiTullio


“I enjoy an everyman story. This book takes every man (and woman) on a journey toward living a genuine life. Robert Fiacco’s guiding hand is firm but warm as he reminds us that though we may at times fail, we are never failures.”

– John Kobik for NetGalley


Reviews for Showing Up to Play

5 out of 5 stars. “Quick and easy read intertwined with valuable life lessons. I’ve known Bob for most of his life and this insightful peek into his life’s journey and love of golf is delightful and inspiring. He weaves his lessons on the links with what he’s learned in life with a touch of humor that keeps you turning the pages. He’s had as many obstacles in his life as there are hazards on the golf course and he has meet them all head on… never giving up, playing on to the end. But for Bob that’s par for the course. You can’t help coming away from his story without feeling motivated to show up ready to play.”

– Robert Dean


showing“First, I would like to say what an honor it was to be afforded the very special opportunity to review this amazing book prior to its official publication /release.  My Wife and I enjoyed reading the e-book on one of our recent cross-country trips.  I found this book motivating, optimistic and entertaining. This light-hearted book is a testament to perseverance and belief in one’s self.  While I actually have only attempted to play golf a few times in my life, the way Bob Fiacco tied his life lessons to his quest to master the game, actually inspired me and struck a chord with its obvious correlation between the game of golf and the ‘game of life’.  As a retired 23-year U.S. Air Force Veteran, I recognize the disciplined dedication Bob Fiacco has to his Wife, to his family, to the game of golf and to his business life; not to mention what it took to acquire and maintain and nurture each of those special parts of his life. This book is a must-read for anyone looking to improve themselves or their outlook on life and for finding success; in particular, sales and/or insurance professionals.”

– Michael Williams, Retired, US Air Force Special Operations Command


“Great Book! The author effectively explains that if you show up to play (anything) and push yourself beyond your comfort zone, it pays off in the end. Through his personal stories, he demonstrates how good things come to those with motivation and ambition. The analogy between golf and work is undeniable. If you don’t pick up a golf club you will not improve your game. Similarly, if you do not show up to play in business, or life at that matter, you will not succeed. The book is concise, amusing, and inspiring. Kudos, Mr. Fiacco.”

– Robert Baker, J.D. Jacksonville, FL


“Even though I am not a golfer and know little about the game, Robert A. Fiacco was able to convey his personal stories about success and failures on the golf course in an enjoyable and easy-to-read manner. The stories were entertaining and some even made me laugh out loud. What was truly unique was that each story conveyed a life lesson that anyone, golfers and non-golfers alike, can relate to. Each lesson tied into the overall theme of attaining success through achieving your goals.This book is truly enjoyable reading, and I would highly recommend it to others. It is a quick read and full of humorous and engaging stories. I am sure golfers will echo this sentiment to an even greater degree. Though not in a golf sense, the stories were relatable to me because of the life lessons taught, which ended up being my favorite part of the book. After reading each life lesson, I noticed myself nodding my head and thinking, “I know exactly what he is talking about.”Showing Up to Play is inspiring and practical. The number of life lessons taught is amazing; not to mention piquing my interest in golf to the point that I am thinking I should learn the game. This book is highly recommended for anyone who wishes to achieve something greater in their personal lives or professional careers. Once you start reading Showing Up to Play, you will not be able to put it down until you have finished reading it.”

– Dr. Glenn Boseman, Dean, Irwin Graduate School, The American College, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010