Crush It! Why Now Is The Time To Cash In On Your Passion. (Harper Studio, 2009)

The title in itself is enough to make you stop and pick the book up.  What grabbed my attention, besides the great big green CRUSH IT! title, was the sub-heading about Why Now Is The Time To Cash In On Your Passion.

I had, for a long time, thought how great life would be if you could do something for the rest of your life that revolves around your passion.  In reading the jacket cover, I bought the book.

Crush It!

Gary Vaynerchuk writes in a very conversational way, almost as if you are at a bar having a drink with him.  This style of story telling really works.

Gary recounts his story and what worked for him when he turned his family wine business into a multi million dollar business with the aid of online and social media.  From this, Gary developed his personal brand which is one of the main underlying themes of the book.

Gary’s advice?

  • Build your personal brand
  • Create good content
  • Choose your platform
  • Keep it real and authentic
  • Build your community

Perhaps the biggest lesson he shares is to Care.  The checklist in appendix: a is one that you will want to learn, memorise, action, rinse and repeat…over and over again.

Crush It!  A quick and easy read to make you start thinking about the rest of your life.



Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want (Baker Books, 2016)

One of the books I am currently reading is  best seller from Michael Hyatt of and Daniel Harkavy, titled Living Forward.

While the title was enough to grab my attention, the sub title, “A proven plan to stop drifting and get the life you want” resonated with me as I had been giving this subject quite a lot of thought recently.  I had to buy the book.

While I am only part way through the book it so far promises to guide me through a step by step process to understand:

  • our wants and needs
  • how to create a plan with clarity; and
  • how to implement what you have learned about yourself to make it happen

Living Forward

There is nothing worse than not being in control of your own life.  Living Forward promises to help you acknowledge the drift in your life and to help you regain control and direction.

Living Forward, so far so great!