Book Review: Crushing It!

 

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a book review, but I couldn’t resist as I stumbled upon Gary Vaynerchuk’s latest book Crushing It! at my local Target store (sequel to his first book Crush It). Inside this book, you’ll find interviews with people who had an idea to do something or create something and went out and did it. Also, Gary gives advice and tips on how to utilize social media to promote your brand or business. Gary Vaynerchuk is hardcore and in your face brutally honest with advice. While reading this book you’ll have plenty of moments of motivation and inspiration to get your idea (or ideas) into motion and take action.

This book has a clear message: the only way to get what you want in life is to take action. A lot of people are infatuated with the idea of picking up a book and having that book give them the answers to life itself. This particular book will not do that, but you’ll read about people from all different backgrounds and starting points that achieved the goals that they’ve set for themselves.

I highly recommend this book for anyone. Even if you’re not thinking about creating a brand or a business (you should be anyways) this book is for you. Gary is great at getting you to look at social media and life in a different way. He has a distinct ability to get you motivated and while reading this book you’ll feel like Gary is sitting with you and explaining what you need to get done. All in all this book is a must have and should be on your bookshelf.

You can order Crushing It! on Amazon or at your local Target.

Fitness And Health: My Experience And Journey

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Why be healthy? With all of the information and products out there, it can be daunting to decide. I had that problem, and it continued for quite some time. Denying the fact that I wasn’t healthy, it took a friend to get me to own up about not being healthy. It was a tough pill to swallow, but I needed to hear it.

 

Looking in the mirror was tough, and that was when I made the switch. From that moment, I committed to being healthy and work towards a lifestyle that would make me a better person (inside and out).

 

Starting out was difficult. What workout should I do? What foods should I eat? I had so many questions and to be frank, I was overwhelmed. After researching and applying the knowledge I received, I was on my way to attaining a healthy lifestyle. Like a mad scientist, I was trying out various workouts, and experimenting with different foods. The process was exhausting, but fun at the same time. Achieving fitness and health is a never-ending quest, and that’s what I love about it. One day you will find something that works for you, and the next day you won’t. The NAVY Seals have a saying: Embrace the suck! Which means enjoy the struggle. I always get more satisfaction when I’m struggling than I’m succeeding. For me, struggling with a workout or a meal plan gives me the chance to improve, and figure out a way to get it done. We live in a quick fix society, and I dislike it. There is no pill, diet, or workout that is going to solve all your problems. It’s going to take determination and motivation to accomplish your goals.

 

Hearing Tony Horton shout ” Do your best and forget the rest!”, protein shakes, grilled chicken and water. I was becoming addicted (in a good way) to becoming healthy. When you make a switch, you gain momentum, and when you gain momentum, you don’t want to lose it. It takes fourĀ  weeks for you to notice a change, and eight weeks, for family and friends to notice a change. Once you get a compliment from a family member or friend, you will want to keep going and keep improving.

 

Looking back now, it’s crazy to think a single decision has led me to this point in my life. In my opinion, I think people get riddled with too many decisions to make. My advice: just get started. You can refine and improve along the way. You don’t need all the answers, and let’s be honest: would you really want all the answers? I wouldn’t.

 

Life is a beautiful adventure. Having the ability to push yourself, set goals, and achieve them is empowering. I am no different from you. It’s simple: Set a goal. Research information pertaining to your goal. Get started. Welcome to the land of achieving greatness. I look forward to hearing about your success.