So after 9 hours or so of listening to Rise and Grind: Out-Perform, Out-Work, and Out-Hustle Your Way to a More Successful and Rewarding Life by Daniel Paisner and Daymond John, here is my quick review of the book.
“So this is a book about spending [your time] productively, meaningfully, purposefully. After all, we all get the same twenty-four hours a day, whether we have a million dollars in the bank or a hundred. This book is about how to put those hours to work for you, how to use them to out-perform, out-work, and out-hustle your way to the top.”
The book details what Daymond John and more than a dozen other successful “achievers” and “influencers” have done over the years against many odds and setbacks to accomplish so much and to be where they are today. They told us all those good things about their hard work, ethics and social engagement. They are not afraid to admit their weaknesses, sharing with us their many setbacks and deficiencies throughout the book as well.
I find “Rise and Grind” is direct, sincere, practical, relevant, and very inspirational. I also like that the authors provide power facts and checklists to help us reflect and remember the intended key points. Also my hats off to the authors for including minorities, women and ordinary people from a broad background in the book.
Indeed, we have heard some of the advice before. You may not agree with everything that the authors and their contributors say. I am not sure if I want to do “Rise and Grind” like a few contributors. Nevertheless, there are still some solid advice, wisdom, inspiring thoughts, good habits and practices we can learn from the book and apply them in our life if we want to be better, stronger, and more successful. Honestly, I picked up this book on the premise that the man started his business with $40 and built a global brand with over $6 billion in sales; he must have something useful we could learn.
There you go. The central theme of the book is to be successful like individuals featured in the book, we have to set goals for ourselves and then “Rise and Grind” – go out there and start doing things and then keep working hard day and night to go after those goals. Determination and persistence can sure help us to attain whatever goal we put out. And while you feel demotivated for some reason here is an inspiring quote from the book: “Life is not what you accept, it’s what you negotiate.”
OK, I am going back to my grind – I have to write another blog post for next week 🙂