I just read Crush It by Gary Vaynerchuk - and here are my 10 reasons why you should read it. 1. It's easy to read. I am not a reader and I finished it in 4 days. 2. Gary is funny. 3. It will get you fired up to pursue your dreams. 4. If you currently own your own business it will get you re-fired up to keep going. 5. It actually has practical steps on how to get stuff done through social marketing. 6. Gary has been using the techniques he talks about in his book and they are obviously working for him. 7. Gary will speak to your entrepreneurial spirit. 8. The book uses the word "hustle" a lot and that is one of my favorite words. 9. If you are already doing well in business it will inspire you to help others do the same. It's inspired me to help my father-in-law with his businesses. 10. This quote says it all "If there's any message I want you to take away , it's that true success-financial, personal and professional-lies above all in loving your family, working hard, and living your passion. In telling your story. In authenticity, hustle and patience. In caring fiercely about the big and small stuff. In valuing legacy over currency."
Overall, I loved the book and bought two copies after I read it, one for my dad and one for my father-in-law. Brooke is also reading it and she loves it. I think the reason I loved the book is because it not only speaks to the entrepreneur inside of me but also speaks to me as a Christian. If I work as hard on expressing my faith through love and sacrifice, like Jesus did, as hard as I work on creating a great brand, how many people would come to know his love, grace and forgiveness? Why aren't more Christians using all the tools out there to reach the lost? I don't know if Gary is a Christian, I sure hope he is. Because it's guys like him that I want talking about Jesus.