When I was a young boy, I was a lot more worried that I wouldn’t know what to do with my life, than I am today. I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to study, or if I was going to attend a college or a university. I wasn’t sure what kind of job that would make me happy. And, I could go on and on, and tell you about things that would make worry about life.
But, things have turned out great. I have discovered that I choose the path I follow. And, I only have one goal, even when it comes to my business. You probably already guessed it, at least if you’ve been reading my blog for a while. My goal is to be happy every single day. It’s like what I’ve been saying about Zappos, and why I love Zappos even though I am not a customer. They’re delivering happiness. And, that’s what I’m focusing on.
Review of books
I like reading books. I don’t read as many as I used to, but I still manage to read a few each month. I read both fiction and non-fiction, but, I try to read at least two business and marketing books each month. And, if I really like the book, I’ll end up writing a review.
I’ve written reviews of books like:
- The toilet paper entrepreneur
- Turning Pro
- The war of art
- Soup: a recipe to nourish your team and culture
Today, I want to share my views on another awesome book, a book by C.C. Chapman called Amazing Things Will Happen (aff. link).
A Real-World Guide on Achieving Success and Happiness
I love short straight to the point books, much like how Seth Godin writes. And, Amazing Things Will Happen is a perfect example of books I can’t stop talking about. I read through the 180 pages fairly fast, but as soon as I was finished, I started reading it again.
There are so many great (short) chapters, with headlines that tells you exactly what you can expect. I’m talking about things like; How to be a passion hit, trust your gut, life is too short for bad wine, and focus on the flame.
Amazing things will happen are filled with advice, thoughts and experiences to help the readers live a happier and more fulfilling life. Like I wrote about Soup, the book provides us with a recipe for what we should be doing on a personal level and when it comes to business in order to ensure success.
But, it’s not like it tells us exactly what to do, because we’re all different, and we need to focus on what drives us as individuals, in order to achieve success and happiness. Amazing things will happen is more a guide that will help you find your answers, by asking the right questions throughout the book.
Stop talking; start doing
I especially like the part about productivity, and where he is using Nike’s slogan “just do it” and Seth Godin’s “always be shipping” as examples, because it’s true:
“We all do it. We talk more than we do. No matter what the task is, talking about how you are going to do it is always easier than actually getting it done. You have to do the work.”
And, I believe that one of the reasons why Amazing Things Will Happen is such a great book, is that you are encouraged to use a notebook and make lists and take notes throughout the book. The guide is straight to the point, and you get tasks like; get out your notebook and make a list of things you don’t like doing and make a list of all the daily tasks that must be done from your office. Then list all the tasks that you do that could be accomplished anywhere.
If you want to smile, and at the same time, be productive and get a better understanding at what you should be doing in life, then, you should read Amazing Things Will Happen.