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A man with a plan...,
This review is from: Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story (Hardcover)
A remarkable lesson in what you can achieve given a plan, perseverance, and as Arnold put it: reps, reps, reps.
The book offers a fascinating perspective into the beginnings of the body-building as a sport and a market. It is telling that Arnold describes his involvement in the sport as much as a marketer and a promoter, as a participant. What started as a niche attraction, within a niche market (fitness), grew to something much bigger in large part thanks to Arnold's own work - there is a lesson there for all of us. From there, he was able to turn his success on the small stage of the body building circuit into a Hollywood movie career, both of which also gave him the name and the public awareness to enter into the arena of politics. All of these threads are intertwined, creating a remarkable and an inspiring story.
You may disagree with how the author behaved at some points on time, his political stance, or family matters, but regardless, this is both a great personal story, and an educational one for everyone looking to make a dent in the universe.