It's Not About the Tights: An Owners Manual on Bravery Kindle Edition
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Chris lays out a simple series of challenges and exercises that work. If you do them. That's the work part.
Courage and bravery don't come from a book, which is why all help is self-help. But if you're eager to find out what you're capable of, the straightforward approaches in Chris's ebook can open the door for you.
Pros: Self-help goodness without all of the fluff delivered in Chris Brogan's style. Loved the links.
Cons: Readers may or may not like the promotional posts for Brave New Year (slightly annoying, but not too annoying). Price of $4.99 may be a deterrent for some, but worth it to read, if you need the help (beats buying a print book!).
As Chris Brogan mentions in the Introduction, the core message ("Go out and do stuff!") behind this book is not new or actually radical. The genius is in how Chris Brogan does this with simplicity and grace. Using only 60 or so pages, Chris Brogan condenses self-help into a collection of anecdotes, quotes, and simple strategies that everyone (no matter what their situation is) can do with nerdy, Buddhist-inspired goodness.It skips all of the fluff and gets to the point along with a laugh or two. I particularly like the CASE technique. When I read it, I immediately knew that I would practice something that was so simple, yet so effective when done right.
5-5-2013 Well, I started through this the second time and just didn't find it as interesting and began to wonder why I wanted to spend so much time learning the process and making all these list rather that just doing things and getting them done. So for now I've opted for action rather than planing but I'll leave this at 4 stars. Maybe it helped me be brave enough just to get on with things since sometimes the list, information, planning, etc. often get in my way.
Negative self-talk and cherished illusions about what's holding you back will have nowhere to hide if you really take the time to do the work outlined in this powerful little book. Read it, sit with it, then read it again. Complete the work as Chris directs. If you're brave enough to look inward, you can redraw your life according to your own specifications. This book will show you how!
Fast forward to a fortnight ago and I'm telling my business partner Phil Preston a story he's then encouraging me to include in a new keynote. Phil being Phil he went straight into questioning me on the story's main theme, and what's in it for the business owner audience the keynote is designed to inspire, entertain and educate.
The theme is courage, and locating it with Phil's help is what led me to, 'It's Not About the Tights.'
To sum up the book up in a sentence I'll give you Chris Brogan's own words, 'You are the superhero you've been waiting for to save you.'
He doesn't just give you empty ra-ra though. He weaves in personal stories with methodologies for bravery and activities for you to work on for owning your own superhero powers and status.
At the heart of this book's big idea is having the courage to truly be your own boss (something even us business owners can be challenged by at times), and keep working on yourself, your skill, relationships and projects with bravery.
There are many well told stories in the book, however Chris Brogan's anagram of a CAPE is what really resonated with me. That is:
After rating yourself between 1 and 5 in your current level in these domains of your own superhero-ness, Chris Brogan gets you down to work in your own Bravery Manual you keep referring and adding to throughout the eBook, and beyond reading it to keep practicing with purpose.
While there's too much to go into in a book review, here are some small, simple takeaways that have stuck with me:
Confidence: We encourage kids to keep getting back when they fall off. That's how they become more confident, and often the same is true for us as adults. Our learning and our confidence is in getting back on the bike, it's in the recovery.
Acceptance: By accepting where we are now and still recognising where we want to be, there's less likelihood of beating ourselves up in the moment, giving us more opportunity to succeed, and achieve those goals we strive for.
Permission: I don't know about you, but I could definitely give myself more permission at times. This has been a helpful reminder in giving myself permission to write the next book, get back to work on a keynote and create more programs for our clients.
Execution:Planning is great, executing is gold. Always better to say you've done it, than to say you're working on the plan.
All of this means little if it's not put into practice. Might sound obvious, but how many of us say we'll do something vitally important to us and not follow through? Chris Brogan reminds us to keep putting all our actions into practice often, giving ourselves accountability and making it more of a game (including points and scores) than we sometimes allow it to be.
By giving us a book filled with insights and actions to keep finding our own superhero, Chris Brogan proves it's not about the tights, but more about taking control of yourself and the life, career, body, relationships or business you truly want with no excuses, and constant execution.
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Chris doesn't push, he simply nudges you with every word; gently moving you to a point where you are ready to take that leap for yourself.
So buy it.Read more