It might take 10 or more (many more) to become efficient at using a hammer for various home improvement projects. It is not often that you wake up and find a hidden talent that you never knew existed. Once again, it takes time, experience and trial and error to understand what talents you have to offer the world.
In the example of the hammer and the nail, you will grow more adept at using a hammer and increase the chances of success with experience, time and a general openness to failure for the chance at success. By now you're probably wondering, "what the heck is this guy trying to say?".
Well, I am here to talk about the couple from a hit TV show, Chip and Joanna Gaines. A couple who has learned to overcome tough times and consistently demonstrated what it means to work hard hard. To learn more, you will find Chip and Joanna's book, The Magnolia Story, on Amazon or iTunes. In short, this book provides inspiring examples of where they started and what it took to get to where they are today. As we often talk about on this blog, it started with a dream, hard work and the willingness to move forward even when times are less than ideal. Fate plays a major role in our lives and we sometimes take it for granted. Chip and Joanna convey the importance of listening to the man above and doing what is right at the time no matter what. Meet all of your obligations, do right by your family and make money an outcome of hard work, no the motivating factor. Instincts have paid off in numerous ways for the Gaines family, as you will learn.
There is little question that Chip and Joanna Gaines do a killer job making their HGTV show 'Fixer Upper', watched by millions, inspirational and an example of what true happiness & success looks like. The couple brings a genuine, humble approach to the real estate business and puts the business into terms we can all relate to. Buying, flipping and selling houses for a profit is the 'outcome' but you would hardly know it - the 'money' aspect is never the important part of the message. This family simply does what is best for the greater good. No script, no stunts, just straight up genuine people looking to pursue their dreams of making a difference in the lives of others around them. You will see their kids come first, they learn along the way, sharing their experiences with you and, most importantly, speak from the heart (not a script). Their book is attention-grabbing, funny and even educational - what more could you ask for?
Sure, Chip and Joanna are a beautiful couple who have captured the hearts of millions of Americans but if you were to ask them, this was not their goal. Ever. At least, that's what the impression I get. As you will read/listen in their book, their journey comes from a place of genuine love, curiosity and a willingness to make the best possible life for their family and kids.
Set aside some time to learn about Chip and Joanna Gaines - you won't be disappointed and you will be smiling. Their sincerity is contagious - think about what you can do to help others see the possibilities and provide the proper level of encouragement to accomplish dreams.
DON'T GIVE UP! Be the best you can be and love life to its fullest.