How much do I want to read more? 9/10

Wow, just wow. Same amazement, same thrills coming from reading this book with watching the superb videos of that same author on his now super famous youtube chanel.

He's authentic. We can feel his words. We can feel the pain he's been through. We can feel his dream. We can feel the passion. The hardship. This is inspiring! Just like his videos. I didn't expect such a book.


“Evan consumes so much content and then knows how to DJ it to inspire people.”

—- Gary Vaynerchuk


All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word.

—- WINSTON CHURCHILL


INTRODUCTION

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

—- Lao-tzu


If you had one shot, or one opportunity to seize everything you ever wanted. One moment. Would you capture it or just let it slip?

—- Eminem


“Evan, I paid you big money. I flew you halfway around the world to be here today. You better make this audience come alive!”
Those were the words the organizer of the conference in Malaysia said to me two minutes before I was due on stage to kick off his event.

Eminem’s lyrics were in my head. I didn’t want to let my shot slip.
I got up and shared the One Word secret that had changed everything for me—and the audience loved it.

No one really has a bad life . . . Just bad moments.

—- Regina Brett


“Danny, I quit.”
I couldn’t believe those words were coming out of my mouth.
I turned away six-figure jobs to do my own business, and ended up making only three hundred dollars a month and not being able to survive.

I’d had success with everything I’d ever applied myself to: school, sports, piano lessons . . . If I worked harder, I would get better. And here I was pouring every ounce of strength I had, putting every waking moment, and every single dollar, into a business that wasn’t working. I felt hopeless. My once sky-high self-confidence was in the toilet.

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.

—- Confucius


I woke up the next day and asked myself, “What do I want to do with my life?”
If money wasn’t a concern . . . If I could do anything I wanted . . . If I had no restrictions . . . what would I do?

if I could do anything, I would get back into my business.
If you’re doing something just to make money, it’s easy to quit. Most people do. But if you’re doing something because it makes you come alive…

I didn’t want to live in regret for the rest of my life, wondering what would have happened if.
I didn’t want to go take a job I knew I didn’t love, hoping one day to get back to my business while digging myself further and further into a corporate world I didn’t know if I’d be able to get out of.

I had to find a way to keep going with my business.

When you have that window of opportunity called a crisis, move as quickly as you can, get as much done as you can. There’s a momentum for change that’s very compelling.

—- Anne M. Mulcahy


I wrote this book to give you momentum.
I made it through. I went from having an income below the poverty line to signing NASA and Johnson & Johnson as clients.
We had customers in more than thirty countries. Within three years of my “I quit!” moment.

chances are you’ve had moments when you cried your guts out.
you’ve doubted yourself.
Every time I meet entrepreneurs who are struggling to get their businesses to where they want them to be, I think back to that night at my parents’ house when my dream fell apart, when I couldn’t understand how I could be pouring my heart into this idea and not be getting any momentum, when I felt completely lost, hopeless, and worthless.

Entrepreneurs feed my soul. If you’re trying to do something important and need help, I could sit, chat, talk, e-mail, video call with you all day long. It’s part of who I am. If someone gave me a million dollars with the condition that I could never talk with entrepreneurs again, I wouldn’t take it. I bleed with you.

But my time isn’t scalable.
My hope is this book will help give you the momentum, guidance, and confidence you need to build a business and life you can be proud of.

If you dream it, you can do it.

—- Walt Disney


Louis Trahan turned a one-page concept into over $10 million in sales.
Christopher Gavigan took the Honest Company from zero to hundreds of millions in revenue.
Dheeraj Pandey created a $2 billion company in a boring industry nobody wanted to talk about.

This book talks about: Coming up with a business idea, finding your first customer, raising start-up funding, creating a word-of-mouth campaign, getting the media to talk about you, landing angel and venture capital money, securing important partnerships, opening up international opportunities, hiring your first employee, building a lasting and meaningful culture, making the world a better place, and more.

The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it.

—- Arnold Schwarzenegger


This book will challenge your thinking.
It’ll force you to reexamine your beliefs and the way you see the world. It’ll stretch your comfort zone.