Screw It, Let's Do It: Lessons In Life by Richard Branson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Here are the notes I made to myself on the back page of this book
after reading it on the plane out to California for a dream
50th-birthday vacation. "I can afford this trip. I can meet my own
needs, now and into the future. I can help any who needs me. There's a
lot of life in this body - and a great deal to give. Now, have fun - and
let the money take care of itself. Screw it - let's do it!"
what else is there to say? If an author can make you feel that good
about yourself, your decisions, and your future, then anybody should
want to read that author.
I am not like Sir Richard in any way.
I am not as smart, not as brave, not as passionate, not as ambitious
or male or British. But the way he lives his life, and the thoughts he
shares, inspire me to the core. If he ever quits putting out books I
may have to read one of the old ones every few years just to stay
connected to that spirit.
My own essential life commitment is
to finding and sharing the value of creating option "C" - inventing a
way past the dug-in place when people who want "A" are locked in against
those who want "B." Screw It, Let's Do It is a how-to manual for anyone
who wishes to participate fully in the capitalist system while
simultaneously taking care of the earth and enjoying life. Doing it all
just takes a willingness to bust out and be creative. We got this!
So here begins my annual tribute to Sir Richard, whose July 18 birthday I proudly share. I've got three more of his books to share in the next few weeks. Meanwhile, those who would like to read my two-page summary of Screw It, Let's Do It can download it for free by clicking here.
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