Published by Thomas Nelson on October 17, 2017
Purchase From: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or The Book Depository
The funny and talented Chip Gaines is well known to millions of people as a TV star, renovation expert, bestselling author, husband to Joanna, and father of 4 in Waco, Texas. But long before the world took notice, Chip was a serial entrepreneur who was always ready for the next challenge, even if it didn’t quite work out as planned. Whether it was buying a neighborhood laundromat or talking a bank into a loan for some equipment to start a lawn-mowing service, Chip always knew that the most important thing was to take that first step.
In Capital Gaines, we walk alongside him as he relives some of his craziest antics and the lessons learned along the way. His mentors taught him to never give up and his family showed him what it meant to always have a positive attitude despite your circumstances. Throw in a natural daredevil personality and a willingness to do (or eat!) just about anything, and you have the life and daily activity of Chip Gaines.
Capital Gaines is the perfect book for anyone looking to succeed not only in business but more importantly in life.
Wait, What? Another (very short) one from the NerdishBiker!
Just a quick disclaimer: I am a HUGE fan of Chip and Joanna Gaines. Fixer Upper was a lucky find one day as we were flipping through channels and we were instantly hooked. Bookish and I would often have competitions to see who was more Chip and who was more Joanna on any given day. So to find that Chipper had written a book meant that buying it was a no-brainer.
Chip’s writing style is kind of stream-of-consciousness. Part autobiography, part self-help manual, Chip shares his history and the lessons he learned from it and presents it in such a way that you will feel challenged to better your own life and the world around you just like they did with Waco, TX. You will also learn that it’s best to avoid taking a beat-up pickup to Mexico when there is a possibility of bull encounters.
In the end, Chip challenges us all to build a metaphorical bridge and it’s something I am trying to do every day since reading this book.