Friday, April 9, 2021

No Pain, No Gaines: The Good Stuff Doesn't Come Easy by Chip Gaine


No Pain, No Gaines: The Good Stuff Doesn't Come Easy


Chip Gaines likes to sweat. 

That’s been true ever since he was a little pint-sized hustler selling candy and Capri Suns down at the public tennis courts in northeast Texas. You’ve probably seen him sweat on his television show, Fixer Upper. Deep in his bones he has always known that hard work yields great results, even when there’s little observable evidence of it. On the cusp of launching into what might be the hardest work he and his wife, Joanna, have ever done—building a network—Chip realized that none of it would be possible without his network of people.

Call it a network, a community, a home team. We’ve all got one. Today it might be made up of your family, your neighbors, the people you work with. But if you want a network that will pull you into a life of meaning, a life of joy and connection, you need to be intentional about choosing the people in it. People who are enlivened and electrified by the power of living according to their purpose, who are always in pursuit of lifelong learning, and who have a sincere belief that relationships are more than transactions. Chip Gaines has been building that kind of network his whole life, and he can tell you, it doesn’t come easy.

To say it requires sweat equity would be an understatement. It requires faith in people. It requires hope. And it requires a willingness to grow even when it hurts. From hard-won lessons and personal stories from Chip, No Pain, No Gaines is a by-the-bootstraps manual for building a network you can count on.

My Thoughts:

This memoir written by Chip Gaines is one that will inspire and motivate you. I don't watch Fixer Upper, the television show by Chip and Joanna, but I do love home renovations and feeling inspired. This book is about hard work and how it pays off. This book is about how if you take control of your life, and live it the fullest. You are the only one who can make your life count. 

I really loved this book! It's a simple message of authenticity and living out your dreams. You are the only person who can make it happen. Chip adds humor and writes the way he sounds. It felt like I was sitting at a coffee shop with him, as I was reading this book. It's a very transparent and conversational read for the reader. I highly recommend reading this book! It's a great read! 

Purchase Links

Thomas Nelson | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

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1 comment:

Sara Strand said...

Their show is SO good! I'm looking forward to reading this one over the summer. Thank you for being on this tour! Sara @ TLC Book Tours