Wisdom Meets Passion : The Dojo Review
Wisdom Meets Passion by Dan Miller and Jared Angaza is a enthusiastic read for the young and experienced leader. It contains inspiring stories from their family life to kick your butt into high gear with chutzpah.
I know that this book is almost a year old, but it deserves more press. It is an excellent read.
The focus of this book is how to bring your life from small to big.
Here’s a short video about the book
Give more than expected
Dan and Jared include dozens of success stories. I saw a common theme in these : deliver more than what was expected.
I would say to summarize this point, expect success when you give more than expected.
Live Life with Audacity and Ferocity
One in particular stood out to me. Jared greatly desired to work in the music industry. He found a managers number and called four times, rejected each time. Jared found his office and waited outside until the manager’s lunch break. He scared the manager half to death, but Jared asked the manager for a lunch meeting and promised to leave him alone after that. The record label company didn’t have a position available or money at the time. But Jared’s enthusiasm and tenacity convinced the manager to hire him!
Who they are
When you hear Dave Ramsey, you think Finance. When you hear Jessica Simpson, you think Chicken of the Sea (tuna?). And when you hear Dan Miller, you think passion and career.
Dan is my unofficial coach. I absolutely love everything he creates. I haven’t met him, but it’s a personal goal to have him on my show and meet him in person.
Who this Book is for?
I highly recommend this book for anyone who is struggling to discover their passion.
The book discusses primarily career-centered topics. I would recommend this book for anyone who has a desire to grow, not only in their career, but in aspect of life.
Who this book isn’t for
Someone who wants a quick fix. Passion and wisdom take time to develop, sometimes years. You can’t become a fanatic for African civil rights tomorrow. You could try, but if your passion isn’t rooted into a foundation of time and prayer, it will crumble.
Scattered brained in Africa
As I mentioned earlier, Jared shares his great escapades in Africa and across the world. While they provide a fresh look on how to be wise at a young age, I found the stories to be occasionally disruptive as Dan built ideas.
Please don’t misunderstand. I’m not saying that Jared’s stories didn’t lend to Wisdom Meets Passion theme.
What I do want to point out is that this book is like a presentation, in which two presenters lecture simultaneously after one another. Imagine a college classroom with two professors. One begins an opening statement with a story. He finishes, and the other professor begins to lecture about a similar topic, but with a different perspective.
It may sound interesting or drive you crazy, depending on your personality.
Jam-packed of inspiration
After reading this book this is what I accomplished:
Wrote out my vision and mission for the Leadership Dojo
Designed my 90 Blog Posts in 30 Days Challenge
Began connecting with individuals who I know I can help
Created an entrepreneurial Mastermind
Signed up for Fiverr to build income for my blog(currently made over $100)
Sold twice as many baby products online
Great real life examples to mimic
Dan tells amazing stories that highlight a principle. Jared does provide examples to a certain extent, but his usually are focused on his extraordinary life.
ALL IN ALL
A truly inspiring and butt-kicking book of motivation, determination, and the will to succeed. It should only be a 1-2 day read. Excellent read for the Labor Day weekend!
Did you read Wisdom Meets Passion? What were the lessons you learned?