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Book Of The Week: Rise and Grind: Outperform, Outwork, and Outhustle Your Way to a More Successful and Rewarding Life

Author: Daymond John

Genre: Business and Finance, Self-help

Pages: 320

Review: 4.5/5

Main points of the book:

1- You can’t start moving toward your goals until and unless you take that all-important first step. But here’s the thing: That first step doesn’t have to be a big one. It simply has to move you forward, even just a little bit.

2- Do something once and achieve a successful outcome, and it might just be dumb luck. Do something again and again and achieve that same successful outcome, and you just might be on to something.

3- Life isn’t what you accept, it’s what you negotiate

4- Know that disappointments will find you, from time to time. And know that the only way to make sure a project or endeavor fails is to quit on it. 

5- When there’s something you want more than anything and it requires a bit of reaching, you find a way to reach.


Rise and Grind is a self-help business and finance book by Daymond John. Daymond John is an entrepreneur, business consultant, and motivational speaker. He is co-founder, president, and CEO of FUBU, a $6 billion sportswear company. In this book, Daymond John has shared the stories, strategies, and interviews of the actual life successful entrepreneurs. This book has 8 chapters. He has shared how we can become successful and do better in our lives. His advice and life experiences are motivating to everybody. Nobody will come and solve our problems, we have to do this ourselves. He started from a very humble beginning. He worked very hard to build his company. He also had Dyslexia, which made things much hard for him in childhood and school. He had to work extra hard to do things that were much easier for other people. He did not feel sorry for himself, he just did rise and grind every day to overcome the adversities of life. All the messages of this book are positive, and there are a lot of ideas to see how other people got successful. There is just not one way to do things, rather there are a lot of other ways to get your goals. 


This book does a good job of motivating oneself no matter where we are in our life. People who get up before 7 am have less stress in their life than the people getting up after 7 am. Even this has been proved by science that getting up early every day helps us do better every day. There are so many things around us that can inspire us every day. There is a lot of motivation regarding don’t be afraid to chase your dreams. Daymond has shared his secrets to what makes him so successful and how one can achieve the same. There are 15 stories of other successful people in this book. 

One should always remember that success springs from a positive attitude, optimism, faith, and positive action. Consider the mistakes as stepping stones on your path to success. The opportunities come when you least expect them, and you have to be moving in order to benefit from that opportunity. Figure out what moves you, what excites you, what lifts you from the grind of your day. 

That’s a line from boxer Floyd Mayweather “Everybody is blessed with a certain talent. You have to know what your talent is, maximize it, and push it to the limit”  There are a lot of motivational stories and struggles shared by many successful people about how they became successful and what they did to keep rising. There are different strategies for success shared in this book, which helps in getting us on the path of success.


It’s a good read with real-life inspirational stories. Highly recommended.

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