Alright so I’ll be honest. I didn’t read it. I listened to it! Here’s why: I’m from LA but I live in San Diego. I honestly hate driving long distances. Long being more than an hour. So with LA being two hours away, I get bored and/or sleepy on my drives. I used to listen to music on the radio, but with the signal being funky on the drive over I got bored and frustrated with random stations being filtered in. And my old car didn’t have an aux cord! So I’d use my apple headphones, use one side to listen to audible books on the way home. Turns out a lot of great writers have audible versions of their books. So between my kindle unlimited and audible subscriptions, I have access to a ton of books.
When I heard Charlamagne had the audible version of his book and that HE read it, I knew I was in for a good time! And I was! His book, part autobiography part self help, is perfect for anyone to read! Especially someone like me! I consider myself to be a capable individual, but sometimes I lack motivation! Listening to the book to hear both his journey, but also the kick in the ass any capable but not motivated needs, helped me focus. It helped me focus on why I have and haven’t accomplished things that I’d like to have by now. So it helped me get excited about life and understand that I’m my strongest ally and enemy. I have to choose who I want me to be!
I highly recommend LISTENING to the book. But I can’t lie, I kinda wanna buy the book too! I’d like to be able to just read certain passages and remind myself of the things he shared that are geared toward success. It’s blunt, honest, crass, and perfectly raw. He tells you about himself in a way that makes you say, did he just tell on himself?? Damn he said that? I can’t believe he got fired that many times!! But it’s also real. You are responsible for you. You are your own best friend and worst enemy. You need to get your life together. So stop complaining. Stop blaming. Take responsibility for yourself. And be real about what you can and can’t do. Beyoncé didn’t become famous because she felt like it. She put in work. But you know damn well you can’t be Beyoncé! You can only be the best version of yourself! And if you don’t understand this or need greater clarity, read/listen to this book. Cause we all need someone to tell us “Fuck your dream!” (Book reference!). It just might need to be tha God!