Audio Book Review: Capital Gaines: Smart things I learned by doing Stupid things by Chip Gaines

Release Date: October 17, 2017
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Format: Audio
Length: 5 hours 7 minutes
Narrator: Chip Gaines
Genre: Biography/self help
Buy: Audible | Kindle 


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 five 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.

Now a #1 New York Times bestselling book, Capital Gaines offers readers a ringside seat as Chip 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.


I loved Fixer - Upper and I loved the chemistry between Chip and Joanna Gaines.  Chip's personality is infectious.  He is a hardworking family man who loves to joke around. This book is about his outlook on life and how he became the wildly successful entrepreneur. He had his ups and downs, his failures and successes but he uses each experience as a learning experience on what to do again or what to do better. He is wildly positive and doesn't let a whole lot get him down.  He continues to look forward toward bigger and brighter things and always puts family first.  Joanna is his rock and his partner in all senses of the word. She grounds him, his ideas and keeps him on track. If nothing else this book is a great pick me up and it will inspire you to see things in a more positive light. There is no such thing as failure, because its just an experience that teaches you what to do different the next time. So while the business venture may fail you are not a failure because you can learn from the experience. Well done and funny this is a great book for anyone who needs a little inspiration.

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