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The Power of Broke

Sometimes it is nice to read a book that inspires you. One that really gets you thinking. One that shares stories of people that give everything they have for their dream and come out winning on the other side. For me, that is The Power of Broke.

The Power of Broke

I won’t lie, this book initially stood out to me because it was written by Daymond John. Maybe you have heard of him? He is the founder of FUBU and “the peoples man” on Shark Tank. I love Shark Tank!!!

When I read the synopsis for the book, I thought that maybe it would inspire me. And it did! I love the way the book was written. Daymond starts out with his own history, how he grew up with a single mom and had a dream of catering his fashion sense to people in his neighborhood. He took that dream and made it a realty. Daymond claims that when you have nothing, no financial means…it forces you to be more creative.

Several chapters in the book were dedicated to different people who worked hard and now have amazing, thriving businesses. He speaks with:

  • DJ Aoki
  • Acacia Brinley-social media and the queen of selfies
  • Rob Dyrdek-skate boarde/realty tv
  • Christopher Gray -founded company that helps students find grant money, was on Shark Tank)
  • Gigi Butler -Gigi Cupcakes
  • Jay Abraham -marketing guru
  • Kevin Plank -founder of Under Armour
  • Moziah Bridges -founder of Mo’s Bows, was on Shark Tank
  • Tim Ferris -author of 4 hour work week
  • Josh Peck -actor
  • Linda Johansen-James -entrepreneur
  • Ryan Deiss-digital marketer
  • Loren Ridinger-fashion
  • Mark Burnette -TV producer

At the end of each of their chapters, there are Shark Points that review the highlights of the message. Also throughout the book there are Power Facts that are really interesting and inspiring.

Daymond shares wise tips like “rise and grind” and says instead of  the power of broke is really that one reason you keep going.

If you are looking for some inspiration, or some interesting tales of entrepreneurs that had to work hard to get where they are…then this book is for you. If you are thinking about starting your own business, then this is for you.

For more information about this book, go here.

Read the author bio here.

I received a copy of The Power of Broke from Blogging for Books but all opinions are of my own.

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  • Reply Christina March 21, 2016 at 5:40 am

    I haven’t heard of this book before but I love shark tank!! Thanks for sharing!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

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  • Reply kristen March 21, 2016 at 11:31 am

    this really does sound inspiring. i have not watched shark tank , but i’m always impressed by people who work hard and become something out of ‘nothing’ and how cool that he spoke with other people as well. i think i’d find that super interesting.

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph March 21, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    MFD loves the Shark Tank. Probably because he is an entrepreneur. LOL I’m not a fan.

  • Reply Dani March 21, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    I didn’t realize he was the founder of FUBU! Is that still a clothes line?! I was actually in the process of starting a business with a friend/coworker a few years ago, but then she got a great opportunity in CA and moved. Womp. I really like that he shares other people’s success stories in the book, and not just the flukes who mad a lot of money without a lot of actual work. Those annoy me haha. Sounds like a very interesting and inspiring read!

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