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Jun 24, 2019 07:58:31

Every Tool's a Hammer

by @brianball PATRON | 295 words | 1🔥 | 389💌

Brian Ball

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Adam Savage's new book speaks to me more after learning a bit about the man himself.

Most of the anecdotes in the book come from his personal experience so it could be easy to think he's focused on his accomplishments. He is, but that's why he needed to share -- because he is quite accomplished.

For a man who started making with Lego early and had access to his uncle's shop at age 10, it's fair to allow that he started "making" at that age. This means he actually does have 40 years of experience to share.

When he describes projects and successes and the learning he's developed over the years, he does point out mistakes he made and people who have helped him along the way. He points out is relationships with materials and tools and process -- and how they've matured as he has. Wisdom oozes from each chapter.

An overarching theme is that he wanted to get good at making and thus he did. He had a passion for it. He obsessed over his creations and enjoyed the result as well as the process.

When you love the process and you keep coming back to the craft over and over to improve upon previous efforts, you know you've found a calling.

What do you keep returning to?

What could you obsess over?

Adam's book gives you the permission and illuminates a path that could help you turn a life you choose into the best life imaginable -- one that actually makes you smile because you're getting really, really good at being you.

When you finish this book, you'll stop beating yourself up. You'll double-down and try a little harder - maybe take a new approach. It's a great audiobook as he also does an excellent job narrating it.

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    @brianball - Sounds like a nice book Brian. I just started the audio book today. Looking forward to completing the book. Have you figured out what you keep returning to and obsessing over?
    I want to hear the contents of the book before writing out my responses.

    Thank you for sharing.

    Keni avatar Keni | Jun 24, 2019 15:26:32
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