If, by the title alone, you’re thinking that this book sounds unconventional; you’re right. It isn’t for the faint of heart, if we’re being honest, because its sole purpose is revisiting many of the most embarrassing, traumatic, and wish-you-could-forget moments from your dumpster fire of a love life – then applying all those painful lessons directly to your professional life. Even if your life took the “marry my high school sweetheart” track, it’s not always been wine and roses, I’d bet, so pony up and let’s ride.
You see, my contention is that relationships, regardless of their context, follow predictable patterns. And, as you’ll hopefully learn throughout this inked masterpiece, there is no point in learning a lesson twice. If you’ve learned it in one area of life, that knowledge (and by knowledge, I mean “shame, embarrassment, guilt, joy, heartbreak, and butterflies”) can be applied to virtually any other situation.
Truth is, we are always learning – like it or not. And, as much as I hate to admit it, we likely learn the most when things go wrong. The more wrong, the more learning, I suppose. Through dips and turns, twists of fate, and the retelling of some of my own guilt-soaked illustrations, we’re going to cling to failure and use it as the very manure which will grow you into the success that you’ve always dreamed of being.
Whether you’re a business owner, business manager, or even an aspiring troubadour, there’s something to be learned between the covers of this wit-filled text. So, grab a beer. You may need it. This raw (sometimes very raw) journey is going to need some honesty. I’ll start the conversation, but it is ultimately yours to finish. Introspect and reminisce – and judge if you must – but, at this point, we’re just a couple of friends having a beer and discussing life.
– Queen Elizabeth, Queen
“So, I went out on a date with Mark, he opened the car door, brought NDAs, and paid for dinner. Never called him again, but it was a good time.”
– Scarlet Johanson, Actress and Singer
“Lessons are always taught; they are not necessarily learned.”