Published by Thomas Nelson on October 17th 2017
Genres: Biography and Autobiography
Purchase on: Amazon, Walmart, Target, Books A Million, The Book Depository, Barnes & Noble
The most important step is taking the first one.
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 4 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.
In Capital Gaines, we walk alongside him as he 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.
Capital Gaines is the perfect book for anyone looking to succeed not only in business but more importantly in life.
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If you have been a fan of HGTV’s Fixer Upper, then Shiplap and Chip and Joanna Gaines are probably household names by now. In their previous book, The Magnolia Story, the couple shared their story. Now in Chip’s book, Capital Gaines, Chip shares his story of smart things he learned doing stupid stuff.
From the show, you know that Chip has a sense of humor. That's one of the things I like about him. He is able to take a frustrating situation for Jo and turn it into a less stressful problem. I'm sure if you ask Jo, he can also cause problems for her.
As the title implies, Chip shares stories from his life and the lessons he has learned through them. Through his interesting way of telling stories, I was engaged in his crazy antics and took away some things from the lessons Chip has learned along his journey.
I found it interesting to learn about Jo and the way she more or less got stuck with Chip’s business for a period of time. I can imagine the stress that it put on her and the awkwardness of the situation with her family.
This book was a quick read and Chip's story was interesting. I never knew about the beginnings of his business or that he was an entrepreneur as much as, or actually more than, he is a contractor.
Chip is definitely a one of a kind person. He has had many experiences and learned a lot along the way. Did he do stupid stuff along the way, absolutely, but isn’t that the case with all of us?