I’ve had the good fortune of seeing Tina Seelig at Stanford on numerous occasions. So when I pre-ordered her book, I knew that it was going to be good. But little did I know that it was going to be *this* good.
Like a fast car going from zero to sixty in three point some seconds, Tina’s book has blasted straight to be amongst the top books I would recommend to anyone. It is one of the few books that I can say I’ve literally read cover to cover in one sitting. It is so full of amazing stories and anecdotes — each one with a unique lesson, but at the same time it is also one of the easiest books I’ve read. The prose flows beautifully and each chapter hits home with its lessons — not just one lesson, but multiple ones.
At one point in reading the book I felt like I needed to start underlining and marking the pages with the great quotable quotes in the book — till I realized I would end up marking up almost every page or at least every other page! I had to reconcile myself to thinking that this is just my first read, and that this is one of those books you have to go back to reading again and again because it’s impossible to absorb all its wisdom in one go.
I would strongly recommend this book for any person who has ever had even an iota of self-doubt or career angst. It is a book that should be “required reading” for any high school student getting ready to go to college, any college graduate going out into the workforce, and for any person even remotely thinking about doing anything entrepreneurial. Tina shows us that it’s okay to sometimes not know what you’re doing, and sometimes the best opportunities are right there in front of us, just waiting for us to seize them. We can’t always wait for someone else to push us up or forward, sometimes you just have to reach out and do that for yourself. And it’s okay to fail, because the best lessons come from failures and failures are very often the springboard to bigger successes.
Tina tells us to “Never miss an opportunity to be fabulous” — and I can say with conviction that this is yet another occasion where Tina Seelig has done exactly that — been fabulous. Do yourself a favor and read this book.