From the streets of Queens to the top of urban fashion, Daymond John is an entrepreneur, investor, author, tv personality, motivational speaker, and needless to say; this guy is busy. So, what keeps him going? How is he able to perform at a seemingly superhuman level? Luckily, in Rise and Grind: Outperform, Outwork, and Outhustle Your Way to a More Successful and Rewarding Life, John not only explains his routine and motivations but also explores those of his peers, granting us access to a rare variety of mindsets. Having this collection of stories is helpful in a couple of ways: 1. We’re bound to find some shred of truth that speaks to us on a personal level. And 2. Exposing us to so many others who have achieved their goals makes ours seem more attainable.
“The tips offered in this book may seem like they’re a little all over the place, but that just reminds us that there’s no one recipe for success.” As for myself, many instances rang true throughout these stories. But there was one in particular that totally spoke to me. The morning routine of Michael Parrella: