Yesterday I had the pleasure of being one of the first people to not only download a new type of book called a Snippet, but I was also one of the first (maybe the first) to obtain a copy of Let Go (affiliate link) by Pat Flynn. I am very impressed with both the Snippet format and Pat's book, so I will write a review of the Snippet app, but first I'll start with the real reason I downloaded the app to begin with, Pat's book Let Go.
LET GO – BY PAT FLYNN
(photo from pattflynn.com)
On his About page from patflynn.me, Pat is described as “beloved thought leader in the areas of online entrepreneurship, digital marketing, and lifestyle businesses”.
For many, myself included, Pat is much more than that. He is an inspiration and living proof of what each of us could be if only we can “Let Go” as well.
Let Go starts with an honest, inspirational account of the struggles, self-doubt and determination Pat experienced as he began his working life in his “dream” career in architecture.
The reader soon finds out how Pat has cleverly used the title of his book as a homonym in order to walk us through not only being Let Go from his job but also to describe how he had to Let Go of social norms in order to move forward.
Like many of us, Pat was doing everything right according to the “normal plans”. In fact, you might say he was managing just fine from the middle.
However, despite his very best efforts, Pat became another unfortunate victim of the economic decline that started in 2008. This was despite having risen to Job Captain in a much shorter than usual time frame within his architectural firm. He describes in detail his feelings of hopelessness at being Let Go in a way that resonates with the reader.
I found myself feeling Pat’s pain.
Like all good success stories, the hero must face adversity in order to prosper and Pat is no exception. The latter half of the book chronicles his struggles and self-doubts related to starting his internet business and the work involved.
Many people may mistakenly look at Pat’s success as “instant” or “overnight”. Let Go sets the record straight in this regard. If you want to know the real story behind Pat’s success and what it takes to “make it”, you need to download the app and read Let Go today.
In addition to being very well written, Let Go, is accompanied with video extras. The videos are well done and compliment the story very nicely by providing the reader with extra insights into Pat’s journey.
It's extras like these that set the Snippet platform apart and allows the reader to experience the true intentions and emotions of the author. Pat has always come across as genuine to me. The videos in Let Go serve to reinforce this in my mind.
I could go on about the book but I want to close with this quote from one of Pat’s customers. Innocent as it was at the time, it proved to be a turning point for Pat in being able to Let Go of his feelings from being laid off, a catalyst if you will to not look back.
“Keep your head high, and thank your former employer for taking the chains off your potential”
As a follower of Pat’s work for a couple of years now, I also owe his former employer thanks for letting him go. In fact, it's probably safe to say a lot of us do. Pat’s work since then has been an inspiration to me.
I started my own internet business last year and while I’m not yet making money, I am hopeful. Let Go has reinforced in me a belief in myself and has helped me take my own “chains” off of my potential.
I’m still learning all of the technical stuff but Pat has taught me to Let Go and act. If you buy and read this Snippet, he will inspire you as well. Tune in tomorrow for my review of the Snippet book format.
UPDATE: Pat's Book is now on Amazon. You can get your copy HERE (affiliate link)
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QUESTION – What holds you back from removing the “chains” off your potential?
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