Failing up

Failing up

How to Take Risks, Aim Higher, and Never Stop Learning

Book - 2018
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Before Odom landed the role Aaron Burr in the Broadway musical Hamilton, he put in years of hard work as a singer and an actor. Now he asks the questions that will help you unlock your true potential and achieve your goals even when they seem impossible. What work did you put in today that will help you improve tomorrow? How do you surround yourself with people who will care about your dreams as much as you do? How do you know when to play it safe and when to risk it all for something bigger and better? Whether you're graduating from college, starting a new job, or just looking to live each day to the fullest, knowing the answers will empower you for the greatness that lies ahead.
Publisher: New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2018.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781250139962
Characteristics: 200 pages ; 19 cm

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PimaLib_JessicaP Sep 23, 2018

If you're familiar with modern musical theater at all, this guy's face might be familiar. Leslie Odom, Jr. of Hamilton fame has been working hard in the entertainment industry for quite some time, and this very quick, very readable book tells stories of his younger life, his modern life, and the steps he's taken to get where he is (which is a combination of hard work, self-realization, and honestly, luck). You can hear the dulcet tones of his voice even if you're reading in print, and the snippets of wisdom he throws out almost randomly are the kind that stick with you, no matter at what part of your life, career, or goal-setting you might be. Once you've started, prepare to just sit and read for the next couple of hours, because you won't want to stop.

OPL_MelanieS Jun 12, 2018

An inspiring collection of stories of Odom’s early life, auditions and goals achieved. Filled with encouraging words - not just for aspiring performers, but to anyone reaching for a dream.

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