I told you I went into a full on Try Guys Obsession Mode. What?! I like em! They’re guys and they try stuff!
Did I mention I went full Stan in like a matter of days? I bought the Try Guys book ‘the Hidden Power of F*cking Up’ on Kindle for 14$* but if you don’t have Kindle you can buy it here* as an ebook for 17 euros or the hardcopy for 20.
In the book ‘The Hidden Power of F*cking Up’ the Try Guys focus on the things they tried (without putting videos up, they are only now releasing the videos related to their book) and on the importance of trying. Keith tries crossfit and veganism, Eugene tried bonding with his family, Ned challenges his fashion fears and Zach gets out there dating via dating apps.
They also share their story of starting their own company and honestly? They write pretty inspiring, motivational stuff.
I’m attracted to their commitment, their hard work and creativity in their branch of the entertainment industry, without ever sacrificing their authenticity. Whether that authenticity is family man with a love for science and numbers (Ned), comedy and music king (Keith), pop culture funny nerd (Zach) or disciplined creative with Korean heritage and strong ties to the LGBT community (Eugene), they seem so true to themselves. I love that.
I don’t think these Youtubers books are kooky! They might not necessarily be your thing, but they’re not really…out there, you know?
My Favourite Quotes From The Secret Power of Fucking Up
- “Totally and completely fucking everything up? All in a day’s work.”
- “[…] and it’s certainly not about perfection. It’s a book about living, about pushing boundaries, and about challenging yourself to reach heights once thought to be impossible. This is a book about embracing failure and riding it on a bumpy but ultimately upward trajectory. Because if our crazy journey has taught us anything, it’s that success isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. In fact, the only way to truly experience all the wonderful, bizarre, satisfying life changing, mind-melting, Instagram-doesn’t-even-do-it-justice-things things this work have to offer, is to fail.”
- “Not being cool is what makes you cool.”
- “Get involved in digital media instead. Make Youtube Videos, make anything. Spend your time making things.”
- “As my drag mother Mayhem Miller told me, “If you feel like you ailed, don’t worry, we’ve all been there. You’ll slay next time.” And that’s the guiding philosophy of The True Guys: no matter how hard we fall or how tough a misstep it may be, it’s all about how you get back in your heels and try again.”
- “People always ask us how we start a new try. It’s simple. Take the thing you least want to do and jump right the fuck in.”
- “Success should never be your goal; the goal is the experience.”
- “Keep an open mind and a positive attitude. You don’t have to like what you’re doing, but you should at least respect it.”
- “Objects in motion stay in motion.”
- “Normally I stall as long as possible and wait for inspiration to hit. Timeboxing was there to say “uh-uh bitch, get moving.””
- “But embracing what you don’t know, what you don’t like, what you can’t understand, and what you’re totally afraid of — that’s where the magic happens.”
SELF HELP HIPSTER STAMP OF APPROVAL
Hell yeah. I’m incredibly charmed by all of them so I’m in full bias mode, but they write really cute, inspiring stuff and I feel like trying gets too bad of a rep.
Things don’t have to be a success for them to be worthy.
Get out there trying and see where you grow from there.
Have a lovely Sunday, everyone.
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A bad f*ck up is the end of the story. A good f*ck up is the start of a new chapter.