Posts tagged Book
The New Tools For Your Toolbox

Back in April I mentioned my hope to build Crazy Enough To Try into more than it is. I wanted to grow the website and mission to provide additional resources to help you incorporate your passions into your life.

Specifically, I planned on referring products and services that have helped me in my journey to not only incorporate my passions, but build upon them. To that end, I've worked to narrow down the field to the best items that I think will help you on your journey. So appropriately, I've called them The Tools.

Read More
One Year Later, The 10 Most Important Lessons I've Learned About Passion

One year ago, as I sat on my couch with my computer on my lap, I clicked "Publish" and officially became an author. I released Crazy Enough To Try last April, and it was the culmination of months of hard work and hours of writing, editing, and reworking.

It was also the result of countless conversations, both those that were documented and included in the book, as well as informal ones with others. Throughout that time, and even more so over the past year, I have learned so much from speaking with people about their passions. Some think of it as a guiding principle that energizes you, while others refer to it as a burning, almost suffering for it, sensation.

I thought I would take this time to reflect on what I've learned throughout this project and how it might be applicable to your life.

Read More
A Birthday Giveaway

Today is my birthday.

I'm very fortunate to have as many friends and loved ones as I do to celebrate with and I've received many well wishes and gifts, for which I am truly grateful. 

However, I want to take this opportunity to make this day about more than just me. I also want it to be about you.

Read More
New Free eBook: Don't Quit Your Day Job...Yet, A Guide To Turning A Passion Into A Business

I have some news that I'm really excited to share with everyone. I've just released my latest eBook, Don't Quit Your Day Job...Yet!

Sign up for the Crazy Enough To Try newsletter to get your free copy.

Inspired by my most popular post, in this book I've put together a guide for those of you who are interested in starting a business based on your passions, but are unsure about what it will take to make it a reality.

Read More
Crazy Enough To Try Is In A Bookstore!

Yes, a real life bookstore! Porter Square Books, a local bookstore in the Boston Area, has agreed to stock Crazy Enough To Try for a few months.

Porter Square Books is an independent bookstore that publishes books from not only traditional publishers, but also from local writers. If any of you are in the area (here's the location) I'd absolutely love it if you picked up a copy.

In fact here's a little bonus: Send me a picture with you and the book in front of the store and I'll send you a signed copy of the book (so you can give your copy to a friend), a note of appreciation, plus something else awesome.



Read More
Ryan BonaparteBook
Crazy Enough To Try: Now in Paperback!

Crazy Enough To Try started out as a project to help myself and others learn how people find their passions. We're often told the advice "Find your passion and you'll be happy," but no one ever explains how to do it. That's what I wanted to do.

Last April, I released Crazy Enough To Try as an ebook as my first foray into published writing. After great feedback from readers, I decided I was going to take it to the next level.

Read More
Ryan BonaparteBook
Learn Your Passion

I haven't learned my passion yet. 

I haven't learned what I need to know in order to become a bona fide inventor or creator of a successful business. 

And that means I'm not ready. 

I'm not ready to make that transition, to work specifically on it as a career, to live out my passions of tinkering and creating (Uh oh, if you haven't read Crazy Enough To Try yet, I'm giving away the not-so-surprise ending, haha).

And that's ok. Because we're always learning about new ideas, new concepts, and gaining new knowledge. And're never ready to make a big jump.

Read More
A Poem On Real-Life Passion

I recently met a young woman named Miranda who published a book on art and the reality of failing, Don't Make Art, Just Make Something.

The main concept of the book is that for those of us who are just starting out, it's next to impossible to hit it out of the park on the first swing. The vast majority of the time, there will be many 'failures' and the key to learning and getting better is through these failures. This applies just as well to fledgling artists as it does to anyone progressing in a traditional career.

In this book, Miranda has a poem on passion that I thought was very fitting for the message here at Crazy Enough To Try. In fact, her book actually inspired the post on practicing your passions. With her permission, I've included the poem below.

Read More