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Start Here: Doing Hard Things Right Where You Areby Brett Harris
Synopses & Reviews
You want to do hard things.
But you don’t know where to start.
You are changing the world around you.
But you are tired and burned out.
You feel called to do the extraordinary for God.
But you feel stuck in the ordinary.
Do Hard Things inspired thousands of young people around the world to make the most of the teen years. Now Alex and Brett Harris are back and ready to tackle the questions that Do Hard Things inspired: How do I get started? What do I do when I get discouraged? What’s the best way to inspire others? Filled with stories and insights from Alex, Brett, and other real-life rebelutionaries, Start Here is a powerful and practical guide to doing hard things, right where you are.
Are you ready to take the next step and blast past mediocrity for the glory of God?
The now twenty-year-old authors of "Do Hard Things" offer practical advice for how to begin a personal "rebelution."
About the Author
Alex and Brett Harris are the coauthors of the best-selling book Do Hard Things, which they wrote when they were eighteen. Today, the twins speak regularly to audiences of thousands on The Rebelution Tour, maintain a large online community through their blog, TheRebelution.com, and have been featured on CNN, MSNBC, NPR, and in the New York Times. Raised in Portland, Oregon, the brothers currently attend Patrick Henry College in Virginia.
Table of Contents
Opening the door to your own rebelution — What that first step looks like: I'm ready to get started — on something! What do I do now? ; How can I tell the difference between good hard things in general and good hard things I should be doing? ; What if I just want to join other people in what they are doing? ; Do small hard things really count? ; I know God wants me to do something with this idea, but I'm not ready for it now. What can I do to get ready for doing this hard thing later? — Practical help for making it work: What kind of planning do I need to do before I launch this thing? ; I want to obey my parents, and I also want to make my own decisions about the hard things I do. Can those two things go together? ; How do I ask people to support my cause? ; What are some ideas for getting my church to participate? ; I'm not big on bake sales. How can I raise money for my project? ; How can I get my friends involved in a group effort? — Handling the changes that come with doing hard things: What's the best way to handle the affirmation I receive for doing hard things? ; My dream is bigger than my schedule! How do I manage my time now that I'm a rebelutionary? ; What do I do when people want to interview me? — Keeping God in focus every step of the way: I want God to be at the center of every hard thing I do. What does that look like? ; How do I keep my motivation for doing hard things pure? ; Sometimes doing hard things actually distracts me from God. What should I do? — Keeping on in the middle of hard things: I want to see this through, but I feel overwhelmed. How do I keep up my enthusiasm? ; What if I try to do something hard and it doesn't work out? Does that mean I didn't hear God right? ; I'm doing hard things, but nothing feels different. What should I do? — How to move against the crowd — and why: Am I missing out on anything because I'm not doing the "normal" things teens do? ; Can doing hard things be fun? ; How do I let my friends know I've changed? ; What if doing hard things makes me unpopular? ; How should rebelutionaries relate to pop culture — like TV, music, movies, books, and the Internet? — When doing is done: Is it all right to feel proud after doing a hard thing? ; How do I keep from falling back into my old ways of thinking and acting? ; What do I do when I'm done with a hard thing? Is it okay to take a break? — Two stories that will answer all your questions (or at least give you some great ideas)
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