JT Sather’s “How to Survive When the Bottom Drops Out” could very well be called “How to Not Be A F’up” I think I have problems in life. I’m sure you think you do too. But this JT… my problems take off their hat and bow down at his problem’s feet. Wow.
Despite from spending more than a few years in hell, JT certainly hasn’t lost his sense of humor. Creeping out of my cringes and screams of horror, I found myself on many more than a handful of occasions laughing hysterically.
Through the details of his trouble filled life, Mr. Sather has reached through the darkness and found some shining gems of advice to help novices like us avoid the same disasters he fumbled his way into.
What do you need to do when things begin to turn sour?
“It was time to step out of the painting and analyze the brush strokes.”
How do you grab the reins of life and wrestle it into the direction you want it to go?
“It boils down to what you make of ‘the chance or chances you get’. More importantly what are you willing to put into it? You don’t get the good stuff in life by sitting on you’re a** and hoping it will just happen on its own.”
If things fall apart, how do you know what to take with you when you fly out of your escape hatch?
“Condense these items into a two foot cube. It’s time to travel light my friend. If it doesn’t fit in the box, then throw the rest of that crap away. You can’t move forward if you won’t let go of the past.”
But I really want to hang on to my Star Wars action figures. They mean so much to me.
“Remember, one man’s junk is just going to end up another man’s junk.”
Let it go man. I found myself uncluttering so much unnecessary crap from my space reading this book. If nothing else, it helped me be able to see the top of my desk again.
Written with a wry sense of sarcasm and deep caring, “How to Survive When Thee Bottom Drops Out” is a rare, honest look at picking yourself up every time the world beats you down. Both frightening and inspiring, it is an enjoyable read with a lot of great things to teach.
(reviewed 21 days after purchase)