That’s been true ever since he was a little pint-sized hustler selling candy and Capri Suns down at the public tennis courts in northeast Texas. Deep in his bones he has always known that hard work yields great results. On the cusp of launching into what might be the hardest work he and his wife, Joanna, have ever done — building a network — Gaines realized that none of it would be possible without his network of people. We’ve all got one. Today, it might be made up of one’s family, neighbors, the people one works with. But for a network that will help create a life of meaning, a life of joy and connection, it’s necessary to be intentional about choosing the people in it — people who are enlivened and electrified by the power of living according to their purpose, who are always in pursuit of lifelong learning, and who have a sincere belief that relationships are more than transactions.
No Pain, No Gaines: The Good Stuff Doesn’t Come Easy (Hardcover)