Superheroism Is Not About the Tights


I admit it. I’m picked this one mostly for the title. It’s a fantastic title. Fitting with the “challenges” theme of the day, it’s all about taking control of your fear and taking control of the direction of your life. (Hmm. “Challenges” starts with a C. Maybe I should have saved all this for Thursday. Oh well, I’m sure I’ll think of something).

It’s Not About the Tights: An Owners Manual on Bravery by Chris Brogan. Amazon for $4.95. You are the superhero you’ve been waiting for.

For whatever reason, we tend to think that “someone” is going to make us better, that we’re broken, that we’re missing the key ingredients to succeed. We feel envy and we’re certain that we’re the only failures this world has ever seen. It’s a tough row to hoe.

Plenty of people have written books that talk about being positive. Others have written up plans that tell you what you’re missing. In this case, all I promise you is a cape.

I’ll teach you about Confidence, Acceptance, Permission, and Execution, and how Practice in all those areas will guide you to find those missing success points in your life.

My name’s Chris Brogan. I’m a New York Times bestselling author of four books (mostly about marketing and digital business), and I’m the president and CEO of a company that sells courses, workshops and speeches on business and personal improvement called Human Business Works.

This book is based on the experiences I’ve had with overcoming my own challenges, plus the wisdom of some other smart cookies. Plus, I’m blessed with hundreds of people who have participated in my online course, Brave New Year. Consider this book an invite into that community, should you decide you’d like to go further.

It’s not about the tights. It’s about you.

Cover Art by Josh Fisher

A-to-Z Blogging Challenge AND Camp Nanowrimo?


You may have noticed a brand-spanking-new badge in the sidebar. Actually there would be two if them if I could figure out how to load in the other one, but we’ll get there.

I’ve decided, for the month of April, to take on two challenges. Why two? I think I was slightly delirious on Saturday. I don’t think I’ve been eating enough protein. Still, I’ve signed up, and if anything spells commitment, it’s signing up.

I’m doing the A-to-Z-Blogging Challenge, which means that each day will have a theme around a letter. Tomorrow, for example, will be A. No fooling! (Ha! Get it?? It’s April Fools’ Day. And no, I cannot promise that will be the last of my corny jokes. The more tired I am, the more hilarious I think I am. Buckle up, by the end of the month, I should be a riot). Instead of 5 days a week, I’ll be blogging on Saturdays, too, but only a bit post, no books.

There’s still time to sign up, if you’re interested, all the way until the very end of April 2.

And I’m also going to do Camp Nanowrimo. Yes, while doing the A-to-Z Blogging Challenge, which involves visiting a whole bunch of blogs, I will, simultaneously, be writing the first draft of a novel.

Remember the delirium?

So that’s why the theme of the day is challenges. Wish me luck and sanity. I’ll need both.