Capital Gaines by Chip Gaines

Everyone knows and loves whatever Chip and Joanna Gaines does. Whether it’s their HGTV show, Fixer Upper, or one of their many projects coming from Magnolia Home; it’s impossible to find anyone who doesn’t love this sweet pair! Today’s episode, we discuss our August Book Club book, Capital Gaines, written by Chip Gaines himself!

About Chip Gaines

Chip, along with his wife, Joanna, are co-founders of Magnolia Homes, Magnolia Market, and Magnolia Realty in Waco, Texas. Chip was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico and raised in Dallas, Texas. He graduated from Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business with a degree in marketing. Chip is an entrepreneur by nature and started and sold many small businesses before Magnolia. Chip is a true cowboy at heart. He says he was made for hard labor and always preferred digging ditches to academic pursuits.

Thoughts on Capital Gaines

We thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It’s a simple, happy read that you can accomplish in an afternoon. In the book, Chip shares (as he calls it) “smart things he’s learned doing stupid stuff.” He elaborates on his upbringing and his college years and how it’s helped him become a better business owner, husband, father, and human being. He has a sweet way of just loving everyone he meets and being fearless in all that he does. It made us love Chip every more!

Favorite Quotes

Pg. 13 “It was that day I knew I was going to be an entrepreneur. When an uncovered passion sits dormant inside you and then someone calls it out, all of a sudden that’s all you can think about. It’s like a wildfire being lit by a spark, and the aftermath is all-consuming”

Pg. 56 “It’s very important to take other people’s opinions into consideration. It’s crucial, even. You can’t operate in a vacuum. But in the end, it’s your life. It’s your work. The conclusions you come to ultimately reflect you, and it’s critical that it reflects you honestly. Learn to hear your inner voice, and then trust it.”

Pg. 127 “We were created to live passionately – all of us, no matter our personality type or circumstance. The human heart was made to swell and jump and stir; that’s a fact. It took me a while to figure out what makes my heart feel that way. But that is perhaps one of the most crucial things to know about ourselves.”

Pg. 165 “So I’m urging you to find something worthwhile in this one invaluable life of yours. Find something to fight for. Something to live for.”

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