Braved A Tornado To Get Gary Vee's Book Crushing It! 😱🌪📖

I reactivated my subscription to Audible.com* just to pre-order the book Crushing It! by Gary Vaynerchuk*, but I also wanted to own a physical copy of the book for highlighting, writing notes in, and simply just adding to my growing collection of physical Gary Vee books. Gary has provided so much value to me through his free content that I don’t mind paying for his book twice, especially when considering the benefit of being able to mark up a physical book as I listen to the audio version. I also wanted to get a decent photo of the book to use for a social media post, but my attempt to get a physical copy of the book didn’t quite go according to plan. After checking with Books-A-Million who did not have the book on the shelf yet, I decided to try Target to see if they had the book and they did indeed.

I was so delighted to get my hands on the book and get my photo, but the delight was short lived. As I walked to the register to check out, tornado sirens began wailing just outside the store and everyone, employees and all were instructed to either vacate the store or gather in the rear left corner of the building. Seeings how I really wanted my book, I decided to head to the back and wait out the Tornado so when it passed, I could buy my book! After about 20 minutes of chatting with a few other shoppers who also decided to wait out the storm inside the building, the sirens stopped, the store resumed operations as normal, I used self checkout to buy my book, and then proceeded to walk right out of the store into some of the hardest rain I think I’ve ever seen. As I sprinted across the parking lot with every step kicking up a gallon of water while trying to keep my camera and freshly purchased copy of Gary Vee’s Crushing It!* from getting completely drenched, I thought to myself, “Gary, this fucking book better be worth it!”


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