Rob Weidner

Optimist & Storyteller

Rob Weidner is a gimbal/Movi Pro camera operator based in Cape Town, South Africa who enjoys empowering others with his creativity and optimism. Aside from that, he can also make a mean pizza and is ready to travel the world with his kit.

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The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future, Chris Guillebeau

This book is a very quick read with micro-case studies in each chapter, but each chapter has a powerful overarching theme that all add up to this amazing layered cake with a Sriracha base and red pepper flakes on top.  The $100 Startup is a book that I read a couple years ago before I embarked on the Pizza Dude adventure with my good friend Adam Folta.  At the time, it invited me to pursue a passion that I was so interested in and so devoted to, even though it was a pizza business based out of a fraternity kitchen from 10pm to 2 am on Thursday and Saturday nights.  The fire that this book lights under you, heats the ceramic pizza stone of life and as you read it you realize it is so easy to simply get out there and do whatever it is you love. The book almost makes a mockery of all of the ridiculous hurdles that one sets up for oneself, which only prohibits you from ever starting the race.  This is potentially one of my most suggested and gifted books that I have read and if you are happy or disappointed with what you are doing in life, read this book and see what happens. Danielle LaPorte said it beautifully and casually by saying, "I feel unstoppable because I'm unafraid to fail".  If it is only $100 to potentially turn your work into what you love, why not?

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The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell is high on my list of must reads.  It really opens your eyes to the idea that there are tipping points all throughout your life and you need to be able to acknowledge, cherish, and harness them.  When thinking back on multiple points in life, there are certainly tipping points that are now clear, but might not of been at the time.  Tipping points, as the cover cleverly depicts, are the strike of the match on the box.  One spends so much time building the match, folding the box, and getting setting up the house of cards to fall, without knowing all you have to do is hit strike.

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