How to Fight a Hydra: Face Your Fears, Pursue Your Ambitions, and Become the Hero You Are Destined to Be

How to Fight a Hydra: Face Your Fears, Pursue Your Ambitions, and Become the Hero You Are Destined to Be

A survival manual for ambitious artists entrepreneurs ADVENTURERS You have a Hydra: a grand, ambitious project you?ve always wanted to tackle. It feels overwhelming, unconquerable. Chop off one of a Hydra?s heads, and two more grow in its place. How will you ever defeat such a terrifying monstrosity ? and live to tell the tale?   In this illuminating fable, productivity ex A survival manual for ambitious artists entrepreneurs ADVENTURERS You have a Hydra: a grand, ambit...

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Title:How to Fight a Hydra: Face Your Fears, Pursue Your Ambitions, and Become the Hero You Are Destined to Be
Author:Josh Kaufman
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Genres:Business
ISBN:B07J57YF47
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:127 pages pages

How to Fight a Hydra: Face Your Fears, Pursue Your Ambitions, and Become the Hero You Are Destined to Be Reviews

  • Maria
    Feb 02, 2019
    Not bad for a self-help/self-improvement book. Were I not so fed-up by various 'essential' life advice most of how-to/productivity/bussiness lit offer at every convenient (and inconvenient) opportunity, I might have enjoyed it more. If it's your first foray in the productivity lit, I a...
  • Harish Sankar
    Dec 20, 2018
    Brilliant 30 minute Read! A beautiful metaphor for the complexities we face in real life, and the inner battles that we must win , to make progress! Excellent! Highlighted more than half the book! ...
  • Kyle
    Oct 26, 2018
    Short and sweet. I have the Kindle copy but listened to the whole thing on Audible (around 1 hour and 30 minutes) during several commutes in one day. What it's about The core part of the story is the main character's pursuit of the hydra. (The audiobook narrated that part in roug...
  • Shawn
    Apr 29, 2019
    Super great! It reminded me a bit of The Alchemist, but with a greater range of philosophies woven in to the narative. I love being impressed by creative minds that can wield a pen with exacting precision and restraint. It was the sort of read that frequently required pondering of each...
  • Rick
    Jan 13, 2019
    Personal growth is a topic that has been in my mind for a good while now. (Essentially ever since I stepped deeper into full-blown adulthood by turning 30 about year ago and also watching every Queer Eye episode at least ten times.) And naturally books on the subject have turned out to...
  • Aaron
    Mar 10, 2019
    I don't understand why this has high ratings on Goodreads. The author successfully made a metaphor, but the writing quality is low. At the end of the 1st grade in elementary school, I wrote a very short book about killing a dragon. I still have it in storage. It's not good. I think if ...
  • Alis
    Jan 05, 2019
    Halfway through the book, I admit that I was skeptical. What the author does is craft an entertaining fantasy story about a man who sets out to slay a multi-headed Hydra (a metaphor for a really big undertaking you may be considering, but hesitant to start). Then he follows up the s...
  • Paulius
    Nov 14, 2018
    The real hydras are Josh Kaufman's books. Every time you finish reading one of his books, he tasks you with reading a bunch of other great books. I'm still fighting "Personal MBA" hydra (97 book recommendations), "How to Fight a Hydra" gives another 7. If I read one more book fr...
  • Nethra Ram
    Jun 22, 2019
    I think this is one of the most boring and pointless books I've ever read. It reminds me of the pointless horoscope pieces that appear in the newspaper. "Watch where you're going on the road" - that's not astrology. That's common sense. This book offers absolutely nothing new. No real ...
  • Amanda
    Apr 02, 2019
    This entire book is a metaphor, and I love it! ...
  • Venkat
    Nov 03, 2018
    Interesting Read While reading I felt the philosophy of Bhagavad Gita in some places, in the end author mentioned it. It's a wake up call for those who are afraid of performing their duty, thinking about result even before starting ...
  • Santino Maguire
    Nov 02, 2018
    A short and sweet book about the adventurer's lifestyle---about facing your fears and accomplishing great things. I read it in about half an hour, and it lands at exactly the right length. Invaluable advice for taking risks and achieving greatness. ...
  • Gilbert Stack
    Jan 16, 2019
    This is a self-help book disguised as a fantasy novella. It?s not a gripping or exciting story, but it is interesting as the reader watches our young hero go through the entrepreneurial process in setting out to find and kill the mythical monster. It?s clever, but probably most so ...
  • Tony Cavicchi
    Dec 26, 2018
    This is a inspiring, beautiful, little book. Josh Kaufman brings you along to know it's always difficult, always ambiguous, always unsettling, etc. when you set out to conquer a monster of a project. His hero encourages us all to jump past imposter's syndrome, adapt, keep at it, and en...
  • Maya Gopalakrishnan
    Dec 01, 2018
    Fighting the hydra! I like Josh Kaufman's writing and approach so was expecting a good read, however two things are slightly disappointing.First the length of the book- it could have easily made a full length book on tackling complex and uncertain tasks. Having said that this book h...
  • Boni Aditya
    Feb 26, 2019
    This book stands as a testimonial to Josh kaufman s abilities and illustrates why he remains the best selling author time and again. The work is unique, in that it could be adopted to multiple disciples without any loss of clarity or relevance. Research, innovation, exploration, war, b...
  • Amanda Butler
    Dec 21, 2018
    A beautifully crafted metaphor for tackling real life projects. I highly recommend this. ...
  • Justin Weiss
    Dec 15, 2018
    I was unsure about the use of metaphor through the entire book, but it worked incredibly well for conveying _exactly_ what it feels like to accomplish something great, independently. The journey is realistic, and the advice is some of the best. Highly recommended if you?re starting a...
  • Helge ReikerÃ¥s
    Jan 23, 2019
    This a great and inspiring story for anyone trying to tackle anything that seems incredible hard or impossible. It's not always a good thing when authors want to read their own books imho, but in the case of Josh his voice is just great and is accompanied by sound effects and a backgro...
  • Christian Jespersen
    Nov 18, 2018
    Imagine if your science teachers could teach you about gravity, magnetism and sound waves, never mention typical sciance words. I am sure, you would enjoy the classes more and learn more. And that is exactly what Josh Kaufman does with his latest book. He takes something abstract as p...
  • Khaled Aloraifi
    Jan 23, 2019
    A refreshing perspective on journeying through life, it reminds us of the struggles that accompanies journeying. ...
  • Angela Magic Art
    Nov 11, 2018
    What an AMAZING book to complete my reading challenge with! This book is Phenomenal!! I have never in my life, felt more understood. This book just hit Sooooooo close to home for me because I am one of the "Adventurers", Entrepreneurs, and dream chasers this book is modeled after. I ha...
  • Adam
    Jun 15, 2019
    Spoiler same author as the personal MBA! It's a small hood. Loved the parables. If you subscribe to stoicism this is delightful read. Things my ear picked up on: I live in a comfortable manner that suits me I wish you every success You have to develop a force of will required ...
  • Tony Guerra
    Nov 24, 2018
    It was such a well written book with divisions that made it easy to pick up and continue. It only took about an hour to read, but I was bookmarking throughout. I felt the lessons came fast and the story was authentic. While it's allegorical fiction, it's so well done that you lose your...
  • Kevin Conti
    May 03, 2019
    A very short book with a very powerful narrative. I think this book is criminally underrated. It takes the hero narrative and applies an aspect of reality and difficulty, and tackles concepts that entire books are dedicated to and makes them addressable in just a few pages due to the p...
  • Karen L. Wolfenden
    Nov 14, 2018
    Great metaphor on many levels Overall a great metaphor for the adventures of life and business! Also enjoyed the discussions of Lakoff's book...he and the book were the bases for one of my most fascinating Berkeley courses. Language is nicely crafted, lofty without being overdone. T...
  • Justin
    May 23, 2019
    For adults that usually read non-fiction books and articles about productivity, project management, procrastination, etc...this is a FUN read. A fantasy tale, just as the title says, about how to fight a hydra. The author has taken concepts from several different theories and interw...
  • justin
    Jan 02, 2019
    An excellent quick read, and applicable no matter where you are This book is short, sweet, and to the point. What stands out to me is that it?s not afraid to broach the subject of anxiety, uncertainty, and fear. We see the. If success stories all around but we don?t see the turm...
  • Terrence Cooper
    Feb 01, 2019
    Oh man, this book is so helpful. The similarities that the man had to go through to become who he wanted to be in the story is just like everyone in life. It?s a process to become the person you want to be or to achieve a goal. You have to not only visualize it but you have to set yo...
  • Ananda Nadya
    May 22, 2019
    A great book about facing your fear told in very engaging story. A must read! ...