I have had Moment Maker by Carlos Whittaker in my hands for a couple of months and I am just now getting around to writing a review. Although, it may have taken me some time to finally write a review, it does not mean this book is not worth running out and reading. For quotes and more info, click-through the break.
I have followed Carlos for some time whether it is his multitude of tweets or on his blog (Ragamuffin Soul) and this book does not fail short. I was excited to get my hands on this book since he made the announcement he was going to be an author. I knew he had a book in him, I just didn’t know it would be this impactful.
The concept of the book is all about living your life one day at a time and making the most of every moment, even if it takes planning, and not rushing it. In the hustle and bustle of life, we can often lose sight of creating moments or even living moments and instead we just push through the moments to get to another appointment or ballgame on our schedule. There were a multitude of things that I underlined throughout the book, but a few are below.
Anyone can buy a moment, but not everyone can create a moment. (p. 6)
It’s not about just making a moment that stands out and is spectacular. It’s about making someone feel valued through the moment. (p. 13)
Pausing. Such an important part of Moment Making. When we forget to pause, we don’t make room for things to catch up with us. We can’t let the best ideas rise to the surface. (p. 21)
I hope you would take the time to read this amazing book by a musician, blogger, music coach, and now author that has life experience to back up what he saying. Moment Maker by Carlos Whittaker is a four out of five stars. The only thing that would have made it better was if it were longer.
As a disclaimer, I did receive this book for free from The Media Collective in exchange for an honest review.