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The Third Door

Updated: Sep 11, 2020


The Third Door, by Alex Banayan, is a truly powerful and inspirational book. It catapulted itself up near the top of my favorite list before I was 50 pages in.

Banayan's adventure began when he decided that he wanted to learn how the best of the best got their careers off the ground. He was a young dumb kid on a big audacious mission. He isn't afraid to share the incompetencies that he discovered in himself along the way, and he tells a terrific story packed with emotion from start to finish. The pages turn themselves.

You don't have to be searching for any nuggets of wisdom to enjoy The Third Door. It is thoroughly entertaining in it's own right. But there is plenty to glean within its 300 pages.

Here is one of my favorite nuggets:

"Many times the hardest part about achieving a dream isn't actually achieving it—it's stepping through your fear of the unknown when you don't have a plan...nobody achieves a dream from the comfort of certainty."

There can't be a much more accurate way to describe the situation my family and I are currently in. It sums up our move to Idaho to a T. No plan, just a hope and a dream and a whole lot of love.

Aside from death and taxes, as they say, there is not much to be certain about in life anyway. So what are you waiting for? Dreams are inspired through action. Action in the face of adversity and uncertainty.

The path won't be unhindered. You are going to get to go banging around, climbing over and under and through things looking for the Third Door.

I won't give away the title concept, but I will say this, The Third Door will be hard to find. And nobody can tell you exactly where it is, but evidence suggests that it does exist. It is your door. It belongs to you and you alone. And if you are willing to search far and wide, someday you might just find it. It will be worth the journey.

The realist in me must interject before I stop might not find it. There are no guarantees.

Either way, you will have a hell of a story to tell.

Don't believe me?

Read the book.



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