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Book Review: “I Don’t Know” by Jason Ewart

Twitter has been a boon to my social life. Over the last few years, I have met the most amazing people online and offline. The thing is, you can really make a connection if you engage enough and from place of authenticity. Yes, I know that’s one of those buzzwords they throw out there, but I’m afraid it’s the truth.

So there’s this guy Jason Ewart, who lives Down Under – he’s one of those people I’ve met “virtually.” He seems genuine and truly makes a connection with those he engages with – I feel like we’ve known each other for ages. But that’s the digital age for you, I guess, it has been ages in Twitter years. So when he kindly asked me over Twitter of course, to take a look at his new book, “I Don’t Know,” I gladly obliged.

In a nutshell, the book is about…possibility. In this collection, Jason shares what he calls “quips, quotes and quality insights” gathered during his running adventures. In his previous book “Overcoming Obesity and Debt,” Ewart inspired with his personal story of how he overcame those two major challenges with weight and money. This time, he inspires once again, with lessons gleaned from running.

So in a way it is about running, but not just that…

I don’t run but I really should. I admire runners – they just put one foot in front of the other and go. There is no exercise equipment involved, no fancy requirements, just two feet and the open road.

The book “I Don’t Know” may seem at first to be about running and accepting that life is uncertain, but more precisely, the book is about life and possibility. Like the Nike slogan, you can “Just Do It” but first, writes Ewart, you have to find out WHY in order to find the HOW. Life is hard… but you can get through it, one step at a time.