9/21/17

Trump wrote a good book on how to radically change your momentum and build it.
How do you change everything from your social network to your income, your direction and such ? Anybody know any ?

How to think big was my fav by Trump. Please leave politics and personal political views on this. I'm just being objective. The man may sound like a moron but he left a lot of nuggets of gold in that book on how to think big and be bold and change your future. I'm a 100% sure he knows what he's talking about otherwise there's no way he'd have become the President of the United States.

We all see metrics in a commercial society these days. Bank accounts, dollars, blah blah blah - but it all starts in the mind first. I think what's in your mind is what determines your future so that's something that's not really imbibed in our approach to life. I was wondering if any of you knew any solid books. Mentally I think it's important to constantly condition yourself to get what you want otherwise it'll never fructify.

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9/20/17

The 48 Laws of Power and the Art of War are both pretty good imo. The Art of War is a little more introspective though, it's not always very clear and somewhat allegorical through the theme of a battlefield and military strategy.

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9/20/17
  • The Alchemist - Paulo Coelho
  • The Gervais Principle - Venkatesh Rao
  • How to Win Friends and Influence People - Dale Carnegie
  • Anything by Ron Jeremy
9/21/17

'How to Win Friends and Influence People' is a great book, there's a reason it's still relevant all these years later. I also recommend 'No More Mr. Nice Guy!' by Robert O'Keefe and 'The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life' by Mark Manson.

O'Keefe addresses a lot of issues young men deal with in today's culture. Manson really lays it down about taking responsibility for everything in your life and how the overly positive, peaches and cream approach to life pushed by much of society today really doesn't cut it.

9/20/17

How to Win Friends and Influence People

Extreme Ownership

One deals with how how treat other people the other how you develop yourself.

9/26/17
C.R.E. Shervin:

How to Win Friends and Influence People

Extreme Ownership

One deals with how how treat other people the other how you develop yourself.

I am currently about 1/2 way through Extreme Ownership and agree that it is a great book so far.

I also recently started going through James Clear's blog and the articles he posts/ links.

"Give me a fucking beer", Anonymous Genius

9/20/17

How to Win Friends and Influence People is the only one you should even consider if you haven't read it yet.

I need to re-read it to realign myself. I remember when I read it and started applying the principles, i really saw changes in my relationships and life.

9/21/17

Trump barely wrote his own books lol. The guy who wrote the books for him just used some common life lessons and put them together his book. I think he later sued Trump also. What an ignoramus

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9/21/17

Yeah, I fourth (or whatever) HTWF&IP. Although some of the anecdotes he provides in the book feel a bit more like correlation at best, overall it's an incredible book that sounds like "how to manipulate people," but really could be called "how to be kind."

I find a lot of meaning studying divergent sources of knowledge/wisdom, such as the Bible, Book of Mormon, Quran, Dhammapada and Nietzche's Gay Science or Zarathustra, then other stuff like Frankl's Man's Search For Meaning (truly epic). The self-help in these works are often less procedural than books like HTWF&IP, but can be equally/more profound in my opinion. Hope this helps!

10/2/17
treeman:

then other stuff like Frankl's Man's Search For Meaning (truly epic).

Epic book! A must read.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

9/21/17

The "self-development" business is overrated.

Snapple facts, motivational stories and reading are not going to help you unless you can learn something to apply in your day to day life. I've read how to win friends and influence people more than once and all I ever learned was that I shouldn't be an ass hole. Ultimately, I didn't need to purchase the book or waste time reading it in order to learn the information that it offered.

People buy self-development books and waste money on the seminars because they are afraid that they are not living up to their potential. Under this scenario, actually taking action to make a change or getting genuine advice from a mentor or someone who is in a position that you'd like to acquire is infinitely more valuable than a cookie-cutter self help book. After all, most of these books all say the same things. They don't contain any actionable or valuable advice that you didn't already know or couldn't simply google.

Tl;dr - network with someone you admire and provide value to them and others around you as opposed to seeking out books that claim will give you the secrets to success, because these books don't actually exist and the ones that claim to are -- in reality -- just a waste of time.

"Well, you know, I was a human being before I became a businessman." -- George Soros

9/26/17

Are you saying that there's no value in reading books? I would really reevaluate that approach. Even if you do find a mentor instead of reading, some of the advice that I've been given by some of my mentors has been to read.

9/29/17

No, I am saying that reading general "self-help" books is a waste of time. There is no golden book that will change your life.

Indeed, reading is important but in order to derive benefits/life improving results from a book it is only useful if it targets a specific deficiency that you would like to improve as opposed to a book that takes a general approach.

I've read a majority of the popular self-help books and found that they are composed of 98% filler motivational garbage and 2% useful advice. Whereas if you are reading a book that targets something that you specifically need to learn -- "A Guide to Rational Living" for example to target depression -- 100% of the information contained within the book is now value-add. A lot of these books aren't part of the self-help category in a traditional sense yet are more helpful than a general self-help book will ever be.

It's impossible to "Think and Grow Rich" it takes specific action.

"Well, you know, I was a human being before I became a businessman." -- George Soros

10/2/17
Futures Trader Man:

The "self-development" business is overrated.

ahh its been going on for thousands of years .... its not stopping anytime soon ... I think its ok, maybe underrated.

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

9/21/17

The Zombie Survival Guide. You'll thank me later after you have conquered the post apocalyptic business landscape and have your own dedicated group of acolytes who worship you as a deity.

9/21/17
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