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Book Anything You Want by Derek Sivers

Discussion in 'Education, Learning, Books' started by Andy Black, Feb 13, 2018 at 7:09 AM.

  1. Andy Black

    Andy Black Any colour, as long as it's red. Staff Member Read Millionaire Fastlane FASTLANE INSIDER Speedway Pass LEGENDARY CONTRIBUTOR

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    "Anything You Want" by Derek Sivers

    I have this book on Audible and it's excellent. 90 minutes long, and packed with wisdom.

    One of Derek's quotes that springs to mind this week is about entrepreneurial persistence.

    “Success comes from persistently improving and inventing,
    not from persistently promoting what’s not working.”

    Yes, Edison persisted with 1,000 failures until he created the light-bulb. But each of those 1,000 attempts were different. He was constantly improving and inventing, not trying 1,00 times to get the same faulty light-bulb to work.

    Failure is just feedback.

    Failure shows us the way by showing us what’s *not* the way.

    I'll write up some more of my notes from this book later.

    If anyone else has read or listened to Derek's book:
    • What did you think of the book?
    • What was your single biggest takeaway?
    • What did you do differently going forward?

    Here's some links to the book (I highly recommend the audio version - it's narrated by Derek himself, and I think that's important):

    Where Derek writes about his book:

    The Book on Amazon:

    The Audio on Audible:

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  2. PureA

    PureA Winners never quit Speedway Pass

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    LOVED this book. And, I really like Derek Sivers.

    Something about him and how he operates just resonates with the way I like to do business.

    He just started helping people... and then some more... and then some more... and then as if by magic he had a 8 figure business on his hands. (Totally in line with your message Andy).

    I also love the fact that he rejected outside money (to scale faster) because he realised his priorities by thinking from his customers perspective. The guy was literally trying to 'stay small' by limiting employees and rejecting outside investment - but the market demanded he grew.

    A perfect example between pushing in business and pulling!

    Business done right imo.

    A totally wholesome, loveable guy.

    p.s. His reading list/notes are gold: BOOKS | Derek Sivers

    p.p.s. Anyone who wants to explore Derek be sure to check out his podcasts with Tim Ferriss - total gold.

    (Yes, I am a raving fan)

    Can't wait to see some more detailed thoughts from you Andy.
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    papi016 Contributor I've Read UNSCRIPTED FASTLANE INSIDER

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    Will definitely add this to my reading list, Thanks.
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