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I just finished Four Thousand Weeks for the second time.

I liked the message of this book but felt like it had twice as many pages as it needed. The author had a very rambling tone at times as well. Worth a read nevertheless.
 
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Currently reading through The 50th Law by 50 Cent & Robert Greene.

The book is about overcoming fearlessness and is my favorite book by Greene, and easily in the top 5 books I've ever read.
 

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And now for something completely different.
If you would like a bit of humor and like Monty Python, I highly recommend...
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It's even better if you have audible version because he narrates and makes himself crack up laughing a couple times. Did you know he got bit by a bunny as a kid?!
 

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Thanks! I took it from your discomfort club books. And I’m loving it. So much wisdom.
finished Breathe, and now onto The Art of Resilience.

It’s hard to listen to these stories and come up with lame excuses why I can’t do something. Surreal. Our minds define what we can and cannot do.
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I really enjoyed his book "A Runner's High." Unfortunately "The Road to Sparta" is way worse. I finished it but it wasn't memorable.

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Some crazy childhood experiences. It helped me understand a bit more how coming from a f*cked up home can F*ck you up for life. Other than that, an average autobiography.

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A lot of wild entrepreneur stories where they put everything on the line. Made me realize that as an introvert I'll probably never have great connections. These guys lived together 24/7 for long years, first four of them, then eighteen of them (their entire team). And all the time they were making calls, having dinners, and making connections. I wouldn't even last a single day doing that.

Other than that, I don't recommend it as a business book. It's more like a memoir but without any memorable lessons other than the fact that if you're a cool extrovert you'll have an easy life.
 
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I'm listening to Terry Crews book. It's quite good and delves deep into his past and why he was the way he was. Things started changing for him when he changed his attitude and took pride in doing his job, even cleaning floors.
 

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I've wanted to read this for years so I'm finally doing it. Time to get out of my comfort zone.

My brother-in-law recommended it to me years ago as a way to get into drawing & art. He was a very skilled tattoo artist for over a decade and this book was one of the ways that he learned to draw.
 

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The Divine Cities trilogy by Robert Jackson Bennett

Soooooo goooood....
 
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A good read on years of back testing options strategies. Some good bits on designing an options portfolio, especially if you're into strangles and iron condors.
 

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Just finished reading. It features some interesting stories of solopreneurs and/or small businesses that make a lot of money without working a lot. @biophase is also featured in this book.

Main pros: some unique examples of cool businesses and honest experiences including both successes and failures

Main cons: C19 was mentioned on almost every single page - how it affected each business, how it sucked, how they had to adapt, how people's behavior changed, how to protect your business from another C19 blah blah blah. It was so tedious that this book was pretty much destined to fail commercially as it has zero longevity.
 
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Just finished reading. It features some interesting stories of solopreneurs and/or small businesses that make a lot of money without working a lot. @biophase is also featured in this book.

Main pros: some unique examples of cool businesses and honest experiences including both successes and failures

Main cons: C19 was mentioned on almost every single page - how it affected each business, how it sucked, how they had to adapt, how people's behavior changed, how to protect your business from another C19 blah blah blah. It was so tedious that this book was pretty much destined to fail commercially as it has zero longevity.
What was interesting to me in this book is that there were also many businesses that weren't making alot of money relative to their revenue. One wasn't even profitable because they spent so much money on getting customers.

The shocking one to me was the girl running the high end Airbnb. I think she had 14 homes and did $15 million in revenue!
 

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I like the author but this books is hard to follow when listening while driving. It’s convoluted and requires attention that I can’t provide while focusing on the road. And maybe that’s why I’m finding it boring and quitting on chapter 3. Life’s too short. Can’t do it.

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Thanks to @MTF discomfort club, another excellent book highly recommend to any athlete. Great story but also useful and practical info on resilience. Love it and I’m 80% through so far 1652577522054.png
 
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What was interesting to me in this book is that there were also many businesses that weren't making alot of money relative to their revenue. One wasn't even profitable because they spent so much money on getting customers.

The shocking one to me was the girl running the high end Airbnb. I think she had 14 homes and did $15 million in revenue!

Yes I should have mentioned that providing revenue numbers only made no sense. We're talking about tiny businesses so the only concern should be profit for the owner.
 

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I like the author but this books is hard to follow when listening while driving. It’s convoluted and requires attention that I can’t provide while focusing on the road. And maybe that’s why I’m finding it boring and quitting on chapter 3. Life’s too short. Can’t do it.

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I once tried reading his other book and couldn't read it, either. Nassim Taleb has a similar unbearable pseudo-intellectual style.

Thanks to @MTF discomfort club, another excellent book highly recommend to any athlete. Great story but also useful and practical info on resilience. Love it and I’m 80% through so far View attachment 43479

Glad to hear that you're enjoying it! I loved this story and it's one of my favorite genres (combining a narrative with how-to lessons).
 

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I once tried reading his other book and couldn't read it, either. Nassim Taleb has a similar unbearable pseudo-intellectual style.
Yes. Smart guys but hard to enjoy their material.
Glad to hear that you're enjoying it! I loved this story and it's one of my favorite genres (combining a narrative with how-to lessons).
latest addition - looking forward to this one:
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His Joe Rogan episode is great you should listen to it, he speaks so well, so slow and confident and we’ll thought out, I may have to read this book.
I like the author but this books is hard to follow when listening while driving. It’s convoluted and requires attention that I can’t provide while focusing on the road. And maybe that’s why I’m finding it boring and quitting on chapter 3. Life’s too short. Can’t do it.

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Jordan Peterson uses so many words and says so little. He sounds smart while you’re listening to him and then you go away and you can’t remember or use a single thing he said because it was just nonsense.

I’m currently reading small giants, by the sounds of things it’s probably a better version of what MTF was reading. The companies aren’t really small, more just privately held and have been grown and had their growth limited in such a way to create a life and business the owner is happy with. Some of them are huge companies, all different industries, it’s great. There’s a general contractor that turns over 200m+ and turns down 90% of jobs, a restaurant owner with like 5 all in the same area, clif bars, a wide range of examples.

So far it’s cool to read about them but I’m not sure on any usable takeaways I’ve gotten.
 

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Jordan Peterson uses so many words and says so little. He sounds smart while you’re listening to him and then you go away and you can’t remember or use a single thing he said because it was just nonsense.
I have a very hard time listening to his books as well. I finished his first book but his latest book I am on chapter 3 and not looking forward to putting it back on.
 

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Just finished reading it. It was published today and I read it in pretty much one sitting. He's great friends with Joe Rogan and David Goggins (I imagine it's super hard to impress Goggins). Joe Rogan provided an awesome foreword (I was very impressed and would love to read his own book) and David Goggins provided afterword.

I have to admit the read was uncomfortable to me. Most of the book is about bowhunting and all the animals Cameron Hanes hunted and killed, with lots of photos.

As a vegan and someone who hasn't eaten animals my entire adult life (I became vegetarian around 17 years old and vegan almost two years ago) it wasn't easy to set my opinions aside and try to learn from the man.

And yet I learned some stuff.

As difficult as it is, I think we can all benefit from reading books like that - stuff written by someone who has VERY different views than you do and who makes you uncomfortable. Ultimately, if you keep learning only from people who are exactly like you, you won't grow much.
 
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