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Schwarz

Half Man ; Half Goat
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Psycho-cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz

It's about changing your inner self and all that good stuff.
 

Bitz

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Apr 17, 2019
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Two Other Great Reads:


  • The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business: Make Great Money. Work the Way You Like. Have the Life You Want by Elaine Pofeldt

  • The Lean StartUp by Eric Reis


Currently reading....

The One Thing by Gary Keller
 

ecommercewolf

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Finished reading Unscripted for the 2nd time last week. A lot of things I did not notice on the 1st read

Currently: The Rational Male by Rollo Tomassi. Not a business book but I already love it so far. Good book on intergender dynamics

Next: Purple Cow by Seth Godin. I've heard nothing but great things about this book from various people so I'm excited to get into this one.
 

Siddhartha

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Interesting read, I can see how it would've been ground-breaking back in 2010.
The book is made redundant if you've listened to any entrepreneur podcast after 2011, however.


I want the time given to this book back. Good for the author that he did his deal after getting fired from his last job; but there's a lot of self-congratulatory back-slapping and outright speculation.
The bits on networking were very interesting though, and I'll need to remember to try them out sometime.


Intellectual brain food to help me mull over why I need to keep fighting myself to be the best I can be on this earth no matter what feedback I get


Another one for fun; First encountered the memory palace technique with Joshua Foer's "Moonwalking with einstien" which I wrote off, but coming back to it through this book is motivating me to put forth the effort to fully engage with the technique.
 

ZF Lee

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Currently reading "What rich people know and desperately want to keep a secret" by Brian Sher.
Amazing book!.
Sounds like it has a similar theme to that for TFLF and UNSCRIPTED.

Any pointers the book has that the Fastlane duo don't?
 

Schwarz

Half Man ; Half Goat
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ZF Lee

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Just wondering if you guys take some time between books to reflect and process what you have just read? Or you just move to the next book on your list?
Yes, I do!

That's why I pick my books very seriously, and avoid certain topics that have a bad reputation for giving me shit, like self-development and personal finance.

I'm at the stage where the next book I read must hit my problems directly, so definitely the reflection process is needed to give me the nuggets.
 

Kak

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I have a few balls bouncing...

The Road To Serfdom. FA Hayek.

Bad Blood Secrets and Lies of a Silicon Valley Startup. Carreyrou

The Reason for God; belief in the age of skepticism. Timothy Keller

All three of these are fascinating and are making me smarter.
 

SM Switi

Bronze Contributor
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Power vs. Force by david hawkins
 

Kennypaul

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Sounds like it has a similar theme to that for TFLF and UNSCRIPTED.

Any pointers the book has that the Fastlane duo don't?
Although I just started.So far,I've only come across a few pointers that the duo don't have.It's not as detailed as the duo but it shows similarities and most things "fastlaners" are aware of.Good book though!.
 

Siddhartha

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Mar 30, 2019
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This book changed me.
I read his earlier work "Love yourself like your life depended on it" and it was mildly useful for changing my self-talk and engaging some more self-respect/conviction, but it was just that, mild. Here Kamal managed to find the perfect g-spot between truth, hopes, life, and carrying on that gifted me a peace that I hadn't had since I read Herman Hesse's "Siddartha" when I was 19. I can tangibly feel that things will work out, and things will especially workout once I leave my gig to put all my effort into my venture.
Highly recommended, and this is free with a kindle unlimited subscription.


Completely solid book that I would recommend to anyone in a heart beat. It's a relatively short read but well layed out and sprinkled with anecdotes that help you latch onto the meaning and the process of getting over fears. Interestingly enough, author has ties to Kamal Ravikant and James Altucher.


Another critical book; People like Peterson would want you to believe that learned helplessness and pessism (and it's counterpart [mild-servere]-depression are innate and not easily overcome without a prescription course and multiples of psychiatrist visits.
In "Learned optimism" Seligman shows you decades of research, much of it his own; and how he could produce lasting, powerful results in mere weeks. He also shows statistics and evidence on how optimists are almost always more successful, higher-earners, and much more healthy; and also stories of people who started as poor-performing pessimists or depressed people that were re-trained and let loose back out into the world to success. This book helped me understand a bit more of the "Blind, reality distorting optimism streak" I see come up again and again with all successful entrepreneurs from Trump to Branson to Jobs; and I'm re-engineering my beliefs to adopt some more of this magic.
Glad Tony Robbins mentioned this in "Awaken the giant within" which I'm back to reading now.

Stay frosty and get at it y'all
 

Guest921Y

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Making my way through “War of Art” as a recommendation from a fellow FLF member. Amazing read for authors and wannabe authors!
 

Siddhartha

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The things Stevey-boy did and inspired people to do while changing the landscape of human communication and experience not once or even twice but 4 times over can make you feel smaller than an ant.
I'm at an utter loss about what I can even do right now, in the face of this man's fight and this man's generational legacy.
 
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El_Johnson23

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Just finished reading Think Like a Champion: An Informal Education in Business and Life by D. Trump and started The Million-Dollar One-Person Business by E. Pofeldt, which is excellent.
 

Siddhartha

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The Million-Dollar One-Person Business by E. Pofeldt, which is excellent.
Tell us what you think, it can be pretty redundant if you've read 4hr work week and 100$ startup imo; the resources section does have some useful nuggets despite that.
 

El_Johnson23

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Nov 22, 2017
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Tell us what you think, it can be pretty redundant if you've read 4hr work week and 100$ startup imo; the resources section does have some useful nuggets despite that.
I find that the concrete examples given throughout the book are great applicable guides to starting a business with minimal resources, especially for people fully transitioning from an 'stable' career job to a self-run venture without getting into the pitfalls that most small business owners get into. It also sheds a good amount of light on the process the showcased entrepreneurs went through to establish themselves in different fields

In my case, its aided me in making the process of launching less daunting, helped clarify some of my goals, and evaporated several limiting beliefs. Pretty good a for a $10 and 4hr investment.
 

Jm10k

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I decided to pick up the book, "the art of learning" by Josh Waitzkin.
The book is not your typical self-help book but is a great nonfiction book of the learning process. I came across this book after I read "unscripted" and realized, I have a fixed mindset which has contributed to my failures in life.
 
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