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^^^ Very highly recommended. I didn't really know much about Will Smith prior to reading this book yet still found it super fascinating. A lot of Fastlane lessons, too.
 

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House of Chains - Steven Erikson

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A Promised Land - Barack Obama
Why We Age, And Why We Don't Have To - David Sinclair
 
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Continuing my autobiography streak. I'm finding this genre way more interesting, entertaining, educational, and inspiring than regular how-to books.
 

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This Jon Acuff book called Finish is freaking awesome. I’m so glad @TinyOldLady recommended it.

To read about noble obstacles (that people use when procrastinating) and recognize myself is just really really cool and eye-opening and humbling.

Thank you. Hopefully this will be exactly what I needed.
 

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I finished Flowers for Algernon recently. Heart-wrenching story about a retarded man who gets cured and becomes a genius. But such quick grow comes with issues.

Right now I'm reading 1000 Years of Joy and Sorrow by Ai Weiwei. It talks about artists growing up under Mao's communist regimen. It starts with the author's father, and then proceeds with the author's story. It deals with censorship, banishment, and autocracy.
 
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Just finished 100M Offers by Alex Hormozi. I highly, highly recommend it.

Also just finished The Molecule Of More, which is a deep dive on dopamine. Very interesting read.

Currently reading Originals by Adam Grant and The Illusion Of Money by Kyle Cease
My friend just recommended Alex Hormozi to me and I'm listening to 100M on audible now. Seems very good.
 

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Thanks for the link! He'll be in my neck of the woods in October.

All of his books are fastlane material. I plan on reading all of his books in the "Instant Success" series.

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Thanks for sharing. Never heard but will check it out.
 
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Bookstore is back, however a lot of the community recommendations are missing. Feel free to nominate/mention something that has been repeatedly recommended here that I forgot.

 

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Bookstore is back, however a lot of the community recommendations are missing. Feel free to nominate/mention something that has been repeatedly recommended here that I forgot.


Loved Never Split the Difference.
Liked Atomic Habits.

One book I read that felt lackluster was Essentialism, by Greg McKeown. Felt very vague and unactionable.
 

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Loved Never Split the Difference.
Liked Atomic Habits.

One book I read that felt lackluster was Essentialism, by Greg McKeown. Felt very vague and unactionable.

War of Art by Pressfield was like that for me. After reading I was like, "Huh, that's it?"

Then I wonder how millions of people continually recommend it.
 
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Excellent book so far. Learning a lot about Will and about life, discovering things about myself. It is better than I expected it to be by about 5x. Thanks for the recommendation, I got it on Audible.
 

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Bookstore is back, however a lot of the community recommendations are missing. Feel free to nominate/mention something that has been repeatedly recommended here that I forgot.

Love that you added a section of books recommended by you specifically. Would the order you listed them there in show the strength of recommendation (ie, first listed is more recommended than second and so on)?

War of Art by Pressfield was like that for me. After reading I was like, "Huh, that's it?"

Then I wonder how millions of people continually recommend it.
I had the exact same reaction. The whole idea is that you have to work consistently on your craft to be a pro, even when you don’t feel like it. I really felt there was nothing else of value in there. Honestly surprised by the rave reviews it gets, didn’t people already know this?
 

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I've added to Will and Tim Grover's Winning to the list which has been recommended several times.

Would the order you listed them there in show the strength of recommendation (ie, first listed is more recommended than second and so on)?

No, there is no specific order.
 
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Breath - James Nestor

Incredible studies and ideas about the simplest thing we all do all the time. Getting better in breathing can be the key to unclock powerful energy in your brain as well as physical performance. The importance of carbon dioxide and how to breath the right way are shocking things to me.
 

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Breath - James Nestor

Incredible studies and ideas about the simplest thing we all do all the time. Getting better in breathing can be the key to unclock powerful energy in your brain as well as physical performance. The importance of carbon dioxide and how to breath the right way are shocking things to me.
Can you share some of the most surprising or useful tips? How does it correlate to Wim Hoff breathing exercises? Thanks
 

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Can you share some of the most surprising or useful tips? How does it correlate to Wim Hoff breathing exercises? Thanks
I can’t compare to win hoff, I kinda know that he have a method but I never really read a lot about it.

It’s a lot of incredible information in this book. I can remember learning about the slow breathing and how carbon dioxide levels actually help our blood oxygen. The coach who changed everything common sense thought about performance and breathing. The experiments the author took on only mouth breathing for some time that made his life completely miserable. And then only nostril breathing made him recover.

If I had only one take from this book would be: NEVER breath throught your mouth, NEVER.
 

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Excellent book so far. Learning a lot about Will and about life, discovering things about myself. It is better than I expected it to be by about 5x. Thanks for the recommendation, I got it on Audible.

Glad to hear that. I honestly think this book teaches WAY more about life and business than many how-to books. An incredible story and so much to learn from the guy, even though he's clearly being a (sometimes extremely stupid) human being.

I've added to Will and Tim Grover's Winning to the list which has been recommended several times.

Glad to see Will added there!
 

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Shaping up to be an awesome read so far. His story of the Great British Swim is just ridiculous.

@Antifragile I have a feeling you'll love this book. I'm getting crazily inspired already and I'm just beginning the story. I'll post an update once I finish reading.
 
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I thought this was going to be really hard work, but it’s engaging, easy to read, and insightful to boot…

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Excellent book so far. Learning a lot about Will and about life, discovering things about myself. It is better than I expected it to be by about 5x. Thanks for the recommendation, I got it on Audible.
I'm curious, how exactly do you guys get so much value from biographies and fiction? I find like I feel I'm learning a lot less from this than actual technical books that are meant to change your thinking, teach you how to solve a problem and so on. For example, knowing that X did Z to solve Y problem in N context feels like it is not relevant for me. I also dislike stories in business books as well, since I feel it's the principles of thinking - the thinking tools - that are valuable.
 

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I'm curious, how exactly do you guys get so much value from biographies and fiction? I find like I feel I'm learning a lot less from this than actual technical books that are meant to change your thinking, teach you how to solve a problem and so on. For example, knowing that X did Z to solve Y problem in N context feels like it is not relevant for me. I also dislike stories in business books as well, since I feel it's the principles of thinking - the thinking tools - that are valuable.

For me, autobiographies are meta-learning. You learn the life story of a person and can draw your own conclusions on what to do and what not to do. At some point how-to becomes too much and let's not fool ourselves here - when reading how-to, you aren't really memorizing all of the technical knowledge. And ultimately in life, I think it's more about general principles and long-term strategies than specific techniques.
 
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I've just finished reading The Pleasure Trap, which is one of the best books I've ever read. It explains so much about why people eat crap and cannot stop. Even if you want to make small changes to your diet and health, this book is really eye-opening. I can also see the pleasure trap in other areas of life, such as choosing comfort over discomfort, choosing to procrastinate over getting the task done and not speaking up for yourself when you know you should. It's all about how the human mind defaults to seeking the most pleasure with the least amount of pain and expending as little energy as possible.
 

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Can you share some of the most surprising or useful tips? How does it correlate to Wim Hoff breathing exercises? Thanks
Tape your mouth closed at night with 3m surgical tape to avoid breathing through your mouth

Soft food, processed food, cooked meat have made our jaws weak and small, our brains have gotten bigger, making the mouth too small for our tongue and us unable to breathe properly leading to mouth breathing which makes it worse. You can tell a mouth breather by the shape of thier face it literally makes you uglier. No chin, massive nose, terrible posture.

Breathing out is just as important as in, getting rid of carbon dioxide is just as important as letting oxygen in, try to breathe all the way out to use your full lung capacity.

Once again breathe through your nose even during exercise, you will proform better even with less oxygen.

Breathe less than you think you need to. Deep breathes with a full breathe out. I believe the ideal time for a breathe is 7 seconds but I’d have to go and read it again to check.

Taping your mouth closed at night will open up your nose, you may last 15 minutes the first night but after a week you’ll go a full night. Taping your mouth closed will cure sleep apnea which you probably have if you breathe through your mouth at night.

Wim Hoff is great but this isn’t the same.

I wouldn’t bother reading the book, it’s just studies about why you should tape your mouth closed at night etc. it’s like a meditation book that has a bunch of studies about the benefits when really you just need to meditate. Wim Hoffs book is actually exactly the same come to think of it. A 15 minute technique followed by 300 pages of studies about why you should do it.
 

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