What is the difference between successful and unsuccessful people? 🤔 To put it plainly, habits.
As Aristotle said, "We are what we repeatedly do, therefore excellence is not an act, but a habit." ☑️
That is what Stephen R Covey, in his book 📚 The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People wants us to teach.
If we wish to become successful but don't know how, we can take the logical route, which is that we take a look at successful people and start doing what they are doing.🧐
Sounds simple, but not so easy to achieve by ourselves, because if it was, then this book would not be one of the most popular non-fiction/self-help books there are. It sold 25 million copies for a reason. ✌️
A really great book, written in simple language, from which anyone can benefit, be it an experienced manager/CEO or an ordinary person who is just starting or wanting to change their life anew. 🔥
You can guess by the title, there are 7 main habits. Of some which are:
1️⃣ Be Proactive.
2️⃣ Begin with the End in Mind.
3️⃣ Put First things First.
The book is flooded with memorable quotes, and phenomenal advices. 💯
"To change ourselves effectively, we first have to change our perceptions."
"Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply."
"We see the world, not as it is, but as we are."
All in all, an excellent book which honestly helps you become a better version of yourself, as it those contains in my opinion some unnecessary parts which makes it a little longer than it needs to be, I am giving this book a 9/10 rating. 9️⃣
If You read it, pass it on, I think gifting someone who needs a book like this is one of the best gifts You can give to someone else regarding its value.💰
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1 week ago
I'm sorry Mr. Gladwell but your book was not up to par. Here are the top 3 reasons why.
1. There were few insights into how we can spot a liar.
2. There were too many generalizations.
3. I didn't learn anything I didn't already know from a much better book called The Laws of Human Nature.
Here are a few more thoughts from the book and my take on it.
📕Why do people struggle so much with getting to know a stranger? Even after several months of having meetings with a stranger it can be very difficult to get to know the true person. 📘Part of the fact that this is because people put on masks, people are not completely honest when they meet you for the first time, second time, third time and so on. People are either eager-to-please or stuck in their own ways but don't want to show disrespect to the other person. Sometimes people just have hidden agendas but other times people can be very genuine. 📕So there are two types of people then, people who are sly mischievous and hide behind the mask, and people who are genuine and just want the best for all the people around them.
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Reading at the lake is the best. “Start with Why” by Simon Sinek. I keep applying the “why” lense to companies to think about if companies are projecting their why or just showing consumers the what. .
The next step is to apply the why principle to our own lives. Are we showing people our why and are we living out our why or are we getting bogged down in the what and how. .
Simon lays out concept well with the company Apple being the main example. Apple shows people their why: creating innovative products that enable people to live on their own terms and go against the status quo. Then they release products that align with their why. People connect with the why and then the sales take care of themselves. .
I didn’t anticipate the guilt and feeling of shame I’d feel if I started a book and struggled to connect with it and then put it down. Being such a task/ goal driven person I like to achieve the goal and move onto the next. I hate that out of these five books I read one completely, skimmed one and didn’t find it aplicable in current day, two didn’t get to, and one the content wasn’t what I was expecting and was more scientific than psychology. .
I felt confident about cutting my losses and moving onto other books whose content I felt was more relevant and interesting to me. I felt the inspiration come back and I was learning every time I was consuming the new book. .
Does anyone else ever check out books or buy them so fired up to reward them and for various reasons do not complete the book and feel so guilty and stressed about the unfinished task? Asking for a friend, or myself 😁 .
Big heat wave in the US so needed some ice water to stay cool! #midwestheatwave .
Want your content to go “VIRAL?!” .
Want to know what makes people want to share things?
Want to reach more people in your instgram posts?
This book is a MUST Read!
Use the principles of “Contagious” to revamp your marketing and social media strategy. .
1. Social Currency - people want to share the information
2. Triggers - stimuli that prompt people to think about related things. Not sure what I’m talking about. Think...coffee ☕️ 3. Emotion - when we care, we share. Make people feel something
4. Public - human tendency to imitate is strong, create something that can be publicly enjoyed
5. Practical value - people like to help others and spread the word about it. Think... your mom telling you about the sale at Meijer.
6. Stories - people don’t just share information, they tell stories
If you are someone who doesn’t like to wait, writing a book is not for you! This week my book, The Airbnb Way – 5 Leadership Lessons for Igniting Growth through Loyalty, Community and Belonging will be released! The journey for this book began in January 2018 and “poof” 22 months later the book hits bookstores and begins to get shipped to those who pre-ordered it. I am already working on a book to be released in the fall of 2021!
Given that I’ve written nine business books, The Airbnb Way was completed rather swiftly. Several of my prior books took closer to three years from inception to publication! I share all of this to illustrate two points that relate to social trends, collaboration, and project completion. [Full blog post linked above ☝🏼] #theairbnbway#businessbook#businessbookclub#businessbooks#businessbookauthor#authorlife#bookwriting#bookpublishing#collaborate
So I caught myself getting in the way again.
Not getting out of bed until 10
Wanting to go back to sleep to avoid responsibility
Only doing the bare minimum to keep things running
Not making the big moves I know I need to make
Sliding backwards towards complacency
And it sucks.
We’re our own worst enemy
Is this burnout? Is this self sabotage? Is this depression? Is it fear? Am I getting lazy? Do I think I don’t deserve it? Does it not line up with my values? Do I just not want it enough?
Maybe it’s all of those. Or maybe I’m being a little bitch 😂
Everyone romanticizes quitting your job. Being your own boss. But it’s one hell of a responsibility. If you don’t master yourself, if you don’t keep moving, then you might not eat tomorrow.
Sometimes it would nice to just work a normal job.
Have less control.
Be a slave to someone else but me.
And clock out at the end of the day.
But I’m not wired that way.
So I’ve gotta get my shit together, hop out of the back seat, and push this rollercoaster out of the tunnel.
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1 week ago
“In every aspect of our lives, there are many, equally valid ways to reach a positive outcome. " This is what Rich Karlgaard tries to teach in his book Late Bloomers. .
Today's society idolizes the young geniuses who are millionaires by 20, and billionaires before 30. We are led to believe that success comes early, and you better do it now or you will never do it. .
There is nothing wrong with praising young successful people for the work they did, but the problem appears when we hold others and ourselves to the very same standards set by those young successful people. We have been fed the lie that if you are not successful by 30 that you are a life failure, and basically dead after 40. .
That is why Rich wrote this book, to explain that not every last one of us is going to find his dream job by 25, have a spouse and kids by 30, and retire by 40. Some of us (including me) find ourselves later than others, we try a major in college or a job, and find out it is not what we want, so we drop it and keep searching. We are lost, searching for ourselves and our life's potential, AND THAT IS OK.
This book is dedicated to the "Late Bloomers", people who at 20 drop out of college and reenlist at 30, quit a job they were working for 10 years and in their 40s change their career path, or finally start their own company at 50. We have been fed by the media that these people are a small minority, and we think that most people find themselves before 30, and to be a successful entrepreneur you have to start young, which is a blatant LIE.
Rich cites a study which found out that the average successful entrepreneur had an age of 47! Not 17, or 27, but 47! This drastically changes our circumstances. This is my favorite fact from the book: .
"An entrepreneur over 50 is TWICE as likely to be successful than an entrepreneur under 30!"
You are NOT a failure or a dead man walking if you are 40 or 50 and not a multi-millionaire, on the contrary, your time is only JUST STARTING. Just remember that Ray Kroc founded McDonald's Corp at the ripe age of 52!
All in all, a great book which teaches that you should not be in a race with nobody but yourself. Definitely recommended!
1 week ago
1st read for my virtual business book club 😎 #theformula