Scott Adams

Scott Adams, Creator of Dilbert: How to Build Success in Life and Business

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big Scott Adams, the creator Dilbert, built a cartoon empire from humble beginnings as a bank teller. He used the lack of satisfaction he gained from his day job to drive his desire for something more. Over the course of his career he developed an insight into the workings of success, what helped him the most and the ever present factor that luck played. “Success is […]

Education of a Billionaire

The Education of a Billionaire: A Reading List for the Highly Motivated

The Only Reading List You Will Ever Need What is this List? This list is a collection of book suggestions from the world’s top-leading experts and performers featured on The Tim Ferriss Show. Each of the following experts is highly regarded as an authority in their field, commanding an immense amount of respect and influence. Every book recommendation has had an impact upon the personal development, education and insight of the expert, enough that they felled compelled […]

Magic of Thinking Big Quotes

15 Quotes from The Magic of Thinking Big

This is a companion piece. You can find a full analysis of David J. Schwartz’s The Magic of Thinking Big here. #1 Wishful Thinking is not Big Thinking: “You can’t wish away a mountain. You can’t wish yourself into an executive suit or a position of leadership. But you can move a mountain with belief…Belief works this way. It generates the power, skill, and energy needed to do. When you believe I-can-do-it, the how-to-do-it develops.” […]

Non-Traditional Premed Never Too Late

Non-Traditional Students: It’s Never Too Late

Sarah grew up in a poor, abusive household with her three sisters. Her mother was an unemployed, bi-polar housewife who teetered on the edge of being friendly one moment and a screaming psychopath the next. Her father was a born-again fundamentalist Christian after volunteering three tours in Vietnam. He faced bouts of alcoholism. He could barely lift his right arm due to a bullet wound suffered during the war, which made finding work difficult. To fight […]

Where Will Hard Work Take You?

Quick: Would you rather be a genius or a hard worker? Go with whatever first comes to mind, although if you’ve ever uttered the phrase, “work smarter, not harder,” then you probably know where you stand. In this age of striving for success, I frequently here the message to “find your unfair advantage.” Generally this is used when attempting to build a startup or a company that will eventually rival Facebook and Google and earn […]

Arnold Schwarzenegger

14 Lessons on Success from Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger, while controversial in recent years, has been an inspiration to thousands of people for the last several decades. Born to a poor Austrian family, he came from nothing to become a seven-time world champion in bodybuilding, one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood, and governor of California. His commitment to hard work, subverting the system, and discovering how to win makes him a role model for just about anyone trying to find success […]

Simplify

How to Simplify Your Life in One Easy Step

Cut Down on Your Decision Making Did you ever play Pokemon when you were a kid? Each of the characters had a certain amount of life points. That’s you. Everyday when you wake up, you start with 100 Life Points. These are your decision making points. Everything you do takes decision making points. Deciding whether to go to the gym in the morning or after work takes decision making points. Deciding what to eat for […]

self improvement books

Seven Self-Improvement Books that Will Change Your Life

Get from Where You are to Where You Want To Be I’ve always been a fan of self-improvement books, but not in the traditional sense. A good self-improvement book is not like a pep talk. The goal of the book should be to take you beyond your initial feelings of motivation. You should be able to take the insights you learned from the book and apply them to improving your life. You don’t want a book […]

Momentum

Momentum: The Only Measure for Success | Part III

In previous posts I covered the first two pillars of the creation of momentum. We learned that the ability to motivate yourself to do the important work is the first step in achieving success. Next is about increasing your efficiency. You want to be able to maximize results in shorter amounts of time. The final key to the creation of momentum is less about the external world you interact with than the internal one. It’s about […]

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Momentum: The Only Measure for Success | Part II

I’ve written about the importance of momentum in creating sustained success and results in your life. We already discovered the first of three key assets in the creation of momentum: the ability to motivate yourself to do the important work. The second key to creating and sustaining momentum is using your time more efficiently. We all have the same amount of time in our day. Everyone gets twenty-four hours. It can seem like an incredibly […]