Wall Street

A Random Walk Down Wall Street: How to Survive Long-Term Investing

Authors Note: The more financially secure and free you are, the more autonomous your life can be. I enjoy reading financial books and spreading the knowledge to others. As always, if you enjoy this article then support Burton Malkiel and his book which inspired it.  A Random Walk Down Wall Street by Burton Malkiel Despite what cynics might say and hear, the average individual can do well by following a specific set of principles in […]

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 […]

Lyndon B. Johnson

President Lyndon B. Johnson: 10 Ways to Become More Likable

Think Right Towards People The basic rule for winning success, according to President Lyndon Johnson, is that success is impossible to achieve without the support of others. You can’t do it all by yourself. You need mentors for guidance. You need a network for opportunity. Employers to make use of your value. Customers to give worth to your creations. Without other people, your efforts exist within a vacuum that can have little impact upon the greater […]

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 […]

Become a Professional Writer

12 Tenets of Becoming a Professional Writer

I. Writers Write. If you’ve been a follower of this site, then congratulations. You’ve seen the words “writers write,” for the 100th time. However, I cannot stress just how important the act of writing is for someone who wants to improve their writing and become a professional. Nothing else will replace the effect of actually writing. Not reading. Not reading about writing. Not editing other people’s writing or having your own writing critiqued. Nothing can replace […]

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.” […]

The Magic of Thinking Big

Ridiculously In-Depth Notes: The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz

One of the most popular articles to date on this website has been a guide to what I view as the seven most helpful self-improvement books. Coming in at #3 is David J. Schwartz’s The Magic of Thinking Big. I cannot underscore the importance of this book in relation to developing a powerful mindset geared towards success. Most people do not set large goals for themselves. Instead they settle for mediocrity and then wonder why the find themselves […]

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 […]