Mindsets are lenses that help you interpret what happens to you. They influence the course of action you take to reach your purpose. They indicate how you react through hardships and failures.
As a result, they are determinant factors for success. They are essentially what separates those that make it from those that don’t.
Margaret Thatcher had understood it well.
“Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become your character.
And watch your character, for it becomes your destiny. …
Every year, millions of students make a decision they are likely to regret: studying at university.
The truth is that very few of us were adequately prepared when we enrolled in uni.
Few really knew what they wanted to do. Less even knew what they could do. And literally, no one knew what they should do.
We were all told to find “something that we love”.
How can you find what you love when you’re 18 with no world knowledge nor life experience?
So, a new breed of educators came in for help: orientation counselors.
They assigned education…
Qin Yinglin is one of the least known billionaires in the world. Chinese, he made his fortune breeding pigs. Today, he is the richest farmer in China with a fortune of about 20 billion dollars as these lines are written.
This is the story of how one pig set Qin on the path to becoming one of the richest people on the planet.
Qin was born in a poor Chinese family in 1965. At the time, most of China was underdeveloped.
He was a good student at school and worked different small jobs to help his family make ends meet.
The biography of French arms dealer Bernard Cheynel entitled “Marchand d’armes” (“Gun Sellers” in English) is a book that will make you quit the world and retire on a farm deep into the woods, never to be seen again.
Surprisingly, the book isn’t as much about guns as it is about power, greed, and corruption.
Cheynel explains how he went from horse trainer to one of the biggest independent arms dealers in the world.
As disgusted as I was by the tale, this book is in fact a remarkable story on human nature, politics, and achieving success when you come…
I decided to put Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged on my reading list when I heard of it for the first a few months ago (my culture isn’t Anglo-Saxon).
So I read the 1343 pages of the book…and loved every one of them!
What followed were days of mental digestion. Atlas Shrugged isn’t a social, psychological, political, or economics book: it is all of them together.
It was probably one of the most insightful books on human nature I have ever read. More than a novel, it is a philosophical treaty.
Having been raised in a catholic family with all of…
The only difference between success and failure is (according to Grant Cardone) the 10X Rule.
But what is the 10X Rule?
The 10X Rule requires that you take action in massive quantities and immediately.
Success is achieved only by those willing to take more action than their peers. There is a lot of wisdom in that simple yet highly effective principle.
This book explains how to practice the 10X Rule.
Enjoy the summary!
The 10X Rule is simply multiplying by 10 everything you do and think in your life. …
Do you want to start a business but can’t find any idea?
That’s ok. Ideas are everywhere.
Finding them is more about changing your mindset and opening your eyes than being talented or smart.
Think about it. What’s a business, really? It’s a group of people that develop a solution to a problem.
Moving from A to B is a problem. Solution: car, train, subway, plane, Lime, Uber…thousands of companies are in the business of helping people move from A to B.
Being hungry is a problem. Solution: supermarkets, restaurants, pizza delivery, Takeaway.com…millions …
Since this book is long, only the essential chapters were summarized. This is why you can see some missing chapters in the summary.
This book is 10/10. If you need one book to become rich, this one has it all.
If I had to summarize it in one sentence, it’d be this:
Extraordinary results demand extraordinary actions.
Author’s recommended read:
Society has scripted you to…
When I was a kid, I wanted to become an actor. Everyone told me it was packed with competition, but I didn’t care and took action.
I looked every day for auditions, registered at the community acting school of my city, and did some impro.
My efforts paid off.
I got a minor role in a big French movie when I was 20 years old. Along with me were twenty-two other aspiring actors.
At the end of the shooting, we all intended on becoming real comedians and set out to do so.
It was in March 2015.
More than six…