Tony Robbins; 4 book notes

If you don’t know who Tony Robbins is, or are the type of person who thinks that motivation speakers are corny, get on Netfilx and spend 115 minutes getting to know him. It’s a great documentary! Here’s a preview: Tony is incredibly successful and has been writing writing books since the 80’s. Here are my…

DGAF Books 

Not giving a f**k books: Make quick decisions and stick to them. Once it’s made, move onto the next thing. Never obsess over one decision whether right or wrong. 1. The subtle art of not giving a fuck – So many options makes us stressed out. – Find what’s important to you and focus. DGAF…

Language Learning

I have a goal of becoming bilingual.  Spanish makes the most logical sense for me. In order to this, I’ve always thought that the best way is moving to a foreign country and giving myself no option besides speaking their native tongue.  In three days at an orphanage outside Buenos Aires with no English speakers,…

Thinking, Fast and Slow

This book is interesting, but  I suggest reading or listening to a summary (I like Blinkist) rather than taking the time to read the entire book.  It’s too long winded and scientific, and academic for me. SUMMARY: Human minds have 2 systems: System 1- Impulsive, instinctive automatic,  intuitive. This system is legacy of evolutionary past….

Tool for Titans

This is another Tim Ferriss bestselling book. Tim has become one of my favorite writers, podcasters, investors, and basically one of the first people I listen to and learn from in making life decisions. There is no single path to success. Learning from others expands your horizons and encourages you to continue working through failure,…

Weird Ideas That Work

I’ll keep this one short because it’s repetitive to a lot of the books I’ve read and posted on.A lot of the principles remind me of the The Rainforest. Innovation comes from constant innovation, often with frequent failures. Who companies should hire and how should they innovate: 1. Hire nonconformists 2. Penalize for inaction, NOT…

7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Here’s my summary, mostly based off of a new app I just started using: Blinkist. I’m not going to fully endorse it yet, but in the 2 hours I’ve spent on it I really love it. It’s basically a database of very good Sparknotes for self improvement and business type books, articles, etc.  Anyways, the…

The Four Steps to the Epiphany

After reading this book twice, I’ve decided to only recommend it to people are currently and actively starting a business.  It’s way too in depth and checklist style for someone like me taking a couple years away from full time business. That being said, it’s great for someone in the processing of starting a business…

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

Three parts to this book: How habits emerge within individual lives. Exploring the neurology of habit formation. How to build new habits and change old ones.   Main Take Aways:   Central Argument: Habits can be changed, if we understand how they work. Habits as they are technically defined: the choices that all of us…

Vagabonding. Book review.

I listened to an audio version of this book on a long road trip in Baja Cali a couple weeks before an indefinite trip around the world. It was a recommendation of Tim Ferriss, so naturally I just went for it. I don’t recommend the book for everyone, but if you thinking about a traveling…

Hot Girls Wanted. Documentary Summary.

You can watch this on Netflix. Here’s the trailer:   If you have any interest in the porn industry, numbers, the type of people involved in it, and its effect on people, you should watch this. Some quotes from the documentary: “More people visit porn sites each month than Netflix, Amazon, and Twitter combined. More…

Ask and it is Given Book Summary

Summary: This is what most people would call a “hippie book,” so if liking it makes me a hippie, so be it. Lol. This book is about manifestation and connecting to meaning or “source” to find fulfillment in life.  The story in the beginning and throughout the book of Abraham, Jerry  and Esther Hicks will…