Episode 21 – Listener question

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Dave Asks: “what strategies, mantras, etc. have you taken from a book that you believe has been the most effective and influential in your day-to-day.”


Joel’s picks

The only thing i can change my own mind and there’s no point in trying to change other people

4 hour work week – 

You design your life style.

It’s possible to become an expert fairly easily

I will teach you to be rich 

How to automate money and bills

4 hour body

The triangle of weight loss  exercise, drugs, diet

Peak Mind 

How the brain works with attention and why we need to meditate

Think and grow rich

having a council to consult with when making decisions

ego is the enemy – 

don’t think because you succeeded you will continue to. things only get harder

the Imposter Syndrom cure 

techniques for overcoming the negativity of imposter syndrome

Beyond the 12 rules 

a lot of our issues is because we don’t deal with problems in front of us

Abandon Ideology

be grateful inspite of your suffering

12 rules for life – 

treat yourself like you are someone you are responsible for helping

pursue what is meaningful (not what is expedient)

As a man thinketh – 

“A person is limited only by the thoughts that he chooses.”

Extreme ownership. Everything is your fault.

Atomic habbits

Bad habits repeat themselves because you don’t have the wrong system in place to change them.

To get better results focus on the system instead of setting goals

You Are Not Your Brain

The brain sends  false messages referred to in this book as Deceptive Brain Messages, you aren’t defined by them.

you shouldn’t attempt to stop the deceptive brain messages from arising, instead, the aim is to teach you how to discount the false brain messages.

 Making Habits, Breaking Habits 

Habits are strongly influenced by our environment

Eugene’s picks

  • What one man can do, another man can do.
  • I will teach you to be rich
    Set up systems so you don’t have to think
  • Four hour work week
    It doesn’t take much to be better than 80% of the people on the planet
  • 12 rules for life
    You should be a monster, then learn how to control it
  • Tao of Jeet Kune Do
    Be water
  • Can’t hurt me
    Cookie jar, jar of fuck
  • Extreme ownership
    When you take ownership of the problems, you take ownership of the solutions
  • Rich dad, poor dad
    Buy assets, not liabilities
  • Atomic Habits
    Much of what you we do is automated
    You can program your life
  • The war of art
    Fighting the resistance
  • 12 week year
    Break your goals down into smaller chunks over smaller time frame to succeed
  • The one thing
    What one thing could you be doing that has the most impact

Do hard things
The old model of just powering through pain is incomplete

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