So Good They Can’t Ignore You Review, Summary, Notes and Quotes

Rule 1 – Don’t Follow Your Passion Newport contends that following your passion is dud’s advice. It takes courage and it’s admirable but for so many, it leads to not starting. Rather, passion follows a life of action in much the same way form follows function. Newport claims that compelling careers have complex origins that reject the simple idea that all you have to do is follow your passion. You must pay your dues and do the work. Discipline is your ally on this quest. “The key thing is to force yourself through the work, force the skills to come; …

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Extreme Ownership Notes And Quotes

On any team, in any organization, all responsibility for success and failure rests with the leader. The leader must own everything in his or her world. There is no one else to blame. The leader must acknowledge mistakes and admit failures, take ownership of them, and develop a plan to win.

Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade Summary

Pre-suasion How To Build Trust When You Have None Undertake a small trusting activity. Robert references a tactic that was used by a fire alarm salesperson named Jim. Jim would purposefully ‘screw up’ when delivering his sales pitch. The pitch included a test that the homeowners would need to take. During the test, Jim would slap his forehead and announced that he forgot a crucial bit of information—the accompanying book. He requested that the owners stay and do the test while he let himself in and out of the house to retrieve the book. Most complied in this small display …

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The Practice: Shipping Creative Work Summary Sketchnote

Sketch of the title and Seth Godin

A fan of Seth’s and looking for the skinny before pulling the trigger? I’ve got you covered in this summary of Seth Godin’s, The Practice: Shipping Creative Work. This post honours the content with limited commentary and opinion. I do, however, make links to other texts throughout the summary. To help consolidate my understanding, I like to draw sketchnotes that serve as shortcuts to the main ideas. You can find the completed sketchnote at the end of the post. This book is geared towards creatives who are either starving or selling out. Seth reminds us that a practice is merely …

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Think and Grow Rich Summary Sketchnote

This Think and Grow Rich summary sketchnote utilised the notes of the service. I’ve attempted to synthesise Hill’s main points with other content I’ve come across in recent times. Included in each section are links to this other high-performers and some questions that you can ask yourself. 1. Desire: How to Create The Desire to Change Desire. It can be a little dirty word at times. Often associated with craving and bad intentions. But to start any kind of change from within, one must have compelling reasons to change. This boils down to desire. In Personal Power II, Tony …

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Made To Stick Summary Sketchnote To Exponentially Better Your Storytelling

Ever told a story that had a lingering… … ending? You just kind of let it hang out there. Or maybe it was one of those monotone under-dramatic pieces that better suited to evening sleep routines. Well, Chip and Dan Heath’s Made to Stick summary sets out to counter this via their SUCCES principles. SUCCES is an acronym that stands for Simple, Unexpected, Concrete, Credible, Emotional and Stories. Remember this acronym and you’ll have success when writing or telling your next story. Let’s dive straight into the first principle. Keep Your Story Simple Stupid You’re probably familiar with the old …

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Unreasonable Success and How to Achieve It Summary Sketchnote

Keen to get the skinny on Richard Koch’s latest book that aims to chart a map of success? Below I’ve listed each of the 9 landmarks that he discovered while analysing 20 key historical figures and made some brief comments on each. So let’s get started with the Unreasonable Success and How to Achieve It Summary. The Importance of Self Belief Koch defines self-belief as “defining self as special and important.” I make comparisons here to self-worth. Koch suggests that self-belief has an element of destiny to it. I regard this as self-efficacy. In other words, the belief in oneself …

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Richard Koch Sketchnote from the Tim Ferriss Show

Richard Koch (pronounced Kosh) is a British investor, entrepreneur, former strategy consultant and historian. But he is most well-known for his work on the 80/20 Principle (discussed below). I’ve gone direct to the source to tease out some bits of information that stuck out to me. Tim’s interview went for nearly 3 hours. If you give it a listen, you’ll soon realise that Richard loves to tell a story. He has a voice that induces you into listen, however, it can be a little long-winded in places. Richard Koch’s Approach To Investing The first link I will make is to …

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B.J. Novak Sketchnote from Tools of Titans

BJ Novak is a former writer of the American Office show. He is also the author of the One More Thing short story series. On the podcast he spoke about a list app called Googling has told me that it was rebranded to Kiyo, but I’m not having much love with it here in Australia. How To Use Systems To Push Through Fear Of Failure I’m going to make a rhyming link with Novak and Evacuation. Evacuation means to abandon or leave a situation and that’s what Novak did after his first standup appearance which he said was terrible. …

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