Best Booklist Reviews 2015 & My #1 Bulletproof Mindset Tip From EachWelcome to the brand new, best booklist reviews 2015, the incredible year I introduced serious reading into my life.I made a serious effort to educate myself with topics relevant to my immediate progress. I killed 26 books, and it was a decent stab, with 2016 following and providing even more insights from 31 new books.This year (2017) I plan to tackle and write booklist reviews for a minimum of 60 books. That’s more than one per week, and is a furious schedule, but I know it can be done. If I can read an “average” of 1.25 books a week, I’ll be on schedule. We’ll see how that holds up with the more lengthy books, but I’m up for the challenge with no excuses.Let’s jump into best booklist reviews of 2015, so you can get value from them too. Mind you, I repeat-read a few books in ’15 and ’16, which takes time, but cements the wisdom into deeper levels of my psyche for further use.Submit obscure wisdom to the subconscious, and it comes up later in conscious thought, as known and applicable wisdom.Before I breakdown each one, here’s all of ’em in one video. Make sure to watch & subscribe so you never miss another video!By the way, stay tuned for my entire booklist reviews series, as it’ll be a new and constant thing. The 2016 reviews are coming soon, as will 2017 when the year’s done.Dialing in their bulletproof mindset. Crafting a bulletproof body to go with it.It’s not a simple option, or a “nice read”. No. It’s much more than that, because you get to see a man who toiled through hell and back, went against his parents’ wishes, ran away from the military to compete, and went on to create massive life success.This man, hate him or love him… (hate him if you’re petty; respect him if you understand worldly success and achievement) has gone from #1 bodybuilder in the country and then world, to successful actor in major movies, to governor of one of the biggest states in America.Respect for mastering three industries – it’s no simple feat.Pick up the book to learn the crucial bodybuilding lifts, understand nutrition, and get motivated from one of the most successful men in the world.
5 Laws of Gold:
- Gold comes gladly and in increasing quantities to any man who will save at least 10 percent of his earnings to create an estate for his future and his family.
- Gold labors diligently and contentedly for the wise owner who finds for it profitable employment, multiplying even as the flocks of the field.
- Gold clings to the protection of the cautious owner who invests it under the advice of wise men in its handling.
- Gold slips away from the man who invests it in businesses or purposes with which he is not familiar, or which are not approved by those skilled in its keep.
- Gold flees the man who would force it to impossible earnings or who follows the alluring advice of tricksters and schemers, or who trusts it to his own inexperience and romantic desires in investment.
16. Outliers – Malcolm GladwellThe purpose of Outliers is to shed light on the fact that success is set up by external circumstances just as much as the internal.In other words, where you are, when, and why can influence the path you have access to, and act on.For instance, hockey players who just made the cut-off birthday date, were about 11 months older than their competitors, thereby allowing them to dominate and move as a force, winning many games.Bill Gates had next to unlimited access of the university computer lab right by his house, which he’d sneak out of, and code deep into the night.There’s even a snippet inside about Chinese rice culture, illuminating how they think about mathematics due to the calculations of rice fields. This has often given them a leg up while competing in mathematic arithmetic and competitions in the past.Where you are matters. What you’ve got at your fingertips matters. Pick up this book to understand how to leverage your current surroundings and time period to maximum advantage, instead of letting the time slip through your fingers.Cialdini says there are 6 weapons of influence that cause people to take action. They are:
- Authority – If you think someone is an expert, you’ll listen to more of what they say. If someone’s standing on a stage, platform, or TV, you’re immediately biased to listen to more of what they say.
- Reciprocity – If someone does something nice for you, you’re inclined to pay it back. This goes back extremely far back (10, 50, 100k years) in our evolution and our tribe mentality, which we would use to stay alive, safe, and to continue of our genes and DNA.
- Social Proof – Again, rooted in our biology and sense of community, if others are doing something, it likely has merit (that’s the heuristic anyway). Nowadays, this is increasingly less true, but we still follow the heuristic like clockwork. This works for other people’s opinions, testimonials, joint ventures, TV and advertising, and more.
- Scarcity – Rooted in our evolutionary psychology, we think what’s scarce is valuable. What other people want, we want. What nobody wants, we don’t either. This works for relationships, client work, and customers, reinforcing the social proof element.
- Commitment-Consistency – Once we start something, or head down a path, it’s awful hard to quit. Do you think someone trying a cigarette for the first time wants to be a lifetime, 50-year smoker? No. But that’s often what happens. Our initial decisions are slippery slopes. What we start, we like to finish.
- Liking/Loving – A bias of ours, rooted in subconscious programming and signals. It’s easy to tell who we like or don’t off the bat. Pretty simple, we just feel the situation out. If we like someone, we’re much more inclined to do what he or she says. Combine these, as in, if someone we like (liking) does us a favor (reciprocity), and they’re an authority figure, we’re likely toast.
- Slaying your fear instantly
- Taking bold, massive action
- Putting your attitude and self-belief into overdrive
- Exalting and building up people who have potential
- Putting a service-first attitude, rather than a money-first attitude