Saturday, February 18, 2017

book: Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins Awaken the Giant Within : How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny! (Paperback): Anthony Robbins: Everything Else

Book Summary: Awaken The Giant Within by Anthony Robbins
  • “Any time you sincerely want to make a change, the first thing you must do is to raise your standards and believe you can meet them”.
  • “We must change our belief system and develop a sense of certainty that we can and will meet the new standards before we actually do”.
  • “It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently”.
“The three decisions that control your destiny are:
  1. what to focus on. 
  2. what things mean to you. 
  3. what to do to create the results you desire”.
Everything you and I do, we do either out of our
  • need to avoid pain or
  • our desire to gain pleasure”.
“It’s not the events of our lives that shape us,
but our beliefs as to what those events mean”.

book: The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business: Charles Duhigg: 8601406381322: Books

  • Identify the routine
  • Experiment with rewards
  • Isolate the cue
  • Have a plan
MIT researchers discovered a simple neurological loop at the core of every habit, 
a loop that consists of three parts: a cue, a routine, and a reward.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

80/20 rule: Pareto principle

Pareto principle - Wikipedia

"It is a common rule of thumb in business; e.g., "80% of your sales come from 20% of your clients." Mathematically, the 80/20 rule is roughly followed by a power law distribution (also known as a Pareto distribution) for a particular set of parameters, and many natural phenomena have been shown empirically to exhibit such a distribution"

  • 80% of problems can be attributed to 20% of causes.
  • 80% of a company's profits come from 20% of its customers
  • 80% of a company's complaints come from 20% of its customers
  • 80% of a company's profits come from 20% of the time its staff spent
  • 80% of a company's revenue comes from 20% of its products
  • 80% of a company's sales are made by 20% of its sales staff[10]

Quintile of populationIncome
Richest 20%82.70%
Power law - Wikipedia


The 80-20 Rule Explained (Pareto Principle) - YouTube

How to Use The 80/20 Rule For Goal Setting @BrianTracy
"If you have a list of ten items to accomplish, two of those items will turn out to be worth more than the other eight items put together.
The sad fact is that most people procrastinate on the top 10 or 20 percent of items that are the most valuable and important, the “vital few,” and busy themselves instead with the least important 80 percent, the “trivial many,” that contribute very little to their success."

80/20 Rule for Goal Setting - YouTube by Brian Tracy

video: Life Purpose in 5 Minutes

How to know your life purpose in 5 minutes | Adam Leipzig | TEDxMalibu - YouTube

Adam Leipzig only needs five minutes to help you find your life purpose | TEDx Innovations Blog

"The five questions Leipzig recommends that you ask yourself to find your purpose are:
  • Who are you?
  • What do you do?
  • Who do you do it for?
  • For the people who you do it for: What do those people want or need?
  • And what did those people get out of it? how did they change as a result?"

book: Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance - Kindle edition by Angela Duckworth. Health, Fitness & Dieting Kindle eBooks @

book's web site: Angela Duckworth

"Grit Scale" Angela Duckworth

book review:
Grit by Angela Duckworth | Brian Johnson

New +1: How to Build Your Grit - The 4 Key Scientific Variables - YouTube
"Grit = intense passion + intense perseverance
Effort count twice: 
Achievement = Skill * Effort; Skill = Talent * Effort 
=> Achievement = Talent * Effort * Effort"

Grit by Angela Duckworth - YouTube
review by Brian Johnson
  • Grit = Passion + Perseverance (West Point "beast barracks")
  • Talent * Effort = Skills; Skills * Effort = Achievement
  • Gritty Passion: passion that endures, ultimate concern
  • Grow Grit
    • from inside out
    • from outside in (i.e. parenting)
  • Psichological Assets:
    • Interest
    • Practice
    • Purpose (service)
    • Hope
  • Wise Parenting (from Latin, "to bring forth" potential in children)
    • + Warmth + Standards = Supportive
    • - Warmth + Standards = Authoritative
    • + Warmth - Standards = Permisive
    • - Warmth - Standards = Neglect

Angela Duckworth: "Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance" | Talks at Google - YouTube

Talent is important (a speed of acquiring new skills),
but without perseverance does not help finish what is started.

Spirit of Kaizen, contiguous improvement, (directed) deliberate practice:
  1. Extremely Intentional (very specific goals, problem solving)
  2. 100% Focus (practicing with great effort)
  3. Feedback, ideally immediate and information rich
  4. Reflect and refinement, and try again

TEDxBlue - Angela Lee Duckworth, Ph.D - 10/18/09 - YouTube

Grit Scale - Android Apps on Google Play

True Grit on Pinterest

Angela Duckworth with Amy Cuddy: The Power of Passion and Perseverance - YouTube

GRIT by Angela Duckworth | Animated CORE Message - YouTube

"Talent count once, Effort count twice"

Talent * Effort = Skill
Skill * Effort = Achievement

Saturday, February 4, 2017

book: Peak by Anders Ericsson Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise eBook: Anders Ericsson, Robert Pool: Kindle Store

K. Anders Ericsson - Wikipedia

Deliberate Practice (learning method) - Wikipedia - Home

Dr. K. Anders Ericsson @

anders ericsson peak summary - Google Search

Peak | Anders Ericsson & Robert Pool | Soundview Book Review

"Ericsson identifies three different types of practicing.
  • The most basic type of practicing is naïve practice, the generic rather mediocre practicing that children muddle through as they go from piano lesson to piano lesson. They will not become star performers, nor do they intend to.
  • A much more effective type of practice is what Ericsson calls purposeful practice.
    Purposeful practice is not simply repetition. Instead, it is characterized by well-defined, specific goals. Instead of just playing a piece over and over, purposeful practice would require the piano student to play the entire piece three times in a row with no mistakes. The guiding principle of purposeful practice is to take baby steps –– a bunch of them that, little by little, helps you reach the goal.
    • There are other characteristics that separate purposeful practice from naïve practice:
    • Purposeful practice is focused. Students must give it their full attention.
    • Purposeful practice involves feedback. Immediate, specific feedback on where students are falling short is vital.
    • Purposeful practice requires leaving one’s comfort zone. If students aren’t pushing themselves beyond what is comfortable and familiar, they will not advance.
  • Deliberate practice also pushes people out of their comfort zone and involves feedback and focus. However, deliberate practice is different from purposeful practice because it is based on proven techniques developed by past experts. “Deliberate practice is purposeful practice that knows where it is going and how to get there,”
Anders Ericsson | OPTIMIZE

Peak by Anders Ericsson - YouTube
review by Brian Johnson

K. Anders Ericsson Quote: “Excellence demands effort and planned, deliberate practice of increasing difficulty.”

Anders Ericsson: To Be a True Expert, Raw Experience Isn’t Enough - YouTube

Anders Ericsson on the science of expertise | Larry King Now | Ora.TV - YouTube

PEAK HOW TO MASTER ANYTHING by Anders Ericsson | Animated Core Message - YouTube

Peak: How to Master Anything | Productivity Game (SPICE acronym)
  • Specific performance target  
  • Periods of intense undistracted focus
  • Immediate feedback 
  • Cycling between comfort and discomfort 
  • Expert coaching from proven performers  

Friday, February 3, 2017

book: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

The Alchemist: Paulo Coelho: 9780062315007: Books

The Alchemist (novel) - Wikipedia

Paulo Coelho alchemist summary - Google Search
Paulo Coelho quotes - Google Image Search

Brian Tracy: Leadershinp, Goals, Success...

Leadership (Audio Success Suite): Brian Tracy, Zig Ziglar, Sheila Murray Bethel, Chris Widener: 9781591509127: Books

Brian Tracy books @SafariBooksOnline Leadership (The Brian Tracy Success Library) eBook: Brian Tracy: Kindle Store

Leadership (The Brian Tracy Success Library) - Books on Google Play

Leadership (The Brian Tracy Success Library) @SafariBooksOnline

1 Leaders Are Made, Not Born
2 A Sense of Mission
3 Action Orientation
4 The Quality of Courage
5 The Leader as Strategist
6 The Ability to Inspire and Motivate
7 Commit to Winning
8 The Leader as Communicator
9 Learn from Adversity
10 Build a Championship Team
11 Focus on Results
12 The Desire to Lead
13 The Role of Self-Esteem in Leadership
14 Lead by Example
15 Self-Motivation for Leaders
16 Develop Leadership Qualities
17 Power Through Cooperation
18 Lead by Consensus
19 Leaders Are Listeners
20 Live Like a Leader
21 Integrity: The Essential Quality of Leadership

Time Management (The Brian Tracy Success Library) - Books on Google Play

Brian Tracy - Personal Time Management - YouTube

Success Is A Journey - Brian Tracy Live - YouTube
Carry On Poem by Robert William Service - Poem Hunter

Kickstart Your Productivity! | Free Live Training
Power Productivity Webcast Special Offer - YouTube

Time Management (The Brian Tracy Success Library) @SafariBooksOnline

1 The Psychology of Time Management
2 Determine Your Values
3 Think About Your Vision and Mission
4 Project Forward, Look Backward
5 Make Written Plans
6 Chart Your Projects
7 Create Your Daily “To-Do” List
8 Set Clear Priorities
9 Stay on Track
10 Determine Your Key Result Areas
11 Delegate to Others
12 Concentrate Single-Mindedly
13 Overcome Procrastination
14 Create Blocks of Time
15 Control Interruptions
16 Batch Your Tasks
17 Manage the Telephone
18 Conduct Effective Meetings
19 Read Faster, Remember More
20 Invest in Personal Development
21 Organize Your Work Space

Personal Success (The Brian Tracy Success Library) @SafariBooksOnline

1 Obey the Laws
2 Decide Exactly What You Want
3 Develop the Habits of Courage and Self-Confidence
4 Be True to Yourself
5 Develop a Positive Mental Attitude
6 Communicate Positively and Expect the Best
7 Develop a Bias for Action
8 Satisfy Your Most Important Customers
9 Be a Hard Worker
10 Dedicate Yourself to Continuous Learning
11 Become a Competent Speaker
12 Associate with the Right People
13 Network Continually
14 Knowledge Is Power
15 Dress for Success
16 Commit to Excellence
17 Plan Strategically
18 Accept Responsibility for Results
19 Be a Team Player
20 Develop Your Creativity
21 Put Fortune on Your Side
Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time: Brian Tracy: 8580001052403: Books

The 7 Secrets of Exceptional Leadership | Simple Truths

12 Disciplines of Leadership Excellence Book by Brian Tracy

Summary of Eat That Frog

Book Summary - EAT THAT FROG

Eat That Frog Summary - Four Minute Books

How to Get More Done Using this Prioritization Tool | Brian Tracy - YouTube

Daily Habits of Successful People: It's All About Routine - YouTube

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Stephen R. Covey: book: Great Work Great Career Great Work Great Career: Interactive Edition eBook: Stephen R. Covey, Jennifer Colosimo, Mango Media: Kindle Store
$5.38 Kindle edition

Books - Great Work Great Career

Books - Great Work Great Career
"A person with a great career makes a distinctive contribution and generates a strong feeling of loyalty and trust in others. Anyone, regardless of title or position or profession, can do these things."

"A great career is all about solving great problems, meeting great challenges, and making great contributions."

Great Work Great Career by Stephen R. Covey and Jennifer Colosimo
  • "Create a Great Career - Your job will be a great job because you are the one doing it! You'll make a great contribution rather than just filling a job description.
  • Know Your Strengths - You bring a unique, un-reproducible combination of talent, passion and conscience to the world of work.
  • Define Your Cause - The business world teems with fascinating challenges and opportunities. You'll find the cause that matters most to you.
  • Build Your Village - You'll create your own community of people who can help in your great career—and whom you can help in return.
  • Master the Job-Search Process - You'll make a resume that actually works for you and never suffer through a job interview again"