Saturday, November 18, 2023

book: Areté: Activate Your Heroic Potential by Brian Johnson (Heroic)

currently great deal on Amazon, 80% off kindle book, 39% off hardcover

Areté: Activate Your Heroic Potential: Brian Johnson, Phil Stutz - foreword: 9798212414074: Books Areté: Activate Your Heroic Potential (Audible Audio Edition): Brian C. Johnson, Heroic / Blackstone: Audible Books & Originals

In Areté, Brian Johnson integrates ancient wisdom, modern science, and practical tools to, as per the sub-title of the book, help you win the ultimate game of life and fulfill your destiny.

name "Arete" mythic origins

It concerns the young Heracles/Hercules who is offered a choice
between Vice and Virtue—a life of pleasure or one of hardship and honor.

as the hero contemplates his future, is visited by the female personifications of
Vice and Virtue (Ancient Greek: Κακία and Ἀρετή; Kakía and Areté)...

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Arete is the Pursuit of Excellence — Arete Transitions

As a philosophical concept in ancient Greek thought, Arete means "excellence" of any kind. In its original context, this notion of “excellence” is inextricably linked with an individuals’ fulfillment of purpose. Arete is the act of living to one's full potential.

Saturday, November 4, 2023

book: Get Smart by Brian Tracy Get Smart!: How to Think and Act Like the Most Successful and Highest-Paid People in Every Field eBook : Tracy, Brian: Kindle Store

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How to Think and Act Like the Most Successful and Highest-Paid People in Every Field

= set goals

  1. Always look for the big picture, even if you might not see it clearly.
  2. Think slowly and make time to understand your goals.
  3. Avoid mechanical thinking at all costs.

Get Smart! (2016) offers a variety of tips on how to tap into your unused brainpower and live a happier, more successful life. With a change in your perspective, and an outlook based on long-term positivity, you can discover how to get great results out of life and turn any challenge into an opportunity.

  • “A” tasks are the most important items. They’re things that have consequences if you don’t do them. They may also be those things that have the biggest impact/return. You might call these the “ugly frogs” if you also use the Eat That Frog methodology. If you have more than one of these items on your list, you can list them like this: A-1, A-2, A-3, and so on, in order of importance.
  • “B” tasks have only minor consequences. They’re important but not that important. They may inconvenience someone slightly, or make them a little unhappy but they’re not an A item. If you have an A item on your list, do it first.
  • “C” tasks are the ones that have no consequence. They might be things that are nice to do but really don't move the needle in any way. Move on to these tasks only when there are no A or B tasks left. Finishing your C tasks is the equivalent of inbox zero!
  • "D" stands for delegate. Yep, that's right, these are the tasks that you can delegate. This will free up more of your time and mental energy to work on those A and B tasks. Make sure the task will be an A or B for the assignee, otherwise, you might actually be looking at a “C” or “E” task and you should treat it accordingly.
  • "E" stands for eliminating. Don’t waste time on tasks that don’t move the needle for you or your business. It can feel great to knock out a bunch of tasks, but in reality, you are setting yourself back when spending time on anything other than A and B tasks.