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I've added all the essential exercises mentioned in the book in the stash below. These mindful exercises and certain questions which you can ask yourself are indeed a gem and definitely must be included in your existing mindfulness practice or journaling habit for a more enhanced overall development. A ONE-STOP SOLUTION INDEED!

The Code of the Extraordinary Mind

The Code of the Extraordinary Mind

by Vishen Lakhiani

—STEVE JOBS

When you grow up, you tend to get told that the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family life, have fun, save money. That’s a very LIMITED LIFE. Life can be much ...

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WHAT IS THE IDEA OF 'BENDING REALITY'?

Simple

There’s no point dwelling in the past and letting it define you, nor in getting lost in anxiety about the future. In the present moment, you’re in the field of possibility. How you engage with the present moment

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SO THE DEFINITION OF BENDING REALITY IS

BENDING REALITY: This is the ideal state where you’re happy in the now, and you have a vision for the future that drives you. Your vision pulls you forward, but you’re happy now—despite not having yet attained that vision. When you’re in this state, there’s a

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PAULO COELHO

Because I don’t live in either my past or my future. I’m interested only in the present. If you can concentrate always on the present, you’ll be a happy man

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-JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER

Call it what you want—but it starts to feel as if you’re lucky. The right opportunities, ideas, and people seem to gravitate to you. It’s as if your happiness is rocket fuel moving you toward your vision.

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AND HERE'S THE LAWS

Law 1: Transcend the Culturescape: Choose the ideas and values selectively yourself

Law 2: Question the Brules: Also called the Bull S**t rules that no longer work out for you.

Maybe there are certain rules which no longer work out for you in the pres...

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5 simple tips to bring more happiness into your life.

  • The first is to spend time with people who are good for your mental health.
  • The second is to CHOOSE to see the good, the lesson, or the blessing in everything.
  • The third is to LIVE YOUR WAY. Follow your intuition and not feel guilty f...

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THE 6 PHASE MEDITATION

And the 6 phases are

1. Compassion: Imagine an expanding bubble of compassion surrounding you and let this bubble expand slowly from your room where you are sitting to throughout the universe.

2. Gratitude: Ponder of the things you are grateful for.

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THE 6 PHASE MEDITATION (continued)

4. Future dreams (A Vision for the Future): What are your dreams for the future? How do you see yourself 5 years from now?

Ask yourself and imagine them.

5. The Perfect Day: What is your ideal day like? What's your ideal routine for today? Imagine!

6. Th...

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ACTION PLAN: WHAT'S YOUR REFRESH RATE?

Exercise 1: What's your refresh rate in all the areas of your life?

For example in your normal workout routine, you can optimize it by trying new workouts every month. This challenges you and makes your normal exercise routine even more exciting! 

Exe...

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GENTLE REMINDER!

Have big goals—but don’t tie your happiness to your goals. You must be happy before you attain them.

We shouldn’t do things so we can be happy. We should be happy so we can do things.

Extraordinary minds are able to bend reality.

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THE THREE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTIONS

1. What experiences do you want to have in this lifetime?

2. How do you want to grow?

3. How do you want to contribute?

Just ask yourself this question below:

“If time and money were no object and I did not have to...

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Rate yourself from 1-10 in the 12 areas of your life:

v Your Love Relationship: 

v Your Friendships: 

v Your Adventures: 

v Your Environment: 

v Your Health and Fitness: 

v Your Intellectual Life: 

v Your ...

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-STEVE JOBS

“Remember you are way intelligent than the ones who’ve created these so-called ideas and values which have passed their expiration dates. Remember You can influence and change the world and BEND REALITY AND LIVE THAT EXTRAORDINARY PURPOSEFUL LIFE!”

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I read this book in the year 2018 when I stumbled upon an ESL and a self-improvement mentor by working for him as his content writer for his blogs, providing show notes for his podcast and rewriting his English as a second language teaching materials. Despite Vishen Lakhiani, the founder of Mindvalley, a self - development publishing company and hosting Awesomeness Fest event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is controversial man, but his book did make some sense to think about conventional thoughts that we were taught since we were growing up.

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