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Brain Vomit Questions

Brain Vomit Questions

Now, as you are constantly reading, be interactive with your brain and take out pen, paper, and vomit your thoughts subjectively about the following questions-

  • Define your nightmare, the absolute worst that could happen if you did what you are considering.
  • What steps you could take to repair the damage in advance?
  • What are the outcomes of more probable scenarios?
  • If you were fired from your job today, what would you do to get things under financial control?
  • What you are putting off out of fear (that one call, conversation, action)?
  • What is it costing you to postpone action?
  • What are you waiting for?


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Real Meaning And Measure Of Passion And Work

Real Meaning And Measure Of Passion And Work

The opposite of Happiness is not sadness but ‘Boredom’.

So, Excitement is the more practical synonym for happiness. It is a cure-all.

When people suggest you follow your passion, they are referring to doing What excites you.

Don’t ask what I want, ask yourself ...


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4. Liberation

4. Liberation

It is far better for a man to go wrong in freedom than to go right in chains.

By working faithfully 8 hours a day, you may get to be a boss and work 12 hours a day.

Liberty means responsibility, that’s why most men dread it.

If you must play, decide on 3 things at the start-



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The Timing Is Never Right

The Timing Is Never Right

For all of the most important things, the timing always sucks.

Like- Waiting for a good time to quit your job, the stars will never align, and traffic lights will never all be green at the same time.

Someday’ is a disease that will take your dreams with you to death....


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80/20 Principle And Parkinson’s Law

80/20 Principle And Parkinson’s Law

  • Be Effective rather than Efficient. Apply Pareto’s Law- 80/20 Principle to everything you do.
  • Parkinson’s law- A task will swell in importance and complexity in relation to the time allotted for its completion e.g. If for a project, I give you a week or a single day. You’ll be able t...


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3. Automation

3. Automation

A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone- Henry David Thoreau.

A delegated task must be time-consuming and well-defined.

Steps to start and automate the business-

Step 1. Pick an Affordably Reachable Niche Market

Step 2. Brainstorm (do...


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Create Your Dream

Create Your Dream

Make a tabular plan for your dream

  • of 6 and 12 months
  • list upto 5 things that you dream of for each Having, Being, and Doing
  • write their next action plans otherwise, they’ll only be mind plans.
  • after calculation, find your target monthly and dai...


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1. DEFINE Or DESIGN RECIPE - Goals For The New Rich Should Be-

1. DEFINE Or DESIGN RECIPE - Goals For The New Rich Should Be-

  • Not to retire early or young, but to distribute recovery periods/adventures/mini retirements throughout life on regular basis
  • Not to be the boss/employee/incharge, but the owner. To own the trains & have someone else ensure that they run on time
  • Not to make money only, but to...


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Rules For The New Rich

Rules For The New Rich

  • What you do with your time? And
  • what you do with your money?

should be 2 completely different things.


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Less Is Not Laziness

Less Is Not Laziness

Doing less meaningless work, so that you focus on more important things, is not Laziness.

Our culture should reward Personal Productivity rather than passing time in offices.


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Whenever you find yourself on the side of majority, it’s time to pause and reflect.



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Other Nuggets

Other Nuggets

  • Find your strengths and work on them rather than fixing your weaknesses. Focus on better use of your best weapons instead of constant repair.
  • Things in excess become their opposite like pacifists becoming militants, blessings becoming...


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Test Your Most Basic Assumptions Of Work-Life Equation

Test Your Most Basic Assumptions Of Work-Life Equation

  • How do your decisions change, if retirement is not an option? (Inactivity should not be a goal)
  • What if you could use a mini retirement to sample your deferred life plan reward before working 40 years for it?
  • Is it really necessary to work like a slave to live like a milliona...


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Reinvent Yourself And Your Work By DEAL Method

Reinvent Yourself And Your Work By DEAL Method

  • D stands for Definition i.e. Design the Work Recipe.
  • E is for Elimination, which provides Time.
  • A is for Automation, it gives us the regular income.
  • L is for Liberation, it helps in Mobility.


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Freedom Multiplier

Freedom Multiplier

Money multiplies in practical value depending on the number of W’s you control in your life-

  1. What you do?
  2. When you do it?
  3. Where you do it?
  4. With whom you do it?


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On Retirement

On Retirement

Retirement is the worst-case scenario insurance, it's like becoming physically incapable of working and needing a reservoir of capital to survive.

Retirement can’t be a goal. Reasons

  • It means, you disliked whatever you do/did during the most physically capable years of life.
  • ...


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Interest And Energy Are Cyclical

Interest And Energy Are Cyclical

If I offered you 10 billion to work 24 hours a day for 15 years and then retire, would you do it?

Of course not- you couldn’t.

Alternate periods of Activity and Rest are necessary to survive, let alone thrive.


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2. Eliminate Somethings To Have TIME

2. Eliminate Somethings To Have TIME

  • One doesn’t accumulate but eliminates. It is not a daily increase but a daily decrease. The height of cultivation always runs on simplicity- BRUCE LEE.
  • Perfection is not when there is no more to add, but no more to take away.
  • It is vain to do with more what can be do...


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Just another homo-sapien

This book deals with what Ferriss refers to as "lifestyle design", and repudiates the traditional "deferred" life plan in which people work grueling hours and take few vacations for decades and save money in order to relax after retirement.

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Questions to Overcome Fear

Moving out of the country or changing jobs are hard. Tim Ferriss recommends asking these questions to manage your fear:

  • What is your absolute worst-case scenario?
  • What could you do to repair the damage

Fear-Setting and Escaping Paralysis

Write down the answers in a sheet of paper-

  1. What is the worst thing that can happen to you?
  2. How likely that would actually happen?
  3. How could you get things back under control?
  4. What will be the outcomes? temporary and permanent.
  5. What you have done wrong?

Organizing a Fear-Setting Template: The 3 Pages

Organizing a Fear-Setting Template: The 3 Pages

Page 1. Make three lists with the following headings:

  • Define - what are the worst things that could happen?
  • Prevent - How do I prevent each from happening?
  • Repair - If the worst happens, ho...


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