Too many people seem to use money in ways that create problems, stress, and headaches.
Money can be a wonderful tool, but only if you use it to simplify your life (not complicate it).
Every conversation with a stranger is a chance to learn something new. Stop trying to be INTERESTING and focus on being INTERESTED.
Be present in every conversation with everyone you meet. You never know what you might learn.
Life definitely isn't fair. It's a troubling reality. But instead of wasting energy on every obstacle in your way, focus on what you can control and how you can break through.
In his 2005 Stanford Commencement Speech, Steve Jobs talked about having faith that the dots will somehow connect in your life.
You take daily actions with complete uncertainty. Faith in the dots allows you to persevere and endure uncertainty.
If you have the good fortune to be wealthy and successful in life, always be sure to share it with others.
Use the 30-for-30 approach: 30 days, 30 min per day.
30 days is a real commitment, but small enough to mentally take it on. 900 minutes of accumulated effort yields surprisingly significant results.
Daily activity is essential to your health, brain function, and happiness. No need for a complex regimen.
Each day minimum:
The Paradox of News: The more news you consume, the less well-informed you are.
The constant barrage of BREAKING NEWS and clearly biased perspectives clouds your understanding.
Life moves fast. When you encounter a moment of pure bliss, pause and embrace every aspect of it.
The smells, the sounds, the feelings, the sensations. Pause time and appreciate moments of sweetness.
It's a shame that we often wait until a person's funeral to say all of the nice things we thought about them.
The next time you have a positive thought about someone—tell them right then.
Your daily actions can put you in a position where luck is more likely to strike.
It’s hard to get lucky watching TV at home—it’s easy to get lucky when you’re out engaging and learning. Create your own luck.
It's easy to stand on the sidelines. It's hard to stand in the arena.
It's scary to put yourself out there. When you're in the arena, never take advice from the people on the sidelines.
You may read thousands of books in your life, but there will only be a few that deeply change the way you think.
Reread them every single year. Your experience with the book will change as you do—you'll pick up new ideas.
1. Reach out and reconnect with old friends.
2. Get involved with a cause you care about.
3. Take up a new artistic hobby.
4. Join a professional organization.
5. Get active and join an exercise group.
6. Join a group for socializing.
7. Be your own friend first.
They prefer one or two close friends, even though they may know many people and have many acquaintances.
The Hi-Level Mindset is a philosophy, it’s a wavelength to apply to your everyday thoughts and regiment.
The five rules that he lives by:
1. Remain Positive
2. Always be intentional with your desires
3. Discipline = Excellence
4. Remove Negative People
5. Create a legacy.
My identity is my superpower. Because the truth is, I am what the world looks like. You are what the world looks like. Collectively, we are what the world actually looks like. And in order for our systems to reflect that, they don't have to create a new reality. They just have to stop resisting the one we already live in.
I am just one of millions of people who have been told that in order to fulfill my dreams, in order to contribute my talents to the world I have to resist the truth of who I am. I for one, am ready to stop resisting and to start existing as my full and authentic self.
Change will come when each of us has the courage to question our own fundamental values and beliefs. And then see to it that our actions lead to our best intentions.
Creativity is the way we heal each other. By singing our songs and telling our stories and inviting us to say "hey, listen to me and I'll listen to you", we're starting a dialogue and when we do that, this healing happens and we come out of our corners and we start to witness each other's common humanity.
If you want to help your community, if you want to help your family, if you want to help your friends, you have to express yourself; and to express yourself, you have to know yourself.
We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.
The most creative, captivating ideas stem directly from periods of intense boredom.
You’re bored, your mind wanders, your thoughts mingle - creative insight strikes. Boredom sparks creativity.
The more you brag, the less people think of you.
The more available something is, the less we want it.
Ever want something so badly, only to lose interest once it is right in front of you? You're not alone--our desire for what we can't have is strong.
This applies to love, business, happiness, & life.
Intelligent people are more likely to fall victim to stupidity by convincing themselves they are smarter than the system.
They create complexity vs. doing the boring, easy thing that works.
Growth takes a much longer time coming than you think but then happens much faster than you ever would have thought. Growth happens gradually, then suddenly.
The best things in life come from allowing compounding to work its magic. Let it work for you.
Sometimes you have to stop looking in order to find what you're looking for.
Stop looking—what you’re looking for may just find you. This applies to love, business, happiness, & life.
We assume that more choice is a good thing, but research has shown that more options lead to less happiness with whatever option is selected.
In a world of abundance, what we truly crave is scarcity.
The thing we fear the most is often the thing we most need to do.
You have to lose money in order to make money. Every successful investor & builder has stories of the invaluable lessons learned from a terrible loss in their career.
Sometimes you have to pay to learn. Put skin in the game.
Success doesn’t come from taking on every opportunity. It comes from focusing energy on the opportunities that matter—the 10x opportunities.
Time and energy are finite. Say yes to what matters & no to everything else.
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