Mandatory Reading – The Four Hour Work Week
I find it funny that people use phrases like, “I don’t have the money,” or “I can’t afford…” These phrases tell me everything I need to know about the person using them. One of the biggest obstacles every person must overcome is the thoughts someone else put into their head. Having read nearly every self-help author and listened to hundreds of personal / life coaching gurus and new-agers I’ve picked up a pattern. They all essentially repeat the same things over and over, and earn millions from people they know will never carry out anything they’ve learned. What do they repeat? Get self-limiting thoughts out of your head, and realize they aren’t original thoughts in the first place.
Everyone has a voice in their mind. It says things, sometimes imperceptible, sometimes incredibly loudly. Most of those things, especially when they prevent the hearer from doing something on the basis of fear (usually of peer judgment), should be ignored. Those thoughts aren’t yours. Stop thinking them.
Timothy Ferris wrote a book which cuts through the silliness that most of the self-help authors recommend by challenging readers to do things. If you don’t do the things he says to do, this book will have the same effect as all other self-help books… none. I challenge everyone to listen to this book (it’s an audio book), and actually carry out what is said in it. Worst case scenario, it doesn’t work as prescribed. Best case, you stop using the fear-based excuses you always use to justify your inaction, and maybe make a few bucks in the process.