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Self-Help Book Summaries

There were two words written in the Temple of Apollo at Delhi— “know thyself.” 

Self-reflecting and knowing yourself is a multiplier skill in today’s world. If you know yourself, you can:

  • learn, unlearn, and re-learn faster
  • understand and play on your strengths
  • delegate and hire people to cover for your weaknesses
  • keep your ego in check so you don’t make (foolish) mistakes
  • come from a place of empathy when dealing with people

 

Self-help book summaries will help you explore these concepts. 

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Make Your Bed Book Summary, Review, Notes

“Make Your Bed” by Admiral William McRaven is an uplifting and inspiring book that draws on the author’s experiences as a Navy SEAL and his training to give readers tips for getting ahead in life. McRaven’s hard-won collection of life lessons includes lessons on taking risks, not giving up, and working with others.   The

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The Courage To Be Disliked Book Summary, Review, Notes

Using the theories of Alfred Adler, authors Ichiro Kishimi and Fumitake Koga put them into practice through a narrative dialogue between a philosopher and a young man.    The Courage To Be Disliked holds the key to understanding how each of us is able to experience freedom in order to live a happy and fulfilled

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Getting Things Done Book Summary, Review, Notes

Getting Things Done by David Allen is a book, written to teach you, not only how to organize your day, week, or month, but your mind in order to achieve full productivity and focus.    Book Title: Getting Things Done (The Art of Stress-Free Productivity)Author: David AllenDate of Reading: Feb 2023Rating: 9/10 Table of Contents

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Leaders Eat Last Summary, Review, Notes

In his book “Leaders Eat Last,” Simon Sinek argues that great leaders create an environment where their followers feel safe enough to open up and give their all on the job.      To show how our need for social interaction influences our behavior at work, he goes into the science of the human brain.   

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IKIGAI: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life Summary, Review, Notes

The primary takeaways from this book are how to live a better and happier life while also extending your lifespan.      Héctor Garcia and Francesc Miralles, authors of the book “Ikigai: The Art of Finding Your True North,” provide a definition of the term as well as an exposition of its underlying concepts.   

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The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts Book Summary, Review, Notes

The book “The Five Love Languages” by Gary Chapman describes five primary ways in which romantic partners express and experience love. Chapman refers to these ways as “love languages.” They can take the form of deeds of service, presents, physical contact, quality time spent together, or words of affirmation.   The author proposes that individuals

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The Magic of Thinking Big Book Summary, Review, Notes

What makes a successful person, a question we frequently ask ourselves, is answered by the author, Dr. David Schwartz, through anecdotes and time-tested wisdom.    The Magic of Thinking Big is a broad book since it attempts to explain everything that leads to success.    Through its pages, we learn that we hold the secret

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Eat That Frog Book Summary, Review, Notes

What Is The Book About As A Whole The book Eat That Frog! is all about doing things in the right order and learning to manage your time effectively.    It’s normal to feel like you’re drowning in work, but if you can learn to “eat your frogs,” which means to do the most critical

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The Miracle Morning Book Summary, Review, Notes

The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod is a modern self-help book that tackles the matter of time management and fulfillment of your full potential by using your mornings to the highest potential.   Book Title: The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM)Author: Hal Elrod Date of Reading: Dec 2022Rating:

The 5 AM Club Book Summary, Review, Notes

The 5 AM Club by Robin Sharma is a book focused on helping its readers improve their productivity, health, and overall life quality by establishing a clear and well-defined morning routine.    The 5 AM routine was introduced to the world over 20 years ago by Robin Sharma, and has since been implemented by many