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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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Man’s Search For Meaning

The 4-Hour Workweek Book Summary, Review, Notes

In his book The 4-Hour Workweek, Tim Ferriss shows readers how to live more and work less by sharing the lessons he learned after he tried a series of “nothing-to-lose” experiments to cut the time he spent working drastically. His most valuable advice is to: 1. prioritize effectiveness over efficiency; 2. test the viability of

Deep Work book cover

Deep Work Book Summary, Review, Notes

In “Deep Work,” Cal Newport argues that the ability to focus deeply on work without distraction is essential for achieving professional success and improving skills.    He discusses the history and benefits of “deep work,” which involves tasks that require cognitive strain and concentration, and provides strategies for including it into daily life in a

Who Moved My Cheese?

Who Moved My Cheese Book Summary, Review, Notes

“Who moved my cheese?” is a story about a transformation that takes place in a Maze where four characters hunt for “Cheese,” with cheese functioning as a metaphor for what we desire out of life. The two mice described in the narrative are given the names “Sniff” and “Scurry,” while the two Little people are

the 7 habits of highly effective people book cover

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Book Summary, Review, Notes

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey is a book that gives a principle-centered approach to resolving issues that arise in one’s personal life as well as one’s professional life. As its title suggests, this is a motivating read that encourages readers to make positive, long-lasting changes to their character in

Put Your Ass Where Your Heart Wants to Be

Put Your Ass Where Your Heart Wants to Be Book Summary, Review, Notes

The author, Steven Pressfield, instructs us in the fine art of “putting your rear end where your heart wants to be” during the course of this book. Your routines or methods, often known as your own unique approaches to “putting your ass where your heart is,” are what will ultimately lead you to achieve the

the earned life book cover

The Earned Life Book Summary, Review, Notes

The Earned Life, by the world’s best coach Marshall Goldsmith and his trusted co-author Mark Reiter, is a book for ambitious individuals seeking a higher purpose to live a happy life without regrets. His stories and lessons learned over the years as a coach are presented in a way that is both inspiring and practical,


The ONE Thing Book Summary, Review, Notes

The ONE Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan is a self-help book that focuses on the importance of focusing on one goal at a time.    The book focuses on a few essential concepts, such as prioritization, creating goals, and the effectiveness of single-tasking over multitasking, among other things.    One of the most

Imaginable book cover

Imaginable Book Summary, Review, Notes

Imaginable by Jane McGonigal encourages the readers to spend time in the realm of their imagination envisioning future scenarios. Contemplating about the future and developing detailed scenarios will prove crucial for achieving personal growth, overcoming obstacles, and expanding one’s mind. What is perceived as impossible or ridiculous today, tomorrow might be possible and attainable.  Book

Cues Book Summary

Cues Book Summary, Review, Notes

Vanessa Van Edwards is a communications expert. In her book Cues, she discusses the language of human social cues as well as what it takes to be charismatic. She has grouped cues into the four basic kinds of communication: Nonverbal, Vocal, Verbal, and Imagery. How cues affect and shape your ability to communicate effectively with