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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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On Purpose Leadership - Book Cover

On Purpose Leadership Book Summary, Review, Notes

On Purpose Leadership by Dominick Quartuccio is a book on creating your leadership purpose. The leadership pyramid has four essential parts: purpose, principles, plan, and practices. Book Title: On Purpose Leadership: Master the Art of Leading Yourself to Inspire and Impact OthersAuthor: Dominick QuartuccioDate of Reading: January 2022Rating: 7/10 Table of Contents What Is Being

Range Book Cover

Range Book Summary, Review, Notes

Range is a book that encourages readers to expand their range before becoming ‘specializers.’ The winning argument is that gaining skills from a variety of experiences in different areas will make you better at creative problem-solving due to an interdisciplinary approach.    Specializing in a certain field seems to be counterintuitive, given that people are

The Happiness Equation Book Cover

The Happiness Equation Book Summary, Review, Notes

The Happiness Equation by Neil Pasricha is a book that shares with us the secret to a happy life. The formula has nine secrets that are explored in the book and the end result is the following: Want nothing+ do anything = have everything. Book Title: The Happiness Equation: Want Nothing + Do Anything =

The Art of Non Conformity by Chris Guillebeau - Book Cover

The Art of Non-Conformity Book Summary, Review, Notes

The Art of Non-Conformity by Chris Guillebeau is a book on how to live life not by other people’s rules, but by creating your own. The book was created out of the manifesto that Guillebeau wrote and he titled it “A Brief Guide to World Domination,” which was downloaded more than 100 000 times from

The Four Agreements - Book Cover

The Four Agreements Book Summary, Review, Notes

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz is a book on ancient Toltec wisdom and how you can implement it in today’s busy, fast, and ever-changing world.    The Four Agreements are: Be Impeccable With Your Word, Don’t Take Anything Personally, Don’t Make Assumptions, and Always Do Your Best.   Book Title: The Four Agreements:

Will by Mark Manson and Will Smith - Book Cover

Will Book Summary, Review, Notes

Will by Will Smith and Mark Manson is a memoir about Will Smith’s life, starting from the days of early hip-hop, through The Princ of Bel-Air, all the way to making movies and becoming one of the most recognizable actors in the world.   Book Title: WillAuthor: Will Smith, Mark MansonDate of Reading: November 2021Rating:

Superhuman by Habit - Tynan Book Cover

Superhuman By Habit Book Summary, Review, Notes

Superhuman By Habit is a short book that serves as a tactical guide to building good habits and dropping bad habits. Book Title: Superhuman By Habit: A Guide to Becoming the Best Possible Version of Yourself, One Tiny Habit at a TimeAuthor: TynanDate of Reading: July 2017Rating: 8/10 Table of Contents What Is Being Said

So Good They Can't Ignore You - Book Cover

So Good They Can’t Ignore You Book Summary, Review, Notes

So Good They Can’t Ignore You by Cal Newport is a book on why you shouldn’t follow your passion, but build your skills and career capital and the passion will follow.    When you become a master at something, you will start feeling passionate about it. And as Steve Jobs said, “It’s not do what

On Writing Well By William Zinsser Book Cover

On Writing Well Book Summary, Review, Notes

On Writing Well by William Zinsser is a book that shows you how to think about writing, how to edit, how to properly practice your writing, when to end a piece, how to start your article, what your sentence structure should be (and why), and how to write in different kinds of voices and styles.

On writing by Stephen King - book cover

On Writing Book Summary, Review, Notes

On Writing is Stephen King’s memoir about how he came to be as a writer, what it takes to be a professional writer, and how to make every word you write count.   Book Title: On Writing: A Memoir of the CraftAuthor: Stephen KingDate of Reading: September-October, 2017Rating: 9/10 Table of Contents What Is Being