Step 12: Mike’s Stack Of Resumes, My 96 Year-old Grandma, & Your Eulerian Destiny

The Big Idea: Stay focused on the one thing you do best.

  • Be able to share your life mission in one sentence. (Understandable by a 96 old grandma.)
  • Jordan the baseball player was mediocre.  Jordan the basketball player was legendary.
  • Stay focused on the one thing you do best.  Everything else is just a hobby.
  • Jack Welch told GE to exit any business in which they can’t be #1 or #2.
  • Build upon your strengths, not your weaknesses.
  • Where do the following four questions intersect? (Eulerian Destiny)
  • 1. What did you grow up around?  This shapes your world map.
  • 2. What do strangers tell you you’re good at? Discount feedback from friends and loved ones.
  • 3. What have you been doing for the last 10 years? This will likely point to your core strengths.
  • 4. What can you talk about effortlessly for hours?
  • If you have to go on vacation from what do, don’t ever come back. —Joel Salatin
  • In every area of life (health, wealth, love, happiness) find out what works for you.  Everyone is different.
  • Don’t live other people’s dreams. — Steve Jobs
  • The difference between an experiment and a mistake is the time spent in each.
  • Sources: Managing Oneself, Paradox of Choice, Michael Jordan The Life, Civilization and Its Discontents

Tai Lopez is an entrepreneur, investor, and blogger who runs an awesome online book club. 67 Steps is a lecture series teaching how to be successful in health, wealth, love, and happiness.  I’m a big fan.

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