NIK’S FREE EBOOK SUMMARIES NEWSLETTER.


Heya, Nik here with 3 more free and exciting book summaries (plus one video) for you!

This week’s video highlights 3 of Jordan Peterson’s 12 Rules for Life. Peterson and his views have found many fans and critics alike, but personally, I liked looking at his 12 Rules (their core statements) and then just thinking about what they might mean for myself.

These 3 are the ones I found most helpful and how I interpret them:

In other news, we also published our list of the 21 best books about habits this week. Whether you’re looking to improve your financial, exercise, or work habits, take a look!

And now on to our books of the week!


Thanks For The Feedback by Douglas Stone

1-Sentence-Summary: Thanks For The Feedback will skyrocket your personal growth and success by helping you see the vital role that criticism of all kinds plays in your ability to improve as a person and by teaching you how to receive it well.

Top 3 Lessons:

  1. Start getting better at receiving feedback by learning about its three types and the purpose of each.
  2. Seek to understand what others tell you to improve on before you react to it.
  3. Take advantage of feedback by having a growth mindset if you want to reach your full potential.

If you want to get to the next level with your self-improvement, this book is for you.


The Ride Of A Lifetime by Robert Iger

1-Sentence-Summary: The Ride Of A Lifetime shares the inspirational story of Robert Iger, including his journey to becoming the CEO of Disney and how his vision, strategy, and leadership guided the company through a time when it’s future was uncertain.

Top 3 Lessons:

  1. Pay attention to what you might consider coincidence, it just may end up leading you to success.
  2. Even if an idea you have sounds crazy, try it anyway because you never know what great opportunities will come from it until you do.
  3. Don’t give up on even the toughest of aspirations, remember that you can utilize your connections to make great things happen.

If you want some inspiration to reach your biggest business goals, this book is for you.


The Power Of Showing Up by Daniel J. Siegel & Tina Payne Bryson

1-Sentence-Summary: The Power Of Showing Up inspires parents to help their kids develop strong bonds and emotional intelligence by identifying how to be fully present as well as the benefits of doing so.

Top 3 Lessons:

  1. Give your kids physical and emotional safety if you want to develop a strong bond with them.
  2. You need to know what your children desire instead of just imposing yours on them if you want to help them know themselves and truly meet their needs.
  3. Don’t threaten youngsters when they’re throwing a tantrum, soothe them to help them develop emotional intelligence.

If you want to become a better parent and help your kids learn how to deal with emotions in healthy ways, this book is for you.


That’s everything for now, we hope your weekend is fantastic!

Happy reading,
-Nik


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Seth Godin’s Newsletter


Qarrtsiluni

This is the Inuit word for “sitting together in the darkness, quietly, waiting for something creative or important to occur.”

Of course, this works.

The only difficult part is doing it. We’re buzzy people, inundated with noise, using it to hide from the important work that’s right in front of us.

Did you know…


Did you know…

… that today is Budapest Begins Day? In 1873, Budapest was formed when the rival cities of Buda and Pest were united to form the capital of Hungary. Cited as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, Budapest attracts about 4.4 million tourists a year, making it the 25th most popular city in the world.

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“Live your life with purpose. Focus on your blessings, not your misfortunes. Focus on your strengths, not your weaknesses. Be yourself and don’t wait for the approval of others. But most importantly, have a positive and humble mindset no matter what situation you are in. Count your blessings, not your problems, and you will realize how beautiful your life truly is.”

— Troy Amdahl

W.O.T.D.


WORD OF THE DAY
Diegesis di-ə-JEE-sis
Part of speech: noun
Origin: 
Greek, early 19th century
1A narrative or plot, typically in a film.
 
Examples of Diegesis in a sentence “The film’s diegesis was full of twists and turns.” “The audience was captivated by the Best Picture winner’s intense diegesis.”

Did you know…


Did you know…

… that today is National Apple Cider Day? Apple cider is one of the greatest delights of the Fall season. Now is a perfect time to make a nice warm cup of cider as the snow hits, leaves fall, and the temperature drops. Trivia fans: The pilgrims who arrived in America drank cider because it was safer than drinking water!

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“It’s important to make someone happy. And it’s important to start with yourself.”

— Abhysheq Shukla

Did you know…


Did you know…

… that today is Good-bye Edsel Day? The last Edsel rolled off the assembly line on this day in 1959. Ford Motor Company stopped production of the big flop after two years and a total of 110,847 cars. With the Edsel, Ford had expected to make significant inroads into the market share, but the Edsel just never gained popularity.

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“The habit of always putting off an experience until you can afford it, or until the time is right, or until you know how to do it is one of the greatest burglars of joy. Be deliberate, but once you’ve made up your mind – jump in.”

— Charles R. Swindoll