Title: Tribe of Mentors
Author: Timothy Ferriss
Date started & finished: 2018 NOV 22 to DEC 23
Notes written on: 2018 DEC 23
 
Why I choose this book:
This book was on my reading list when I heard about it on the podcast “The Tim Ferriss Show”. I was lucky to receive the book during a dinner. After a little less than a year on my shelf, I have read it.
 
Book theme/ message:
What makes people them and their habits/tips that brought them there
 
Personal connection: How does the book relate to me to me or my experiences?
Including my highlights passages and or quote.
I am in a full mode of learning and books is my continuous university program. This is one more book to motivate me and move me forward as I am embarking on a new project.
 
Note: I carried this book with a little pad of sticky tabs. I taped a tab when something resonated with me. Something I want to remember, read or apply
 
Highlighted quotes:
 
“If you are distressed by anything external, that pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at nay moment.” Marcus Arelius
 
“The fairest rules are those to which everyone would agree if they did not know how much power they would have.” Jon Rawls
 
“In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. But in practice, there is.” Jan L.A. van de Snepscheut
 
“Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.” Warren Buffet
 
“Not Dead, Can’t Quit” Richard MacHowser
 
“To be prepared against surprise is to be trained. To be prepared for surprise is to be educated.” James P. Carse
 
“All good things are wild and free.” Henry David Thoreau
 
“He suffers more than necessary, who suffers before necessary.” Seneca
 
“Be the silence that listens.” Tara Brach
 
“To laugh often and much, to win respect of intelligent people and the affection of children… to leave the world a bit better … to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived; this is to have succeeded.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
 
“Boxing is a sport of self-control.You must understand fear so you can manipulate it. Fear is like fire. You can make it work for you: it can warm you in the winter, cook your food when you’re hungry, give you light when you are in the dark, and produce energy. Let it go out and it can hurt you, even kill you… Fear is a friend of exceptional people.” Cuts D’Amato
 
highlighted passages:
 
Adam Robinson p185
“So when I hear sophisticated investors or financial commentators say, for example, that is makes no sense how energy stocks keep going lower, I know that energy stocks have a lot lower to go.”
 
Liv Boeree p300
Her Billboard:
 
“The actual consequences of your actions matter far more than your actions themselves.”
 
to illustrate the difference between deontological and consequential thinking.
 
Tommy Vietmor p353
Advice to a smart driven college student about to enter the “real world”
 
“Don’t worry about making money. Don’t stress about having a plan. Don’t think about networking or setting yourself up for the nest thing. Try as hard as your possibly can to find something you love, because the depressing reality is that most people never find a career that they’re truly passionate about. For many people, the real world is a slog and they live for the weekends. It will never get easier than right now to recklessly pursue your passion. Do it.”
 
Chris Anderson p407
Advice to a smart driven college student about to enter the “real world”
 
“it’s much better to pursue learning, personal discipline, growth”
 
Marie Forleo p451
worthwhile investment
 
“A three-dollar legal pad…I’d tell then about my online business, hand them a pen and my yellow legal pad, and ask then to subscribe to my email list.”
 
What impact or impression has this book made on me?
This book has given me a boost of energy. A few different things are going on at the moment which are making me feel great. The website coming to fruition is one of them. This followed by a service/course (still trying to figure out a name) that I have in the works, more on this later.
 
I am interested in what makes people tic as I can try option and find my own formula.
 
How can I use this?
I have marked down the books that have come up repetitively to read. Reading list for 2019.
e.g.: use Marie Forleo idea for the legal pad and collect subscribers to my list ahead of time.
 
Why must I use this?
I must use this to grow my email list ahead of time so that when the service/course is up and running I update the people who are interested about it.
 
When will I use this?
I will use it starting from now.
 
My recommendation of this book: [low 1 … 10 high]
Why: There is something for everyone. Some you can read through and some you can use. I have learned tips sound like a good idea and will implement. You will find others to help you.
 
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Thanks for taking the time to read
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