Why You Should Read More Books (Even If You Don’t Want to Be a CEO)

I used to be in a cult.

The Benefits of Reading

Ok, it wasn’t an actual cult, but it was close to it. The funny thing is…I developed the most valuable skill from joining it.

The cult in question is called Amway. It’s one of those MLM network marketing companies where you recruit other people to your team and get a cut of their sales, so on and so forth.
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How to Create a Personal Development Plan to Change Your Life Forever

Most personal development and success stories are b.s., but they aren’t intended to be.

Being Successful

When you succeed, it’s easy to romanticize the process looking backward. You tend to smooth out the rough edges of your story.

I write personal development books. I’m in the business of giving advice through my experience, but I can only tell you what I’ve done, what I’ve learned, and what I’ve experienced.
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5 Counterintuitive Ways to Improve Your Intelligence

Most of the conventional wisdom about intelligence is wrong.

We’ve Been Led to Believe a Few Things

  • Fixed mindset — Carol Dweck in her book Mindset, talks about the difference between fixed and growth mindsets. We’re raised to believe in the power of fixed abilities when in reality intelligence is malleable.
  • Testing works — we grow up in a society where good grades are supposed to be a metric for future success. We stress kids — who should be learning for the sake of learning — with standardized testing because it’s supposedly useful.
  • Titles matter — certain careers are labeled the “smart” careers. Non-white collar work is seen as a “trade” and is associated with lower intelligence.

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