Here’s a few of things I’m finding especially awesome this week. Let me know what you think! Think something’s missing or something I’ve listed doesn’t deserve to be there? Put it in the comments! Look forward to hearing from you.
Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss
“Humans are imperfect creatures. You don’t “succeed” because you have no weaknesses; you succeed because you find your unique strengths and focus on developing habits around them.” Tim Ferriss
I’m currently making my way through this monster of a book. It’s just under 700 pages of interviews and articles with some of the most important thought leaders and entrepreneurs in the world today, curated and commented upon by Ferriss. Tools of Titans is simply fantastic.
The book is divided into three sections: Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise, and includes an impressively diverse range of voices discussing each subject. The world class performers include actors and musicians, titans in the finance world, leaders in health care and spirituality, social media masters, writers, and scientists.
The nice thing about the book is that it’s laid out in a way that you don’t have to read it like a novel. You can, as Ferriss suggests, skip around and treat the book like a buffet, choosing only those parts that will bring you the most value. But I’ve found this difficult as it seems there is so much value on every page that I fear I’ll miss out on some vital piece of information if I skip even a single passage. Highly recommended and extremely awesome!
Peter McKinnon YouTube Channel
Peter McKinnon is a guy I’ve been following for the past few months. His YouTube channel just keeps getting better and better. If you’re a vlogger like me, into photography, filmmaking, editing, or just want to take better pictures on your iPhone, you’re gonna love McKinnon’s videos. But you don’t have to be into photography to enjoy McKinnon’s work. McKinnon’s infectious enthusiasm and charm, and his unique and masterful editing style combine to make his vlogs a pleasure to watch, regardless of whether or not you have an interest in photography. Check out the video below and I think you’ll see what I mean.
Andrew Brokos TPE Videos
I first became aware of Andrew Brokos through the Thinking Poker Podcast, which if you haven’t already checked out, well, you should remedy that right away. That led to reading his set of Thinking Poker Diaries, which cover his adventures at the WSOP, which I also highly recommend. It seemed only natural that when I started looking for a coach that he would be a great fit. Working with Andrew has been great and incredibly valuable to my game.
One of the benefits to getting coaching from Andrew was being introduced to the great line up of videos he’s produced for the Tournament Poker Edge training site. His TPE videos cover a wide array of topics and even though the site is definitely tournament focused, the majority of his videos are theory based and applicable to both tournament and cash players. These videos have become a large and important component of my daily study and have probably influenced my game more than any other single study tool I’ve used. I’m especially partial, and find myself returning to over and over, his Getting Paid series, which covers value betting, and the Getting Off On The Right Foot series that covers the fundamentals of developing a solid strategy. Do yourself a favor and check these videos out.
Awesome Quote of the Week
“The moment we believe that success is determined by an ingrained level of ability as opposed to resilience and hard work, we will be brittle in the face of adversity.” Joshua Waitzkin
A great quote here from Joshua Waitzkin. If you listen to Tim Ferriss’s podcast you’re probably already familiar with Waitzkin. If not, he’s the chess prodigy the movie Searching For Bobby Fischer was based on. He’s gone on to become an expert in multiple fields including Tai Chi Push Hands and now Brazilian Jujitsu, as well as a respected authority on learning techniques and mindsets.
I really like the sentiment behind this quote. The idea that one becomes successful due to some innate ability and not due to good old fashioned hard work goes directly against everything I believe. I find the idea that one can simply work hard to find success incredibly inspiring and motivational.
Hope you all have a great week!
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