Experiment to apply 3 books continues...
This is a 10 step actionable items summary of the book -
How to fail at everything and still win big - by Scott Adams.
1. Have systems for your goals.
Continuously look for better ways to tweak and improve your process/system of things you do on a regular basis.
System > Goal
2. View failure as a tool, not an outcome
The best lessons are wrapped around in failure so squeeze it until you extract the value from it.
Failure is the raw material of success. Invite it in
3. Get selfish
Look after yourself first before you can truly be there for others.
Eat right. Exercise. Avoid stress. Get enough sleep.
Increase the quantity of your skills rather than mastering just one skill.
Avoid career traps that require you to sell your time for money.
Learn the basics of the anythings that might someday be useful.
Scott mentions the following skills:
- Public speaking
- Business writing
- Overcoming shyness
- Second language
- Proper grammar
- Proper voice technique
The Success formula: Good + Good > Excellent
5. Persistence pays
Life is like a slot machine where you are expected to pull levers all the time and you don’t have to put in the money. If you pull the lever enough times, hitting the jackpot is inevitable.
Keep pulling the lever of life.
6. Personal Energy
Focus on energy to easily manage all of the other priorities.
a) What routinely takes away your energy?
b) What do you routinely do that gives you energy?
The most important metric to track is your personal energy
7. Success and Passion
Passion follows success.
Know success patterns to increase your odds.
“If you want success, figure out the price, then pay it."
Be aware of the people around you...
They provide information you need, or encouragement, or contacts, or even useful criticism.
Join groups with like minded people to keep growing.
“When beginning process of tackling any new and complicated problem: ask a smart friend how he or she tackled the same problem.”
8. Manufacture luck:
Deliberately move to a game with better odds.
Put yourself in a position where luck is more likely to happen.
Be prepared when luck finds you.
People who seem to have good luck are often the people who have a system that allows luck to find them
9. Simplify ruthlessly
Simplicity transforms ordinary things into amazing.
Design your habits to require the least amount of energy or friction possible.
Simplify by chipping away at the the complexity of your life over time
10. Happiness is health plus freedom.
The only goal worth pursuing is happiness.
Keys for happiness:
- Chase freedom to do what you want when you want it.
- Heading somewhere - do something new where you can improve.
- Master Imagination - let it be the user interface to steer your reality.
Always work on something that makes you want to get up in the mornings
That is the end of the summary of the 2nd book.
A lot to unpack and apply.
July is for the third book - Dare to Lead.