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Jun 04, 2019 11:31:45

How to fail at everything and still win big - Summary

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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.

4. Skills

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
- Psychology
- Business writing
- Accounting
- Design
- Persuasion
- Conversation
- Overcoming shyness
- Second language
- Golf
- Proper grammar
- Technology
- 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.  
Stay tuned for the remaining five key items....  

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    @keni Great summary! I am very interested in #4. There is lots of talk about doubling down on the skills you are good at vs. improving skills that aren't in your wheelhouse. I think there are certain skills you absolutely have to master, and then beyond that it's a matter of preference which other skills to add to the repertoire.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Jun 04, 2019 08:35:30
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      @brandonwilson - The book is a gem. I highly recommend people to read it.. There are 5 more points that I will share tomorrow.

      Keni avatar Keni | Jun 04, 2019 11:52:30
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