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4 lessons learned from “Ready Player One”

4 lessons learned from “Ready Player One”

Every book I read in 2017 was non-fiction. I was driven my desire to consume as much information and knowledge as possible. So I read a variety of personal development, self-help, business books and biographies.

I avoided Fiction because it felt like an indulgence and I (wrongly) believed that I couldn’t learn anything from these stories.

I’d heard about the book “Ready Player One,” from one of my closest friends. He gave me the synopsis and highly recommended it to me. While it sounded interesting, I didn’t think twice about it because it wasn’t anything pertaining to personal development.
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$10k of credit card debt and my BIGGEST failures of 2017

$10k of credit card debt and my BIGGEST failures of 2017

As the year is winding down, I’ve been reflecting on 2017. Like with any year, there are a multitude of ups and a multitude of downs.

In 2017, I failed multiple times. To be honest with you, I should have failed more.

The more I read and learn about successful people, I see that their success includes failure. They failed multiple times. Sometimes their failures were small, other times they were large. Regardless of the size or impact of the failure, successful people learn to move past it.
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Take this “Self Analysis Test” to help you achieve success

Take this “Self Analysis Test” to help you achieve success

“We are the masters of our fate, the captains of our souls, because we have the power to control our thoughts” – Napoleon Hill

I’m sure you have heard of the overused saying, “Never judge a book by its cover?” Well, in this case, that’s how I ended up reading “Think and Grow Rich.”

One of my 2017 New Year’s Resolutions was to read 1 book a month. The objective for this resolution was to make reading a habit. So far I’ve read 21 books. With 4 weeks left in 2017, I’m hoping to up my reading speed to 1 book a week.

Some of the books I’ve read, like “Rich Dad, Poor Dad,” I purchased. Others, like “Think and Grow Rich,” I obtained for free from my local library.

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