This book was unexpectedly deep. The last chapter has to do with confronting our own mortality. This book aimed to unlock fears we all have and allow us to unleash our success by getting rid of them.
Did I mention this book is deep. It's not something you can ingest in 1 or 2 days. This will take a while to sink in and be digested.
Ha! Well, um, yes. It was very easy to differentiate Robert Greene from Curtis Jackson.
I really should spend time thinking about life, death, and all the things I need to do now and now wait until it's too late. What is the worst that could happen? What IF I lost it all, and had to get it back? Would I work even harder if I had nothing to lose?
I was expecting this to be more about 50 Cent. This book is NOT really about 50 cent. He makes a few cameo appearances here and there, but basically it's only tangentially related to him.
The turning point for me was something that I am currently benefiting from. The POWER OF PROCESS. One quote that I remember roughly said, "The cause of all man's problems are due to his inability to sit alone, in a room, for many hours." This "druge-work" is a powerful duty we all have in anything that we may be trying to get better at. It is these long a repetitive tasks that makes us sharpen our sword for wielding in a world full of unmasterful types. You will stick out if you stick to it!!
No I haven't yet.. I plan on listening to this over and over and then moving on to Robert's previous work on the 48 Laws of Power. I'm not sure if the book or the audio will be better for that though.
This is not merely a take this or that and try and apply it. It is a feet first deep end dive to the truth of what we really want. This is OWNERSHIP! Salvery seems so taboo but it is real even today! We are decided for without thinking from businesses left and right and we can not eve make our own decisions! WE ARE UNTRAINED in our confidence of self relience. Like a cat that will die in the wild if he does not grow up there. Are we living?..Or are we just merely surviving?
You must change your mind before you can change your actions. This is not pop-tarts folks. This is wild bison meat you just killed yesterday. Learn to provide for yourself! Wake up or die.
I've read a lot of self-help, motivational, business books over the years, and this book finally speaks to me with obvious actions to take and basically states, bluntly, if you don't do these things, you fail. No fancy words or systems, just basic things that one should do to be successful.
I also bought the paper copy of the book, as there are a lot of actions to take, and it's helpful to review them on a weekly basis. I am convinced if one does these things, one will get where they want to go.
The only minor criticism is that the reading lacks enthusiasm and is almost monotone. Maybe this is on purpose (see chapter 8) ...
While I really liked Robert Greene's older books on Audible this one was just a horrible listen. When authors read their own works it's almost always monotonous and slow. Neil Gaiman is about the only exception to the rule. So this book was a terrible listen and I couldn't get through it. Even though the book itself was fairly good and I'll probably get it on my Kindle instead I have to say skip it on Audible and buy the actual book instead.
Robert Greene and 50 team up to bring you the ultimate guide to marketing,branding,and business prowess for anyone from the hip hop cat to the boardroom cat.Wisdom ,insight and real life situations of how to move in a world of vultures!!
The book teaches you to be fearless and how to escape boredom.
48 laws of power.
This is the most useful so far of the series.
It touched me but no tears.
I wonder how I got through life without this knowledge.
Oh I have and will. It had a lot of very interesting things, I loved it!
Neapolitan? Never knew why he was a great leader and details of some of the obstacles he encountered and how he handled them.
Highly recommend it!
Excellent narration by Robert Greene and 50 Cent
This book compares in fundamental philosophy to Mastery, by Robert Greene. It provokes the realization of what is holding you back from doing what you want in life, and then realizing how trivial and utterly nonsensical those restraints are in your life. Simply by realizing this, you are now practically on the course to mastering your life.
The intimacy of hearing the voices of both 50 Cent and Robert Greene brings a whole new level to reading.
This book, and the other works of Robert Greene have literally changed my perspective on myself and of life in general.
Live on the fringe of comfort, embrace fear as an allie and live your version of your life.
Competition and succes is about meeting a need, adaptability of ones self to your environment.
The amalgamation of life stories: 50cent, MLk, JFK, FDR, Ghandi, Malcolm X etc. R. Green stitches together the commonality of ethnic neutral principles of self-creation.
Malcolm X quote our greatest enemy is fear based on lies and deceit. I am going to preach to you until you are afraid if that fear
Do the unexpected.... Don't be pigeon holed into others expectations.
50's story is incredible. How he continues to reinvent himself is inspiring!
Hearing the contrast in voices is great especially with 50 actually reading his quotes at the bringing of each chapter.
It helped motivate me to re-brand my business and to grow and change in my environment and not become complaisant.