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May 21, 2019 12:54:41


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I want to apply 3 good books into my life before the end of 2019. 

Emphasis on apply

I have read several books in the past. My dad always reminds me that my mindset is a result of the types and volume of books I have read through the years.

But I feel like I am not getting all I could from the content I am exposed to. I remember the lessons learnt from a book when I am in a random conversation or writing a post about it. I could do more to translate the lessons into action.

Making a conscious effort to apply it to my life hasn't happened with any degree of effort. 

I am going to change that. 

I will research and select exactly three books that have the potential for a high return on my investment of time and energy. 

Here are the list of books that I have identified as good potentials so far:

- Compound effect
- Anti-Fragile
- Rich Dad Poor Dad
- Tools of Titans
- Dare to lead
- Getting Things Done
- Atomic Habit
- Influence
- The Practicing Mind
- The War Of Art
- Mastery 

I got the idea from @rosieodsey's post

Which 3 books would you recommend for this experiment?

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    Excited and curious to see which you decide and the application


    Abe avatar Abe | May 22, 2019 14:24:37
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      @abrahamKim - I am curious too. I will write about the experiment in details in the future.

      Keni avatar Keni | May 22, 2019 11:21:12
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    @keni <3
    I am so honoured to see this.
    The 3 books that were game changers for me:
    - Essentialism (how to pare life down to the important)
    - Non-violent communication (how to talk to yourself and others)
    - Better than before (a good companion to Atomic Habits)
    If a book really starts to unravel you, see what else the author has - podcasts, videos, articles. All of these help. Let me know what you end up reading. Oh my gosh. Can we do a 200wad book club?

    Rosie Odsey avatar Rosie Odsey | May 22, 2019 07:43:19
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      @rosieodsey - The idea makes so much sense. Really what's the point of investing time and money on books if we don't make changes from the lessons?

      I like looking for podcasts, videos and blogs as well. I even like to look for book summaries. That is becoming something everyone is doing nowadays. Both in video format and pdfs to refer to.

      I am still researching but I may end up with a book I have already read... My experiment is the application of it. I will definitely write a post on it once I do enough to warrant a brag post. :)

      200wad book club is an awesome idea. I have noticed that most people here are both reader and writers.

      @basilesamel - What can we do about incorporating Rosie's book club idea?

      Keni avatar Keni | May 21, 2019 18:26:33
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      @keni @rosieodsey - We could easily create a book club in the Slack channel.

      Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | May 21, 2019 18:46:01
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      @keni I just read a book called "How to read a book" to improve my ability to extract learnings. I think that one day I'll have to write a book called "How to integrate a book".

      Rosie Odsey avatar Rosie Odsey | May 22, 2019 12:04:26
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      @keni @brianball I might just instigate that :)

      Rosie Odsey avatar Rosie Odsey | May 22, 2019 12:04:50
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      @keni @rosieodsey I'm launching a chat feature, then I work on the Writing Circles, which are basically groups of writers dedicated to a topic. The book club would totally fit in there :)

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | May 22, 2019 08:58:02
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      @basilesamel - Awesome. Thank you Baz. Could you please share your top 3 game changing books? Very curious.

      Keni avatar Keni | May 22, 2019 09:49:41
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      @keni Mastery obviously, I'm always talking about it haha. Then, Man's Search for Meaning because it came in my life at a time where I needed to find some meaning. One of my personal favorites would be Thoreau's Walden, but in your situation, I advise James Altucher's Choose Yourself.

      Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | May 22, 2019 17:12:55
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      @basilesamel - Thank you!!

      Keni avatar Keni | May 29, 2019 00:10:07
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    @keni Atomic Habit and any other two.

    For some reason, my first read of compound effect was kinda boring, so I dumped it. I might try to get my hands on it again.

    Btw, i think Naval's Podcasts (some episodes) are distilled and modern versions of concepts taught in books like Rich Dad and Compound Effect.

    Seun Oyebode avatar Seun Oyebode | May 21, 2019 20:48:50
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      @seunoyebode - :) I added compound effect because of Naval.

      Naval's podcast is intense. I keep listening to each one repeatedly and I know I still need to go back and listen to all again from the beginning. Excellent find Seun. Thank you.

      Keni avatar Keni | May 21, 2019 18:20:23
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    @keni Rich Dad Poor Dad, Atomic Habits and Getting Things Done would be my top 3 😀

    Jack Lyons avatar Jack Lyons | May 21, 2019 11:54:49
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      @jacklyons - Thank you Jack.
      Are these your top 3 of all time or just from the list I made?

      Keni avatar Keni | May 21, 2019 18:18:21
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      @keni Just from your list :)

      Jack Lyons avatar Jack Lyons | May 21, 2019 18:19:22
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      @jacklyons - please share your top 3 of all time as well.

      Keni avatar Keni | May 21, 2019 22:16:41
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    @keni - Skip any book that feels "exciting" -- like Wow! I'm going to get rich if I just figure out how to listen to my RICH dad or I carry a box full of the Tools of Titans or I Influence -- those poor suckers who never saw it coming.

    If limited to this list:
    The War of Art - fun read, but makes you sense it's going to take work.
    The Practicing Mind -- keep coming back to the starting place
    Dare to Lead - ( and any book by her )

    Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | May 21, 2019 10:36:06
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      @brianball - Thank you Brian. Interesting recommendation.

      If unlimited by my list - what would you put as your top 3?

      Keni avatar Keni | May 21, 2019 18:17:35
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      @keni The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking, Six Thinking Hats, by Edward De Bono something fiction -- maybe the Martian. :-)

      Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | May 21, 2019 18:49:00
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      @brianball - Loved the Martian movie .. the other 2, I never heard before. Thank you for sharing

      Keni avatar Keni | May 21, 2019 22:17:39
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