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Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It [Kindle Edition]

Kamal Ravikant
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Book Description

In December of 2011, I gave a talk to an audience of scientists, Pentagon officials, politicians, and CEO's on the secret of life and how I'd figured it out the previous summer.

Afterwards, people came up individually and told me how much what I'd shared meant to them. This book is based on the truth I spoke about.

It's something I learned from within myself, something I believed saved me. And more than that, the way I set about to do it.

This is a collection of thoughts on what I learned, what worked, what didn't. Where I succeed and importantly, where I fail daily.

The truth is to love yourself with the same intensity you would use to pull yourself up if you were hanging off a cliff with your fingers. As if your life depended upon it. Once you get going, it's not hard to do. Just takes commitment and I'll share how I did it.

It's been transformative for me. I know it will be transformative for you as well.


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"One of the most important books I've read this year." 
James Altucher, author of Wall Street Journal bestseller, Choose Yourself

About the Author

I've been fortunate enough to have some amazing experiences in my life so far.  I've trekked to one of the highest base camps in the Himalayas, meditated with Tibetan monks in the Dalai Lama's monastery, earned my US Army Infantry patch, walked 550 miles across Spain, lived in Paris, been the only non-black, non-woman member of the Black Women's writers' group, written a novel, held the hands of dying patients, and worked with some of the best people in Silicon Valley.

But the most transformative experience has been the simple act of loving myself.  

Product Details

  • File Size: 146 KB
  • Print Length: 68 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Love Yourself (May 25, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0086BX8UE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,160 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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481 of 507 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars How To Find Yourself June 18, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is an excerpt from a review I wrote on my blog about Kamal's book, which truly has changed the direction of my life -

What would you be doing with your life right now if you were madly, truly, deeply in love with yourself? Just sit quietly for a moment with the question. Close your eyes and really think about it.

What would a person in your shoes do if they really loved themselves? I'm talking the kind of love a parent has for their child, the kind of fierce intensity that will drive them to do anything to ensure their child's wellness and happiness.

Even if it means giving up everything they have.

I didn't know that happiness began with getting the inside stuff right. With facing the truth about what I wanted from my life, no matter how crazy it might have sounded. So I ate. And in between eating, and working, and going out and showing how cool and happy I was by having massive drinking nights with my buddies, I started searching.

I read all the self-help books from my Dad's shelves, all the Tony Robbins and Brian Tracy and Zig Ziglar, and I loved it. I bought my own books, `Change Your Thinking', `Authentic Happiness', `How To Change Your Life in 30 Days'. I'd sit and have coffee and read and journal and dream, but I just couldn't figure out how to get from where I was to `there'.

And so I'd close my book and go home and I'd eat, and my deep down worries that maybe I wasn't so special after all would drift away.

When my (first) marriage ended, my husband wondered how he hadn't seen it coming just by looking properly at my bookshelf.

I wondered too.

In the end I did give up everything I had and start afresh. Everything, even my toaster.
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157 of 164 people found the following review helpful
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I reviewed this also on my blog. Here is the review:

Kamal went missing. We had been corresponding for over a year, ever since I started this blog. I'm very grateful for the great friends I have met through this blog. It has been a totally unexpected but much appreciated benefit of doing this.

Finally I was visiting San Francisco and after 100s of emails back and forth during the prior year, I was getting all set to meet Kamal Ravikant. But he didn't show up for our planned breakfast. His brother, Naval, called him a few times. "He's at home," Naval said, "but he's not picking up. His illness must be overwhelming him today." Naval had a GPS specifically attached to where Kamal was.

Kamal was very sick. This had been going on for months. He had gotten more and more sick. Some days he couldn't move or wake up. Other days he had enough energy to go outside but only for minutes and then he had to go back inside. Kamal's sickness was chronic. The doctors couldn't help him, he was infinitely tired, feverish, in pain, and it was getting worse.

I knew from our correspondences that Kamal had been going through a hard time before he got sick. His company, which had once been well enough to raise a significant amount of money, was faltering, perhaps failing. He had recently broken off a relationship. A close friend had died.

Often when we attach our happiness to external goals: financial success, relationship success, etc, we get disappointed. Even when things work out, everything cycles, the happiness is often fleeting.

When those goals break, the external pain immediately gets reflected into our internal bodies. Our emotions break. We feel sad, disappointed, in pain.
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94 of 101 people found the following review helpful
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Hi! I'm very cynical about self-improvement books. I have bought quite a few over the years (and there is a part of me that really wants them to help me) but I am often left disappointed. I have the feeling that "it might work for you" but you don't know what stuff is happening in my life! This book has been a revelation (okay, I didn't see angels and hear twinkly music) but this book has concrete, genuine tools that can help a person love themselves more than they do right now.

I was attracted to the book because the cover is not a cheesy-looking field of flowers with happy people running. The cover and title gave me an inkling that this book might be for the modern man. With such a low price, I thought it was worth a go. As I hope you can tell, I'm so glad that I did buy it.

The book takes you through different ideas that can help you transform your relationship with yourself. The chapter entitled "Mental Loop" helped me finally understand how to use a positive mantra like "I love myself." Before you say to yourself that a mantra like that is nothing new, I guarantee that the book offers it up in a way that will actually make a difference in your life. I also recommend the chapter entitled "Oxygen" -- simple yet fierce.

Highly recommended to all.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Book Saved My Life December 19, 2012
By SF
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
In the last two years I've thought about suicide more than anytime in my life.

I don't want to bore you with the details but I can't tell you how thankful I am for this book.

It's strategies are simple but they work.

I feel like I have a friend in the darkness now.

In reality, your friends, your family, and your counselor can't be there for you every time you get depressed.

But you're thoughts will always be with you. This book teaches you how to turn your thoughts into an ally.

This stuff is powerful.

If you are suffering, please, buy this book and read it

If you know someone who's suffering make sure they read it.

You won't regret it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars right to the point!
Kamal put the book together in very easy to read and digest little chunks. If you just follow the instructions found in this little book you will be well on your way to... Read more
Published 6 minutes ago by borisk88
5.0 out of 5 stars "Love Yourself" lifted me up!
You will feel better after reading this book. My suggestion is to put down the 500 page philosophical self help book and get down to the basics. Read more
Published 20 hours ago by Dana Love
5.0 out of 5 stars simple truth
I've been in AA for many years. We have a saying, " Easy does it...but do it" I will commit myself to this practice. I have been in a depression for many months. Read more
Published 22 hours ago by David J
5.0 out of 5 stars I found this a wonderful tool to make my days and nights brighter
For such a simple little book, I found this a wonderful tool to make my days and nights brighter. I highly recommend reading it and using the techniques that Kamal recommends.
Published 1 day ago by DesertRose
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Amazing book. Simple yet effective
Published 1 day ago by Craig Goodwin
4.0 out of 5 stars Magic
The book was so simple. There was so much clarity in three simple words; I love myself. I Love this
Published 1 day ago by Nancy G
2.0 out of 5 stars is this for real ?
Apart from the generic advice in meditating & one or two lines on psychology, what wa this ? I want my money back.
How the heck did it garner all those reviews & sales !!
Published 1 day ago by Just Chill
1.0 out of 5 stars Unbelievably bad. I wish I had my money back
Unbelievably bad. I wish I had my money back. Read the title - congrats you read the book. Zero practical content.
Published 2 days ago by Matthew Robinson
5.0 out of 5 stars this rocked
I liked the ideas, philosophy and the specific methods/tools taught in this book. Everyone needs to read and implement in their life.
Published 3 days ago by Jeff Hi
5.0 out of 5 stars inspiring
I'm excited to try out the practice of self-love that is explained in this book. It's said that you can't truly love another until you love yourself and I'm confident that... Read more
Published 3 days ago by Linz
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More About the Author

I've been fortunate enough to have some amazing experiences in my life so far. I've trekked to one of the highest base camps in the Himalayas, meditated with Tibetan monks in the Dalai Lama's monastery, earned my US Army Infantry patch, walked 550 miles across Spain, lived in Paris, been the only non-black, non-woman member of the Black Women's writers' group, written several bestsellers, held the hands of dying patients, and worked with some of the best people in Silicon Valley.

But the most transformative experience has been the simple act of loving myself.

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I often get asked if I've done anything else related to my books. Sure. Here are some that you might find useful.

Videos:

- A talk I gave called "Love and Entrepreneurship." http://youtu.be/OBrPQTY48_8
- Interview: Living your truth. http://youtu.be/y7umuxkOSsA

Podcasts:

Angel Investing with James Altucher.

http://www.stansberryradio.com/James-Altucher/Latest-Episodes/Episode/634/Ep-28-Kamal-Ravikant-How-to-Become-an-Angel-Investor-with-Only-1000

Blog:

http://www.founderzen.com




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