- File Size: 890 KB
- Print Length: 303 pages
- Publisher: The One Week Book (December 14, 2011)
- Publication Date: December 14, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B006M9T8NI
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #135,589 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Once you are persuaded, he tells you how. It includes living strategically, and not tactically or mindlessly. It involves breaking bad habits. Creating good ones. He tells you why you need to throw away that TV remote, and why you need to suffer and feel the strife to break through. He kicks your ass repeatedly. In every story, and post, he will make you wonder why you've been planted on your couch the last few weeks/months/years. You are halfway through the book, you feel like standing up. It's now harder to sit down and read. You need to be doing something, anything. You have energy. Sebastian has given it to you. Good. Use it to write him a thank you note. Not sure what cool stuff you will be doing but are ready to jump in? Sebastian tells you to build some fundamental skills, and try different things, to always be producing - whether its a review, a photograph, a tiny utility program. Always be connecting with people. Serving them. Letting them know they helped you. Help them. So now, you've done some cool stuff. You wish to go further. Is it an empire you want to build? A dynasty? Sebastian will help you forge your path. Wait. What's this? Are you hurting? Murphy's law has kicked in. Nothing's going right. What to do? Abandon not the path! Focus on the fundamentals, says Sebastian. Keep your diet steady. Exercise. Don't make major decisions. Don't be stupid. You shall bounce back. Is the path right for you? If so, buy this book already.
Massive re-read value; I thought the last section of the book (the email from his friend Brendon) was lofty, idealistic, and way too "out there" the first time I read it. I remember thinking "is this guy for real? Does he really talk and think like this?" I re-read the book to take more detailed notes recently, and that section actually began to make more sense.
Timeless writing --- when you go back every couple months or years, you'll find that you can use what he writes to gain perspective on recent events, over and over.
. It's scruffy, not-quite-edited and looks like he copy-and-pasted blog posts into an eBook, like other reviewers have mentioned. But for 7 bucks you get the best of his hundreds of articles, and the information that, for me, got me started down this path of improvement and wanting MORE out of life and myself, all wrapped up into a convenient package.
The most powerful part was the introductory story in Japan. If you're considering buying, use Amazon's "Sample at the Beginning" feature to read that story. If it hits you hard (as in: wow! someone else feels that way too), then you're the sort who can gain great value from the lessons that follow.
Because of this, I feel like this book is best for people already working on themselves, who've already realized that they don't fit the "mold" and looking for inspiration and advice on how to get to the next level. In addition, the book was written in one week, and it does show at times. However, the gems in the book are well worth the price.
More relevant to younger audiences.
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