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What’s Better; Kindle Or Real Books?


People ask me all the time what’s the best way to read books – electronic or hardcopy? First of all, don’t be so black and white with your thinking.

There is no right or wrong answer to that, it’s not a moral question so you don’t need to treat it so literally.

Each has its advantages. For me, I only use electronic books for two reasons: when I’m traveling and I don’t want to take too many books with me, and to take notes (sometimes it’s easier to take notes in an eBook).

I still bring some hardcopy books with me though. I figure if Alexander the Great could bring a library with him on all his war campaigns then I can check a bag of books.

EBooks are hard on your eyes in my opinion. People argue with me and say that modern technology is easier on your eyes but I feel like I look at a screen too much anyway, and it’s nice to have something visceral to hold in your hands.

The other time that I use eBooks is on my phone, because if you’re in a waiting room or on a subway you have something to read right there in your pocket. I read the same books over and over, kind of like a form of meditation. For example, I have “Civilization and Its Discontents” by Freud on my phone. I already know what pages I like so I can just pull it up and think about his ideas.

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The Greatest Quote Of All Time


What’s the world’s best quote? I think it’s this one by Alexander the Great: “Through every generation of the human race there has been a constant war, a war with fear. Those who have the courage to conquer it are made free and those who are conquered by it are made to suffer until they have the courage to defeat it, or death takes them.”

People often ask me if I read a book a day, how I remember what I read. The answer is multi-faceted. You need a few tools. One is to record yourself on your phone doing a “practice” speech. You ONLY get good by doing.

If you want to be able to recite from memory than you have to just do it a lot. I have no idea why humans can’t get that through their thick skulls (my own thick skull included, haha)…

Public speaking is another great format to drive yourself to remember things. You have to lead yourself with reward. The mind follows the reward. So just know that memorizing great quotes not only gives you powerful mental tools to make the right decisions but it also IMPRESSES people.

If you think humans don’t judge by the outward you are deluded. They always have and always will. Despite what the warm fuzzy memes on Facebook and TV tell you.

Guess why most people won’t speak publicly? They’re too afraid of what other people will say. FEAR! (Which is why you should memorize this quote from Alexander the Great)…

In my “67 Steps” program I talk about something called the “Man on the Moon Principle.” If mankind can accomplish something as difficult as putting a man on the moon then you and I can definitely remember more of what we read. Click here to learn more about the 67 Steps Millionaire Mentor Program.

I recently read about all the people in North Africa who memorize the Quran. Just everyday people.

Memorize things!

It’ll make you more impressive.

You want to have powerful mentors?

You want investors to give you a million dollars?

You want customers to buy more from you?

You have to be impressive.

But pain and fear may be bigger driving forces for some humans than reward. Fear is the stallion running around in your brain. Like Alexander the Great says, if you don’t throw a saddle on that horse and learn to ride it then that stallion will kill you.

Most people have never learned to harness their fear.

And that fear causes them to suffer.

They’re not in abundance. They’re in scarcity.

You need to get into abundance.

And I’m not just talking about wealth. I just read about a hundred-year-old body builder who won Mr. Universe in the 1950’s and he still lifts weights. This guy is a hundred-years-old and he has abundant health.

You can have it too.

But you have to put in the work.

The goal in memorizing this quote is not just to be impressive; it’s to harness that horse so that you find health and wealth.

The world is abundant. People blame their failures on the recession but that’s BS. I was just at dinner with a guy under 40 who created a $480 million dollar business from scratch.

My aunt was married for 65 years. There can be an abundance of friendship, love, and happiness.

Happiness is a contrast bias. You can’t feel it all the time but you can feel fulfilled.

What’s the easiest way to do that? Start by filling up your brain with quotes like this.

Build up your willpower. Step by step you get ahead, but not necessarily in fast spurts.

To me, the opposite of fear is abundance. The world is abundant, you just need to conquer your fear and you can get what you want from life.

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