Long Lost Notes

I recently discovered this random list of notes I wrote over a year ago for several different books (as you can tell) I was reading at the time…I don’t type my notes often so these are a rarity.
Although they create a much longer post than usual, I chose to leave them as is: no editing, no context. Just raw content.

Hope you enjoy

  • Success leaves clues-watch what successful people do- Jim Rohn
  • Life is what happens to you when you’re planning on doing something else
  • You don’t win points doing something the hard way- Guy Kawasaki
  • Preach the gospel at all times- if necessary use words
  • Peter the Great of Russia carried a club with him to beat people to make them speed up. He was 6’7”
  • What did you do yesterday to ensure that today is a masterpiece? What will you do today to ensure tomorrow is one?
  • Learning is a change of behavior, not a change in knowledge.
  • Commitment means that you are willing to grow personally and organizationally regardless of the cost. And it’s those last four words that stop most leaders in their tracks and relegate them to pitiable windbags and wimps who routinely talk right and then walk left.
  • When your memories are greater than your dreams your days are numbered.
  • Asking easy questions allows the person to respond effortlessly
  • What weren’t you willing to do to make it happen?


  1. Business
  2. Wealth
  3. Relationships
  4. Well Being
  5. Making a difference
  • When giving praise, be definite
  • Never gossip
  • Emotions are not responsive to reason
  • Bring other’s emotions out into the open as much as possible
  • While in conversation always pause even if you know what you’re about to say

Interpersonal Operations:

  1. Building up one’s self
  2. Attacking others
  3. Making demands
  4. Controlling
  5. Expressing love

5 Laws of Being a Go-Giver:

  1. Value- Your true worth is determined by how much more you give in value than you take in payment.
  2. Compensation- Your income is determined by how many people you serve and how well you serve them.
  3. Influence- Your influence is determined by how abundantly you place other people’s interests first.
  4. Authenticity- The most valuable gift you have to offer is yourself.
  5. Receptivity- The key to effective giving is to stay open to receiving.
  • Rich people manage their money well. Poor people mismanage their money well.
  • You must be paid for your performance and results, not for your time.
  • The peace you want for yourself, want it more for others than you want it for yourself.
  • No one can make a fool of you without your consent.
  • Success is doing what the failures won’t do.
  • Remember to define your words to avoid misconceptions.
  • In conversation, give feedback to make sure you’re thinking the same as the other person.
  • Your listener’s attention will be held when what you say is useful, easy to grasp, and worth the time it takes to tell it.
  • In conversation, you can’t stop others from speaking irrelevance. But you can make sure what you say is relevant.
  • 20 seconds==attention span.
  • When describing something, only use 2 adjectives. 3 are too many.

Methods for Holding Attention:

  1. Stick to the point
  2. Space your ideas by keeping your speeches short. This gives your listener time to think about each idea as it is presented.
  3. Don’t tell the other person what he already knows. Repeat your meaning but not your words, and avoid saying the obvious.
  4. Use concrete words whenever possible. Whenever you use abstract words illustrate them through the use of concrete ones.

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