Hi, I’m Tom Nardone, a happy, fun, successful, and occasionally famous guy. Over the last 15 years I’ve read a lot of time management, business, and self-help books. Now, like a mother bird chews up, partially digests and spits up worms for her young, I am regurgitating all of that information. That is where I got the title for this book. I mashed all of the best-selling book names into one exhaustingly long book title. I’m sure it will google well.
Here Are Some Excerpts From The Book:
Good To Great by Jim Collins: Mr. Collins has a buzz phrase “Good is the opposite of Great” and he is probably correct. When a company is good, people get complacent, they think that what they do, what they have always done, is enough, but they are wrong. Continuous improvement is required to be great and “good” companies just aren’t that good at improving. There is a simple wisdom in (one of the principle concepts of the book) The Hedgehog Concept. Great Companies find one thing they can do better than anyone else in the world, they do it well, and they don’t get distracted. I used this in my own company and it worked. Thanks Jim Collins.
The Secret by Rhonda Byrne: The secret takes 198 pages to tell you that if you think positively and you really want something badly enough, the universe will bring it to you. I find this partially to be a load of crap.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey: Learning the seven habits will help you, it helped me. If you don’t want to read Covey’s entire book, read mine. I summarize each of the seven habits and what they mean to me.
Awaken The Giant Within by Tony Robbins: This book takes 540 pages to tell you what you could learn by googling “Neuro-Linguistic Programming” Essentially, the words you say to yourself, aloud or in your own mind, are powerful. You got that? Saying bad things can become a self-fulfilling prophecy. So, start saying nice things to yourself as well as using positive visualization and you’ll become more successful.
How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie: On a good day I remember and practice a few of Carnegie’s principles. On a bad day, I’m a jerk and I forget them all. This book changed my life and after reading it I slowly migrated from a complete asshole to an OK person to be around. In my book I quickly walk you through the steps and principles that Carnegie created.
Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter: Fame is fleeting and so was this book. The complete implosion of the real estate market flushed Kiyosaki’s theory right down the toilet.
The One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard: A great management book that anyone can use. Written in parable style to make it easy to digest, this book makes a ton of sense and it has stuck with me.
Think And Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill: Andrew Carnegie, at the time the world’s wealthiest man, hires a learned friend, Napoleon Hill, to go around for twenty freaking years and talk to a bunch of incredibly successful people and then summarize the reasons for their success. Hill meets and studies people you might have heard about. They have last names like: Ford, Edison, Wright, Roosevelt, Wilson, Schwab, Eastman, Woolworth, Taft, and Graham-Bell. He gathers all of this information and then proceeds to slim it down to 13 principles. By doing so, he created one of the greatest pieces of personal motivation ever.
Conclusion: Buy my book if you are looking for the best of the best personal motivation. I hope you will enjoy it.
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