Unbreakable Self

The Book That Changed Everything

Posted in Books by Ahmed on June 2, 2010

I’m rereading the 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss. If you haven’t read it yet, pick up a copy. Believe me, it’ll change the way you look at things forever.

Lifestyle design is the centerpiece of the book, with the goal being to generate automated income and having the ability to take “mini-retirements.” I can’t stress how important the goal setting and lifestyle design chapters are, they will forever change how you do things and design your life.

If you want to work less and make more (we all do), and live the life that you’ve wanted, then pick this book up. It’ll help you get all of those thoughts down on paper in a systematic fashion. And if you want to setup an internet business, Tim talks about his supplement company that went from being an 80-hour a week job to 4 hours per week while more than doubling his revenue, all with the use of virtual assistants and the application of the 80/20 Pareto principle.

This book is top notch. Good read…and…

Godspeed 🙂


The 50th Law by Robert Green and 50 Cent

Posted in Books, Character by Ahmed on May 19, 2010

I’ve been reading this book and have found it to be really refreshing, a lot easier of a read than the original 48 Laws of Power – maybe it’s because you have the context of a figure like 50 Cent driving most of these principles.

Apparently this book came about after 50 Cent had spent years fighting the changing hiphop industry. This book was done with Robert Greene as a sort of reflection on what it took to succeed in music and in business. So, the top 10 takeaways from this book are as follows (from Amazon reviewer “Dave Lakhani”):

1. Intense Realism – A very candid look at the value of seeing things as they are
2. Self Reliance – A look at making everything your own and controlling yourself and your surroundings
3. Opportunism – Finding the value in negative situations and making the best of every situation while turning it to your advantage
4. Keep moving – Move with the chaos, don’t give others a chance to pin you down, change your appearance to fit the environment
5. Aggression – Get over your fears of confronting people
6. Authority – The person at the top sets the tone
7. Connection – Think of the public first and their changing needs. Begin with their demand and create the appropriate supply.
8. Mastery – Learn to master boredom, outlast your rivals, learn early to endure the hours of practice and drudgery to build a proper foundation to grow from
9. Self Belief – Push beyond your limits. Your sense of who you are will determine your actions and what you get in life.
10. The Sublime – Confront your mortality

Here’s a slideshare presentation outlining the book. Enjoy.

The Way of the Superior Man

Posted in Books by Ahmed on May 13, 2010

This book changed the way I looked at myself and the way that I was living. After reading The Way, I took full control of my masculinity and let go of all the societal conditioning telling us modern men to be nice guys. I was working a job that I hated and hoped that one day, things would get better. I lived as a victim, and that doesn’t bode well when you’re trying to do great things to your life.

So, of course, things didn’t change, they just got worse. But, when I started living by the principles in this book, the women in my life started to love me more, the men in my life became closer friends, and my personal wealth and well-being skyrocketed. This is the first post on this blog because this book was that powerful for me. I hope that it serves the same for you (my fellow men of course, not to discriminate against women. Don’t worry you’ll have your books too).

Stop Hoping for Completion of Anything in Life

Most men make the error of thinking that one day it will be done. They think, “If I can work enough, then one day I could rest.” Or, “One day my woman will understand something and then she will stop complaining.” Or, “I’m only doing this now so that one day I can do what I really want with my life.”

The masculine error is to think that eventually things will be different in some fundamental way. They won’t. It never ends. As long as life continues, the creative challenge is to tussle, play and make love with the present moment giving your unique gift.

It’s never going to be over, so stop waiting for the good stuff. As of now, spend a minimum of one hour a day doing whatever you are waiting to do until your finances are more secure, or until whatever it is you’re waiting for.

Excerpt from The Way of the Superior Man, by David Deida

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