How to Be Yourself by Ellen Hendriksen – Notes, Quotes and Highlights

How did she know I preferred reading to partying and working alone rather than in forced collaboration?

“But would any of those truly be a disaster of epic proportions?”

“Would anyone die? Would you be irreversibly broken?”

Would they be worth getting really worked up over?” Continue reading How to Be Yourself by Ellen Hendriksen – Notes, Quotes and Highlights

How to Be Yourself by Ellen Hendriksen – Notes, Quotes and Highlights

Know your best “you” is in there. It’s the you that surfaces around people with whom you are comfortable—your confidants, your closest family—or when you’re savoring your solitude. That’s the real you.

Just like a commitment to working out strengthens the body, a commitment to practicing thinking and acting differently strengthens the brain.

All our preparatory freaking out and after-the-fact self-flagellation not only doesn’t help; it actually sets us back, which is the exact opposite of what we were going for. Continue reading How to Be Yourself by Ellen Hendriksen – Notes, Quotes and Highlights

How to Be Yourself by Ellen Hendriksen – Notes, Quotes and Highlights

Rather than reading about how to ride a bicycle, we have to get on the bicycle.

I know I can get nervous and still do whatever I want.

Challenge yourself a little, on your own terms.

A socially anxious brain, physiologically, is exactly the same as a non-socially anxious brain. Continue reading How to Be Yourself by Ellen Hendriksen – Notes, Quotes and Highlights

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie – Notes, Quotes and Highlights

It raises one above the herd and gives one a feeling of nobility and execution to admit one’s mistakes.

By fighting you never get enough, but by yielding you get more than what you expected

Get the other person saying “yes, yes” at the outset. Keep you opponent, if possible, from saying No. Continue reading How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie – Notes, Quotes and Highlights

Never Get Angry Again by David J. Lieberman – Notes, Quotes and Highlights

We must open ourselves up to the field of possibilities by asking ourselves, What do I want out of life?

What would you do if you could not fail?

What would you do if you didn’t have the problems that you have?

What would you do if you had all the money that you ever needed? Continue reading Never Get Angry Again by David J. Lieberman – Notes, Quotes and Highlights

Never Get Angry Again by David J. Lieberman – Notes, Quotes and Highlights

Once we can recognize—in the moment—what really matters, we no longer need to force ourselves to remain calm.

King Solomon, the wisest of men, wrote, “A lacking on the inside can never be satisfied with something from the outside.”5

When we don’t like who we are, we cannot help but become angry with ourselves. Then we take it out on the world around us and on the people who care most about us. Continue reading Never Get Angry Again by David J. Lieberman – Notes, Quotes and Highlights

Never Get Angry Again by David J. Lieberman – Notes, Quotes and Highlights

Time provides perspective, allowing us to see the situation with clarity.

Everything in life is draining for the person who doesn’t like who he has become.

When we don’t love ourselves, we can’t give love, and we can’t feel loved.

Or, to put it another way, getting angry actually makes us dumb. Continue reading Never Get Angry Again by David J. Lieberman – Notes, Quotes and Highlights

Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki – Notes, Quotes and Highlights

Wealth is a person’s ability to survive so many numbers of days forward – or, if I stopped working today, how long could I survive?

Who are you working for? Who are your making rich?

Where is this daily activity taking you? Continue reading Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki – Notes, Quotes and Highlights

Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki – Notes, Quotes and Highlights

The donkey’s owner may be going where he wants to, but the donkey is chasing an illusion. Tomorrow, there will only be another carrot for the donkey,

If people are prepared to be flexible, keep an open mind and learn, they will grow richer and richer despite tough changes.

Assets put money in your pocket. A liability is something that takes money out of your pocket. Continue reading Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki – Notes, Quotes and Highlights

Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki – Notes, Quotes and Highlights

The poor and the middle-class work for money, the rich have money work for them.

Most people become a slave to money – and then get angry at their boss.

To live a life dictated by the size of a paycheck is not really living a life.

A job is only a short-term solution to a long-term problem. Continue reading Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki – Notes, Quotes and Highlights