Self Help & Psychology

Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin Summary

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

by Benjamin Franklin
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is the life story of one of the Founding Fathers of America. Franklin is often described as a "self-made man" and "The First American" because of his lifelong dedication to values like enthusiastic work, self-education and personal improvement.
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letters from a stoic summary

Letters From a Stoic

by Seneca
Letters from a Stoic is about how to stop feeling unsatisfied in life or worried what people think. Seneca says we must first reduce our desire for pleasure, wealth and social approval. Then we can become less fearful and hesitant with techniques like remembering that we're all gonna die.
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how to win friends summary

How to Win Friends and Influence People

by Dale Carnegie
How to Win Friends and Influence People is a guide to getting along with others. Dale Carnegie says that people are "creatures of emotion" (not logic) that desire a feeling of importance. We can provide that feeling with our sincere enthusiasm, consideration, interest and appreciation.
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can't hurt me summary

Can’t Hurt Me

by David Goggins
Can't Hurt Me is a guide to building mental toughness, and it's also the motivational life story of David Goggins. When he was young David survived abuse and racism, but later he transformed himself into a Navy SEAL, ultramarathon runner, and world record holder.
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seven spiritual laws summary

The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

by Deepak Chopra
The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success is about reaching our dreams with ease, through following wisdom from both ancient religions and modern spiritual teachers. Deepak Chopra says we can attain much more than just material success, if we follow practices like silence, non-judgment, giving, intention and detachment.
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grit book summary

Grit

by Angela Duckworth
Grit says being a top achiever is less about natural talent and more about your "grit," which means working consistently and staying interested in one direction for multiple years. Angela Duckworth shares research on how we can become grittier, and help others do so too.
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deep work summary

Deep Work

by Cal Newport
Deep Work is about focusing deeply so you can thrive in your professional career. Cal Newport says reducing distractions and increasing our ability to concentrate will allow us to learn new skills faster and produce higher quality work.
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the power of now summary

The Power of Now

by Eckhart Tolle
The Power of Now is about living in the present moment so you suffer less and have more inner peace. It's really about reconnecting to your physical senses rather than being lost in thinking. Eckhart Tolle says past and future are only mental simulations because your life always happens Now.
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the subtle art of not giving a f by mark manson

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

by Mark Manson
The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*** is like your smart but impolite friend explaining some great lessons from philosophy. Mark Manson shows how to live by your values so you can act with less hesitation, do what's most important to you, and stop worrying what people think.
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the war of art summary

The War of Art

by Steven Pressfield
The War of Art aims to help creative people overcome procrastination, distraction and paralysis. Steven Pressfield says we all have a devious enemy inside us named Resistance that sabotages our dreams. It is the source of our fear, self-doubt, excuses, bad habits and more.
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