In December of 2011, I gave a talk to an audience of scientists, Pentagon officials, politicians, and CEOs on the secret of life and how I'd figured it out the previous summer. Afterward, people came up individually and told me how much what I'd shared meant to them. This book is based on the truth I spoke about. It's something I learned from within myself, something I believed saved me. And more than that, the way I set about to do it.
This is a collection of thoughts on what I learned, what worked, what didn't. Where I succeed and importantly, where I fail daily. The truth is to love yourself with the same intensity you would use to pull yourself up if you were hanging off a cliff with your fingers. As if your life depended upon it. Once you get going, it's not hard to do. Just takes commitment and I'll share how I did it.
It's been transformative for me. I know it will be transformative for you as well.
©2012 Kamal Ravikant (P)2013 Kamal Ravikant
Was very disappointed in this book.
It offered little practical advice and was very thin on real content. What little content there was, was stretched out to fill out the book.
At worst, it's a book that says what you should know in such a truthful and meaningful way that gets you somewhere.
At best, this will hit you really, really deep and change you for the better.
Do not let the length fool you. The chapters are one minute bite-sized pieces of gold.
Kamal's voice is beautiful. I instantly felt happier just listening!
Having been a bit down lately, this instantly lifted me with a simple mantra: "I love myself"! I feel more present and able to enjoy the beauty around me, whereas in the weeks before I listened I was overloading myself with self help.
Just stop, and love yourself!
If you can let yourself be in the right frame of mind this could be very helpful. Could be life changing infact. Particularly liked the part about kamal taking about his business, and selling it, would have liked to hear more about what happened and how he turned it around with his thought process.
I enjoyed the exercises in this book once I got used to doing them. There are only a few, and its not difficult. When these exercises, which may appear as too easy become habits they really work. I recommend you find time every day to get these running as your default because you're worth it...
It's a simple yet effective book and I'm practicing all of the suggestions. Lovely tone and written from the heart. Beautiful & honest.
This book is written with such passion and belief that it has quite literally transformed the way I feel. Although I have started a hard practice after years upon years of self hatred and neglect I have felt a significant shift in my thought pattern.
My personal thanks to Kamal, my life is changing for the better.
Such a good read for such a short book, well worth the price
He describes a picture of despair that felt so native to me and then explains how he got out of it. Some great tips that I have brought into my life with good results so far!
Listened to this in one go
not terrible, but nothing earth-shattering either. Kind of reminded me of a less-gushy version of Louise Hay's Mirror Work ("I love and appreciate myself" bla bla bla). I'm sure you'll experience something if you do it. For $3, why not?
"Not for everybody"
Appreciate you sharing your experience, however in my opinion it was not for me. I think whatever you needed to tell yourself to get through worked for you but truly these basic techniques of repeating mantras will not work for everyone. God bless.
"Largely useless fluff"
Repeat "I love myself" 2 billion times. The rest is just to boost word count.
""The making of a Silicon Valley psychopath.""
is what this book should really be titled, but luckily for the author his fake persona and influence in the industry smooth-slides his drivel into the bestsellers list.
"It's ok. quick read. "
I think it's a good book especially for people that haven't read many other books yet that go deeper into the topic. its basically a short and easy simple summary scratching the surface of a bunch of other books like Biology of Belief, the secret, E-Cubed, a new earth... etc.
"Rantings of a high school kid"
Rantings of a high school kid who is still discovering the ways of the world.
"Waste of Money"
Very boring and useless. Author just tells a personal story and repeats "I love myself" over and over.
"waste of time"
It was simplistically written to the point I fell asleep every time I attempted listening to the audio. I rather read blogs and get to the point of the issue athand. My time was wasted and I am now hesitant about the selection and ratings of titles on this app.
What an annoyance. Simple to the point of dumb. Pity to have purchased and waste the few minutes it took to absorb.
"A waste of my time"
I'm glad it was short because it was a complete waste of my time.
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