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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets By: JK Rowling

3 Takeaways 1) Learn something new about yourself! - Harry discovers that he can speak and understand the language of Slytherin. Always put yourself to the test to see what new talents you may encompass. Becoming aware of this unknown trait initially made Harry and others skeptical of his new talents; but it allowed him to gain access into the chamber of secrets and later foil Tom Riddle. 2) Phoenix rises from the ashes - While Dumbledore’s office, Harry witnesses Dumbledore’s pet Phoenix combust and perish into ashes. Later Harry watches as the Phoenix, Fawkes, is reborn and grows to become even more majestic and powerful. Failure is apart of life. To be successful you must come to welcome failure...

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The Tao of Leadership (Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching Adapted for a New Age) - John Heider

3 Takeaways 1) 78. Soft & Strong - "Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock." You must be fluid and always adapting, while remaining true to who you are. Water raises and lowers, crashes and stills but in the end water is always true to its make up. Remember: what is soft is strong2) 62. Whether You Know It or Not - "Even without the light of consciousness, people grow and improve." Remember: Life's process unfolds naturally 3) 16. Giving Up Selfishness - "To become more profound, give up your selfishness. Let go of your efforts to be perfect or rich or secure or admired. Such efforts only limit you. They block your universality." Remember:...

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Think & Grow Rich' by Napoleon Hill

Think & Grow Rich' by Napoleon HillOne of the first self help books I fell in love with; an essential read to anyone who want to obtain the knowledge from great leaders like Henry Ford, Andrew Carnegie, JP Morgan, and even the author, Napoleon Hill within a condensed easy read. Every point and suggestion to obtain your goals, desires, and aspirations is backed up by actual accounts from the mentioned leaders and many others, so it's known and proven to work with the right mindset. Three major takeaways:1. Autosuggestion; the idea of the appropriate daily, yet simple, steps in improving your subconscious to match your dreams, goals, and aspiration with your reality. "'I am the master of my fate, I...

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How to Win Friends and Influence People By: Dale Carnegie

3 takeaways 1) Always remember that a person's name is the sweetest sound to them. 2) Always make the other person feel important. Try being genuinely interested in them. 3) Encourage people to talk about themselves. People enjoy talking about themselves so use this life hack to build stronger first impressions. Bonus Tip: the best way to win an argument is to avoid them.

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