Be not afraid of conflict

Spend unnoticeable amounts

Establish systems

Ignore your competitors

Great artists incubate

Make habits with commitment contracts

The best deals are the ones you don’t take

Start as soon as possible

Curate a large rolodex

Ask “Why?” recursively

Make money on the way in to a deal

Study using “The Soup Can Method”

Never, ever quit

Become a psychology master

Become a computer master

Be frugal

Fuck what other people think

Teach by demonstration

Put the right people in the right seats

It is never too late to put your day on track

Listen carefully

Hire a psychotherapist

Hire experts, and then listen to them


Live a six sigma life

Mistakes are messengers

Get rid of undesirable people early

Build your mental map carefully

The only requirement to success is really wanting it

Savor the meandering journey

It’s realistic to be optimistic

Your dream life is what makes you cry

Invest like a queen bee

You can improve your life

Take baby steps

Evaluate yourself on improvement, not achievement

Leverage time


Develop a mind like water

When you realize you’re in a hole, stop digging

Build superreserves

Do not deviate from your specialty

Become a specialist

Work really hard

Bill yourself $10,000/hr.

Be thyself

Find thyself

Help others achieve their goals

Luck is created

Success is a habit

Follow these maxims

Think big

Get outside your comfort zone

Stretch, but don’t snap

Shoot frequent layups, not the occasional 3-pointer

One bad performance can erase years of progress

Find lessons in every situation

If you violate one maxim, more will follow

Love thine beautiful enemies

Accept the power of choice

You are ready to be successful, just the way you are

Master an art form

Act, learn, repeat

It’s never too late

Sucking precedes mastery

Create a tribe

Ponder the meaning of life

Get a private teacher

Meditate daily

Great artists discard

Real growth is boring

Surround yourself with people you want to be like