Establish systems

Ignore your competitors

The best deals are the ones you don’t take

Start as soon as possible

Ask “Why?” recursively

Make money on the way in to a deal

Do not expect perfection

Never, ever quit

Don’t do favors

Become a finance master

Become a law master

Become a psychology master

Become a computer master

Work six days a week

Never try to impress

Put the right people in the right seats

It is never too late to put your day on track

Get it in writing

Be honest and ethical

Live a six sigma life

Be scarce

Mistakes are messengers

Avoid consumer debt

Speak vaguely

Always be ready to cut people off permanently

Get rid of undesirable people early

Offer others limited options

Divorce from the details

See things as they truly are, not how you wish they were

Build your mental map carefully

Conceal your inventions

The only requirement to success is really wanting it

Savor the meandering journey

It’s realistic to be optimistic

Invest like a queen bee

Take baby steps

Evaluate yourself on improvement, not achievement

Leverage time

Put all stuff in your inbox

Separate reference from stuff

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

Build superreserves

Work really hard

Vote for who you believe in

Bill yourself $10,000/hr.

Help others achieve their goals

You don’t owe anyone anything

Give yourself permission to be human

Hire carefully

Create an illusion

Luck is created

Success is a habit

If you’re not sure, say so

Think big

Do the hard thing

Do the right thing

Get outside your comfort zone

Stretch, but don’t snap

Shoot frequent layups, not the occasional 3-pointer

If a situation is deteriorating, withdraw immediately

Don’t think with your emotions

Think practically, rationally, realistically, and logically

One bad performance can erase years of progress

Find lessons in every situation

If you violate one maxim, more will follow

Success requires mental health

Love thine beautiful enemies

Talk less

Favors do not need to be returned

Carpe diem

Accept the power of choice

Don’t give second or third chances

Drugs are lame

Make decisions on paper

Don’t take life too seriously

Ascribe the best possible meaning to events

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

Act, learn, repeat

Create clearly defined outcomes

Communication breeds conflict

Do not complain

Create a tribe

Lead a life that everyone could lead

You are responsible for your own interests

Reject the subpar

Get a private teacher

In the first 90 days, relationships are set in stone

Accept the difference between good and great

Real growth is boring

Barrel on through

Quality begets quality

Treat everyone the same


Go stealth

Cut off unnecessary actions