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book review | The 50th Law by 50 cent and Robert Greene

the 50th law 50 cent and robert greene book reviewAuthor: 50 Cent; Robert Greene
Title: The 50th Law
Series: –
Genre: Self-Help; Philosophy
Pages: 291
Rate: 4/5 | Goodreads

Now here’s a book I never thought I’d read. “The 50th Law” by 50 cent, yes, the rapper, and author Robert Greene. And interesting piece on personal development.

About the Book: A biographical book of Curtis Jackson, better known by his scene name – 50 cent, describing his journey to success. From ruthless streets to ruthless music industry, where he had to learn not only to go with the flow, but swim against it too, to stay on top of that pulse of relevancy. And with the help of Robert Greene, he tells exactly how he did it.

My Opinion: I don’t really like 50 cent, not his music, not his public persona, that’s why I’m still confused at how I got this book in the first place. Generally this is an interesting book, one of those motivational ones, but with cold leads and prodding, applying classic philosophy and art of war onto the streets of today. As, in a sense, are all Robert Greene books.

This makes for an interesting biography. A 4 out of 5.

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book review | You will get through this night by Daniel Howell

you will get through this night daniel howell book review dan is so cool likeAuthor: Daniel Howell
Title: You Will Get Through This Night
Series: –
Genre: Nonfiction; Self-Help
Pages: 320
Rate: 5/5 | Goodreads

I used to watch Daniel Howell on YouTube way back when, but then, for some reason, stopped. Still, I kept up with the majors, like his coming out video that I will post below. And now I’ve also read his wonderful book, called “You Will Get Through This Night“.

About the Book: This book is pretty much all you need for your mental health first aid kid. From cheating and playing your own system, to being better to yourself. From self care at its core, so self grounding when that overthinking thought-thought train derails.

My Opinion: This is like the best parts of all the self-help books I’ve ever read. On top of that, author assures he did his consultation and research, but encourages to seek help if it seems like it’s not enough. There’s little exercises you can totally skip if it gets overwhelming, and very relatable examples from Dan’s life.

I recommend this very much. A 5 out of 5.

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book review | The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

the miracle morning hal elrodAuthor: Hal Elrod
Title: The Miracle Morning
Series: –
Genre: Self-Help; Inspirational
Pages: 172
Rate: 4/5 | Goodreads

I will make a dent in my tbr, I will. Finished another dusty short little thing, “The Miracle Morning” by Hal Elrod. It’s good for what it is.

About the Book: Facing obstacles in life many of us stop. We stop and wait for a better day. We stop and wait for more time. We stop and wait for the motivation. But truth is, nothing’s just going to happen if nothing’s being done. This here book is more or less a little condensed guide of how author, and in return you too, can make motivation at home.

My Opinion: There’s three deadly sins in this book. First, it starts by telling me about what it will tell me about. Second, there’s a lot of those “go to this website, get this, download that, purchase other thing (never a mandatory thing, so that’s a plus), tell your friends about it“. And third, it tells me to act like the person I want to be, and then contradicts this by telling me to get up early! Admittedly, later author assures us all that no, in fact, you don’t have to if your conditions truly go against it, as much as 6 minutes or just a little bit earlier than your normal would suffice. And in general, I enjoyed the book, because it was like a condensed version of several others I read. It makes me think this would be a very good starter book.

Props to the man. And if you won’t like this book, likely one of your parents will, I know that’s the case in my family. Or maybe you’ll rediscover the early-riser-self. It gets a 4 out of 5 from me, and yes, I guess I can wake up a LITTLE bit earlier…

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book review | “Atomic Habits” by James Clear

atomic habits james clear book cover reviewAuthor: James Clear
Title: Atomic Habits
Series: –
Genre: Self-Help; Productivity
Pages: 319
Rate: 5/5 | Goodreads

A friend just recently recommended me a book she got as a gift and loved. “Atomic Habits” by James Clear, a nice and short book about habit forming and productivity.

About the Book: It’s not that we don’t want to be productive, healthy. It’s not even that those who are – have endless well of motivation, or never slip. It’s about consciously making the decision to be more productive, better to yourself, seeing a better version of self tomorrow, a year later. We’re creatures of habit who crave rewards, satisfaction. And, knowing that, we can do something about it.

My Opinion: It’s a good, easy to follow book that explains well enough how habits are formed, why they’re formed, and why it’s the worst that are the hardest to abandon. And while author does believe that it’s all in our hands to take and mold, he does remind the reader that we’re all different, with different needs, and what fits that guy, might not fit this guy, so we need to find what suits us best, what works for us, how can we play with our strengths and improve our weaknesses.

It’s a good book, a 5 out of 5. But remember one thing: nothing will change, unless you do.

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