Book notes: Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling

Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling book summary review and key ideas.

Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling

Synopsis:

“In Why Not Me? Kaling shares her ongoing journey to find contentment and excitement in her adult life, whether it’s falling in love at work, seeking new friendships in lonely places, attempting to be the first person in history to lose weight without any behavior modification whatsoever, or, most important, believing that you have a place in Hollywood when you’re constantly reminded that no one looks like you.

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Book notes: Captivate by Vanessa Van Edwards

Captivate by Vanessa Van Edwards book summary review and key ideas.

Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People by Vanessa Van Edwards

Synopsis:

“Do you wish you could decode people? Do you want a formula for charisma? Do you want to know exactly what to say to your boss, your date, or your networking partner? You need to know how people work. 

As a human behavior investigator, Vanessa Van Edwards studies the hidden forces that drive our behavior patterns in her lab – and she’s cracked the code. In Captivate she shares a wealth of valuable shortcuts, systems, and behavior hacks for taking charge of interactions at work, at home, and in any social situation. These aren’t the people skills you learned in school. This is the first comprehensive, science-backed, real-life manual on human behavior and a completely new approach to building connections. 

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TOTD: Excellence doesn’t happen on accident πŸŒŸ

You’re not going to get buff working out.

In this Thought of the Day, I discuss:

  • The weird way people think about their goals
  • When people talk about working out
  • Why you won’t be the next Arnold Schwarzenegger or Michael Phelps

As usual, please let me know your thoughts in the comments, suggestions for future videos, or even if you disagree! I read and respond to every comment πŸ™‚

Book notes: How to Talk to Anyone by Leil Lowndes

How to Talk to Anyone by Leil Lowndes book summary review and key ideas.

How to Talk to Anyone: 92 Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships by Leil Lowndes

Synopsis:

“What is that magic quality that makes some people instantly loved and respected? Everyone wants to be their friend (or, if single, their lover). In business, they rise swiftly to the top of the corporate ladder. What is their β€œMidas touch?”

What it boils down to is a more skillful way of dealing with people.

The author has spent her career teaching people how to communicate for success. In her book How to Talk to Anyone, Lowndes offers 92 easy and effective sure-fire success techniques – she takes the listener from first meeting all the way up to sophisticated techniques used by the big winners in life. In this information-packed audiobook you’ll find:

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TOTD: Why I’ll never say the N-word πŸ™Š

My thoughts on race, empathy, and self-restraint.

In this Thought of the Day, I discuss:

  • My perspective on not saying the n-word
  • What the deeper meaning is for having self-restraint
  • How an old boss of mine had no empathy for others

As usual, please let me know your thoughts in the comments, suggestions for future videos, or even if you disagree! I read and respond to every comment πŸ™‚

TOTD: How to have good conversations πŸ—£

What makes a good conversation.

In this Thought of the Day, I discuss:

  • Why I like talking about religion and politics while many people don’t
  • How to approach touchy topics in a discussion
  • Why truly listening and empathizing is scary and dangerous for us

As usual, please let me know your thoughts in the comments, suggestions for future videos, or even if you disagree! I read and respond to every comment πŸ™‚

TOTD: Not saying what you believe is a form of manipulation πŸ™Š

Why you shouldn’t filter your thoughts or beliefs.

In this Thought of the Day, I discuss:

  • Being afraid of saying the wrong things to others
  • The dangers of filtering your words and beliefs
  • Can you be honest but not rude?
  • A quote from Dr. Seuss
  • How this relates to the movie Detective Pikachu

As usual, please let me know your thoughts in the comments, suggestions for future videos, or even if you disagree! I read and respond to every comment πŸ™‚

TOTD: Surround yourself with people you don’t agree with πŸ™…πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ

Why it is good to be in the same room with people who don’t see things the way you do.

In this video I discuss:

  • Homogenous ways of thinking
  • The negative side to when people disagree with you
  • What good leaders and organizations do

As usual, please let me know your thoughts in the comments, suggestions for future videos, or even if you disagree! I read and respond to every comment πŸ™‚