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Chris Do is an Emmy award-winning designer, director, CEO and Chief Strategist of Blind and the founder of The Futur—an online education platform with the mission of teaching 1 billion people how to make a living doing what they love.
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The Obstacle Is the Way book cover
The Obstacle Is the Way
The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph
Ryan Holiday - 2014-05-01
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“The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.” — Marcus AureliusWe are stuck, stymied, frustrated. But it needn’t be this way. There is a formula for success that’s been followed by the icons of history—from John D. Rockefeller to Amelia Earhart to Ulysses S. Grant to Steve Jobs—a formula that let them turn obst...
Chris Do
2022-03-07T19:04:26.000Z
Books on “doing the work” and why showing up each day matters. The ONE Thing (← this), The Dip (fastest), The Compound Effect (classic), The Obstacle is the Way (philosophical), and ReWork (the plan). You only need to read one, but I recommend them all.      source
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The ONE Thing
The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results
Gary Keller - 2013-04-01
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The One Thing explains the success habit to overcome the six lies that block our success, beat the seven thieves that steal time, and leverage the laws of purpose, priority, and productivity....
Chris Do
2022-03-07T19:04:26.000Z
Books on “doing the work” and why showing up each day matters. The ONE Thing (← this), The Dip (fastest), The Compound Effect (classic), The Obstacle is the Way (philosophical), and ReWork (the plan). You only need to read one, but I recommend them all.      source
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The Compound Effect
Darren Hardy - 2012-10-02 (first published in 2010)
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The New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, based on the principle that little, everyday decisions will either take you to the life you desire or to disaster by default. No gimmicks. No Hyperbole. No Magic Bullet. The Compound Effect is a distillation of the fundamental principles that have guided the most phenomenal achievements in busi...
Chris Do
2022-03-07T19:04:26.000Z
Books on “doing the work” and why showing up each day matters. The ONE Thing (← this), The Dip (fastest), The Compound Effect (classic), The Obstacle is the Way (philosophical), and ReWork (the plan). You only need to read one, but I recommend them all.      source
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The Dip
A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick)
Seth Godin - 2007-05-10
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A New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestseller In this iconic bestseller, popular business blogger and bestselling author Seth Godin proves that winners are really just the best quitters. Godin shows that winners quit fast, quit often, and quit without guilt--until they commit to beating the right Dip.Every new project (or job, or ...
Chris Do
2022-03-07T19:04:26.000Z
Books on “doing the work” and why showing up each day matters. The ONE Thing (← this), The Dip (fastest), The Compound Effect (classic), The Obstacle is the Way (philosophical), and ReWork (the plan). You only need to read one, but I recommend them all.      source
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Rework
Change The Way You Work Forever
Jason Fried - 2010-02-28
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From the founders of the trailblazing software company 37signals, here is a different kind of business book - one that explores a new reality. Today, anyone can be in business. Tools that used to be out of reach are now easily accessible. Technology that cost thousands is now just a few pounds or even free. Stuff that was impossible just a few year...
Chris Do
2021-03-11T01:17:29.000Z
@zeecrnls @jasonfried Hi Zee. Rework is a great book. I was referring to Remote.      source
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Conquer Your Critical Inner Voice
Counter Negative Thoughts and Live Free from Imagined Limitations
Robert W. Firestone - 2002-01-01
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Everyone has that nagging, judgmental voice inside that says we're not smart enough, pretty enough, good enough. Learn to identify the self-critical and hostile voices that plague you the most and develop good work habits, overcome sexual disfunction, addition, and depression. Everyone has that nagging, judgmental voice inside that says we're not s...
Chris Do
2021-02-22T16:26:10.000Z
@TWolfBrand this book will blow you away. Dr. Firestone is a pioneer of "voice therapy".      source
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StoryBranding 2.0
Creating Stand-Out Brands Through The Power of Story
Jim Signorelli - 2017-08-18 (first published in 2011)
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StoryBranding 2.0 is no ordinary "how-to" branding book. In this award-winning, internationally celebrated book, you will learn how to transform your brand into a story - a story that fully embraces the single reason for your brand’s existence, and one that will spawn raving fans. By adopting the principles best-selling authors use to create captiv...
Chris Do
2021-01-06T22:53:54.000Z
@divyanshu_sahu_ I'd recommend reading StoryBranding 2.0 by @jimsignorelli.      source
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TO
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Liam Wong - 2021-05-04
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Featuring evocative and stunning color photographs of contemporary Tokyo, this book brings together the images of an exciting new photographic talent, Liam Wong. Born and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland, Wong studied computer arts in college and, by the time he was twenty-five, was living in Canada and working as a director at one of the world’s lead...
Chris Do
2020-08-30T17:19:27.000Z
I’m loving this book from @liamwong TO:KY:OO. It’s the real life version of the anime of my childhood.      source
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7 Strategies for Wealth & Happiness
Power Ideas from America's Foremost Business Philosopher
Jim Rohn - 1996-08-27 (first published in 1383)
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Unlock the Fountain of Prosperity Inside You!“I truly believe Jim Rohn is an extraordinary human being whose philosophy can enhance the quality of life for anyone.”—Anthony Robbins“Few men are endowed with Jim Rohn’s ability to motivate and effect changes in other human beings.”—Tom Hopkins“Jim Rohn . . . is one of the most profound thinkers and mi...
Chris Do
2018-09-11T03:39:10.000Z
One of the biggest tips I got from reading Jim Rohn's book, 7 Strategies for Wealth & Happiness, is that success leaves clues. Study what you want to become. It's not as hard as you think. Here's more.      source