3 Rules to enter a door – in retrospective of goals
There are always three ways in.
There’s the First Door: the main entrance, where the line curves around the block; where 99 percent of people wait around, hoping to get in.
There’s the Second Door: the VIP entrance, where the billionaires, celebrities, and the people born into it slip through.But what no one tells you is that there is always, always…the third door
Third Door. It’s the entrance where you have to jump out of line, run down the alley, bang on the door a hundred times, crack open the window, sneak through the kitchen—there’s always a way.
Whether it’s how Bill Gates sold his first piece of software or how Steven Spielberg became the youngest studio director in Hollywood history, they all took…the Third Door.”
Steven Spielberg dint waited for luck instead, he went to people learned from them- that’s how the other way of forming mentors
“When I’d read that story, I originally thought Spielberg had played the “people game”—networking around the lot and making connections. But the word “networking” made me think of exchanging business cards at a career fair. This wasn’t simply a people game. It was more than that. This was the Spielberg Game.
1. Jump off the tour bus.
2. Find an Inside Man.
3. Ask for his or her help to bring you in.”
Interview with Spielberg
Interview with Tim Ferris-
a piece of work from Tim Ferris’s – 4 hour work week
“What do you want?”
is too imprecise to produce a meaningful and actionable answer. Forget about it.
“What are your goals?”
This is similarly fated for confusion and guesswork. To rephrase the question, we need to take a step back and look at the bigger picture…
What is the opposite of happiness? Sadness?
– No. Just as love and hate are two sides of the same coin, so are happiness and sadness…The opposite of love is indifference, and the opposite of happiness is—here’s the clincher—boredom.
Excitement is the more practical synonym for happiness, and it is precisely what you should strive to chase. It is the cure-all. When people suggest you follow your “passion” or your “bliss,” I propose that they are, in fact, referring to the same singular concept: excitement.”
Tim Ferris on cold- emailing a busy person
“The general composition of my emails,” Ferriss said, “when I’m emailing a busy person, is:
I know you’re really busy and that you get a lot of emails, so this will only take sixty seconds to read.
[Here is where you say who you are: add one or two lines that establish your credibility.]
[Here is where you ask your very specific question.]
I totally understand if you’re too busy to respond, but even a one- or two-line reply would really make my day.
All the best,
“Put your question right in the email,” he said. “It might be as simple as, ‘I’d like to discuss a relationship of some type that could take this-and-this form. Would you be willing to discuss it? I think a phone call might be faster, but if you prefer, I could throw a couple of questions your way via email.”
Interview with qi
“The consistency is part of his secret.
“It’s like driving a car, – If you always drive at sixty-five miles per hour, it doesn’t wear and tear the car that much. But if you speed up and slam the brakes often, that wears the engine down.”
Caution- instant boner ahead -(Man this is just wow)
Qi wakes up every morning at four o’clock, goes on a five-mile run, and is in the office by six. He eats small meals throughout the day of mostly fruits and vegetables, which he packs in containers. He works eighteen hours a day, six days a week. And Stefan Weitz had told me that the word around Microsoft was that Qi works twice as fast as everyone else. They call it “Qi Time.”
well even after soo much progress he didnt stop
“Qi was promoted to head the company’s next major initiative: Yahoo Search. That turned out to be another home run, but Qi didn’t slow down. In addition to taking on more engineering projects, Qi spent his weekends holed up in a library, reading stacks of books about leadership and management.”
“Qi Time wasn’t just about sleeping less. It was about sacrifice—sacrificing short-term pleasure for long-term gain. In just eight years at Yahoo, Qi became an executive vice president, overseeing more than three thousand engineers.”
interview with elliot bisnow
“Rule number one: Never use your phone in a meeting. I don’t care if you’re just taking notes. Using your phone makes you look like a chump. Always carry a pen in your pocket. The more digital the world gets, the more impressive it is to use a pen. And anyway, if you’re in a meeting, it’s just rude to be on your phone.
“Rule number two: Act like you belong. Walk into a room like you’ve been there before. Don’t gawk over celebrities. Be cool. Be calm. And never, ever ask someone for a picture. If you want to be treated like a peer, you need to act like one. Fans ask for pictures. Peers shake hands.
“Speaking of pictures,
Rule number three: Mystery makes history. When you’re doing cool shit, don’t post pictures of it on Facebook. No one actually changing the world posts everything they do online. Keep people guessing what you’re up to. Plus, the people you’re going to impress by posting things online aren’t the people you should care about impressing.
Rule number four,” he said, slowly stressing each word, “this rule is the most important. If you break it”—he moved his
Rule number five –
Adventures only happen to the adventurous.”
Interview with Tony- zappos ceo
the biggest bold move one could take is to ask – you would never lose anything but you have lot to win
“And, I know this might sound weird,” I said, “but why don’t you let your employees shadow you?”
Tony looked at me blankly and said, “I’d be happy to—but no one ever asks.”
The lies that the all enterpreneurs drops-out from college
“No one smart actually drops out of school,” he went on. “It’s a myth. Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg didn’t drop out the way you think they did. Do some research. You’ll see what I’m talking about.”
“Ever since I’d watched The Social Network, I’d thought of Zuckerberg as a rebel who dropped out of school, threw his middle finger to the sky, and never looked back. The film never showed Zuckerberg doubting Facebook’s future. It never showed him cautiously debating taking one semester off.
For years I’d seen headlines that read “Dropout Mark Zuckerberg” and naturally assumed his decision to leave college was clear-cut. Headlines and movies make things seem black and white. But now I was realizing: the truth is never black and white. It’s gray. It’s all gray.”
“Gates didn’t impulsively drop out of college either. He took just one semester off during junior year to work full-time on Microsoft. And when momentum for the company didn’t fully pick up, Gates went back to college. Again, no one talks about that. It wasn’t until the following year that Gates took another semester off, and then another, as Microsoft grew.”
The Persistance motivation
“Persistence—it’s a cliché, but it happens to work. The person who makes it is the person who keeps on going after everyone else has quit. This is more important than intelligence, pedigree, even connections. Be dogged! Keep hitting that door until you bust it down!”
“Energy and persistence conquer all things.”
“The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”
“You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.”
“My success is based on persistence, not luck.”
“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”
“We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough.”
“If you are going through hell, keep going.”
“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.”
Elliot’s business advice if things don’t work- work on multiple things, so that you don’t know which will blow up. you just put your work
You need to understand that business is not target practice. It’s not about obsessing over a bull’s-eye. It’s about putting as many balls in the air as possible and seeing which one hits.
You need to start working on building a pipeline and getting other balls in the air. Business is not target practice.”
Quote from Alex
“I will tell you the secret to getting rich on Wall Street. You try to be greedy when others are fearful. And you try to be fearful when others are greedy.”
“The stock market is a no-called-strike game. You don’t have to swing at everything—you can wait for your pitch. The problem when you’re a money manager is that your fans keep yelling, ‘Swing, you bum!’ ”
“I try to buy stock in businesses that are so wonderful that an idiot can run them. Because sooner or later, one will.”
Larry king on getting started
“I’d knock on doors. I’d knock on whatever doors I’d have to. There’d be many more places to knock. And look—nothing is new. We have the Internet, but nothing is new except the transmission. Human nature hasn’t changed.”
Secret to Change The World
“You want to know the secret to changing the world?
Stop trying to change it. Do great work and let your work change the world.”
“You won’t get anywhere significant in life until you come to the epiphany that you know nothing. You’re still too cocky. You think you can learn anything. You think you can speed up the process.”
“How does one become successful? You’ll get the same answer if you ask that to any other older, wiser, and more successful person: you have to want to do it very, very badly.”
“I don’t understand why people give speeches with slides. When you speak with slides, you become a caption. Never be a caption.”
“I live my life by two mantras. One: if you don’t ask, you don’t get. And two: most things don’t work out.”
there’s nothing better than to be an intern in life. The best CEOs in business started out as interns. Because when you go from intern to CEO, no one can bullshit you.”
while he can now walk around record labels like a king, the following day he’ll be walking through the halls of Apple or Google taking notes. It’s that duality that makes him, him. And that’s when I realized Pitbull’s key to continued success: it’s about always staying an intern.
It’s about humbling yourself enough to learn, even when you’re at the top of your game. It’s about knowing that the moment you get comfortable being an executive is the moment you begin to fail. It’s about realizing that, if you want to continue being Mufasa, at the same time you have to keep being Simba.”
J. K. Rowling – on Becoming a Great Writer
“Remember this,” she said. “I’d like you to write this down, please. Nathaniel Hawthorne said: Easy reading is damn hard writing. And that’s probably just as true the other way around; that is, easy writing is damn hard reading. Approach writing, approach whatever your job is, with admiration for yourself, and for those who did it before you. Become as familiar with your craft as it is possible to become.”
At a critical moment in the story, Dumbledore says, “It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
It’s our choices…far more than our abilities
Harry Potter ( J. K. Rowling )
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