I´m reading Chris Hadfields “An Astronaut´s Guide to Life on Earth” right now. Chris Hadfield has brought a lot of publicity to space travel since he kept us updated with incredible pictures on his YouTube/Twitter… account while staying on the ISS.
I´m a huge fan of space travel and all the developments in this area within the last years. The ISS, Rosetta, Virgin Galatic … all of them are awesome projects.
The latest book of Hadfield is kind of an autobiography where he shares a lot of insights in his life, the obstacles he faced and the learnings he gained.
Right in his first chapter is a passage of text which is already worth reading the whole book.
The skill to stick to a habit is super important because this makes the difference between most successful and not successful people. Good habits we can stick to can be eating healthy, learning constantly, doing sports, getting up early, taking care of our relationsships and so on.
Leo Babauta points it out: “The hardest thing for most people, when it comes to building habits, is sticking to it long enough for it to become ingrained.” And this is what we all know. I started playing guitar – quitted. Started learning Thai – quitted. And so on…
This is my 100th post on selfvestors.net. It´s been a while I posted my first article about “expand your comfort zone” in Novembre 2012. 1.5 years later I´ve shared 100 summaries, articles, videos or guides.
I still love reading and writing about entrepreneurship, investing, marketing, social media and so on. Some stuff I read is just useful, some is inspiring and some is even eyeopening. That´s why I still like going through all the article- and book-summaries again and again.
Some time ago I´ve read the book “Different Thinking” by Förster und Kreuz. Unfortunately the book isn´t available in englisch – it shares a lot of great thoughts. Anja Förster and Peter Kreuz are marketing pros and inspiring authors.
They different thinkers on a high level – that´s why I can really recommend their book even though it´s already around 6 years old. Which is definitely old when it comes to marketing tools.
They point out several “rules” for nonconventional marketing and business models.
I just want to share some of their highlights and summarize a few short chapters.
A pretty entertaining and also interesting TED Talk by Ken Jennings discusses the importance and power of knowledge.
TED´s headline: Trivia whiz Ken Jennings has made a career as a keeper of facts; he holds the longest winning streak in history on the U.S. game show Jeopardy. But in 2011, he played a challenge match against supercomputer Watson — and lost.
After talking a while about his career and experiences as trivia whiz he finds a perfect shift to the important topic knowledge.
Today´s quicky: During a charity discussion with enigma magazine in 2012 Richard Branson was asked about “brands” and building them. Even though this interview is only 3-minutes short, it shares some important statements and is pretty interesting.