A few months back, I read The Official Guide To Success, by Tom Hopkin’s. And it was a book that completely changed my life.
This is a concise title (about 150 pages). But, it’s filled with useful self-improvement tips that you can put into action right away. By the final page, you’ll know how to solve almost every life problem you’ll ever face.
This book covers everything, from personal finance and time management, to beating depression and mastering your emotions.
Three Lessons From The Official Guide To Success
(Cheesy Cover, Great Content)
While The Official Guide To Success contains 82 different lessons on making the most out of life, I want to focus on three specific tips.
These three lessons had the biggest impact on my life, and I think you’ll find them useful as well.
Each of these success tactics is listed below.
1. The Four Pillars For Creating Personal Energy
You never want to be “low energy.”
Most people have this problem. It’s what keeps them from achieving their goals. They start a project, get tired, and then quit.
Don’t make this mistake.
Instead, learn how to create your own energy.
In The Official Guide To Success you’ll discover four ways to create your own personal energy sources. Each of these wells fuels a different aspect of your life. And combined, the four make you virtually unstoppable.
When you’ve got the following, no challenge is too great:
- Mental Energy – Your brainpower. All your thinking and logical abilities.
- Emotional Energy – How well you handle stress, change, and feelings.
- Spiritual Energy – You inner motivations and greater life purpose.
- Physical Energy – Your body and its health.
The Official Guide To Success shows you how to increase and replenish all of these. By doing activities like physical exercise, recreational mathematics, and affirmations, you can create more energy and unlock your full potential.
This gives you a “winning edge,” allowing you to outperform all your competition.
2. Use Your Time Effectively
(Relaxing After A Hard Day’s Work)
Have you ever struggled to get things done?
As a freelance writer, time management is tough. Especially when you live in a country as beautiful and exciting as Vietnam.
For years I was a procrastinator. Instead of doing work, I’d go for a walk or relax in a coffeehouse.
But The Official Guide To Success cured me of this.
By revealing a simple system for getting all your important work done immediately.
Here’s how it works.
You take a pencil and paper, sit down, and write out the six most important things that need to get done the following day. The next morning, you start working on these six items and don’t top until you’ve completed your to do list.
Once everything is done, you’ve got the rest of the day to yourself.
This sounds simple, but it produces amazing results.
I now get an entire day’s worth of work done before noon. And if you commit to this program, you’ll see similar results.
3. Cultivate Positive Self-Talk
Thoughts create emotions. If you think good things, you become happy and motivated. While negative mindsets cause us to suffer anxiety and depression.
In other words, you become more successful once you reprogram your brain to think positively.
Tom Hopkin’s describes this as learning “how to flip your switch from lose to win.”
It’s a skill that takes time to master, but yields terrific results. Once you stop beating up on yourself, you start to realize just how capable you really are. As a result, you develop better self-confidence and start to enjoy challenges.
This allows you to tackle bigger goals like dating hotter women, making more money, and maxing out at the gym.
Mindset is no joke. And mastering yours establishes the foundation for all future success.
The Official Guide To Success is a fantastic book. It’s filled with actionable advice, and each chapter shows you how to master a different aspect of your life.
It’s perfect for anyone with ambition, helping turn your desire for success into actual results.
When you’re ready to take yourself to the next level, you need to read this book.