I try to read a variety of different books, including the occasional “Self-Help” book. While reading The Secret, one thought repeatedly crossed my mind:
Wow. This book is full of magical bullshit!
Now, don’t get me wrong. I think the book contains a lot of empowering ideas. But, reading this book was like listening to a 4-year-old explain how computers work. Sure, they seem to grasp that computers have incredible potential, but their understanding of the inner workings are a bit fantastical.
This mysticism can be a non-starter for many people that would otherwise benefit from the book. That got me wondering: could I write a self-help book without the magical bullshit?
Now that I think about it… I probably could. Here’s an initial outline of some of the topics I’d want to cover:
Some easy wins to get us started:
Overcoming Decision Paralysis
Investments and Efficiency Gains
Taking care of yourself
Okay — not too bad for an initial brain dump. But, it’s a good thing I didn’t include a section on “motivating yourself”. Otherwise, I might actually have to write this book!