How are elite troops in units like the Navy Seals trained to keep going when their mind and body wants to stop and give up? Eric Greitens, Rhodes Scholar, ex-Navy SEAL, and author of the book Resilience: Hard-Won Wisdom for Living a Better Life, explains how to apply the lessons of SEAL training to motivating yourself, and your team, at the office.
Growth via Acquisitions in Europe
Here’s a good little read on a French immigrant who went from rags to riches. Mohed Altrad was born into a Bedoiun tribe in Syria over five decades ago. However, he still doesn’t know his actual birth date because such groups don’t keep records. This forced him to pull a birthday out of hat to meet French requirements.
So what’s the best way to get rich in America? The answer is the same one as always.
Own your own business.
You can do this by starting one from scratch and growing it or buying one–or a few.
Here is hard data from the IRS backing this:
Tim Ferriss Interviews Arnold Schwarzenegger on Psychological Warfare (And Much More)
The meaning of life is to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.
– Arnold Schwarzenegger
Back in May of 1990, I read a long article on Arnold Schwarzenegger in Smart magazine (which I still happen to have). The article described in detail his ability to continuously overcome great odds and win. For starters, Arnold was born and raised in a small village in Austria where most people aspired to nothing more than a steady job with the government. Unlike everyone around him, Arnold craved more from life. He wanted to achieve something great in his time. So as a teen he committed to becoming a body-building champion because he saw the sport as a means of getting to America.
A Most Violent Year
When it feels scary to jump, that is exactly when you jump. Otherwise you end up staying in the same place your entire life … and that I can’t do.
– Abe Morales
As I have bemoaned before good business movies are almost as scarce as hen’s teeth. Now we finally get another good one for our list of Top 10 Business Movies, A Most Violent Year. This is a real gem. In it Oscar Issac plays Abel Morales an honest business man and budding tycoon building a home heating oil delivery empire in New York City.