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Crush It By Gary Vaynerchuk Book Summary and Review

Crush It was Gary Vaynerchuk’s first book. Since its release, Gary has become a superstar on social media, impacting many successful artists and creators as an inspiration. He has been one of the best at leveraging every social media platform out there to spread his message, amassing hundreds of thousands of fans, and building a 8 to 9-figure digital agency on the back of that.

I found out about Gary when he first transitioned from his family wine business, which he 10xed in sales, to being a social media expert and digital agency CEO.

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I meditated for a year. Here's what happened

I Experimented With Meditation For A Year and a Half. Here’s What Happened (Complete Guide)

A year ago, I started an experiment. After hearing all the hype from successful people about how meditation, I took it up for the first time in my life. And I documented my journey with data.

I used the app, Insight Timer, the best free meditation app out there. It logs all the free guided meditations I listen to on there and breaks down the stats. According to the app, I have meditated a total of 56 hours and 27 minutes for a daily average of 10 minutes.

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Ben Franklin's Autobiography: A Quick Book Summary & Review

Ben Franklin’s Autobiography: A Quick Book Summary & Review

Ben Franklin is one of the most influential people of American History. Hundreds of years after his death, he’s still seen as a role model by many, including the billionaire, Charlie Munger.

He was a successful inventor and businessman. He helped build the great American government and economy. His foresight into the power of compound interest helped turn his $2,000 donation to the country at his death into $6.5 million.

Ben’s philosophies in life are still influencing many people today. His concepts of pursuing health, wealth, and happiness even impacted Tim Ferriss to structure his best-selling book Tools of Titans around these concepts.

Here’s a busy man’s book summary of Ben’s autobiography, a book I’ve been wanting to read for year that I finally got to:

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The Fung Bros Give Advice to Asian Americans on Success, Excuses, Dating, and Social Media Growth

The Fung Bros Give Advice to Asian Americans on Success, Excuses, Dating, and Social Media Growth

The Fung Brothers are a Chinese-American duo consisting of comedians and rappers, Andrew Fung and David Fung. They have a successful Hip Hop foodie and streetwear YouTube channel, with almost 2 million subscribers.

Here’s my interview with them. We talk Asian American obstacles, overcoming excuses, social media growth tips, dating & wealth advice, and more.

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On Celebrating & Appreciating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

On Celebrating & Appreciating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

The month of May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! The history of this appreciation month dates back to 1978 when U.S. Congress passed a resolution to celebrate the culture for a week. Like other cultural appreciation weeks, they later extended it to a full month.

Many Asian Americans have insecurity, shame, or hidden disgrace when it comes to their race because they perceive it to be lower status in American culture. We have to stop doing this and stop shooting ourselves in the foot with self-pity and defeatism. This month is a great month to do so. My mother has been a strong supporter of feeling proud of your ancestry. 13 years ago, I competed in a state-wide history project presentation. Hundreds of three-board poster boards filled up the the cafeteria and gymnasium that the competition was housed in.

But I stood out like a red lantern. Literally.

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How To Master Your Asian Masculinity & Live The Life You Want with Kevin Kreider

How To Master Your Asian Masculinity & Live The Life You Want with Kevin Kreider

Kevin Kreider is an Asian American male model, life coach, speaker, fitness trainer, social media influencer, and bodybuilding competitor.

As a child, he was bullied for his skinny figure and race, while struggling with Tourette’s Syndrome. Kevin has won several natural bodybuilding competitions and spoke at TEDx. Now, he helps other Asian American men cultivate their Asian American masculinity through life coaching.

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How being open-minded literally changes the way you see the world

The Difference Between Open-Minded and Closed-Minded People

I used to be pretty close-minded when I was younger. I thought I was right when I wasn’t. I had a limited set of hobbies. I wasn’t interesting and interested in others so I came off boring and cold.

But I didn’t want a boring life without friends or women. So I started to change my perspective.

I’ll show you how to become more open minded.

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best books to read to get smarter

5 Best Books To Read To Get Smarter

Do you ever feel overwhelmed or confused which book to read?

With thousands of books, it’s frustrating to determine which books will actually make you smarter. You don’t want to waste your time. Yet you feel ambitious because you want to improve yourself. The sad truth is that most “Top 10 Books to Get Smarter” articles are written by content factories with authors who don’t actually read. They don’t like reading and they pull random books out of their butt to get traffic for their site.

From someone who has read hundreds of books, I want to provide you a solid list of actual books you can read to get smarter.

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How To Choose A Career You Love As A Young Millennial

Finding a job you love is not easy. But it is possible. And it’s worth it. Imagine getting paid to do what you’d do for free everyday.

If you’re willing to put in the work, you can get there. Unless you’re lucky, it’s not going to fall in your lap. First, realize that it’s normal that it won’t be your first job. Next, do some research.

You’re about to unearth the secrets to finding your dream job in this podcast episode. But why should you listen to me? I’ve read all the books on finding your passion and done more research than anyone on earth on successful people who found their passion.

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How To Deal With Typical Strict Asian Parents

How To Deal With Strict Asian Parents (Even If You Can’t Change Them)

So you have strict Asian parents.

They over-controlling. They have unreasonable rules. They set ridiculous expectations and talk down to you. Maybe it doesn’t even end into adulthood.

How do you deal with this?

We all want to be happier. But when we’re young, it seems impossible to deal with. Here are some tips I’ve learned from studying successful communicators and experience:

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How to live a fulfilling life

This Is How To Find Meaning in Your Life (Backed by Research)

Despite being young, I’ve come across a decent amount of people my age who have been diagnosed with cancer.

It makes me wonder what I would do if I were to die in a month from now. It’s a powerful exercise that I suggest you do from time to time to make sure you’re not wasting your life. Cancer can happen to you and you don’t want to have a lot of regret from spending your life ineffectively.

I suggest having a month left to live because a day is too short and a year is too long. If you do the exercise centered around dying tomorrow, it’d be more for identifying regrets than identifying what you can do something about.

I want to start off the exercise to show you what I’d do if I were to die soon…

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How to find your dream job

How Asian American Millennial Men Can Find Their Passions

How to find your dream jobThere are hobbies and passions that can be turned into your dream job.

Sometimes, you are either just unaware of them or have not discovered them yet. Today, I wanted to share with you 10 things that might help you discover your passions and turn them into a career.

I have learned these from highly successful people in the books and interviews I have consumed.

1.Experience beats thinking

I want to start with the most important tip. I was told to do this, I didn’t listened, and learned the hard way.

It’s better to learn from experience rather than pondering. I spent dozens, if not hundreds, of hours creating charts and Venn diagrams to draw out my interests and skills t see where they intersected with jobs that paid.

Although it wasn’t completely useless, it didn’t help as much as I thought.

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What is a bucket list? No regrets, quality over quantity

How To Start Your Bucket List (Hint: Quality over Quantity)

Many spend their entire lives chasing wealth. When they get it, they find themselves still unhappy because they’re overworked, hate what they do, or lack purpose what they do. It happens all the time in of the millionaire interviews I listen to.

More horrifying than that are people who die with painful regrets, something preventable if they had only studied the mistakes of ancestors and changed their behavior. Enter the bucket list, the supposed solution. But is it?

I’ll show you how to create your bucket list the right way. 

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