Here is a book review by fight mediocrity youtube channel. I love reading and when I don’t get a chance to or when I’m moving around, I love listening to other people’s book reads and getting something from them.
Niccolo Machiavelli taught people that how we want to live and how we actually live are two different things. I’m a pretty decent man however when stories or news about Kim Kardashian coming out and even Kanye West, in a hypnotic state, I find myself clicking on the story.
When I do, I sell myself on the fact that I am only looking to see what other people find so interesting about Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.
And after looking at a series of photos different shot views and some in areas I shouldn’t, shame on me, I realize that how I want to live, all pious and stuff, and how I actually live, a bit like the average person, often come together especially in a hypnotic state.
We have to understand that just because we think the world should all be vegans, all go to church, all hold hands, and all sing Kumbaya, it doesn’t mean that that is what the world actually wants and does.
Therefore you should only cater to those who are looking for a way out of their situation and thus be pious with them but not with the masses.
Having children is a tall order and for those who take it seriously, it is a challenge in of itself. We all want the best for our children, however, in the information age we are living in today; how do you arm your child or children with the best “mental” equipment to make it in the world today? How do you raise a smart child or smart children?
1) Breastfeed your child from birth for at least the first 12 months – and continue to give child an optimal brain enhancing diet, which should include DHA you can get from essential fats (flaxseed oil, fish oil). These are great brain development nutrients
2) Engage your child in mentally stimulating activities from the first few weeks of life (peek-a-boo – follow my finger – reading stories and changing the trajectory of your voice – etc)
3) As your child gets older, severely limit the time they have to watch TV, DVDs, or in my case Netflix. Kids need two way interaction predominantly, the TV only offers one way communication. Let’s not get into the sales pitch frenzy TV offers and creates in the mind of kids.
4) Introduce your child to music, preferably classical from birth, but formal music training by age 4 – studies showed this dramatically helps a child excel in math and science.
5) Give your children early computer training, as this improves cognitive function and prepares them better for school.
6) Watch out for common brain toxins found in foods, toys, clothing, and even the backyard. Obviously, these can kill or sicken, or slow brain function.
7) Make your home a low stress environment with attentive caregivers. In those first five years, kids need love! They also need attentive caregivers; you don’t want your kids pretending to smoke cigarettes because they saw it on tv.
These are my notes, obviously you may find more or get more insight than I did, so go to your local library or get this book from amazon or any book retailer and consume it yourself.
Thanks for stopping by, these are 7 quick keys you should use on how to raise a smart child.
You can buy everything you need and want from online from a store that sells… everything!
The Everything Store Book Read
I purchase from Amazon.com often or at least search items from them. The concept they have is an ideal concept especially for the internet age we are in today. If you have business acumen, learning from the founder and CEO of Amazon will be a great idea and model to build yourself after. I took away a few things in reading this book and here they are below.
Here are my book read major takeaways:
Start early. Jeff Bezos was put in a school as a child that encouraged creativity, intelligence, and reading. Bezos who read a lot of books as a child, was amazed to learn a fellow student was reading 12 books a week. Start your kids early and if you’re just now learning this for yourself, start reading or finding ways to read and gather valuable information (like this blog or book club) to use for your business or personal growth.
Get personal with your vision and so-called competitors. Bezos had a vision that Amazon.com would be an online store people can buy anything they need from. It started with books, but ventured out from there. He kept his vision no matter how cloudy and dark it looked. He kept the vision even-though the internet dotcom bubble burst and thousands of companies and investors fell through the cracks.
He got personal because he knew people were waiting to laugh, and waiting to tell him, “we told you it wouldn’t work!” Nevertheless, he was very calculated and planned out, and stayed the course by getting personal with his vision.
Hire the best! Jeff Bezos focused on hiring the best people. Applicants for Amazon had to be smart, sharp, and skillful. In business, recruit the best and hire people are are extremely sharp! No slouches, no cowards, no lazy people; Bezos would ask applicants questions like, “how many mountains are in the world,” or “how many cars are there in the world?” He wasn’t looking for the right answer, he was looking for how you answered. Did you think or did you say something like, “that’s impossible to find out!”
For businesspeople mainly, but for everyone in their family or personal lives, create a work culture. The work culture at Amazon.com was slavish nearly, but very hardcore. Your family life could not exist at Amazon.com and applicants knew that walking in the door, especially for higher leveled jobs. In your business or life, you want to create an atmosphere and culture in which people come to work with. Bezos atmosphere was, leave your smiles and bubbly behavior at home or in the car!
This is what I pulled away, you may grab more if you read the book. If you do, come back and leave a comment. Thanks for stopping by, feel free to share it with one person you love and you can learn more about other subjects and books by joining our Book Read Club.
Hey this is part 1 of a book read on the book titled Michael Jordan The Life by Roland Lazenby. Anytime you read anything about a great athlete or person who has accomplished great things in this life, it is always rewarding because you’ll leave with a lot of nuggets that help you in some area of your life.
The original book read talk is about 30 minutes, so I chopped it up, but I’ll send the entire thing to you if you’re on the 72 hour book reads newsletter, or you can wait till it is uploaded onto our YouTube channel soon (by the way subscribe to the channel).