The Code of the Extraordinary Mind
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER What if everything we think we know about how the world works our ideas of love, education, spirituality, work, happiness, and love are based on Brules (bullsh*t rules) that get passed from generation to generation and are long past their expiration date?
This book teaches you to think like some of the greatest non-conformist minds of our era, to question, challenge, hack, and create new rules for YOUR life so you can define success on your own terms.
The Code of the Extraordinary Mind is a blueprint of laws to break us free from the shackles of an ordinary life. It makes a case that everything we know about the world is shaped by conditioning and habit. And thus, most people live their lives based on limiting rules and outdated beliefs about pretty much everything love, work, money, parenting, sex, health, and more which they inherit and pass on from generation to generation.
But what if you could remove these outdated ideas and start anew? What would your life look like if you could forget the rules of the past, and redefine what happiness, purpose, and success mean for you?
Not Just a Book, but a Movement
Blending computational thinking, integral theory, modern spirituality, evolutionary biology, and humor, personal growth entrepreneur Vishen Lakhiani provides a revolutionary 10-point framework for understanding and enhancing the human self. You will learn about bending reality. You will learn how to apply unique models like consciousness engineering to help you learn and grow at speeds like never before.You will learn to make a dent in the universe and discover your quest. This framework is based on Lakhiani s personal experiences, the 5 million people he s reached through Mindvalley, and 200 hours of interviews and questions posed to incredible minds, including Elon Musk, Richard Branson, Peter Diamandis, Ken Wilber, Dean Kamen, Arianna Huffington, Michael Beckwith, and other legendary leaders.
In a unique fusion of cutting-edge ideas, personal stories, irreverence, and a brilliant teaching style, Lakhiani reveals the 10 powerful laws that form a step-by-step process that you can apply to life to shed years of struggle and elevate yourself to exceptional new heights.
The 10 Laws to an Extraordinary Life
This book challenges conventional ideas of relationships, goal-setting, mindfulness, happiness, and meaning. In a unique fusion of cutting-edge ideas, personal stories, and humorous irreverence, and not to mention, humor and napkin diagrams, this framework combines computational thinking with personal growth to provide a powerful framework for re-coding yourself and replacing old, limiting models that hold you back with new, empowering beliefs and behaviors that set you on the path toward an extraordinary life. A life of more happiness and achievement than you might have dared to dream possible.
Once you discover the code, you will question your limits and realize that there are none. Step into a new understanding of the world around you and your place in it, and find yourself operating at a new, extraordinary level in every way...happiness, purpose, fulfilment, and love.
This Book Is a Living, Breathing Manifesto That Goes Beyond a Traditional Publication
For those who want more, The Code of the Extraordinary Mind connects to a full on immersive experience including ways for you to dive into particular chapters to unlock additional videos or training and connect with each other and the author to learn via peer-to-peer learning networks.
Vishen Lakhiani will make you question everything you thought you knew about your life. From happiness and health to purpose and power, this book is a revolutionary roadmap to become the best, most extraordinary version of yourself period. Dave Asprey, bio-Hacker and founder of Bulletproof Exec and Bulletproof Coffee
"Entertains while teaching, succinctly explaining how to shed the cultural baggage that has been holding you back, so you can free your life and become the extraordinary person you were meant to be. JJ Virgin, celebrity nutrition and fitness expert, New York Times bestselling author
Vishen Lakhiani s knowledge base and his ability to present it clearly and to actually put it into practice is above anyone I have ever seen in this field. Jack Canfield, coauthor of the New York Times bestselling series Chicken Soup for the Soul ®
This book will positively affect the life of anyone who takes the time to read it and implement some or all of the activities into their daily life. I would love to see The Code of the Extraordinary Mind be required reading for high school seniors and first year college/university students. Imagine what our world would look like if all people had access to the knowledge and framework of how to successfully pursue inner happiness, and achieve their full potential in life. That s what The Code of the Extraordinary Mind helps provide. Nancy Phillips, speaker and coauthor of bestseller Pushing to the Front
I ve read an early release version...and it s one of the BEST personal growth books of our generation. Enjoy his wisdom and share, share, share if you feel inspired. Carl Harvey, Host of TheBigLife
This book is a game-changer. This is a book that will change many lives because it takes into account everything that affects us as human beings and puts it into a system that anyone can use. It s based on science and spirituality and the experiences of the most successful amongst us. Highly recommended. Love it. Arturo Nava, Founder of Logra Tu Dream Podcast
Vishen is unstoppable in his commitment to inspire humankind to a new paradigm. He is starting at the right place...the mind. I have no doubt he too will leave a dent in the Universe. Tom Cronin, Founder of The Stillness Project
You could say the book is transcendent. Lakhiani s work provides a blueprint for any individual to find his or her potential without having to run to a cave in Tibet. He is no mere guru of anecdotal experience dressed in New Age lingo. His writing is brutally honest, humble, and intimate. At the same time, the book s content is laser-like in its practicality drawing partially from Lakhiani having 17 jobs in 17 years, from washing dishes to founding (and losing) companies. Miguel Conner, qSample
Your life does not just happen. You experience life exactly as you have fashioned it. If you are unhappy with where you are, you can deconstruct the parts you don t like and build them up again. Vishen gives you a step-by-step blueprint for doing just that. Your days will be filled with more joy and less stress. And you will accomplish far more than you ever thought possible. This book is a guide to crafting your perfect life. And it is funny to boot. Srikumar Rao is a TED speaker and author of Are You Ready to Succeed and Happiness at Work
The Code is a how-to book that shows you how to examine your mindset, offering options and opportunities to alter your beliefs to lead you to a more fulfilling, meaningful and values-based life. It shows you that you are not stuck being who you are, but that a better version is available if you re willing to open your mind to the possibilities. Michael F. Kay, Forbes
This book will positively affect the life of anyone who takes the time to read it and implement some or all of the activities into their daily life. I would love to see The Code of the Extraordinary Mind be required reading for high school seniors and first year college/university students. Imagine what our world would look like if all people had access to the knowledge and framework of how to successfully pursue inner happiness, and achieve their full potential in life. That s what The Code of the Extraordinary Mind helps provide. Nancy Phillips, The Zela Wela Kids
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Where We Learn to Question the Rules of the World We Live In
When you grow up, you tend to get told that the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family life, have fun, save money. That's a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact. That is--everything around you that you call life was made up by people no smarter than you. And you can change it. You can influence it. . . . Once you learn that, you'll never be the same again.
The gleaming waters of Lake Washington were stunning from where I stood on the grassy lawn of a grand home. Conversation hummed around me. Glasses clinked as wine was poured. The sweet, spicy aroma of barbecue filled the air.
Just behind me stood Bill Gates, the owner of that home. One of the wealthiest men in the world and the legendary founder of tech giant Microsoft, he was chatting with his other young guests.
I was twenty-two and a few weeks into my job as a Microsoft intern, celebrating at the annual barbecue at Bill Gates's home to welcome Microsoft's newbies. Back then, Microsoft was the company to get into, equivalent to working for Apple or Google today. And I was in!
There was so much excitement in the air--we were like young Hogwarts students meeting Dumbledore for the first time.
I'd labored toward this goal for years, first working my butt off to get good grades in high school so I could gain admission to one of the best engineering colleges in the world--the University of Michigan, where I studied electrical engineering and computer science. In Malaysia, where I'd lived until the age of nineteen, as in other parts of Asia, it was the norm for families and educators to promote the idea of growing up to become an engineer, lawyer, or doctor. As a kid, I remember being told that if you were smart, that's what you did. It was just kind of how that world operated.
Yet the sad truth was that I dreaded my computer engineering classes in college. What I really wanted to be was a photographer or a stage actor. Photography and performing arts were the only classes where I got As. But those were not acceptable careers at all, according to the rules. So, I gave them up for programming. After all, I had to be practical and realistic. Get good grades. Get a good job. Work the nine-to-five. Save my money for a healthy retirement. Do it right and I would be a "success."
And I was beginning to succeed. It felt amazing to be honored with this opportunity to be in Bill's home and to be working at this company, then in its heyday. My professors were elated for me. My parents were thrilled. It made the hours of study and my parents' sacrifices worthwhile. I'd done everything that had been asked of me. Now it was time to reap the rewards. I had arrived. And I was standing in the home of Bill frickin' Gates with my career laid out before me.
But deep inside, I knew I had a problem.
On that fateful day in the summer of 1998, I had simultaneously accomplished two things: first, the completion of a long, many-year journey, and second, the painful realization that I had been walking in the wrong direction the entire damn time.
See, I genuinely disliked my job. I'd sit in my private office at Microsoft headquarters, staring at my triple-screen monitor, and count the minutes until I could escape. I disliked the work so much that, even though Bill Gates was standing just a few feet away from me surrounded by my colleagues, I felt too ashamed to shake his hand. I felt I shouldn't be there.
So a few weeks later, I quit.
Okay, I got fired.
I was too chicken to take charge and quit. To study at a top computer engineering college, get the coveted interview, and then snag the even-more- coveted job at the company my fellow
Author Vishen Lakhiani
Release Date 13.02.2020
Product type Paperback
Dimension 9.17 x 6.10 x 0.75 inches