When most people think of success, they look at the top line: money, a thriving business and lifestyle. David Bayer was living a “successful” life by traditional measure. He founded his first company shortly after graduating from Columbia University at the ripe age of 21. Three years later he was leading the online division for world a class Italian motorcycle company. By 30, David was starting his second business and raising millions from venture capital funds. In 2009 his life took a dramatic turn when David found himself in a 12 step program battling addiction. Through it all, David gained a newfound awareness for living more powerfully. In this episode David shares insights from his remarkable journey, discovery and study of major teachings and topics spanning 3,000 years across science, philosophy, religion, spirituality, metaphysics, and neuroscience. And if that’s not enough, you’ll learn exactly why deciding is more important than the how-to.
Awakening the Buddha Within: Tibetan Wisdom for the Western World | by Lama Surya Das
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The Power of Decision: A Step-By-Step Program to Overcome Indecision and Live Without Failure Forever by Raymond Charles Barker
Focus on living in a beautiful state that’s not dictated by external circumstances
If you're driven by significant and success vs. contribution and growth, it’s going to be very hard to get people to rally around your cause.
“Human beings have such an extraordinary ability to introduce unintelligence into a supremely intelligent system” - Raymond Charles Barker
“Until one is committed, there’s hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then God moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occured. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.” - W. H. Murray from The Scottish Himalayan Expedition
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