In today's issue of this book club newsletter, I am happy to share my notes on The Power of One More by Ed Mylett.
"At its core, The Power of One More is about your willingness to do one more rep, make one more phone call, get up one hour earlier, build one more relationship, or do one more thing for whatever your situation calls for."
- Ed Mylett
⭐️ BOOK REVIEW
Rating: 4/5 ⭐️ (Good) Topic: Non-Fiction - Self-help & Personal Development.
Main Ideas - Good.
Examples & Stories - Pretty Good.
Engagement - High.
💭 PERSONAL REFLECTION
This book was given to me as a gift from Dan Martell, the author of Buy Back Your Time, during his book signing at the beginning of this year. He mentioned that Ed Mylett has been one of his mentors and has learned many things from him and that I should read this book. This reminded me of a quote I once heard. “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." - Isaac Newton Newton was explaining that his ideas didn't come from him alone. He relied on the ideas of those who came before him. After reading more than 50 books over the past two years, I understand what it feels like to build on top of other people's ideas. I first learned this lesson from Austin Kleon in his book "Steal Like An Artist," when he said that creativity is not about being original but finding inspiration in other people's works and making it your own. Reading "The Power of One More" made me re-learn many life lessons that are fundamental to living a better life. It's hard to know who, exactly, should be giving life advice, but something I learned is that you should listen to the ones who have the life you want. We all want different things and come from different backgrounds. But there are those who make it their life mission to find answers to life's most difficult questions and share it with the world. Books, podcasts, mentors and YouTube videos give you the chance to stand on the shoulders of giants. To get curious about how and why one does become successful or find fulfillment. These are still questions I keep asking myself, but something I've learned is that... It is not about learning how to live life. But rather in learning how to live the life you were given. Life is in constant movement and change... And there are certain lessons, principles or life advice that can be useful to navigate such change. The "Power of One More" does a good job of encapsulating 19 lessons that can be learned and applied to start shifting your life into a new direction. My favourite key takeaways were...
1) One more emotion: What are the five or six emotions you most want to experience? Then, organize your day to experience those emotions.
2) One more association: You will never outperform your inner circle.
3) One more higher standard: If you don’t change your standards, then your goals are irrelevant.
Overall, this is a good book to read to find inspiration in what it means to be a One More Thinker and adopt a new mentality towards achieving your life goals and personal fulfillment. Many of the lessons inside the book will be useful as I am still learning more and more about what it truly means to be the best version of myself. As Ed mentions in his book, "Sooner or later, everything ends. ...You'll reach the end of a journey, and you'll come face to face with One Last One More." When you know that you won't be given another chance. That's when you need to commit to change and give it your all. And during such times, do not quit for at least one more day. Do not wait for someone else to do the work. Go after those opportunities with purpose and intent. There will be times when you are given One Last One More. Make sure you can maximize what you can do with it. Hope this helps. Until next week! - Agustin
"Are you willing to sacrifice who you are for who you could be?"
“The opposite of self-confidence is self-sabotage”
"One more try does not need to be perfect. It just has to be attempted."