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Sequentiality: The amazing power of finding the right sequence of steps by [Vespasian, John]
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Sequentiality provides a simple, but highly effective prescription for personal development. By means of real-life examples, this book will show you how to find the right sequence of steps. Amongst others, you will learn:
  • How Luigi Cornaro overcame terminal illness and got to live 102 years.
  • The reason that made Giotto go backwards in his artistic development in order to attain financialsuccess.
  • Which steps Giacomo Casanova took  in order to become wealthy.
  • How biologist George Mendel failed miserably in his career goal, but still found happiness.
  • The huge error that destroyed  Charles Dickens' life, and how to avoid it.
If you want proven ideas instead of impracticable theories, this book is for you. Are you willing to put sequentiality to work in your favour?

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. The importance of asking the right questions
How confusion is created, cultivated and magnified
The most widely accepted explanation happens to be false
Discard harsh schemes before they do you in
How deep dissatisfaction gives birth to improvements
Why most people cannot even get started
Beware of the human tendency to self-delusion

2. You can figure out what steps to take next
How much nonsense are you willing to listen to?
Painfully torn by adversity: a escape by night
Don't let indignation undermine your mission
Path widening and deepening: two great strategies
Starting in life without the benefits of wealth or education
How a disciplined genius turned into an incongruous loser

3. Trial and error are the norm, not the exception
The right move after having crashed and burned
Quick rebound after a downfall
What you can do to accelerate your recovery
Here is the antidote against stagnation
Proven advice to improve your resilience and results
The danger of perfectionism: the teachings of Chuang-Tzu

4. It's all about method improvement
Taking steps to find new opportunities
Where a big plan fails, small solutions can win
Can a clever man get stuck in a stupid situation?
Learning to grow wiser and stronger
Train yourself to detect inflection points
An error that people commit all too often

5. How to speed up your progress
Why you'd better tick every box on the check-list
The human inclination to rationalize passivity
Individuals with good ethics make fewer mistakes
The theory and practice of system building
Can you apply your creativity each day?
What I learned from a man who worked miracles

6. Your steps should be logical, not random
Learning to think long-term in a short-term world
The number-one cause of devastating errors
A strong warning against self-inflicted blindness
Zero chances of finding the right steps in the dark
Figure out the logic, so that you can prevent mistakes
Ambition without logic is not a sign of wisdom

7. If only you could cut your mistakes by half
Make fear your friend, and prudence your blessing
A wide margin of error is a necessity, not a luxury
Some people throw themselves to the wolves
The right steps are often the smoothest
Dealing effectively with ignorance and prejudice

8. Let organic growth determine your steps
Natural growth is better than artificial formulas
Historical experience is the best source of wisdom
The false narrative of motivation and enthusiasm
Flawed arguments can be deliciously sweet
When something breaks, it's showing you the way
Eye-opening events are meant to make you change

9. The philosophy behind sequentiality
The key to improving your personal effectiveness
Can self-acceptance lead to better results?
The trap of psychological defensiveness
What works and what doesn't
Don't let high ideals make you irrational
The mortal sin of hypersensitivity

10. Why it's so difficult to see the winning path
Make sure that you stay alert and proactive
Taking action to seize market opportunities
Expand your activities and maximize your success
You don't need to reinvent the wheel
Improved old concepts can lead to great success
How a stonecutter found the winning path

About the Author

JOHN VESPASIAN is the author of nine books about rational living, including “When everything fails, try this” (2009), “Rationality is the way to happiness” (2009), “The philosophy of builders” (2010), “The 10 principles of rational living” (2012), “Rational living, rational working” (2013), “Consistency: The key to permanent stress relief” (2014), “On becoming unbreakable” (2015), “Thriving in difficult times” (2016), and “Sequentiality: The amazing power of finding the right sequence of steps” (2017). Excerpt from Chapter 2 By the time he was thirty-five, Cornaro was severely ill. In the following years, he grew so sick that physicians were regarding him as terminal. Because of poor nutrition and exhaustion, Cornaro was suffering from chronic fevers, insomnia, gout, and violent colics. In his writings, he is describing his constant pain as “a condition worse than death.” Cornaro had consulted two doctors in Venice and received contradictory advice. One doctor had told him to eat more meat and drink more milk; the other had advised Cornaro to eat more vegetables and fish, work fewer hours, and take a nap during the day. After listening to the physicians, Cornaro had felt more confused than before. Excerpt from Chapter 3 Mendel's dream had been to become a school teacher, but he failed the oral examinations in 1850 and 1856. He possessed more than sufficient knowledge to become a school teacher, but due to his shyness, he had been virtually paralysed during the oral examinations. As a result, he never got a teacher's certification. After the massive efforts he had invested in his studies, the disappointment of not being able to become a teacher marked Mendel for rest of his life. His failure to pass the teacher's examinations meant that he would never be able to get the job he wanted. When he faced the fact that he would never be able to achieve his goal, Mendel came to accept that he would be spending the rest of his life in a monastery.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 382 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1981392068
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0785H997X
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