Mastery

Today I am approximately 7 hours into the 16-hour audiobook Mastery by Robert Greene. Got to looking at my Audible account yesterday and realizing how many credits I’ve let go to waste since only 6 remain in store at one time on my monthly plan. So it seemed as good of time as any to re-peruse James Altucher’s list of favorite books and to select a few titles for myself. This is the first selection that really grabbed my attention, and it is proving interesting thus far, particularly the portion on enhancing one’s social intelligence. Plus the emphasis placed on self-mastery. Needing all the help I can get in those departments.

Another book I selected from his list and look forward to listening to is Chris Hadfield’s An Astronauts Guide to Life on Earth, as well as a few random others that just struck my fancy including Denis Johnson’s Jesus’ Son (mentioned elsewhere on James’ blog), Ham on Rye by Charles Bukowski (have yet to read anything from that man yet), The Pleasure of Finding Things Out by Richard Feynman, and Dazzle Gradually: Reflections on the Nature of Nature by Lynn Margulis and Dorion Sagan. Aiming to keep myself occupied mentally over here.

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Update: Completed the Mastery audiobook a few days later and found great value in it through and through. Might even relisten to it eventually because there’s info in there that deserves to be reflected on so that it has a chance to become ingrained. Very good book and subject matter.

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