Wall Street Play Boys Efficiency
Although I have no interest in a career in banking I've closely followed the Wall Street Playboys blog for years, particularly for their articles on productivity and non sugar coated life advice.
If you're after a feel good blog/book this is not the one for you, much like BoldAndDetermined the Wall Street Playboys won't tell you what you want to hear, they'll tell you what you need to hear.
They'll tell you what to do, it's on you to do it.
You must be self-motivated... you must execute.
Efficiency was the first of three books that've now been released by the WSP, Efficiency covers quite a range of topics and could have easily been split up into a bunch of books which many authors would've done for their own financial gain, here's what you'll find in Efficiency.
What Efficiency Actually Is
Defining the laws of physical efficiency, time efficiency, life efficiency and overall truths that must be considered.
In order to BE efficient in your actions and goals you must known what an efficient life actually looks like... here it is!
A Solid Workout Regime & Diet For Busy People
Taking lifting advice from a finance blog? These guys know their stuff.
An efficient compound-lift oriented workout regime along with solid health oriented dieting strategy that won't consume a great deal of your precious time.
How to find out what you're good at without wasting a ton of time.
How to get great at sales and dealing with people over the course of a year, as regardless of how data science and robotics continues to rapidly evolve you won't find robots selling houses or closing big business to business deals. Anyone can learn these skills and the WSP have set out a list of actions and techniques YOU can implement to do exactly that.
How to synthesize information and build winning systems based upon this (like the coach of a sports team reading the skills of his players and building a winning game plan around this).
Careers & College
A breakdown of different career paths, expected earnings, the realities of working within these roles etc.
This isn't guesswork, this is actual advice from guys that've spent years in business.
On Starting A Business
"At the end of the day, working for someone else will not be sustainable. It is not smart to put your life in someone else’s hands. They have no attachment to you and are more than happy to get rid of you if they’ll net a long-term profit."
You'll learn the 5 big reasons why you should without a doubt be starting your own business, how fear sells, how to generate revenue and how to set up your first business.
How To Make Money Via Affiliate Marketing
WSP delve into the best way to make money online (in my opinion!) - affiliate marketing.
You'll learn about traffic methods, landing pages, splitting traffic etc.
Social Life & Dating
"If you avoid big mistakes when you’re meeting new people you’ll see a step function improvement in your social life."
How to avoid big mistakes when it comes to your social life in general, how to focus on body language and clothing, how to build up social capital (important) as well as how to incorporate this into your everyday life.
If you want to improve your life overall in terms of fitness, social life, career and earnings potential this is without a doubt a worthy read.
That said, this book is harsh and full of truths - if you want a pat on the back or the author to sugar-coat things perhaps this book isn't for you.
Eithe way, Efficiency contains 160 pages of life-changing advice if you read and implement it.
You can check out Efficiency here (this isn't an affiliate link, I just wanted to share my thoughts on this book).