It’s been an amazing month.
Black Hole Focus was voted Business Book of the Month and it just cracked into the WHSmith bestseller list. You guys rock! Thank you!
To show my appreciation, I’m sharing some of my favorite quotes from the book. Before I write any book chapter or blog article, I love setting the tone with a great quote that encapsulates my message.
Some Of My Favorite Pre-Chapter Quotes From Black Hole Focus
“Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does. It is up to you to give [life] a meaning.” — Jean-Paul Sartre
“I used to think that information was destroyed in black holes. … This was my biggest blunder, or at least my biggest blunder in science.” — Stephen Hawking
“Would it not be strange if a universe without purpose accidentally created humans who are so obsessed with purpose?” — Sir John Templeton
“I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.” — Jack London
“The fishing is best where the fewest go, and the collective insecurity of the world makes it easy for people to hit home runs while everyone else is aiming for base hits. There is just less competition for bigger goals … Unreasonable and unrealistic goals are easier to achieve for yet another reason. Having an unusually large goal is an adrenaline infusion that provides the endurance to overcome the inevitable trials and tribulations that go along with any goal. Realistic goals, goals restricted to the average ambition level, are uninspiring and will only fuel you through the first or second problem, at which point you throw in the towel.” — Tim Ferriss
“The winners in life think constantly in terms of I can, I will, and I am. Losers, on the other hand, concentrate their waking thoughts on what they should have or would have done, or what they can’t do.” — Denis Waitley
“Accept everything about yourself—I mean everything. You are you and that is the beginning and the end—no apologies, no regrets.” — Henry A. Kissinger
“Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.” — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” — Albert Einstein
Book Contest (Coming Soon) And Amazon Reviews (Black Hole Focus 32% Off On Kindle)
I also want to say thank you by giving you, my blog readers, advanced notice that I’m preparing another book contest where you will be able to win free iPads and other prizes for sending me your best book pictures and for writing intelligent reviews of the book on Amazon. So start taking photos of you with Black Hole Focus and send them here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Since the book came out, I’ve fantasized about having more than 100 intelligent reviews on Amazon and I’m a third of the way there. If you’ve enjoyed Black Hole Focus, could you pretty please take 30 seconds to leave a short Amazon review here?
Thanks in advance — it’s been an exciting few weeks, and this would really be the icing on the cake.
As a final thank you, I’ve shared some of my favorite fan photos so far with you below. Enjoy!
Some Of My Favorite Fan Photos So Far (Where’s Yours?)
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