The Third Door - Alex Banayan

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1. About This Book

1.1. Book trailer

1.2. Title

1.2.1. The Third Door

1.2.2. The Wild Quest to Uncover How the World's Most Successful People Launched Their Careers

1.2.3. Get it on Amazon

1.3. Author

1.3.1. Alex Banayan

1.3.1.1. Listed on Forbes’ “30 Under 30”

1.3.1.2. Listed on Business Insider’s “Most Powerful People Under 30”

1.3.2. Website

1.3.3. Twitter

1.4. What Questions Does "The Third Door" Answer?

1.4.1. How did the most successful people in the world launch their careers?

1.4.2. How do you find "the third door"?

1.4.2.1. Success is like getting into a night club - there are always 3 doors

1.4.2.1.1. The main entrance, where everybody queues

1.4.2.1.2. The VIP entrance, where rich and famous people slight right in

1.4.2.1.3. The third door is hidden and most people don't know about it - it could be the door to a kitchen for instance.

2. How to Hack Your Way Into Success at Anything | Alex Banayan on Impact Theory

3. Lesson from Tim Ferriss, author of "The 4-Hour Work Week"

3.1. Persistence is important, but don't be rude.

3.2. There's a difference between being persistent and being a hassle.

3.3. For instance, if you want something from someone, it's ok to send multiple emails

3.3.1. But: Don't end them with "Thanks in advance" (it sounds rude and entitled).

3.3.2. Instead, end with something like "I totally understand if you don't have time to respond."

4. Lesson from Qui Lu, one of the IT world's rising stars (Microsoft)

4.1. Qui thought that sleeping less could give him a competitive advantage, so he re-engineered his sleeping pattern

4.1.1. He only sleeps 4 hours per night now!

4.1.2. This gives him extra time to work, learn and write

4.2. "Luck is a little like a bus. If you miss one, another will come along. But if you aren't prepared, you can't jump on."

5. Lesson from "Sugar" Ray Leonard, a 6 time world champion boxer

5.1. Learn to summon your hidden reservoir

5.1.1. The hidden reservoir is a buried reserve of strength and determination

5.2. Success comes to those who can tap into this reservoir

5.3. Stay in the fight, find the reservoir, and you can do anything!

6. Lesson from Elliott Bisnow, co-founder of Bisnow Media

6.1. Bite off more than you can chew!

6.2. Be ambitious, aim high, and figure out the details later

7. Lessons from Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft

7.1. If you're young, you need a way to blast through people's skepticism

7.1.1. Overwhelm people with your expertise so they don't doubt you

7.2. When starting out, take the position that will help you in the long term over short-term profits

8. Lesson from Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zeppos

8.1. It's OK to embrace your ego

8.1.1. Don't deceive yourself about your ego, about your true goals and motivations

8.1.2. Accept that you can accommodate your ego alongside other goals, such as inspiring others

8.2. Ask for help

8.2.1. Sometimes, asking is all it takes and you'll be surprised at the answer

9. Lesson from Dean Kamen, inventor of the Segway

9.1. Sometimes it's best to look at a problem from a different angle

9.2. Don't get frustrated if you don't break through

9.3. Instead, reframe the question in a way that allows you to find a solution

10. Lesson from Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple

10.1. Live life on your own terms and do what YOU want to know, not what society dictates

10.2. Maybe society says that you should reach the highest position available, but is that really what will make you happy?

10.3. Live by your own values, even if it puts you at odds with others