Although this is a book by a chess expert, donâ??t let that fool you. There is some hard hitting advice here that can help you in many different areas of your life. If you are trying to learn more about managing your money and becoming a success, this book is one that definitely deserves a spot on your shelf. It covers, in a nutshell, how we learn and what techniques you can use to start learning more effectively. These same techniques can be carried over to any subject in your life and by following the methods prescribed in this book, you can easily start to achieve anything you put your mind to.
The name of Josh Waitzkin may be familiar to you. His father wrote the book, Searching For Bobby Fisher, and Josh is the chess genius from that book and the resulting movie. As a child, he was able to go up against the best minds in the game, and this book is the story of how he managed to do that. Each one of us thinks and processes information differently, but we can train our brains to some extent, and by sharing his methods, Waitzkin illustrates that we can be taught to be smart and to handle any obstacle in our lives.
The tone of the book is quite engaging, and the read goes very quickly. By taking what he learned from Chess and martial arts, Waitzkin helps you build a mental plan to handle all the facets of your life. The exercises are a bit dogmatic at first, but if you keep it up, youâ??ll find that you do actually see results. So many people want to be a success, and they want to understand how to make money, but most books fail to address how to get to that point with your mind. This was a refreshing change of pace and we loved every minute of it.
Using the theory of applied human performance, Waitzkin illustrates precisely how to start thinking the smart way, and how to literally train yourself to become more intelligent and more successful. Unlike so many other self help books, the techniques inside can be used by anyone and with great results. It was nice to see that the book didnâ??t delve into pop psychology or new agey terminology. Much like the author, it is intelligent.
Overall, we found this book to be an incredible resource that was fascinating to read. We appreciated the fact that author came from an entirely different place â?? not from the financial world â?? but from the world of chess. In a way, he ended up writing the ultimate book to help you learn about managing your money, because you are learning to manage your mind first. By tackling that, you can do anything. We highly recommend this book to anyone, regardless of their personal interests. It is time well spent, and may just change the way you think.