Go big or go home. Work life balance. Hustle. Take care of yourself. Work hard. Don't burn out.

That is the advice you'll find to be successful and be happy. They are contradictory. Which approach should you choose? Should you push with motivation, or pull with passion?

This is a work-in-progress book by me, Martin Adams. I have one calling: to help as many people not only find brilliance in their lives but also happiness. I do not accept that you must give up one to have the other. I believe that I have discovered how to achieve this in my own life, and since I have a passion to help others, I want to share that with you.

Chapters

SECTION 1 - Breaking it down

  1. Find your calling
  2. Stages of your career
  3. Imposter syndrome
  4. Perfection
  5. Talent
  6. No time
  7. Exhaustion
  8. Fear
  9. Anxiety
  10. Confidence
  11. Life situation
  12. Bad habits
  13. Distractions
  14. Procrastination
  15. Mood
  16. Turn off your mind

SECTION 2 - Building it up

  1. Routine
  2. Habits
  3. Deep work
  4. When
  5. Mindset
  6. New perspectives
  7. Hobbies
  8. Setting goals
  9. Motivation
  10. Other people
  11. Pitching
  12. Leading
  13. Sleep
  14. Health
  15. Family
  16. Priorities
  17. Switching off
  18. Flow

SECTION 3 - Leveling up

  1. Interesting things
  2. Creativity
  3. Deliberate practice
  4. Failure
  5. Intrinsic rewards
  6. Accountability partner
  7. Incremental improvements
  8. Autotelic
  9. Passion

SECTION 4 - Peace and happiness

  1. Mindfulness
  2. Meditation
  3. Now
  4. You, yourself and your Ego
  5. Desire
  6. Discomfort
  7. Response aware
  8. OK

SECTION 5 - Ambition

  1. Only compete with yourself
  2. Working for other people
  3. Working for yourself
  4. Doing the impossible