A Preview of The Little Book of Clarity with Jamie Smart
A summary of things you should know about The Little Book of Clarity according to Jamie Smart:
In this episode Jamie Smart reveals all his insights on The Little Book of Clarity where he provides you with a quick guide to focus and declutter your mind.
In his book Smart expands on his original book Clarity and provides you with new, powerful ways to improve your productivity, eliminate stress, and master the art of innate thinking. The goal of the book is to help you create more relationships, meet personal goals, pinpoint negative goals, and train your brain to start prioritizing your day-to-day life more clearly.
This book is perfect for entrepreneurs who are constantly bombarded with an extensive to-do list and need an effective manual that will clear their head in order to get things done efficiently.
The Book’s Unique Quality (3:18)
You’ll find that almost all other books about productivity and clearing your mind is going to give you a whole bunch of things to do, things to practice, and things to remember. It didn’t make sense to me how you could help someone to have a clear mind by giving them more things to think about and do. My book doesn’t give you anything to do, anything to remember, or anything to practice and as you start to understand how it all works then it starts to implement automatically. All you need to do is read the book and it’ll do the work for you.
The Best Way To Engage (4:25)
It really is one to be read in sequence and in fact one of the earliest chapters tells you about a way of reading in which I call reading for insight.
The Reader’s Takeaway (14:36)
A simple misunderstanding about how the mind works is the cause of pretty much all the struggles that you face in your life and all the struggles we face in society. When you clear up that misunderstanding your life is going to instantly improve.
A Deep Dive Into The Book (5:36)
The introduction is setting the scene and you’ll find it talking about things that you can relate to and it’ll be setting a different direction for it. You’ll also find that at the end of every chapter there is a QR code that you can scan with your smartphone and it’ll take you to videos that explain the chapters in more depth. I wanted to make this a book that you can use in an interactive way.
The first chapter is called Misunderstanding; the hidden trap and it kind of sets the perspective. The principles behind clarity are to our psychology what the discovery of germs was to medicine.
The second chapter is called The Power of Insight and that’s about how when you read the book you are going to read it for something that comes from inside of you. That may sound strange but the nice thing about it is that there is nothing you need to practice or remember.
Chapter three is a technical chapter called How Perception is Created and it’s just explaining how your senses and mind works. We talk about tricks of the mind because so many things we struggle with as entrepreneurs really are just tricks of the mind.
Chapter four is talking about The Power of Principles and that’s about the principles that run our minds and emotional systems. When you understand these principles it makes everything a lot easier. The other thing you’ll find in this chapter is what I call the clarity equation which is clarity equals capacity minus contamination. The idea of that is we all have the capacity for the good stuff but what gets in the way of it is what I call contaminated thinking. The other thing you are going to find in that chapter is what I call the deep drivers and they are eight powerful values that every single one of us has that help us create the things we want to create.
Chapter five is the Psychological Immune System. You know how you got a physical immune system? Well you’ve also got a psychological immune system. Just like your physical immune system is there to take care of your body, your psychological immune system is there to take care of your psychology.
Chapter seven is called Stress; the source and the solution.
In chapter eight you are going to discover what I call the ultimate leverage point. As an entrepreneur one of the most powerful things you can get is leverage so this chapter is about the ultimate leverage point.
In the next eight chapters you will dive into each of those deep drivers in depth.
Chapter seventeen is called There’s Only One Problem and that’s the one thing that gets in the way of that stuff.
In chapter eighteen I introduce you to what I call penicillin for the mind. Just like penicillin goes wherever it’s needed in your body to care infection, this penicillin for the mind goes everywhere in your psychology to give you what you need.
Chapter twenty is The Leadership Delusion.
NOTE: That was just a summary. To get the full deep dive, play the audio clip at 05:36
Notable Quotes From The Book (15:35)
“How secure can a person ever feel when they believe that their security comes from something outside of them?” – Jamie Smart
The Credibility/Inspiration Of The Author (0:35)
I’m an entrepreneur and my fascination is with how people think, how people motivate themselves, and how people get results. Very specifically what I’ve find is how the mind works is a huge area of fascination and I’ve been exploring that for years.
When I found myself having all the trappings of success but none of the feelings of success I went back to the drawing board and found that there was a fundamental misunderstanding behind how I thought life worked. As I cleared up that misunderstanding for myself and started clearing it up for my clients not only did I become more productive, more clear minded, more comfortable in my own skin, I also became more successful. It turns out we are designed for reality and do really well in it but we don’t do so well when we are caught up in our muddle thinking.
Other Books Recommended By The Author (16:56)
All Marketers Are Liars by Seth Godin
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