ReModel: Create mental models to improve your life and lead simply and effectively
I posted my second ebook on Amazon the other day. Longtime readers will recognize I based it on this spring’s extended series on beliefs that became one of my more popular series. You can save the cost of the book by reading that series, but I edited the book to make it worth the cost. It’s more polished, with tables and reordering for better continuity.
I would only post it if I believed the book would rank among the most useful and effective books you could read to improve your life. I believe it is. I believe reading it will help you learn about one of the most fundamental and important parts of your life, something you experience every moment yet few people notice. The awareness it brings empowers you to improve your life simply, effectively, and in a way that affects literally everything in your life.
The phenomenal and acclaimed new book by Joshua Spodek that gives you powerful tools to understand and improve your life.
If you read his blog, you’ll love his book and how it helps you take charge of your life.
You want to improve your life, career, relationships, hobbies, or something important, but how?
How about a way that’s simple, easy, effective, and costs nothing?
It presents a simple, easy, effective, free exercise you can do in little time that makes you aware of your beliefs and mental models and develops your skills to change them purposefully. What’s the significance of beliefs and mental models? While we may live in the same physical world, our beliefs and models interpret and give meaning and value to things.
In a glass of wine, different people may see a delicious beverage, a dangerous intoxicant, a product to sell, a way to get drunk, and so on. How you see it colors your world. Whether you’ve realized it yet or not, you can choose if you want to live in a world of delicious flavor, danger, products and sales, drunkenness, or however you choose to assign value to things. Some people never learn they can choose to perceive things and live life trapped in mental jails more powerful than physical ones. They don’t realize they can improve their lives with almost no effort, though it takes practice, which this book gives.
Your beliefs determine how you perceive your world, which influences your emotions and motivations, which influence your behavior, which influences your world. Changing your beliefs changes the whole cycle of how you interact with your world. Why not consciously drive that cycle instead of just letting life happen to you?
ReModel‘s main exercise helps you understand your world as you interpret it. Then it shows how to change your beliefs voluntarily. The book gives you many examples of the author’s belief, some common, some not so. Seeing another’s beliefs empowers you to change how you see your world, perhaps the most powerful and effective way to understand and change your world and your place in it.
Then you learn to create more meaning, value, importance, and purpose in your life.
From the book’s introduction:
The great business guru Peter Drucker illustrated how different people find different value and meaning from their work (and lives) through the parable of the three stonecutters.
An old story tells of three stonecutters asked what they were doing.
The first looked unhappy. He said, â€œIâ€™m making a living cutting stones.â€
The second looked happier and proud. He kept on hammering while he said, â€œIâ€™m doing the best job of stone-cutting in the entire country.â€
The third one looked up with a visionary gleam in his eyes and said, â€œIâ€™m building a cathedral.â€
Most people sense meaning in this parable but donâ€™t see how to use it to improve their lives or careers. They use it evaluate their situation instead of improve it. You might have asked yourself these questions:
- Which of the three would I rather be?
- Which one am I now?
- Which one would I hire first or want in my community?
- Which one are more of my friends and peers like?
Those questions arenâ€™t bad, but they evaluate without giving direction. We already know we would rather be cathedral-builders; weâ€™d rather hire them and have them in our teams and communities; and we want people like them in our lives.
Those questions donâ€™t help us improve our lives. These do.
How do you become a cathedral-builder?
How do you lead and inspire others to become cathedral-builders?
This book shows you how to become a cathedral-builder. Then you can lead and inspire others to become cathedral-builders too. The people you inspire will thank you for leading them, feel loyal to you, and want you to lead them again.
Read the book! You’ll learn how to change your world efficiently, effectively, consistently, and simply. And you’ll find the process rewarding.
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