Book Category: Creative, Motivational,

The Art of Being Unmistakable: A Collection of Essays About Making a Dent in the Universe (book summary)

Author: Srinivas Rao
Life Changing Principles
Quality of Writing
Overall Value
pros: Fun, inspiring, clear directive
cons: Too short
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Quick Summary
Rao’s The Art of Being Unmistakeable provides a great reminder about the importance of taking risks and creating a life and work that is unmistakable.

Key Insights

  • Reinvention is a 5 year process
  • We live in a “Choose Yourself” era
  • Straight and narrow paths rarely lead to interesting destinations
  • Use a compass, not a map
  • People don’t succeed because our “rewards system” teaches them to expect immediate gains

Practical Application

  • Determine if your goals are worthy of your life
  • Seek to be more fully honest with people

Meaningful Quotes (Optional)

“No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” – Albert Einstein

“Your ego is the bullshit version of who you are, and ego-based creation is not your art.”

“Your art can never be about the money.” – Danielle LaPorte

“Nobody is successful because they took somebody else’s roadmap and copied it.” – Paul Jarvis

“It’s better to say too much than never to say what you need to say.” – John Mayer

“Do not compromise the integrity of your art for the metrics that will temporarily inflate your ego.”

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