In English

Complexity is your enemy. Any fool can make something complicated. It is hard to make something simple. (c) Richard Branson

Love is when the other person’s happiness is more important than your own.

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who are alive.” – Howard Thurman

It’s all about making the world around you awesome. So, instead of asking yourself:

  • …how to get better at writing, ask yourself how to write stuff that blows people away
  • …will I ever enough money, ask yourself how you can create something that fans will love to pay for
  • …if you make a difference, ask yourself how you can increase your impact on the life of people

Can you see the pattern? It’s all about making the world around you awesome. Not only does this feel incredibly good (and vaporizes your self-absorbed problems), it also gives you enough motivation to keep going – because you can always increase your influence.

Never take advice from someone you wouldn’t want to switch places with.

In Russian

Многие люди ошибочно полагают, что целью обучения является получение новых знаний. Цель обучения - начать делать что-то по-другому.