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Think like royalty
Reviewed in the United States on June 3, 2019
This book took me much longer to read than expected, but I did complete it and rather enjoyed it. This is another book recommended by my mentor. As I am on a journey of releasing my true power, it was very fitting to understand how royalty remains just that, royalty. Here is my synopsis of this book. Niccolò Machiavelli was a Prince. In this book he relates how a Prince should live his life in order to remain successful. Of course, no one has full control of destiny. But with strategy you can increase your good fortune. He relates specific Princes who succeeded and failed at this. He even relates some scriptural references to relate how a successful reign is lastingly secured.
There were several things, thought, that spoke to my soul. Let's begin with preparation. Preparation is essential. I can't rely on chance alone to make things happen, despite this being the case in some instances. If I want something, I have to go after it. Next, I must use the tools (weapons) that work for me. Just because the tool worked for someone else, doesn't mean it will work for me. What's important is gaining another perspective by the other person's experience using the tool. An example of this is David using his sling shot versus King Saul's sword, it wasn't a good fit for him. From there, I focus on my team. I need to create a team and arm them properly with both tools and rewards. A balance must exist form a cohesive and loyal team.While I am speaking on team, remember friends are good, knowing my enemy is even better from a strategic standpoint.
While building an empire the truth is, it's better to be feared than hated. The distinction is a level of respect and loyalty. Ultimately, my goal is to be strategic with ever move and not losing sight of enjoying the journey. Sometimes we conquer and grow but never enjoy our accomplishments.
The most though that spoke to my soul is understanding the nature of fortune. Fortune is the ever elusive and beautiful woman. The one everyone wants, but she is only attracted to the adventurous, even the impetuous. Similar to the idea of the good girl, loving the bad boy. Fortune is ever changing, it is a journey requiring motivation, adventurous spirit, and using various tactics (good and sometimes bad) to get it. Opportunity waits for no one; however, remember balance is needed. Am I up to the task? I certainly am.
This is a Words For the Soul personal growth read. I recommend using the audiobook in conjunction with the paperback for if you wish to take notes.
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