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Critical Needs

Necessary Mind Fixes



  1. Defining Success — what it is
  2. Attitude Adjustment — changing motivation
  3. Making Realistic Goals — planning around reality
  4. Optimizing Your Routine — improving flow
  5. Persevering — persisting against failure
  6. Staying Humble — maintaining success


  1. Why Money Management Matters — why it’s worth it
  2. Everything About Debt — how financial liabilities work
  3. Budgeting & Goals — clarifying financial desires
  4. Wise Spending Concepts — principles for expenses

People Skills

Important Improvements

Better Mind Management

Better People Skills

Better Home Management

Romantic Relationships


Better Careers

  1. Preparing for the Search — understand why you want a change
  2. Making Plans — setting goals
  3. Image Crafting — building a personal brand
  4. Job Hunting — marketing yourself
  5. Interviewing — impressing employers
  6. Closing the Deal — deciding and transitioning

Better Body Maintenance

Better Fun

Other Critical Problems

Severe Hardship

Disaster Preparedness


Modern Society


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