Listen to the full episode on iTunes (and please leave a rating to help the podcast reach more people): E36: How to Think Differently (Like Arnold & Stephenie)
- When something becomes a big success it’s often because it breaks all the rules.
- Stephenie Meyer and the Twilight franchise: She broke the rules by making a story with nice and compassionate vampires who have stronger feelings, love and passion.
- The books sold 120 million copies and the movie franchise made 3 billion dollars.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger: He didn’t have the best muscle insertions for bodybuilding but he had the motivation to study his opponents. He took ballet courses to be graceful like a cat on stage. He would look at his competitors best body parts. Then he emphasized the body parts they didn’t have.
- It pays to break the rules sometimes.
- First you want to practice thinking differently in the small things.
- For example, walk in the middle of the road rather than sticking to the sides.
- How to differentiate your thinking:
- 1) Learn and know things other people don’t know by consuming different information from most other people. This will differentiate your thinking and emotions.
- 2) See things differently and more broadly than others. If something is happening in the world you can have a different point of view.
- 3) Analyse information differently or better.
- Better: Mikael Syding always double checks and does the math again.
- Differently: Quantitative instead of qualitative analysis.
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