RYAN HOLIDAY 59 BOOK GIVEAWAY ($2,013 VALUE): Your Cool Eustress

If I win all the priceless books I will put all the priceless books to very effective use by helping, training, and physically and mentally conditioning less privileged and financially poor children to read all the priceless books for their own lifetime benefit because I often advocate and practice reading as a day to day real deep work.

And I will put all the books into The Byron M. Vidal Generosity Library Project that I’m working to be built. It’s a Library Project wherein children will only use books, paperbacks, magazines, hardbounds, et cetera to read without using any kind of electronic mobile phones or gadgets.

Just the priceless, meaningful, rewarding, and fulfilling experiences or moments of reading real good books as the primary part of the very fundamentals of life best lived.

I will Get 3 more entries for every friend who enters:

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I’m Thinking What To Post Now Before I Sleep

Some of the books/paperbacks I’m reading slowly but surely most recently is making me think about them before I sleep. These books are:

The Idealist.org Handbook to Building a Better World: How to Turn Your Good Intentions into Actions that Make a Difference authored by Idealist.org with Stephanie Land

Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure authored by Tim Harford

The Undercover Economist authored by Tim Harford

Mindset: The New Psychology Of Success (How We Can Learn To Fulfill Our Potential) authored by Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D.

Japan: The Story Of A Nation authored by Edwin O. Reischauer

Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account Of Operation Redding And The Lost Heroes Of Seal Team 10 authored by Marcus Luttrell with Patrick Robinson

Getting To Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In authored by Roger Fisher, William Ury, and Bruce Patton of the Harvard Negotiation Project

Losing My Virginity: The Autobiography authored by Richard Branson

Think Big: Unleashing Your Potential For Excellence authored by Ben Carson, MD with Cecil Murphey

Howard Hughes: The Untold Story authored by Peter Harry Brown and Pat H. Broeske

China’s Megatrends: The 8 Pillars Of A New Society authored by John & Doris Naisbitt

Bad Science authored by Ben Goldacre

The Clean Tech Revolution: The Next Big Growth and Investment Opportunity authored by Ron Pernick and Clint Wilder

The 101 Habits Of Highly Successful Screenwriters: Insider Secrets from Hollywood’s Top Writers authored by Karl Iglesias

Stress: What It Is; What It Can Do To Your Health; How To Fight Back authored by Walter McQuade and Ann Aikman

Water: All That Matters authored by Paul L. Younger

How To Blog A Book: Write, Publish, and Promote Your Work One Post At A Time authored by Nina Amir

Chasing Cool: Standing Out In Today’s Cluttered Marketplace authored by Noah Lerner and Gene Pressman

Cesar Millan’s Short Guide To A Happy Dog: 98 Essential Tips and Techniques

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Julia Roberts Is PEOPLE’s 2017 World’s Most Beautiful Woman!

“Beauty inside-out is the real deal of a Cool Eustress life by working well to be natural and simple.” ——–Byron M. Vidal

Julia Roberts Is PEOPLE’s 2017 World’s Most Beautiful Woman!

I am somehow hesitant to do this post because the thought of being superficial and beneficial at  the same time is somehow making me think many times if it’s essential to do this post as part of my Cool Eustress lifetime endeavor.

I’m also somehow hesitant to do this post because I’m reading slowly but surely most recently the book titled, Trust Me, I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator by Ryan Holiday. I’m now at page 115 of the paperback. You will know why when you read the book as deep work.

But Julia Roberts movie, Pretty Woman, reminded me many times of the coolheadedness and natural simplicity of practical daily life. You watch the movie and experience your own perception about the movie.

At her age 49, is the reason why I do this post, as People’s 2017 World’s Most Beautiful Woman. Truly, age is just a number, I got those words from one of the books of Robert T. Kiyosaki.

“Beauty inside-out is the real deal of a Cool Eustress life by working well to be natural and simple.” ——–Byron M. Vidal

5 Things Every Aspiring Reader and Writer Must Know

5 Things Every Aspiring Reader and Writer Must Know

by Byron M. Vidal

There is a reader and writer in all of us. However, most of us are hesitant to read one book, one novel and much more write one blog, one story or two because we do not feel confident that we would be able to give justice to the work that we do. We can’t even begin that first sentence because we often believe that this craft is only for those who are born with the skill to do it. I have listed down some thoughts that I believe an aspiring reader and writer must have in order to begin their journey towards pursuing these crafts. Here it goes.

  1. Believe that ONE OF THE GREATEST READERS AND WRITERS OF ALL TIME is you.
  2. There’s no magic or mystery to reading and writing as a worthy pursuit of a lifetime. Some people say it’s just habitual reading and clear writing. Others say that reading and writing requires special talents and little-known techniques. The truth is it lies somewhere in the middle. It takes certain skills and knowledge to do it. But with just a few key strategies and tools, even the beginner can read and write beneficially.
  3. It’s nearly impossible to get through the day without reading and writing in any kind of language or dialect, at least to some extent. It’s a small and big part of your life, whether you like it or not.
  4. There are so many times that one action and one book can make all the difference in your life. That one action is reading and writing, small steps win big.
  5. Read and write from yourself. Learn from yourself.

I’d love to share the story of J.J. Holcom from the book entitled “The Writer Within” by Larry Bloom. His little essay of life in the aisles of a grocery store, the first piece he ever wrote, which earned him $250. At that time J.J. Holcom didn’t know he was writing an essay when he responded to an article written about grocery shopping. He was writing a letter to the editor on notebook paper. It gave such an astonishing look inside a big store and so brimming with good humor that he decided it should not be published as a letter. It deserved a page of its own.

And so J.J. Holcom received the call, and heard the question writers are dying to hear: “What’s your Social Security number?” It was then we learned that J.J, a genuine Hartford Wit*, had never made it past the eleventh grade. Moreover, when he was in school, he had serious problems with writing; it was one of his weakest subjects. He always wrote awkwardly and ineffectively in the manner that teachers had insisted on. It was only years later, when he took pencil in hand and scribbled himself-consciously, thinking he was only writing a letter to the editor, that the real passionate, persuasive expression – the natural voice – of J.J. Holcom emerged.”

Go get that paper and pen and write down your thoughts. Start that journey armed with all these positive thoughts and be the reader and writer you wish to be. Just do it.

*Connecticut Wit, any of a group of Federalist poets from Hartford, Connecticut., who collaborated to produce a considerable body of political satire just after the American Revolution. (definition: Encyclopedia Britannica)