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Li Weiwen’s ‘The Secrets of Ultimately Successful People’

Li Weiwen (李維文) is a Chinese million-selling author often referred to as the “mentor of mentors” and a successful consultant in the United States.

Having graduated from Peking University, one of China’s top three prestigious universities, Li Weiwen served as the sales director of the Qingkong Group, Hong Kong’s largest enterprise. He later moved to the United States, where he worked as a camp counselor for Vice President Cheney. Additionally, Li Weiwen undertook promotional consulting for numerous companies such as Blackstone, JP Morgan, Qualcomm, and China Petrochemical.

“The Secrets of Ultimately Successful People”

Li Weiwen has authored several well-known books, including bestsellers such as “How to Get the Person You Desire,” “Harvard Speaking Class,” and “Meet the Seven Most Important People in Your Life.”

In his latest work, “The Secrets of Ultimately Successful People,” Li Weiwen shares insights into the habits of successful individuals based on his own experiences and career.

“10 Success Principles Discovered in an Unfair World”

The subtitle of the book is “10 Success Principles Discovered in an Unfair World.” As everyone is aware, the world is inherently unfair. While a theoretically fair world might be conceivable, it is practically impossible. Despite this unfairness, Li Weiwen identifies commonalities among successful people and compiles them in this book.

The book is divided into ten chapters, each focusing on the characteristics of successful individuals and ways to transform oneself for success. At the end of each chapter, key points are summarized. Although the content is understandable and relatable while reading, the nature of our busy modern society might cause us to forget these essential insights.

The book serves as a guide that can be valuable just by perusing the table of contents and the summarized content after each chapter. However, it is recommended to read the book to gain a deeper understanding, especially considering how the author intertwines his experiences into the relevant content.

Here are the titles of each chapter:

  • Perception of Reality: The structure of the world remains unchanged.
  • 2:8 Rule: Concentrate on the 20% that will become your lifeline.
  • Communication: Don’t strive to be a solitary hero; succeed together.
  • Work: If you don’t selectively choose tasks, you’ll be overwhelmed by increased workload.
  • Planning: Divide an hour into 60 minutes to control your daily life.
  • Habits: Correct bad habits immediately to prevent bigger crises.
  • Adversity: Surpassing immediate obstacles puts you twice as ahead as others.
  • Opportunity: Opportunities hide in moments you might overlook.
  • Strategy: Sometimes stepping back is advantageous.
  • Core Competence: Equip yourself with weapons that others can’t take away.

At the conclusion of each chapter, you can find the following content:

“Five Perspectives that Make the Strong”

  • Acknowledge that the world is unfair.
  • Don’t complain about reality; adapt to it.
  • Only the strong dictate the world’s laws.
  • Master the art of building relationships.
  • The ability to survive is the key factor that distinguishes the strong from the weak.

“Five Commandments for Successful Network Management”

  • Avoid a rude attitude when dealing with people.
  • Be sincere with the people around you.
  • Meet as many people as possible.
  • Network maintenance is necessary.
  • Create a platform that connects people.

“Four Communication Techniques for Recognized Leaders”

  • Speak humbly, act confidently.
  • Apply equal rules to all members.
  • Focus on enhancing organizational capabilities rather than individual abilities.
  • Trust subordinates and delegate authority.

“Five Methods to Become the Owner of Your Work”

  • Master even the smallest tasks.
  • Boldly give up tasks that have failed three times.
  • Strictly manage your working hours.
  • Enjoy your daily life.
  • Find your own stress relief method.

“Three Plans You Must Write”

  • Life Positioning Plan
  • Work Plan
  • Daily Schedule

“Four Principles for Managing Successful Habits”

  • Make good habits your own.
  • Prevent bad habits from taking root.
  • The number one habit to eliminate is procrastination.
  • Cultivate high-efficiency work habits.

“Four Things to Remember When Encountering Adversity”

  • Adversity is unavoidable.
  • Turn adversity into a driving force for growth.
  • Don’t make excuses; find solutions.
  • Avoid repeating the same mistakes.

“Three Ways to Find a Lifetime Opportunity”

  • Don’t dismiss even trivial opportunities.
  • Seize the timing of opportunities.
  • Actively seek opportunities instead of waiting.

“Four Practical Techniques for Retreat in the Face of Masters”

  • Occasionally accept losses.
  • Courageously let go when it’s time to give up.
  • Balance the sense of importance.
  • Control your ambitions.

“Five Methods to Create Core Competitiveness”

  • Accurately understand the meaning of core competitiveness.
  • Societal skills are welcomed separately.
  • In one field, be the number one.
  • Devote energy to leveraging your strengths.
  • Choose what you love or excel in.

In summary, the book offers valuable insights into the commonalities of successful people. It serves as a mirror for self-reflection and a guide for personal growth. In our fast-paced society, it’s an excellent resource to revisit whenever feeling lost or in need of direction.

“The Secrets of Ultimately Successful People”