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Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Total Recall – Book Report

In this episode of Noah Kagan Presents I do a deep dive on the book Total Recall by Arnold Schwarzenegger. I highlight the best take-aways and save you the time of reading the whole book. There are 12 key points Arnold lays out for his path to success from vision and intent to being naive and staying hungry.

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Questions and topics in this episode:

  • Have a crystal clear vision and intention.
  • Remove all distractions.
  • Write down your goals.
  • Surround yourself with the best.
  • Reps Reps Reps Discipline.
  • Don’t limit yourself.
  • You have to sell.
  • Attitude.
  • Make opportunities happen.
  • Stay hungry.
  • Listen to feedback.
  • Be naive and follow your curiosity.

Challenge: Don’t complain for the rest of the day.

Links discussed in this episode:

Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story by Arnold Schwarzenegger

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7 responses to “Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Total Recall – Book Report”

April 3, 2017 at 1:00 pm

Enjoyed this. Some of your humor is a bit “male” oriented, but I’m an older, uptight female from New England, so perhaps I’m the only one that found it to be so. 😉 And with that, I will not complain for the rest of the day.

Rick Benz
March 13, 2017 at 9:57 pm

Noah, thanks for insights on Total Recall.

What I have come to realize in life is not to allow my five senses to rule my world. What I mean by that is, to begin with the end in mind and live from there. I don’t have to understand how I’m going to get there, my role is to believe that it’s possible and move in that direction. You called this having a clear intention.

Thanks again.

March 1, 2017 at 7:05 am

Not enough AHHnold! Dude seriously you could do the whole podcast in Arnie’s accent and it wouldn’t hurt!

Noah Kagan
March 1, 2017 at 10:19 am

I may…

January 30, 2017 at 10:09 am

Short and bang on point – good effort Noah. Keep them coming! Have you read any other books recently which have had this impact that you can distil down?? Maybe Deep Work by Cal Newport??

January 18, 2017 at 11:21 am

I read this book about 2 years ago. I was taken back how Arnold would write on index cards his goals for the year. So simple but so effective.

Joel Bennett
January 17, 2017 at 2:05 pm

+5 Tacos. Nicely done. I’ll be back.

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