S03E06: Interview with Adam Ashton and Adam Jones on ‘The Sh*t they never taught you’

Joining me on today’s show are Adam Ashton and Adam Jones, the voices behind the What You Will Learn podcast. They are also the authors of “The Sh*t They Never Taught You”, a massive compilation of their takeaways from over a hundred of the best books of all time.

In this episode, they walk us through the process of getting a book out into the world—from writing iterations, preparing it for publishing, and actually launching the book. They also give a preview of “The Sh*t They Never Taught You”, weighing in on some of the books and topics they’ve written about.

Key Takeaways:

  • How the Adams started writing their book
  • Why they decided to go down the path of self-publishing
  • The main insights they hope people will get from their book
  • What makes certain books great reads
  • On getting your life together and forging your own path
  • Why marketing to the masses is like a spreading a virus
  • On leading a team, personal finance, and breaking biases
  • The different philosophies they’ve combined so people can live the good life

Quotes:

  • “[For] anyone thinking of writing a book, it’s imperative that you put in your own uniqueness, what makes you stand out, what makes you different in that way.”
  • “…taking control of our learning journey, and we can do that through books.”
  • “Visualization plus the hard work… inspired by other books, together, you get a combination in a package that is going to be more useful.”
  • “Our brain takes shortcuts because it’s efficient, it’s easy, it’s the quickest way to do something; but really, in many cases, it’s wrong.”
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