I LOVE NETWORKING and I try to cold contact people Most of the time it doesn t work and usually I give up Except I read the Third Door and I am pretty sure Except I read the Third Door and I am pretty sure am not ever going to give up This book shows you WHY you need mentors how people make you and break you sometimes and the best of all it isn t written in a boring essay formatFind your goal and do all manners of crazy stupid things to achieve it I heard an interview Alex gave to Cal Fusman about his forthcoming book I was so taken with the story and earnings that Alex gained on his journey I contacted him directly I preordered the book and offered to capture the book as a one page summary to which Alex agreed The book is simply sensational For such an honest and courage account of going search of the secrets to being successful Alex s journey is inspirational moving and full of essons I ve bought the book for many people since I read it I call Alex my friend now and I couldn t be prouder and a bigger supporterYou won t be able to put it down once you start reading This is kind of a bizarre book Supposedly it is the tale of a wild uest to find the secrets of how the world s most successful people got their ucky break There are two problems with this Firstly the secrets he does find out are completely unoriginal and uninspiring Be persistent Tim Ferriss Find hidden reserves of mental strength Sugar Ray Leonard Have a business strategy Bill Gates How fascinating Secondly the wild uest is for the most part the tale of an entitled wealthy kid hassled a bunch of celebrities for their time until a few of them gave in and talked to himSure there are some funny moments along the way But most of it is just a pretty standard tale of how if you are an overly confident young man from a wealthy and educated background you can pursue whatever you want in ifeOne element of the book I found particularly annoying When Banayan does eventually m Featuring computer magnate Bill Gates as the elusive white whaleShowcasing The Price is Right #As A Vehicle To #a vehicle to in amazing adventures across the globeIn Alex Banahan s first book The Third Door he attempts to find out how successful people got their start He calls it the third door through which these successful folks became successful He says there is always a first door where most people wait to get in Then there is the second door the VIP door where celebrities get in Finally there is the third door be it through an alley window or some other uniue way where other people can
gain access to an eventThe story reads almost ike a novel access to an eventThe story reads almost Babel 17 like a novel is hard to put down Cameos are made. Ga as Alex Banayan travels from icon to icon decoding their success After remarkable one on one interviews with Bill Gates Maya Angelou Steve Wozniak Jane Goodall Larry King Jessica Alba Pitbull Tim Ferriss uincy Jones and many Alex discovered the one key they have in common they all took the Third Door Life business successit’s justike a nightclub There are always three ways in There’s the First Door the main entrance where 99 percent of people wait in ine hoping to get in The Second Door the. By Tim Ferriss Cal Fussman and Larry King They are all a part of his mission to discover the secrets to getting started As you piece things together you see his friend Kevin throughout the book Kevin of course is Kevin The #Manager On Cal Fussman S Podcast Knowing #on Cal Fussman s podcast Knowing of the backstory helps with the real story that Banayan tellsOne thing he earned from the person who became his mentor Elliott Bisnow is that you should never take your phone out in a meeting Bisnow became Banayan s mentor and ends up featured prominently in the book Bisnow is an entrepreneur who also started the Summit Leadership Conferences which are held at various places at various times but feature prominent eaders and entrepreneurs Banayan gets an offer from Bisnow that could change his ife and eads to a moment of choiceBill Gates founder of Windows is Banayan s white whale for much of the story During his conversation with Gates Banayan figures out some things but not necessarily from the context of what Gates shares It s a great interview and an eye opening experience for Banayan on his missionAs it goes on you find that the pursuit is about much than the Pursuit Of Money This Is of money This is passionate pursuit to find the meaning of why people become successful This is the story of a seven year process one that was supposed to ast a few months If you ike your nonfiction to read ike fiction Banayan s story is worth your time It s a page turner and one that is tough to put down You Great Sky River (Galactic Center, llearn about passion pursuit and personality as you read this book You also gain some tidbits throughout that can help you with your passion project as wellAnd remember there is always ALWAYS a Third Door Reading The Third Door changed my ife I really don t know how to say it otherwise and frankly struggle with
words to describe how deeply the book has affected me since As a to describe how deeply the book has affected me since As a student myself we are often fed generic pieces of advice as to how to obtain success and achieve the ife of our dreams Don t give up Keep the faith I got this book thinking that I would be Home is the Hangman learning about how each famous person found their 3rd door Iike the concept of the 3rd door and do believe it is a fantastic way to Neon Genesis Evangelion look atife However the book isn t about what the 3rd door was for these people It was about him trying to get interviews with famous people and getting rejected I hate to give the author one star because you can see how important writing this book was to him I found about Alex from the Cathy Heller podcast when she interviewed him about this book and it was a fantastic interview Just Superman - Lois Lane listen to the podcast and skip the book. VIP entrance where the billionaires and celebrities slip through But what no one tells you is that there is always always the Third Door It’s the entrance where you have to jump out ofine run down the alley bang on the door 100 times climb over the dumpster crack open the window sneak through the kitchen there’s always a way in Whether it’s how Bill Gates sold his first piece of software or how Steven Spielberg became the youngest studio director in Hollywood history they all took the Third Door. ,
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"Is A Masterpiece Which I Have Recommended "a masterpiece which I have recommended to friends family and even mentors It is truly all encompassing and touches each person s inner child I l explain what I mean by this statement because it s not the first reaction you might have to the title or subtitle Alex Banayan goes on an adventure to get all the tidbits from all the world eaders in their respective spaces He becomes part of the club Something we all dream of during our childhood and adolescent is to be famous and to have an impact In the process of writing this book he became part of that club One of the most important thing that this book teaches is the manipulation of an old parable That being money buys happiness I think Alex does a great job of breaking down this cliche statement and replacing it with what I ike to call a modernised adjustment This book is an accumulation of knowledge that Alex gains from these people He also appreciates the necessity of failure and relinuishes expectations from his mindset He was able to achieve his goal through knowledge and experience accumulation So it is Bilis galaktikos didvyris like knowledge buys happiness because once you have the knowledge you are free from confusion His confusion andack of direction came from the unknown but he is happy and grateful and it shows in this book Overall a great addition to the mantlepiece I highly recommend this book to anyone If the Third Door isn t on your reading Ubikas list then I don t know what should be This is THE craziest non fiction story I have ever read Alex Banayan has a flair for storytellingike no other I
read the book for 2 hours at a stretch Stopped and tried to go to bedthe book for 2 hours at a stretch Stopped and tried to go to bed I couldn t sleep That night I stayed up till 5 AM reading that book It is so good that you can feel all the emotionsEver wondered who could be your mentor In the book Alex interviews 100s of people from different fields all of them at the top of their fields You will have an exhaustive repository of the Stainless Steel Rat livingegends of our times I cold contacted so many of them including Alex himself who now does mentor sessionsIf not for the non fiction aspect read it for how great the story is You can t help but empathize with Alex as he struggles for years chasing Warren Buffet you jump and scream happily when he finally gets around meeting Bill Gates you stare at your ceiling in disbelief reading about all the things he did to make this book a realityFrom the non fiction side et me tell you this. Forbes #1 Career Book to Read in 2018 The National Best Seller The arger than Star Trek IV The Voyage Home life journey of an 18 year old college freshman who set out from his dorm room to track down Bill Gates Lady Gaga and dozens of the world’s most successful people to uncover how they broke through andaunched their careers The Third Door takes The Time Machine listeners on an unprecedented adventure from hacking Warren Buffett’s shareholders meeting to chasing Larry King through a grocery store to celebrating in a nightclub with Lady Ga.