November 19th 2012

Rules of the Hunt. Real-World Advice for Entrepreneurial and Business Success. Michael Dalton Johnson.

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Rules of the Hunt. Real-World Advice for Entrepreneurial and Business Success. Michael Dalton Johnson.2012. ISBN 780071791380. The author, founder of, knows his way around a selling floor This is a distillation of 30 yrs of experience. Lots of short relevant quotes and examples abound here. He has a very useful index of Rules which makes the book doubly useful. His closing rules are some of the best I have ever seen in one place.

Your Outlook

  • Be generous with yourself and others
  • Dream more
  • Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about
  • Avoid negative thoughts of things you can not control. Invest your energy in the positive present moment
  • Don’t overdo. Stay within your limits

Your relationships

  • Each day give something good to others
  • Forgive everyone for everything
  • Don’t take yourself too seriously. No one else does.
  • Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip
  • Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
  • Forget issues of the past. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
  • Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present
  • Don’t remind others of their past mistakes
  • No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
  • Learn a new word every day
  • You don’t have to win every argument

Taking care of you.

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper
  • Eat plenty of fruits & vegetables
  • Play lots of games
  • Read more books than you did last year
  • Sit quietly for at least 10 minutes everyday
  • Breath deeply
  • Sleep for seven hours
  • Take a 10-30 min walk everyday. And smile when you are walking
  • Spend time with people over 70 and under 6 yrs of age.
  • Keep your sense of humour
  • Try to make at least three people smile each day.
  • What other people think of you is none of your business
  • Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will. Stay in touch.

Your life

  • The worst promise you can break is one made to yourself
  • However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
  • When you awaken alive in the morning, be thankful
  • Your innermost self is always happy. Follow it.
  • Mo matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

Great cross country read.

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