Top 7 Lessons From 134 Books


hey guys so I spent countless hours reading books I want to share with you the seven most valuable lessons from reading a hundred and thirty-four books they’ve made a huge impact on my life and I know they can impact your life too so watch the video to the very end the first lesson I’ve learned is to boost your happy chemicals I thought it was crazy that I could read 134 books develop a positive mindset and still feel like crap I’ve come to realize that brain chemistry plays a huge role in your well-being a point that’s often left out in books that promote thinking positively think positive all you like but if your hormones are out of balance then you’ll still feel like garbage so the three fundamental ways I’ve found to keep your brain chemistry in check how to get your 8 hours sleep exercise regularly and eat healthy that may sound boring but do not underestimate their power many people don’t do these three things well yet they’ll fork out tons of money on the latest smart drugs weight loss solutions and information products the second lesson I’ve learned is to forget self-help just be kind this was a phrase that struck a chord with me in a little-known book written by Darren Brown an English Mentalist and illusionist the majority of lessons we can learn from self-help books come down to one thing be kind it will make everyone around you happier including yourself you’ll make more friends be less anxious be more grateful for what you have and you’ll be physically healthier the list goes on how can we be kind simple just smile help someone with their homework take out the trash without being asked and compliment people the third lesson is value your time time is your most valuable asset you can get back money but you can never get back your time yet most people dish out their time like it’s nothing especially teenagers and 20-year olds it’s insane you’re afraid of hurting someone’s feelings so you spend time talking to them even when you don’t want it you procrastinate every day instead of sorting your life out you work for a low wage even though your time is worth more countless people on their deathbed regret not giving time to their family they regret caring what other people thought of them they regret working a job they hated so start valuing your time and leading a life the way you want to before you wake up at the end of your life and say where did it all go the fourth lesson is the 80/20 principle a classic this is a commonly cited principle and countless business and self-development books it says that 80 percent of results come from 20% of the causes so it’s likely that 80 percent of your happiness comes from 20% of the things you do you may spend a bit of center of your time with 20% of your friends you can apply it to all areas of your life to get the most bang for your buck for example when I create videos on this channel I aim to make the 20% of videos that give me 80% of the results and when it comes to my health I focus on getting eight hours sleep eating healthy and exercising because those are the 20% of activities that contribute to 80% of my health and well-being apply this to everywhere in your life and you’ll progress much faster lesson 5 learn how to win friends and influence people how to win friends and influence people by Dale Carnegie is the most famous book that I consider required reading how much does your life revolve around other people your family friends and coworkers are all people by learning how to interact with them you open yourself up to huge opportunities like a stronger relationship with your partner and making friends that don’t suck people will hire you listen to you and love you everyone can learn to be social I’ve reviewed this book in my channel so I leave a link in the description below the sixth lesson I’ve learned is to create don’t consume we live in a consumer culture I consumed 134 books and got nowhere until I started creating things that’s when I began learning and opportunities came my way this channel is a prime example of my efforts I improved my writing communication video editing and animation skills I’ve made friends attracted freelancing opportunities so I can work from anywhere and strengthened my understanding of the lessons from books by teaching people like you none of this would have happened if I didn’t start creating so take action the final lesson is mind over matter everything can be taken from a man but one thing the last of the human freedoms to choose ones attitude in any given set of circumstances to choose one’s own way that’s what Viktor Frankl famously a survivor of Auschwitz concentration camp you know when you drop your phone and you go to pick it up and freak out that it might have a cracked screen and then you find out that it was cracked and you become angry and frustrated well that happened to me recently but I chose to respond differently I accepted what had happened being angry wasn’t going to fix my phone right so I moved on with life and got it fixed the following week no dramas so there are events in this world that are outside of your control a partner falling out of love with you natural disasters or accidentally dropping a phone you can’t change what’s happened but you can choose how to react to it thank you for staying to the end guys so I’ve been working behind the scenes to create an online book club for us I see you guys commenting on my video saying thank you and great video which is great but watching my videos and reading books like what it won’t get us anywhere right that’s why I’ve created the one percent book club my right plan is for us to connect online and read a book every two weeks the books will fall into five categories health wealth love happiness and free choice we will hold each other accountable through a private Facebook group to take action on the books we read it will be a place to make like-minded friends motivate each other and exchange knowledge it will cost $10 a month and the reason I charge is not just to fill my pockets with your cash but it actually tells me you’re serious about making big change in your life if you have any suggestions for the online book club please let me know in the comments below I’d love to hear from you with that said have a good day guys and we’ll review the seven lessons we covered in this video boost your happy chemicals forget self-help be kind value your time the 8020 principle learn how to win friends and influence people create don’t consume and mind-over-matter [Music]

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100 thoughts on “Top 7 Lessons From 134 Books”


    I'm ready to join the Club

  2. Rohitraj Nair says:

    Can you list down those 134 books? Or at-least some of them.

  3. Johann Palheiros says:

    Hey Brandon! The lesson number 6 really draged my attention, could you point a book or a couple of books which talks more specifically about "Create, Don't Consume" ?

  4. Wealth Prodigies says:

    It's just amazing to me how you can read 134 books. Most people here in the US haven't opened a book in the past year…

  5. Golden Castles Crystal Streams says:

    The only thing Ive Learned is People are Theifs . and the innocent like me have to deal with them . its time they make it right .

  6. Alberto Larios says:

    WoW! Thank you for this video and your effort on sharing your conclusions 🙂

  7. bhavani raju says:

    'I really love your videos, it's always motivating me, May i have a list of 134 books 🙂

  8. lunacb says:

    you dropped your phone horror of horrors take your parents credit card buy a new I phone drive your moms old(2015)Volvo to the store, on the way meet your friends at starbucks where you can meet people just like you(white kids with dreadlocks, tattoos and piercings) next eat some organic granola to have energy for hot yoga class.

  9. Sebastian Liao says:

    Great content, brother!

  10. Dipen Bk says:

    can you please make video on what are these 134 books

  11. Doug says:

    $10 per month! Hahahahahahaha Yeah, the only reason is to "prove you're serious about it." Riiiiiight…

  12. Tranculent says:

    At first I thought this is gonna be some kind of not well structured because it seemed strange to tell just 7 lessons from 134 books, but after watching the video, it really amazed me. You summarized pretty good everything and straight to the point. Keep up the good work man!

  13. Cesar Farfan says:

    Dale Carnegie somehow promoted dishonesty, since communication has an agenda. Maybe the good ole "not everyone will like you but the correct ones will" is better? That is, living with honesty?

  14. Prince Patial says:

    just stumbled at great piece of work , And I really liked it!

  15. RUCHIT KHARWA says:

    Can every book reviewer stop using the same fucking animation… crap!

  16. ipadsforautism says:

    For truly passionate people regular, healthy orgasms are one of the best ways to boost healthy brain chemistry for a healthy happy brain.


    Brandon, can I know you in person? ….your channel help me so much. I'm an entrepreneur from Thailand

  18. Gopi Nath Pasupuleti says:

    This is best video

  19. Abhishek Sharma says:

    Thanks 🙂

  20. דוד דהאן says:

    Man, this is one of my very favorite channels. Just keep on producing your content.

  21. Jason Bracht says:

    Great video Brandon.

  22. Normal Guy says:

    Hello person reading the comments. I am gay 🙂

  23. Maria Nicholas says:

    book club….PLEASE!!!!!
    I need it. None of my friends read books like this.

  24. MajorMinorMBC says:

    great vid!

  25. MD AKBAR ALI says:

    Its good

  26. 조회수9998만회 says:

    thank u for very nice video:)
    how can you make such nice animated video? is there a program for this?

  27. Mandar Thosar says:

    mind over matter – thank you for this

  28. Studenti con Metodo says:

    I've just found this channel and I find it plenty of great contents! Good job and thanks for your great job!

  29. Ricardo Carvalho Leite says:

    Good video man

  30. Gonzalo Joo says:

    Great Video…thanks for share it… could you tell me which Software do you use to edit and make all your cool drawings?, Thanks in advance

  31. Shahnaz Khan says:

    Love it …Man!! Keep up the good work

  32. zohaib anwer says:


  33. Bhargab Deka says:

    Loved your content bruh!can you tell me the software you use for making these vids?

  34. Sandy Aego says:

    Thank You for making this video bro! Pretty much sums up all the self help books.

  35. Alexandre Pereira says:

    Thank you

  36. Jimi Hendrixx says:

    The Golden Rule

  37. geistreiches says:




  39. Sev Shah says:

    your video sucks i wouldn't pay you a penny

  40. vikas sareen says:

    Great job

  41. Arshed Mehdi says:

    bro u r awesome

  42. Advocate Ujas Dharamshi says:

    Really appreciate the efforts put in to spread knowledge of such good books. 👍

  43. Trilly Boyz says:

    Appreciate the knowledge

  44. kiran kumar kumar says:

    Thank you!

  45. كأس العالم says:

    Just Do It

  46. ChatWithDreaa a says:

    I love love love this video!

  47. ChatWithDreaa a says:

    you just earned a yet another subcriber.

  48. Wyderson says:

    Great video! Thank you so much for sharing! Every point is crucial. Those are simple but powerful tools. 🙂

  49. djtatia says:

    thank you for the video. I need this in mylife

  50. Vinay Mepani says:

    Great video, thanks so much man. You just acquired a new subscriber.

  51. thanh ngoan says:

    Thanks so much for your video, i love all these rules but the most is number 3: Value your time!

  52. light yagami says:

    To be frank this is the greatest video I had ever watched you killed it man

  53. Joël says:

    Why did youtube translated your channel's name in my native language? "Un pourcent de mieux" Lol wtf

  54. Mathew Farry says:

    Getting enough sleep is the most underrated way to improve your entire life.

  55. Feel BEAUTIFUL says:

    Best self help video. Hats off ,u r awesome

  56. Nicholas James says:

    Well done. Keep creating.

  57. HaZZarD says:

    Lesson 7 Stoicism

  58. Doodle Dabble says:

    I needed to hear the create don't consume rule. I'm a bit of an info Binger, but I have to remind myself that we truly learn when we apply that info

  59. nuino1 says:

    Thank you man 🙂 this is very helpful … keep up the good work

  60. Ameer Badgujar says:

    I appreciate your effort in this video thankyou

  61. IndustryOfMagic says:

    I believe this video needs more views. Fuck the views. I'm talking about awareness

  62. คณิตา บุญชัย says:

    Thanks so much..

  63. benazir jahangir says:


    … i m 23 years old and often feel low about me .. i loose my confidence very quickly and i cant progress in my academic career .. i was a good student but now i have lost everything …please tell me how to deal with it ….

  64. Serge Rivest says:

    The guy's a hippy, first tip: boost your happy chemicals. Eye roll.

  65. Diana Liuzzi says:

    Okay, I have only a few minutes to leave a comment, that might be contributing to you, in some way. This was useless. THAT'S WHAT YOU LEARN FROM READING 134 BOOKS, SERIOUSLY???!!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME???!!! It's like, pure garbage. I'm not a hater, at all. I'm just saying, that if you really want to "share" the life lessons, from the hundreds of books you read, you should be more specific. It seems that you learned N O T H I N G. I'm furious because this was A FUCKING WASTE OF TIME, I'm dissapointed, I thought I was going to find a fucking reason to grab a fucking book, I expect that that would have been the least of the good stuffs that was going to happen, after watching this stupid useless moronic shitty video. Anyways, TRY HARDER, next time. Bye.

  66. habib shakil says:

    Please read shahih Bhukari, it will change your life guarantee

  67. Iqra Yousaf says:

    You cant change what happenwd but u can chooss how to react. Create. Don't consume. We consume things from ur video and now we will create it

  68. Lissa K says:

    I appreciate the great intention behind this video but actually found it kinda depressing. "That's it?!" comes to mind. I'm an avid reader and always hope that I will get more benefit from any book than just the basics described here. I'm afraid this video actually discourages reading because "what's the point?", as there are obviously no new ideas under the sun. Just my 2 cents 💙

  69. Martin Iversen says:

    Hey man thanks for not making a stupid 20 minute long video where you talk in circles for half the time.

  70. Mr Stepper says:

    Great video

  71. Hamza Hanif says:

    Great video …Hope to learn and follow

  72. பேராண்மை பழகு says:

    I'm ok fr book club. Plz start

  73. Jordy Mcnab says:

    I would argue lesson 2 is wrong. Self help is about improving yourself in all aspects of life mental, physical and spiritual being kind does help in many ways but isn't the end all be all.

  74. Aleksandra Banaś says:


  75. Anonymous AppiDi says:

    Name all your 134 books

  76. Paul D says:

    Time = My biggest regret in life is doing work for other people for little money but then my personallity enjoys helping people out of the goodness of my heart which triggers negative emotions and a hatred for my behaviour. I always say I will change but I repeat the loop on a weekly basis. I actually enjoy going to work (which is a waste of time) because I can interact with people and fulfil a purpose but when Im sitting on the train to go home I feel empty and wonder where my life is actually going. I enjoyed your video but it's not always as simple as you say it is

  77. T K says:

    Thank you sooooooooo muchhhhhhhhhh for the information.

  78. AIM Messenger says:

    I love lesson 6

  79. Abdulrehman Akbar says:


  80. Rahul Deb says:

    Give us 100 best book list

  81. Clayton Facchini says:

    How to win friends and influence people is probably the best book out there. If you havn't read it, do so.

  82. Salvador Dali says:

    Guys can I get the list of the top 10 books for men that Brandon sells for 25$?

  83. Arnold Harding says:

    Read a book every two weeks? What kind of genius do you think I am? It normally takes me 2 months to read a book.

  84. New things HB10 says:

  85. Philson says:

    Excellent summary. All very important points.

  86. arnold 22 says:

    Being kind just makes people think im gay.

  87. Danilo Eugenio estaco says:

    Thank you !!

  88. Barbara Hallowell says:

    Under #1get your thyroid CHECK d !

  89. Regimantas J. says:

    Thank you

  90. Tom says:

    Rule 2 is completely NOT true.. Life is hard and surval of fitest. If you help people too much it will bite u in back.

  91. Cruz pineda says:

    Good stuff

  92. K- says:

    Too bad I'm from a third world country, if not i would love to enter that book club, but here dollars cost too much, 10 are enough for eating a week, lol 🙁

  93. Sherry Suarez says:

    #7 is stoic character… Read more about Marcus Aurelius

  94. kevin kalfon says:

    Thanks a lot for your content!! Very interested in the One Percent Book Club.
    Hello from London

  95. Puii Chawnghlut says:

    Great video!

  96. Ali Raza says:

    Whats the software name?

  97. Nicole Angelique says:

    The only YouTube channel that notifies me💛 Thank you so much for your content! It really helps me a lot🌻

  98. Jeferson Martins says:


  99. Jordan Gill says:

    134 books to learn common sense 😂

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