3 books you need to read in your teens/20s

3 books you need to read in your teens/20s - student project

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Notes:

  • Make every book have a little montage before talking about it. Then, blur the image of you going to pick the book up while you put the title and author up on the screen.
  • When reading a quote from a book, make your recording blurry and add it in the center of the screen, maybe even as if someone was typing it.
  • The thumbnail will be you holding three books, all covered in black to add mystery and some sort of secret in the corner to let people know that there is more than 3 books. Much like Iman’s thumbnails.
  • Use Do It by Infraction for one of the montages
  • Books to Show:
    • Every Tool’s a Hammer: Life is what you make it
    • Atomic Habits/Deep Work
    • The Way of the Superior Man

Intro:

Fast zoom out of your face to catch attention.

Reading is one of the best habits to adopt if you want to get anywhere in life. Not only does it give you new ways of thinking and put you into realms of imagination you never even thought of, but it can also serve as a way of learning new skills or things, and even show you how other people have dealt with problems we all face in a day-to-day basis.

For me, reading has been one of the most important habits I’ve adopted in my improvement journey, and I really suggest you do so as well.

Today I’m going to show you 3 of my favorite books so far that have had an impact on my life and my journey to my best version.

Some of these books have helped me understand how things work and how I can become a better artist.

And others have even helped me understand more about relationships, women, myself, life, and have generally made me a better person, and better man.

Ultimately leading me to have a better life.

Even if you read 1-2-3 hours a day, or haven’t read a single word in 10 years, these books are sure to help you in some way.

So if you want do improve your life in some way like I did, stick around to find some books that will hopefully help you as much as they did me. Let’s get right into it.

Middle:

Cool and awesome montage of Every Tool’s a Hammer. Find a hammer and make a montage of it or something.

The first book I want to talk about is actually a book that I don’t have in my possession right now. It’s actually back home in Mexico, but I will share my main learnings nonetheless.

Every Tool’s a Hammer is a book written by the MythBusters’ star Adam Savage (show a picture), now making content at Adam Savage’s Tested YouTube Channel.

Show a small clip or two of his channel with a white/almost like a folded paper background with the clip in the middle and the title of the channel in the left/right corner.

This book talks especially to us creators, the ones that are obsessed with making things and figuring how to make other things work in a different way. He calls us Makers.

Us makers tend to have similar problems no matter what craft we are trying to perfect.

One things that he tells to makers are that things never go exactly as we imagined.

Obsession is the key to progress, it’s “the gravity of making”

We all run out of motivation and into momentum-killers, you need to push through them.

Smooth transition from the blur and the phrase to the image of me saying “you need to push through them”

In order to create you need tools like lists, deadlines, pencils for drawing, etc.

You need to give yourself space to screw up in order to grow.

And in general, Adam gives us makers some keys he learned the hard way throughout his career in MythBusters and even before that, along with the stories of how those learnings where acquired (which are all awesome stories).

Two of the biggest lessons I learned from this book, around 2 years ago were:

  • Dig through the rabbit hole
    • If you are obsessed with something, you should let yourself obsesses over it, and jump into what is called “the rabbit hole”. When you get to the bottom of the rabbit hole, when you have found everything there is to know, you dig through the rabbit hole and go even deeper. This is the only way you will truly be able to excel at what you do. This is the only way you will find the truest inspiration to do your best work. Depth is where the gold is buried. And your obsession will be the shovel to discover that gold.
  • In Every Tool is a Hammer.
    • The best tool for the job is the one you feel the most comfortable with. Tools can be used for many unintended purposes, and those purposes can unveil new opportunities. There is no one way to do things. There is no one way to achieve success. In every tool, there is a hammer.

When the word “hammer” ends, you cut into black screen and try to make an echo, and cut the music. Then change the music and jump straight into the next book mini montage.

If possible, change locations. Talk outside maybe.

Show Deep Work, cool montage.

The next book I want to talk about is actually two books, but I’ve only got one here in my apartment. The other one is back home.

I’m talking about Deep Work and Atomic Habits.

Show to separate titles at the same time with authors. All with a nice blur

These two books complement each other very well and that is why I decided to show them both at once.

Atomic Habits talks about how small tiny changes in you daily routine can lead to amazing results in a couple months time. That is why the motto of the book is “tiny changes, amazing results”.

It tells a lot of stories about how some people made tiny small changes in their routines and they became great people. Those stories are a very fun part of this book.

It also mentions that there are three layers where changes can occur. Outcomes, Process, and Identity.

If you change your outcomes, the process and the identity will not change. If you have a bad identity and a bad process, no matter how much you change your outcomes, you will always have a bad outcome.

If you change your process, you will not worry about your outcome, but you will conflict with your identity.

If you change your identity, the changes in process will take care of themselves, and the outcome will seem automatic.

A shift in identity would be saying instead of “No, thanks. I'm trying to quit” (which focuses on outcome), Saying “No, thanks. I'm not a smoker” (which focuses on identity).

Try to do a little cool animation of some sort

Finally, it mentions how we can improve our habits by taking a look at the four-step model he mentions for habits: Cue, Crave, Response and Reward.

My main learnings from this book are:

  • You have to not focus on the goal, you have to improve you system and the goal will take care of itself.
  • The quality of your life is determined by the quality of your habits.
  • True behavior change is identity change. Improvements are only temporary until they become part of who you are. The goal is not to run a marathon. The goal is to become a runner.

It has so many other good learnings that I cannot include because this video would be an hour long, but you should really read this book if you want to have better habits and an overall better life.

While you are explaining what Deep Work Talks about, show a slow-mo translating video of the book showcasing it, maybe even with you reading it.

The other book in this set, Deep Work, talks about how having deep work in today’s world will help you tap into your greatest potential and create your best work consistently. This skill will not only let you make insane progress in a very small amount of time, but it will also propel you to the top of the rankings in any craft you dedicate yourself to.

Deep Work lets you quickly learn hard things and produce a lot at the highest level. And tell me. If you had these two skills, in today’s world where you can get the talent from anywhere you want, who wouldn’t want you?

Keep a wondering face, while fading the music out before you ask the question, wait one or two seconds, and cut straight into the next song and the next book.

The Way of the Superior Man cool montage.

The third and final book I want to show you is one that has helped be personally become a better person, a better boyfriend, a better son, and a better man. A superior man.

Before you click away, ladies, this book is not only for my male audience. It talks about the relationship between masculine and feminine energies, and it specifically states that women will also learn a lot from this book. It basically says that it will help you understand us men a little better, just as much as it helps us understand you better.

This book talks about many things.

It talks about purpose and how it comes as layers, like an onion. (Maybe a little onion pops up?)

Sometimes you feel you’ve ran out of purpose, and that is okay. You just discovered a layer and finished what you had to do with it.

What you can now do is just wait for the next layer to appear.

Pay attention.

It also talks about how masculine and feminine energies a very different and want very different things.

It tells you how they think and what they expect so you can start to understand how to treat each energy right, although it is mainly focused on how to understand the feminine energy.

Apart from that, it also talks about interesting topics like purpose, discipline, energy, future, present, women, your physical processes as a male, what she expects from you, etc. It covers almost the whole umbrella of how to become a better man.

So if you want your boyfriend to understand you a little bit better or you as a man want to know the secrets to becoming a superior man and improve your life, this book is definitely where you should start. It was written over 25 years ago but the advice stands to this modern day and era.

Outro:

And those were the 3 books I really recommend you read in your teens and twenties if you want to become a better person and overall improve your life.

I have many more recommendations so let me know if you enjoyed this video in the comments below so I can work on a part two.

Without much more to say I hope you know you are loved, and I hope you have… a great day.

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