10 Unconventional Laws to Redefine Your Life and Succeed on Your Own Terms
The blueprint for retraining the mind to achieve whole-life transformation
Everything we know about the world today follows an invisible set of rules—how we work, love, parent, spend our money, and define success. But what if we could remove these outdated ideas and start anew? What would our lives look like if we could redefine the meaning of happiness, purpose, and success?
The Code of the Extraordinary Mind blends computational thinking, integral theory, modern spirituality, evolutionary biology, and a little bit of humor to provide a revolutionary framework for re-coding ourselves with new, empowering beliefs and behaviors so we can live extraordinary lives. Throughout, Vishen Lakhiani shares transformative insights from legendary thinkers including Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and Arianna Huffington, among others, helping us to think like the greatest creative minds of our era—questioning, challening, and creating new rules for our lives. Lakhiani’s 10 laws help us retrain our minds to grow and achieve more than we ever thought was possible, showing us that we do not need to follow convention and can succeed on our own terms no matter where we are starting from.
“From Publisher’s Weekly This guidebook promises to "hack" conventional thinking by exposing readers to the faulty logic of "brules" (bullsh*t rules) in what Lakhiani calls the culturescape—the mental world of relative truths and ideas that people "should" believe. Lakhiani, founder of Mindvalley, a learning experience company, uses personal anecdotes and those of his successful, famous friends (including Arianna Huffington, Elon Musk, and Ken Wilber) to illustrate how liberating oneself from brules and creating new models of reality can lead to an extraordinary mind, greater happiness, and purpose. Lakhiani's "transcendent practices" include gratitude, forgiveness, self-love, positive visualization, and the ability to see failure and difficult times as opportunities for growth. On occasion, anecdotes seem far removed from the average reader. Lakhiani made a promise to himself that if he "ever woke up two weeks in a row dreading going to work, [he] should quit and think of another job"—an optimistic code for living, but not one that everyone can live by. Still, the author's three most important questions—"What experiences do you want to have in this lifetime? How do you want to grow? How do you want to contribute?"—can be of benefit to anyone. Reviews “Vishen Lakhiani will make you question everything you thought you knew about your life. From happiness and health to purpose and power, this book is a revolutionary roadmap to become the best, most extraordinary version of yourself—period.” ~ Dave Asprey, Bio-Hacker and founder of Bulletproof Exec and Bulletproof Coffee "Entertains while teaching, succinctly explaining how to shed the cultural baggage that has been holding you back, so you can free your life and become the extraordinary person you were meant to be.” ~ JJ Virgin, Celebrity Nutrition and Fitness Expert, New York Times bestselling author “Vishen Lakhiani’s knowledge base and his ability to present it clearly and to actually put it into practice is above anyone I have ever seen in this field. ” ~ Jack Canfield, coauthor of the New York Times bestselling series Chicken Soup for the Soul ® “This book will positively affect the life of anyone who takes the time to read it and implement some or all of the activities into their daily life. I would love to see The Code of the Extraordinary Mind be required reading for high school seniors and first year college/university students. Imagine what our world would look like if all people had access to the knowledge and framework of how to successfully pursue inner happiness, and achieve their full potential in life. That’s what The Code of the Extraordinary Mind helps provide.” ~ Nancy Phillips, speaker and coauthor of bestseller Pushing to the Front “I’ve read an early release version...and it’s one of the BEST personal growth books of our generation. Enjoy his wisdom and share, share, share if you feel inspired.” ~ Carl Harvey, Host of TheBigLife.com “This book is a game-changer. This is a book that will change many lives because it takes into account everything that affects us as human beings and puts it into a system that anyone can use. It’s based on science and spirituality and the experiences of the most successful amongst us. Highly recommended. Love it.” ~ Arturo Nava, Founder of Logra Tu Dream Podcast “Vishen is unstoppable in his commitment to inspire humankind to a new paradigm. He is starting at the right place...the mind. I have no doubt he too will leave a dent in the Universe.” ~ Tom Cronin, Founder of The Stillness Project “You could say the book is”