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The Code of the Extraordinary Mind: 10 Unconventional Laws to Redefine Your Life and Succeed On Your Own Terms

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Vishen Lakhiani

Narrated By: Vishen Lakhiani

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: May 2016

Duration: 9 hours 1 minutes


What if everything we think we know about how the world works-our ideas of love, education, spirituality, work, happiness, and love-are based on Brules (bullsh*t rules) that get passed from generation to generation and are long past their expiration date?This book teaches you to think like some of the greatest non-conformist minds of our era, to question, challenge, hack, and create new rules for YOUR life so you can define success on your own terms. The Code of the Extraordinary Mind is a blueprint of laws to break us free from the shackles of an ordinary life. It makes a case that everything we know about the world is mostly decided not by rational choice-but instead by conditioning and habit. And thus, most people live their lives based on limiting rules and outdated beliefs about pretty much everything-love, work, money, parenting, sex, health, and more-which they inherit and pass on from generation to generation. But what if you could remove these outdated ideas and start anew? What would your life look like if you could forget the rules of the past, and redefine what happiness, purpose, and success mean for you? Not just a Book, but a Movement Blending computational thinking, integral theory, modern spirituality, evolutionary biology, and humor, personal growth entrepreneur Vishen Lakhiani provides a revolutionary 10-point framework for understanding and enhancing the human self. He developed this framework based on his personal experiences, the five million people he's reached through Mindvalley, and two hundred hours of interviews and questions posed to incredible minds, including Elon Musk, Richard Branson, Peter Diamandis, Ken Wilber, Dean Kamen, Arianna Huffington, Michael Beckwith, and other legendary leaders. This book challenges conventional ideas of relationships, goal-setting, work, success, happiness, and meaning. In a unique fusion of cutting-edge ideas, personal stories, irreverence, and his brilliant teaching style, Lakhiani reveals the ten powerful laws that form a step-by-step process that you can apply to life to shed years of struggle and elevate yourself to exceptional new heights. The 10 Laws to an Extraordinary Life This book challenges conventional ideas of relationships, goal setting, mindfulness, happiness, and meaning. In a unique fusion of cutting-edge ideas, personal stories, and humorous irreverence and not to mention humor and napkin diagrams, Lakhiani gives you the tools you need combines computational thinking with personal growth to provides a powerful framework for re-coding yourself-and replacing old, limiting models that holds you back with new, empowering beliefs and behaviors that set you on the path toward an extraordinary life. A life of more happiness and achievement than you might have dared to dream possible. As you learn to integrate the 10 Laws into your daily life, you'll never again be fooled into following a rule that doesn't serve your best interest. You will learn about bending reality. You will learn how to apply unique models like consciousness engineering to help you learn and grow at speeds like never before. You will learn to make a dent in the universe and discover your quest. Once you discover the code, you will question your limits and realize that there are none. Step into a new understanding of the world around you and your place in it, and find yourself operating at a new, extraordinary level in every way...happiness, purpose, fulfilment, and love. This Book is a Living, Breathing Manifesto that goes Beyond a Traditional Publication The Code to the Extraordinary Mind was not just written by Lakhiani. The experiences involved some twenty designers, programmers, and developers. Since this book is about questioning, Lakhiani questioned why books are one-way communications devices. Why can't listeners interact with the author and with one another? Or, dive into particular chapters to unlock additional videos or training. The Code of the Extraordinary Mind comes with a full on immersive experience including ways for listeners to connect with each other and the author to learn via peer-to-peer learning networks.


  • Mohamed A

    I loooooooved this book!! Vishen Lakhiani is an amazing author and speaker (I listened to the audiobook) and I was inspired and engaged throughout the entire book. One of the best self growth books I've ever read. The book is about questioning the cultural and environmental rules that has been passing for years from a generation to generation and we tend to follow a lot of them without questioning them just because. This book goes deep into some of these "brules" and makes you process them on a personal level and re-evaluate them. It goes on into many topics such as gratitude, forgiveness, meditation, spirituality, religion, and so many similar deep philosophical topics. And it's the kind of book that you finish and start all over again. It has so many exercises and practices that can live with you for the rest of your life. I'd strongly recommend this book to everyone and any one.

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  • Tiina V

    It was easy to read/listen, but the repetitiveness eventually got annoying. I certainly got some ideas to check and try by myself, yet having read many same sorts of books, it was not mindblowing. Worth for people at the beginning of self-help discovery road, but might be waste of time and credit, or money for people already well on their way.

  • Daniela G

    Just like so many others in here, I thought this was quite a mind-blowing, well-written, and narrated piece. You get submersed in ideas to help you make better choices for yourself regarding all areas of your life, personal, work, family, friends, love, and the environment you live in physically and psychologically. I found the approach to change to be subtle and progressive, which, in my opinion, is quite important to achieve success. Be ready to question everything you do and think from a caring and understanding perspective. Be open to change, and you'll love it too :)

  • Duvon C

    Awesome book. With life changing methods to help you become a super natural person. With the ability to change your world.

  • Miller J

    Incredibly enlightening. From destroying the bull sh** rules we have grown up believing, to understanding your own mental models, to achieving the power of conscious engineering, this book is sure to help you change yourself and the world.

  • Kunyarat Ardchon

    One of the best personal growth book I've read so far!

  • Chris Cromwell

    This book is one of the best investments I've made in a long time. I will say that without a doubt, this book compiles everything Vishen teaches into an easy to understand summary guide for life. I definitely recommend it for anyone looking to improve their mind. :)

  • Gonzalo Chavez Pooley

    In my opinion, this is a very complete book on self improvement. The consciousness engineering chapter was a game changer for me. I would give this book 4 stars but it earns an additional star for all the awesome complementary content available only.

  • Aniket Borhade

    Worst eBook I have listened till yet. Don't waste your time & money on it.

  • Chrystal Smith

    Definitely a game changer for me! It took me nearly a month to get through 9 hours of audio because I kept pausing and taking notes. I have remapped my life plan at a perfect time. Forever grateful for my friend who recommended this book!!