Simon Obas is the author of The Grind: Lessons from the Past, Wisdom for the Present, a book that talks about how to overcome life obstacles and difficult economic circumstances to become successful.
The Grind draws upon Obas’ own life experiences growing up in poverty and relying on food stamps while his parents scrambled to support him and his nine other siblings.
In The Grind, Obas talks about what he calls transformational change, a journey he encourages his readers to embark on.
The Grind is a personal transformation book that focuses on how to get out of a mental rut and into: “the action rut”.
To accomplish transformational change, Obas says you need to focus on your mindset first.
“You need to believe in yourself, set goals and cultivate an amazing feeling of self-worth.”
Obas says it’s also important to establish solid time management strategies, maintain self-discipline and surround yourself with the best people.
He says a big part of accomplishing transformational change and achieving the life you’ve always yearned for is auditing your network of friends.
Obas says you want to surround yourself with positive people who care about you and care about your wellbeing.
It also comes down to hunger and work ethic: “How badly do you want it?”
Obas wanted to become successful because he struggled to put himself through university.
“There was no money,” says Obas.
At one point, Obas had to scale back his college education and take less classes so that he could afford to keep going.
He describes it as a constant struggle, but something he was able to overcome because he abided by certain principles.
In his book, he attempts to share those exact principles with his readers — tips he believes will resonate with people who are currently experiencing the same circumstances he is.
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