I am always reading books that are motivational or spiritual in addition to my normal literary reading. Recently I received a copy of 50 Cents new book, The 50th Law. Written with Robert Greene, the author of 48 Laws Of Power and other books. It came highly recommended from a friend, Paola Soto.
If you've heard about the book, which I'm sure you have, and considering picking it up, I recommend that you do so.
If you question 50 Cent's knowledge and background as a pre-requisite for this book, consider what Robert Greene says of 50 Cent:
After observing Fifty and talking to him about his past, I decided that the source of his power is his utter fearlessness. This quality does not manifest itself in yelling or obvious intimidation tactics. Any time Fifty acts that way in public it is pure theater. Behind the scenes, he is cool and calculating. His lack of fear is displayed in his attitude and his actions. He has seen and lived through too many dangerous encounters on the streets to be remotely fazed by anything in the corporate world. If a deal is not to his liking, he will walk away and not care. If he needs to play a little rough and dirty with an adversary, he goes at it without a second thought. He feels supreme confidence in himself. Living in a world where most people are generally timid and conservative, he has the advantage of being willing to do more, to take risks, and to be unconventional. Coming from an environment in which he never expected to live past twenty-five, he feels like he has nothing to lose, and this brings him tremendous power.
[50th Law, page ix]
This book challenges you to overcome your fear of death, to embrace chaos and change, and encourages you to look at any adversity as an opportunity for power. It isn't for the faint of heart. Facing one's fears and embracing challenges and adversity requires some amount of fearlessness.
I will continue to blog about the 50th Law as I read it and look forward to sharing with you tidbits from the book and my thoughts and feelings about it.