The Heart Of Success – Om Swami Book Summary

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The Heart Of Success – Om Swami

You may have an Oscar-winning screenplay and a star-studded cast, but no scene is shot without “action.”

Successful people who turn their dreams into reality do so with extraordinary hard work. Drawing from his years of experience as a serial entrepreneur who built and nurtured a number of start-ups into multi-million-dollar enterprises, bestselling author Om Swami opens up in this book like never before.

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No matter who you are—an entrepreneur or an aspiring one, a management graduate on your first internship or a seasoned manager—by the time you finish reading this book, you will be better equipped to succeed in business and life as well as handle the responsibility that comes with success.


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Successful people develop positive habits that support their goals. Replace negative habits with positive ones and stick with them.

Cultivate habits that propel you towards your goals, like exercise, meditation, and positive self-talk. And remember, success is a marathon, not a sprint – consistency is key.


Distractions are everywhere, but focus is your secret weapon.

Success requires focus and persistence. Learn to prioritize your tasks and eliminate distractions.

Master the art of prioritizing and eliminating anything that takes you away from your goals.


The glass is always half full when you practice gratitude. Practice gratitude and be thankful for what you have in your life. This helps cultivate a positive mindset and attracts more abundance and success.

Being thankful for what you have attracts more abundance and success into your life. So, let’s start counting our blessings!


Building strong relationships with others is essential for success. Cultivate relationships with people who support and encourage you. Surround yourself with people who lift you up, not bring you down. Building strong relationships with positive, supportive individuals will give you the encouragement and motivation you need to succeed.


Life is fast-paced, but mindfulness is your break from the chaos. Whether it’s meditation, yoga, or simply taking a deep breath, mindfulness reduces stress and sharpens your focus and clarity. Practice mindfulness and meditation to improve your emotional intelligence, reduce stress, and increase focus and clarity.

EPIC Model Of Success: The Four Insanities

There are four insanities that successful people live and breathe, This is known as the EPIC Model of Success: Enthusiastic, Persistent, Independent and Clear.

1.Insanely Enthusiastic:

The word enthusiasm comes from the Greek word enthousiasmos , meaning inspiration or possession by a god.

When you are enthusiastic about something,you are not just keen and eager,you are in love with it too.You find yourself thinking, talking, dreaming, contemplating about it all the time.

Consider yourself very lucky if you are insanely enthusiastic about something in life;half the job is done.

2. Insanely persistent

Persistence is not giving up no matter what.

Persistence is to continue working on something with an open mind while making improvements to progressively build your chances of success. Successful people are not afraid of changing their opinions about something. There’s no wisdom in sticking to something just because you said so, even though you now know better. In other words, they continue to learn and improve.

3. Insanely independent

Champions in any field, be it corporate leadership, sports, the arts,etc., are fiercely independent thinkers.

They have mastered the delicate art of balancing others’ inputs and opinions with their own goals and views.  They don’t go out seeking approval on every little matter, nor do they need to be spoon fed.Paradoxically, independent people make great team players and they certainly make inspirational leaders.

4. Insanely clear

Clarity of thought is the foremost quality of successful and happy people.  It’s the stuff geniuses are made of.

A confused person takes the longest path to success (material or spiritual). When you are clear ,you may fail ,and yet your other qualities help you make better decisions the next time vastly improving your odds of success.

Bonus: Something Beyond

What success means to you can’t and ideally shouldn’t come from external sources because an overwhelming majority of people around you are simply chasing success as defined by others.It takes deep insight to realise that you must have your own definition of success. And it won’t be possible until you are clear about your principles and values, or, in other words, what do you stand for?


Your life will never be the same again the day you figure out the answer to this question.

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