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Your next 5 steps (Book Summary)

Updated: Nov 19, 2022

"Become who you are by learning who you are."

"Your next five moves"

The book focuses on one of the most important questions: What will be your next move?

If you know chess or have played it, the simple technique to win there is to think ahead of your competitors. The better your strategy, the more likely you are to win.

Similarly, success depends upon your vision (where you wish to go) and strategy ( how you wish to reach there).

The book is written by Patrick Bet-David, who is from Iran. However, during the 1978 Iranian revolution, he and his family had to escape the country and seek refuge in Germany. They moved to California and later to entrepreneurship, and from then on, there was no looking back for Patrick, who went on to become a successful businessman and author.

Book Summary of "Your next five moves"

Here in his best-selling book. According to Petrick, to be successful, you should be five steps ahead of where you are now.

Those moves are: 1) what you want to achieve; 2) knowing yourself; 3) team building; 4) strategy to scale the company. 5) Preparing for competition

These five moves will assist you in staying ahead of your competitors. Irrespective of whether you are in a job or business, thinking ahead of what others are doing will always give you a competitive advantage.


However, the best part of the book was the "Personal Identify Audit," where the author asks 25 questions to which you should have a clear answer. You don't have to share the answers with anyone; keep them to yourself, but be honest about them.

Who does the world see in you, as per you? How differently do you act in public and in private? How do you handle losses? Can you stay with someone similar to you? When you fail, whom do you prefer to talk to? Your superiors or those beneath you? Which person's lifestyle makes you jealous? Which type of people do you like? What do you value most?

I won't be able to include all of the questions due to word limits, so I included what I thought was important and would pique your interest. Everyone should try this exercise once.


I thoroughly enjoyed the book; it was the first time in a long time that I found an interesting book; earlier in my college days, it was easy to go to a bookstore and hang out for hours. However, this work and additional study pressure take a lot of time nowadays.

Hence, reading this kind of book opened my mind and gave me new perspectives and questions to ponder. If you are someone who craves more growth, then be sure to check out this book.

Follow me @_passionforgrowing_ for more such non-fiction book reviews.

Happy Reading.

Also, Check out - " 5 Non-Fiction books to read this November'.

- "10 Self-Help Books Everyone Should Read in their 20s'

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