Niklas Göke

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Niklas Göke

My name is Nik. I've been writing since 2014.

Somehow, I found my way to 50 million views, 50,000 email subscribers, and 500,000 monthly readers.

My work has been featured in places like Medium, Quora, Business Insider, CNBC, The Next Web, Pocket, Lifehacker, Thought Catalog & The Muse.

1984 is the story of a man questioning the system that keeps his futuristic but dystopian society afloat and the chaos that quickly ensues once he gives in to his natural curiosity and desire to be free.
The 4 Minute Millionaire is a collection of 44 short lessons sourced from the best finance books, each paired with an action item to help you get closer to financial freedom in just 4 minutes a day.
Read our free Discipline Is Destiny summary of Ryan Holiday's book to learn how to master your body, mind, and spirit.
Read our summary of Never Finished by David Goggins to learn about 1-second decisions, raising the bar, and rejecting low-level success.
Read our summary of Stolen Focus by Johann Hari to discover why your attention is waning, and what you can do to get it back, in 3 lessons.
Automate Your Busywork is a step-by-step guide to getting rid of your most dreaded tasks, fueled by the simple but sophisticated “Automation Flywheel,” which will help you reduce stress, get more done, and find time for your most meaningful work.
Read our summary of Dear Girls by comedian Ali Wong to learn 3 valuable life lessons about travel, stereotypes, and remembering our roots.
The Catcher in the Rye describes the adventures of well-off teenage boy Holden Caulfield on a weekend out alone in New York City, illuminating the struggles of young adults with existential questions of morality, identity, meaning, and connection.
Just Keep Buying will help you answer the big questions about saving and investing money with clever stories and interesting data, all while acknowledging that your needs and desires will change throughout life and that, therefore, your financial behavior will have to do the same.
The Midnight Library tells the story of Nora, a depressed woman in her 30s, who, on the day she decides to die, finds herself in a library full of lives she could have lived, where she discovers there’s a lot more to life, even her current one, than she had ever imagined.
Advance a “Just Cause”; Build trusting teams; Learn from your “Worthy Rivals”; Practice existential flexibility; Demonstrate the courage to lead.
The Highly Sensitive Person is a self-assessment guide and how-to-live template for people who feel, relate, process, and notice more deeply than others, and who frequently suffer from overstimulation as a result.
The Power of Regret is a deep dive into an emotion we all experience, outlining in three parts why regret makes us more human, not less, which four core regrets plague us all, and how we can accept and reshape our mistakes into better futures instead of keeping them as skeletons in our closets.
Our summary of The Daily Laws by Robert Greene will teach you 3 lessons from the big topics of the book: mastery, power, and emotions.
Brave New World presents a futuristic society engineered perfectly around capitalism and scientific efficiency, in which everyone is happy, conform, and content — but only at first glance.
Read our summary of On Writing, Stephen King's memoir and writing guide, to learn 3 valuable, inspiring tips for your journey as a writer.
The Simple Path to Wealth is a three-step template for achieving financial freedom in a straightforward way, passed from a wealthy man to his teenage daughter through a series of letters.
Why Has Nobody Told Me This Before? is a collection of a clinical psychologist’s best practical advice to combat anxiety and depression and improve our mental health in small increments, collected from over a decade of 1-on-1 work with patients.
The Financial Diet is a compendium of clever money tips for beginners, offering thrifty spending advice and sound money strategies in a wide range of areas, such as budgeting, investing, work, food, home, and even love.
Bittersweet explains where emotions like sorrow, longing, and sadness come from and what their purpose in our lives is, as well as helping us deal with grief, loss, and our own mortality.