These Are Some Of The Resources You Need To Succeed At Every Level:
Below are some of the best books, blogs, fitness programs, etc that have helped make me who I am today. You should know that your environment is always having an impact on you, positive or negative. You literally DO NOT have time to waste on the things that aren't bringing you closer to living the life you have imagined for yourself. There's this thing called "Death" that's coming for all of us, and I for one don't waste my time on garbage.
If it has measurably improved my life in some way, has greatly impacted me, supports me daily, or is simply not a waste of time, then it has made it onto this page.
Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means that if you choose to buy what I'm promoting, then I receive a small commission. This, however, does NOT raise the price for you in any way. What's more, I have personal experience with everything and everyone I am promoting below, and I firmly believe in what they are offering. I know that you should never trust anyone who says, "Trust me", but...ya know...trust me!
POPULAR BOOK APPS:
With Blinkist, you can access thousands of non-fiction book summaries anywhere, anytime.
You can think of Scribd as like Netflix for books, because you can get 3 books and 1 audiobook every month for around $13/month.
OverDrive is the free library app and I have it on my phone, along with Scribd and Blinkist. I always check here before paying for a book that I could get at the library instead.
Art of Non-Conformity: Chris Guillebeau has traveled to every single country on earth, and I've read four of the, like, eight books that he's written. His message is that you don't have to live your life the way others expect, and his own life is a testament to that. His website.
Brain Pickings: Maria Popova reads even more than I do. That's rare. In fact, over the years, I've added dozens and dozens of books to my reading list after having read about them on Brain Pickings. Maria is a brilliant woman, very wise, and she has five million email subscribers who think so too. Her website.
Nerd Fitness: Steve Kamb has turned his life into a video game. I was about to beat him up and steal his lunch money, and then I read his book. Nerd Fitness claims 300,000 "rebels" who have started wherever they are, with whatever they have, and come together to be healthier. His website.
Stop. Start. Do.: Ben Austin was one of the first people I "met" after starting my own website, and I have a lot of confidence in him and his knowledge. He's a reader (most importantly), he's got his own podcast and speaking career, and he's just an all-around stand-up dude. His website.
The Four-Hour Workweek: Tim Ferriss needs no introduction. The guy has New York Times bestselling books, an insanely popular podcast, millions of email subscribers who hang on his every word, and from what I can tell, he'd probably listen to every word you said to him. He's just an amazing dude to know, and almost everyone who's into self-improvement in any way knows who he is. His website.
Willpowered: Colin Robertson goes the extra mile for his research. The man actually reads the research studies themselves, not just the mainstream books that simplify them. He's another one of the first guys I "met" after starting my own website, and I can tell you that he's the real deal. His website.
Zen Habits: Leo Babauta is a simple man. He lives on Guam with his family, writes about habits and minimalism, and his website is in danger of breaking the internet if any more people start linking to him. If you're looking to simplify your life, establish good habits, repair your relationships, and basically just get down to the business of living, Leo is your man. His website.
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HIGHLY EFFECTIVE FITNESS PROGRAMS:
I used this program and added about 7lbs of muscle in 56 days. What I liked the best about it is that it has a little bodybuilding history built into each day and you learn a little bit more about how, and why, Arnold trained as you go through the program. It's free, the workouts are tough, and if you follow the program, you will see results.
Every woman I talk to about him knows who he is. I never heard of him before seeing his book, and I certainly never watched whichever vampire-related TV show he's on, but this man is a workout fanatic. I just finished his workout plan that he outlines in the book, and shortly after posting my progress pictures online (sorry), I had friends message me asking me what kind of program I followed and how they could achieve similar results.