I thought it would be helpful for you if I shared some of the tools I use to keep not only my life moving forward in a positive direction, but the site and podcast as well. As I continue to grow, I’m share I’ll make some additions to the list. Feel free to bookmark it so you can reference it more easily in the future.
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- 48 Days to the Work You Love – Dan Miller – I’ve mentioned this book several times before, and that’s because this book is that good. It forces you to ask questions about yourself, they way you view work, and what you’re really passionate about. It outlines identifying your ideal career goal, then creating a plan to get you there.
- The Total Money Makeover – Dave Ramsey – If you want to take control of your personal finances, this is the book you need to read.
- The Power of Habit – Charles Duhigg – A big part of personal development is creating good habits. This book breaks down the science of habit in way that makes it easy to apply it to your own life.
- The Willpower Instinct – Kelly McGonigal – Much like the book above, this one breaks down the science behind will power and how it affects. Definitely a must for your personal development.
- 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth – John Maxwell – A great read for those looking for some general principles to follow in your pursuit of personal growth
- The 4 Hour Work Week – Tim Ferris – This book COMPLETELY changed how I view working. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to work in a cubicle.
- Think and Grow Rich – Napolean Hill – The consummate personal development book. So many different topics are touched on in this book and even if you only resonate with one of them, it’ll be good for you.
- Audible.com – I absolutely LOVE Audible. Audible is where I get all of my audiobooks from. They have a ton of books to choose from, great reviews, and if you use this link you’ll get your first audiobook for free.
Brainstorming and Note Taking
- Coggle.it – I love to make mind maps, it helps me brainstorm and keep the creative juices flowing. Coggle is a free mind map and it just works really well.
- Evernote – I absolutely love Evernote, mostly because you can sync it between your desktop, phone and tablet, and also because there’s just so many great features to it.
- Bluehost – I love Bluehost. All of my websites, and I have several, are all hosted on Bluehost. It’s super easy to set up your website and email. And they have a ton of helpful resources and customer support services to help you stay on track. I HIGLY RECOMMEND BLUEHOST
- Elegant Themes – Elegant themes is what I use to get this super cool design on my site. They have a ton of options to choose from and come and at really reasonable price. You pay one flat fee and you get access to all of there themes.
- WordPress – WordPress is the platform for blogging. 90% of the bloggers you know are using WordPress. And it integrates so well Bluehost.
Images and Photos
- Foter – I love Foter because they give high quality photos that are all free!
- Flickr Creative Commons – Another choice for free photos. You have to dig a little deeper with flickr to find the good photos, but if you’re willing to search a little longer it’s a good option.
- Aweber – I use Aweber to sign people up for my email list. It’s really powerful and does everything I need it to.
- Libsyn – This is the site I, and almost every other podcaster I know, use to host podcast episodes.
- Audio Technica ATR2100 – This is the microphone I use for my podcast. It’s not nearly as expensive as some of the microphone’s other podcaster’s use, but sound quality is as good, if not better, than some of the more expensive alternatives.
- Bose AE2 Headphones – These are the headphones I use when recording and mixing my podcast. Some of the other headphones on the market today look really cool, but all you hear is the bass. These headphones let you hear everything.