My Top Personal and Business Growth Resources

If you like what I write about, then you should also check out what I read and listen to and the tools I use. Here's the best content and resources I've found so far.

Blogs

FourHourWorkWeek.com - the lifestyle designer and jack of all trades Tim Ferriss who's a bestselling author, successful blogger, podcaster, investor and advisor in major startups, and who speaks 5 languages, knows Jiu-Jitsu, dances Tango, is a national Chinese kickboxing champion and has hacked his body and mind, teaches us how to do the same.

JamesClear.com - behavioral psychology, habit formation, and performance improvement.

SebastianMarshall.com - on strategies, self-discipline, philosophy, science and victory.

StartUpBros.com - entrepreneurship and startups.

MarkManson.net - the harsh truth about passion, success, relationships, and more (plus a lot of psychology and philosophy).

TropicalMBA.com - insights on entrepreneurship, location independence, building great products and scaling businesses.

ZenHabits.net - tips on how to ingrain a new behavior and stick to it, have peace of mind, be content and live more simply.

Tynan.com - thoughts on life, habits, loving work, writing books, playing poker, buying your own island, minimalism and being a nomad.

 

Podcasts

The Tim Ferriss Show - it's the #1 business podcast on all of iTunes and in each episode Tim interviews a unique guest that shares his secrets for success in a particular field. It's highly educational, practical and motivational.

The TMBA Podcast - Dan and Ian talk about business, location independence, lifestyle design, ideas and hustling. Make sure you browse the archives.

The Smart Passive Income Podcast - another top-ranking business podcast sharing the stories of people who've succeeded in their digital projects and are now making money online and building businesses.

The Side Hustle Show - You'll hear the stories of people who've successfully monetized their side projects, quit their job, changed their whole life, and made a lot of money by doing what they love and trying something new and unusual.

Books

If it's true that a person can be judged by his reading list,
then feel free to judge me based on these:

Think and Grow Rich (Napoleon Hill) - one of the most powerful books you'll have the chance to read with ideas that can change your life if put into practice the right way. All about the origin of success and the power of the subconscious mind.

The 4-Hour Workweek (Tim Ferriss) - see what lifestyle design and location independence is all about. Practical advice on how to reclaim your time, quit your regular job and live the ideal lifestyle.

Crush It! (Gary Vaynerchuck) - a bit outdated as the Internet has changed a lot since the book was launched, but still influential enough to make you realize what you can achieve if you figure out what it is that you're passionate about and start expressing your ideas using the right medium. Also, talks about the importance of personal branding.

The Lean Startup (Eric Ries) - in praise of constant innovation when creating a product and a business. Reveals why most startups fail, and offers a method that uses a scientific approach to building startups that consists of the application of lean thinking to the process of innovation.

The Tao of Pooh (Benjamin Hoff) - a book written in a simple yet beautiful way explaining the concept of Taoism using fictional characters. Makes you see things from another point of view, smile more and be peaceful.

 

The E-Myth (Michael. E. Gerber) - great points are made inside such as why your business is a reflection of who you are, how to see your business as a whole, what are the 3 personalities every business owner has and why some people are still thinking like employees when trying to build something on their own. Teaches you how to leave the comfort zone that's preventing you from expanding your business and how to have a vision and create a system.

Eat That Frog (Brian Tracy) - if you want to be more productive, read this one book, make small changes in your approach and daily habits, and start getting things done today.

The Miracle Morning (Hal Elrod) - how to start waking up because you want to, not because you have to, create a powerful morning routine that includes activities focused on each part of your life (physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual) and how to unleash your potential and become the best version of yourself as a result of that.

Purple Cow (Seth Godin) - a wake up call and an action plan on how to transform your business by being remarkable and creating a unique product.

For Bloggers

WordPress - the best blogging platform.

Bluehost - one of the most popular and trusted web hosting services.

GoDaddy - another way to get a domain name and hosting I'd suggest.

Yoast SEO - the best seo WordPress plugin. Helps me a lot.

MailChimp - the email marketing solution I use for my weekly newsletter. However, there are better ones out there.

WooCommerce - the most popular eCommerce platform. That's what I used to set up a store on the site.

SumoMe - free tools to grow your email list and build traffic.

 

QuickSprout - super powerful techniques to optimize content, grow traffic, increase your conversion rate and anything you need to know from the expert himself - Neil Patel.

How to Start a Blog and Dominate Your Niche

ProBlogger - tutorials to help you learn the skills of blogging.

MOZ - SEO software, tools and resources for better marketing.

BackLinko - SEO training and link building strategies.

Ultra - the theme I'm currently using on the blog. Love it.

CrazyEgg - more advice and products on site optimization from the experts.

 

For Podcasters

Blubrry - podcast hosting provider.

PowerPress - the #1 WordPress plugin for podcasters. Does everything for you.

Audacity - free audio editor and recorder.

AudioJungle - royalty free music. It's where I bought the license for the music you hear in the intro, outro and in between sections on my podcast.

 

How to Start a Podcast - a complete step-by-step tutorial by Pat Flynn.

iTunes - the most popular place to submit your podcast.

Stitcher - another place you want your podcast to be at.

Outsourcing

The best places to find the right people and services for the job you need to get done.

UpWork - a global freelancing platform where you can find independent professionals and work together remotely. That's one of the places where I offer my writing services.

Freelancer - another outsourcing marketplace allowing employers to find the right copywriter, web developer, designer, virtual assistant, translator, programmer, or anyone else that can do their job well.

 

Fiverr - offers any task or service you need, beginning at a cost of $5 per job performed.

Guru - another cool place to offer your freelance services or hire quality freelancers.

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