Okay, for starters, I’ll never recommend any book or product to you that I haven’t first read or tried. That’s my promise. I’d also be interested in hearing any comments you have about anything I recommend. Did it improve your life? Did you hate it? Should it be removed from the Resources section of this website? All good questions.
Also, the links I’ve provided are affiliate links. That means if you decide to purchase something, a fraction of the sale goes to support this website instead of 100% going to Amazon’s World Empire.
There is probably no single greater habit to develop as a human being than to read daily. If you say, “I’m not a reader”, well guess what? No one comes out of the womb with an affinity for reading. Become a reader. Start acting like one. I was utterly unimpressed and uninterested in books until I became an adult and started force-feeding myself books. If you don’t like reading yet, you should do the same. It’s called an “acquired taste”. You probably have one for some bizarre food that no one else likes but you. You can do the same for books, and you should.
While you’re force-feeding yourself books, you might as well read about things that will make you a better human. I prefer non-fiction, but even a good novel now and again with the right message can be helpful.
Try to always be reading at least one book about lofty dreams and how to achieve them. That includes autobiographies by successful people. Reading those types of books will prevent you from becoming a soulless drone without big dreams.
One last note: Avoid the dark and dreary stuff. It’s not helpful.
The Education of Millionaires by Michael Ellsberg
Tao Te Ching (Also known as Dao De Jing) by Lao Zi
SPIN Selling by Neil Rackham
4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss
4-Hour Body by Timothy Ferriss
7 Habits of Highly Successful People by Stephen Covey
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Icarus Deception by Seth Godin
Tribes by Seth Godin
Influence by Robert Cialdini
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
Outwitting the Devil by Napoleon Hill
The Secret of the Ages by Robert Collier
As A Man Thinketh by James Allen
Anthem by Ayn Rand
Browser extensions can be super helpful, especially if you’re an entrepreneur or any sort. Most of these suggestions are from a business perspective, but many are great to have just as a casual internet user looking to be more efficient. Enjoy!
Ebates! Amazing extension. I’ve saved a lot of money using this to shop on various websites and it requires almost no effort. There are deals everywhere online that you can’t see, but your Ebates extension can.
Hunter! Being a creep and need to find someone’s email address that’s not easy to find? Try going to their personal or company website and typing in their name with Hunter. There’s a good chance it’ll find it. Sweet!
Nimbus! Take precision screenshots, edit screenshots, write on screenshots, draw on screenshots, etc. It’s a super helpful extension, especially if you ever collaborate with others on web projects.
Keywords Everywhere! Must-have for anyone who is remotely curious; you don’t need to have an SEO business. Keywords everywhere will instantly tell you how many people are searching for a given keyword. Immensely helpful if you’re in e-com looking for product ideas, or if you’re just curious about people’s search habits. Cool!
LastPass! Essential tool. Stop trying to remember all your passwords. Remember one.
Todoist! I write down at least one to-do list every day. It has to be done, and Todoist makes it easy to do digitally.