Welcome to my resources section. Here are the professional and personal items I use, like, can honestly recommend.
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But above all else – the recommendations are here because they are useful and have added real value to my work and play. Don't spend money on any of these products unless you feel they will do the same for you.
Podcasts and audiobooks are my favorite methods when it comes to education and content consumption. How many commuting hours could you apply in the design of your life?
Audible is an excellent service, and I'll let you in a little secret: You don't need a subscription to listen to their books. That's right you can buy titles from them ala carte, no subscription required. I call it a secret because their advertising seems to infer you need a subscription to utilize the service. Nope. Nada. Not at all.
That's not to imply there's anything wrong with having an Audible subscription; I have one and absolutely love it. Check out Audible's latest deal to entice new subscribers.
Here's what's in my Audible library:
- The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich, by Timothy Ferriss
- The 5 Second Rule, Transform your Life, Work, and Confidence with Everyday Courage, by Mel Robbins
- A Grown-Up Guide to Dinosaurs, An Audible Original, by Ben Garrod
- #AskGaryVee, One Entrepreneur's Take on Leadership, Social Media, and Self-Awareness, by Gary Vaynerchuk
- The Burnout Generation, by Anne Helen Petersen
- Crush It!, Why NOW Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion, by Gary Vaynerchuk
- Crushing It! How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence-and How You Can, Too, by Gary Vaynerchuk
- How to Persuade and Get Paid, The Sales Workshop for Everyone, by Phil M. Jones
- The Making of the Atomic Bomb, 25th Anniversary Edition, by Richard Rhodes
- The Man Who Knew the Way to the Moon, by Todd Zwillich
- Mere Christianity, by C.S. Lewis
- My Seinfeld Year, by Fred Stoller
- Never Split the Difference, Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It, by Chris Voss
- The Right Stuff, by Tom Wolfe
- The Thank You Economy, by Gary Vaynerchuk
- Treasure Island, An Audible Original Drama, by Robert Louis Stevenson, Marty Ross – adaptation
- Virtual Freedom, How to Work with Virtual Staff to Buy More Time, Become More Productive, and Build Your Dream Business, by Chris Ducker
Want a handy tool to use when you need to push through that moment of uncertainty? Mel Robbin’s ‘5 Second Rule’ is a simple method to deal with procrastination, inhibition, and fear. I’ve used ‘The 5 Second Rule’ to handle my fear of public speaking, deal with gatekeepers, and admitting for the first time anywhere: even ask for driving directions. It works.
is a simple method to deal with procrastination, inhibition, and fear. I’ve used ‘The 5 Second Rule’ to handle my fear of public speaking, deal with gatekeepers, and admitting for the first time anywhere: even ask for driving directions. It works.
‘Crush It!' is the most popular of Gary's personal branding books. If you've never heard of Gary, start here.
is about something big, something greater than any single revolutionary platform. It isn't some abstract concept or wacky business strategy-it's real, and every one of us is doing business in it every day, whether we choose to recognize it or not. It's the way we communicate, the way we buy and sell, the way businesses and consumers interact online and offline. The Internet, where the Thank You Economy was born, has given consumers back their voice, and the tremendous power of their opinions via social media means that companies and brands have to compete on a whole different level than they used to.
Gone are the days when a blizzard of marketing dollars could be used to overwhelm the airwaves, shut out the competition, and grab customer awareness. Now customers' demands for authenticity, originality, creativity, honesty, and good intent have made it necessary for companies and brands to revert to a level of customer service rarely seen since our great-grandparents' day, when business owners often knew their customers personally, and gave them individual attention.'