Every once in a while I mention tools that I use and / or recommend either on the site or on my twitter account. Below is an easy-acccess list!
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A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose by Eckhart Tolle – Time to get DEEP! I gift this book frequently as a detox because that’s exactly what it was for me before leaving the West coast. After reading the first two chapters of this book you’ll realize something about yourself, and the world we live in today. We must take it back to basics to understand our true purpose in life, free from vanity and the destructive E-G-O. My reality is not the same as it once was after reading this book. Today, I live my life as a humanitarian and can honestly thank Eckhart Tolle for that.
The Secret by Rhonda Byrne – In 2005 my Grandma sat my brothers and I down to watch the Secret DVD. This was the first time I realized I had super powers! The best takeaway from this book for me was learning how to visualize success. Creating a vision board does wonders for accomplishing goals let me tell ya. If you’re struggling with the fact that you can achieve anything you put your mind to, read this book! Manifestation really works, this is no longer much of a secret…
The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris – This was the first book I read in 5 years after graduating College in 2011. Can you say knowledge drought? Living reckless out in LA, brainwashed in pop culture and social media, this read forced me to figure out what I wanted for my life, and what I was currently doing to hold myself back from achieving this. This will forever be the book that brought me back home. Powerful to say the least!
The Money Queen by Cary Carbonaro – The very reason why you are on this blog site today is because of this book! What an eye-opener really and truly. Cary Cabonaro is a financial advisor who lays out the fundamentals of becoming a financial success so smoothly. This book inspired me to not only get my financial health together, but also help others achieve the same success!
The Simple Path to Wealth by JL Collins – Investing is the key to your financial freedom. So is self-dicipline. This book not only explains Investing in simple terms, it also keeps you quite entertained all the while straight up telling you exactly where to invest your first 10k. Just half way through the book you already understand risk tolerance, Stocks and Bonds, etc. So far the friendliest investment read I’ve encountered, check it out today!
How To Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie – This is a read that will definitely improve your relationships with people whether they be your potential customers, family members, strangers, etc. You can learn the art and science of how to make people not only like you, but generally happy to be associated with you just by speaking to them properly, saving face, and anticipating their needs and wants. I read this whenever I find myself getting slick out the mouth.
The E-Myth by Michael Gerber – This book is the business Blueprint! It provides the absolute BEST business plan for small business owners while touching on the importance of embracing one’s spirit. No matter if you’re opening up a shop or creating a blog, there is a formula on how to achieve success forever.
This Is Your Brain on Music by Daniel J. Levitin – It wasn’t until I started reading this book that I fully understood how I was so easily brainwashed by popular music for decades. Very powerful findings in this book!
The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey – I consider myself a student of The Ramsenator! The Total Money Makeover works every time because it gets to the heart of your money problems: you. No sugar coating in this book whatsoever. Ramsey attacks the illusions and downright deceptions of the American dream, which encourages nothing but overspending and massive amounts of debt. “Don’t even consider keeping up with the Joneses, they’re broke!”
So Money – Get your money right! It’s super inspiring to hear successful people talk about their financial philosophies, wins, failures and habits. Host Farnoosh Torabi is an award-winning financial strategist, TV host and bestselling author. Her podcast So Money brings inspiring money strategies and stories straight from today’s top business minds, authors and influencers.
Entrepreneur On Fire (EOFire) – Mentorship is everything when it comes to being a successful entrepreneur. Learn from the best with EOFire! It’s a 7-day a week Podcast where John Lee Dumas chats with todays most successful Entrepreneurs. Each episode details the journey of a successful Entrepreneur who shares their WORST Entrepreneurial moment and lessons learned, an AH-HA moment and how they turned that idea into success.
The Tim Ferris Show – Definitely the #1 business podcast on all of iTunes, and my personal favorite to say the least! Each episode, Tim deconstructs world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, sports, business, art, etc.) to extract the tactics, tools, and routines you can use. This includes favorite books, morning routines, exercise habits, time-management tricks, and much more.
Confidence on the Go – Confidence on the Go’s mission is to help you ‘love the skin you are in.’ This is the community where confidence grows. Trisha interviews inspiring people that give you the motivation and inspiration to live the life you love.
Learn Out Loud – LearnOutLoud’s Personal Growth Podcast will periodically showcase classic and contemporary self development audio. Learn how to achieve your goals, improve your relationships, increase your creativity, and much more.
Build Your Tribe – Chalene is an amazing soul. Aside from being an extremely motivating individual, she shines a light on getting your new passion off the ground. Once you start your new endeavors she guides you along the way to becoming a success within your community. From living a healthy lifestyle to marketing tips, Chalene speaks the truth!
Top Budgeting Apps
Daily Budget – A very clean and easy budget app that helps you save money and is actually fun to use!
Once you enter in all of your reoccurring expenses, the app will give you a daily allowance on what you’re allowed to spend before seeing red!
Ibotta – Get $10 for FREE here after downloading Ibotta! This app is my baby. They save you cash on things you buy everyday by having you scan your products barcode and your grocery receipt. It’s simple to use whether you’re buying groceries, shopping, dining out, or even using your favorite apps.
EBATES – Get another $10 for FREE here when you sign up with Ebates! I no longer purchase anything online without going through Ebates first. Why you ask? You can earn up to 40% Cash Back when you shop at your favorite stores such as eBay, Bed Bath & Beyond, Nordstrom, Sephora, Walmart, GNC, Macy’s, Office Depot, Overstock, Under Armour, Walgreens and many more.
Digit – Want to Save Money without lifting a finger? Every day Digit sends you a friendly text on the exact balance of your checking account. After checking your spending habits, they automatically transfer a few dollars from your checking account to your savings account. Super clutch if you have trouble saving up for your rainy day fund.
Mindset For Success Apps
HayHouseVB – Some people have motivational coaches, others have virtual vision boards! With HayHouseVB you can upload tons of photos that relate to your dreams and goals. They also have a sweet feature that allows you to add music and play your vision boards in a slideshow. How do I use it? Whenever I’m feeling lazy about hitting the gym, I play a slideshow. Instantly I become motivated to get my ass up and make moves!