Top Books I recommend
Hagakure by Yamamoto Tsunetomo – This is my top book recommendation over everything else. This book is filled with so much win it’s absurd. Hagakure is a man’s thoughts on what it is to be a samurai, and it ends up being the best book on productivity I have ever read. Seriously, if you only get one book for the rest of your life, make it this one. I read this when I was in my late teens and thought it was cool. I just re-read it a couple times and I have a whole new appreciation for it. Every time I page through it I pick up something new.
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius – If I’m ever feeling down or having a bad series of days, I’ll break out Meditations. Meditations is a series of personal writings of the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius setting forth his stoic philosophy.
The 4 Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss – This is the book that will change what you think is possible. I can’t tell you how many times I would sit in my desk at my office job listening to the first chapter planning my escape. Perfect for anyone who is new to this.
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill – This is an unconventional book about the mindset of people who are rich. Although some of the ideas presented are pretty straight forward, it’s the rather obscure ideas that have interested me the most.
The War of Art by Steven Pressfield – The War of Art is an incredible book that breaks down what every motivational guru has to say in a couple of steps. The steps are so simple, yet so difficult to deal with.
30 Days of Discipline by Victor Pride – This book is super simple. It’s 12 habits to perform for a month in order to foster greater discipline in your life. Victor goes through each habit and why it’s important to perform them. Straight and to the point, and very effective. (Full Review)
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Bluehost – I use bluehost for all my hosting.
GoDaddy – GoDaddy is my choice for registering domains.
Aweber – Aweber is the best email list service out there. I use this and trust it.
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Health Related Items
Proforce Stretchmaster 2 – It’s important to stay flexible if you want to be able to throw effective kicks and age gracefully. After a workout I’ll unwind with a podcast playing while using the stretchmaster to stretch. Here’s my post on the topic: How to get flexible