Remember I promised I will share with you a few more secret sauces of mine? Well, here is a all-in-one free resource page where I’ve gathered some of my favorite resources on the Internet like e-books, cheatsheets, manifestos etc. and I also use to link to my best content, so you, my reader, can have a place to go to and have fun.
Note: Use this information wisely.
279 Days to Overnight Success
Most people think that success comes overnight. But that can’t be further from the truth. Chris Guillebeau is here to tell you how to start your own thing and expand your social media influence.
It is aimed to help bloggers, writers, entrepreneurs, or online artists.
In this manifesto you will learn:
- How he Became a Full-Time Writer in 279 Days
- The Complete Revenue Estimate for His Personal Blog in 2009
- The World Domination Strategy for Establishing Your Brand
- Avoiding the Vampires who Want You to Fail
- Why Adsense (and most other Web Advertising) Sucks
- How to Skip Viral Marketing and Still Get All the Traffic You Need
A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one. – George Martin
By reading books, we can see through the eyes of those who have lived before us; understand their visions, acquire their ideas and experience; then, use them to build our own philosophies and versions of life.
Below, you will find some of the reads that played a crucial role in my personal growth so far.
- The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck by Mark Manson – If you are someone who has given far too many fucks about far too many things in life, this book may be your wake up call. In it, the start blogger, Mark Manson, “cuts through the crap to show us how to stop trying to be “positive” all the time so that we can become better, happier people. It’s like “a much needed slap from your best friend.” Fuck positivity, Mark Manson says.
- Ego Is The Enemy by Ryan Holiday – This book “highlights how we can earn confidence by pursuing something bigger than our own success.” It’s purpose is to teach us how to “fight to destroy the ego – the enemy of ambition, of success, of resilience. The internal opponent warned against by every great philosopher, in our most lasting stories and countless works of art, in every culture, in every age.”
- The War of Art by Steven Pressfield – “In this powerful, straight-from-the-hip examination of the internal obstacles to success, bestselling author Steven Pressfield shows readers how to identify, defeat, and unlock the inner-barriers to creativity. The War of Art is an inspirational, funny, well-aimed kick in the pants guaranteed to galvanize every would-be artist, visionary, or entrepreneur.”
With the advancement of the technologies and the distractions they carry, the prominence of human attention has become shorter than that of a goldfish. Fortunately, as technology advances, they also offer us clever ways to tackle this problem.
So, I decided to gather some of the most effective tools to help us focus and filter the information that distracts us.
- Self-Control: The Self-control application can limit the connection of your computer to the Internet for pre-selected periods of time, and may also temporarily stop posting emails in your mail. And even if you restart your computer, you will not be able to rebuild your internet connection. Or, if there are certain sites that tempt you, you can just limit them by including them in a blacklist.
- Anti-Social: If you have difficulty keeping away from your Facebook, Tweeter, or Pinterest when you’re at work (or in your spare time), try Anti-Social, software that blocks social networking and lets you avoid sites that distract you. You can choose the time intervals in which you do not want to be distracted, and the sites you want to restrict.
- Cold Turkey: Does the same as Anti-Social and lets you to temporarily block distractions so that you can get your work done.
- Time Out: Rest is a scientifically proven method to keep concentration and to be more effective, but we often spend hours at the computer, only stopping to find ourselves sunk into the news feed of Facebook or Twitter. Time Out reminds you to take a break of 10 minutes every 50 minutes, and 10 seconds short break in which to take a deep breath, look aside of the monitor and focus again – every 10 minutes.
Through high school, he had no direction in life. There was lots of drugs and confusion in his home. He’s watched most of the people he loves go negative directions in life.
So, he committed to himself 10 years ago that he’d be different.
He’s spent those last 10 years learning how to live the best life possible. He shares what he’s learned/experienced through his writing on self-improvement, motivation, and entrepreneurship. And below you can find his free checklist for getting out of survival mode.