Books, websites, tools, apps, and products that I’ve personally used to earn more money and while building a better me. Many of you should find these extremely useful as you navigate, stumble, stand up, and kick life in the arse.
None of these are affiliate links. They’re just awesome stuff I think you should know about.
I Will Teach You To Be Rich by Ramit Sethi – A must-have for every young adult or someone looking to gain better understanding and control of their finances.
The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown – An absolutely essential book about learning to love yourself just the way you are.
The Obstacle Is the Way by Ryan Holiday – A motivational book to help you find success in basically whatever you do.
The Five Minute Journal – A gratitude journal for taking time to appreciate the things you already have in life.
Craigslist – Sell a wide variety of goods and services to people in your local community.
Ebay – Sell/auction your stuff to everyone in the world.
Fiverr – The world’s largest marketplace for small scale “gigs” starting at just $5. Don’t let that fool you though, there’s plenty of money to be made here with extras that you can offer. Not into selling services? Check out some of the things you can have others help you with.
Upwork (formerly Elance) – Hands down the best place to start freelancing. If you’re looking to go where the buyers are, look no further.
Google Drive – This is what I use in lieu of Dropbox for file storage across all my devices. It’s also got a built in word processor and spreadsheet program similar to Microsoft Word and Excel.
Evernote – I use this daily to take notes, keep track of my to-do’s, grocery lists, and a boatload of other things.
Cold Turkey – The program I use to block other websites when I’m trying to be productive. There are both free and paid options.
Headspace – Fantastic way for beginners to get into meditation and it’s the app I keep going back to when looking for guided meditations.
Myfitnesspal – This is the app I use when I’m looking to make a change to my eating habits. It’s perfect for tracking calories, building meal plans, etc. Figure out exactly how much you need to eat to lose weight or pack on muscle. I don’t use this every day anymore, but it’s a must if you’re a beginner to diet and nutrition.
Athletic Greens – Drinking these with a glass of water every morning is hands down one of the best things I’ve ever done for myself. Feel better, prevent sickness, and nourish your body with these bad boys as the ultimate veggies insurance policy.