Resources

When I first started my personal development journey, I had no idea where to start and it took me a long time to find the best resources. This is the list I wish someone gave me at the very beginning which would’ve saved me a whole lot of time and money – enjoy.

INFLUENCERS

Eric Thomas: Number one motivational speaker in the world. The very first person I was exposed to that helped me begin developing myself. Extremely inspiring and his energy is contagious. Has 100’s of motivational videos on his Youtube Channel, speaks to the biggest professional sports teams all over the world.
Favourite Talk -“How Bad Do You Want It” | Youtube Channel
Jim Rohn: A personal development legend. The biggest personal development influence on my life. His advice seems so simple and practical, but I’ve found it to also be the most powerful. Influencer of influencers in the personal development industry.
Favourite Talk – Living an Exceptional Life
Tim Ferriss: Tim Ferriss completely re-shaped how I thought about life, productivity and business. His podcast is insane, much like the 4-hour workweek book and blog. He has the most useful and applicable content I have ever seen and there is a mountain of it.
The 4 Hour Workweek – Book | Blog | Podcast
Lewis Howes: The number one podcast I listen to and has led me to discover a lot of the resources I now use. He interviews the most amazing guests, all who are on their own pursuit of greatness. His guests are leaders in a range of industries from sports to business to spirituality – he covers everything.
The School of Greatness – Podcast | Book
John C Maxwell: Learnt everything I know about leadership from this man. Have used his teachings in business, sport and everyday life. He was voted the number 1 leadership expert in the world and is the author of over 70 books. If you’re in any type of leadership position or interested in the topic – I cannot recommend his material enough.

BOOKS

As a Man Thinketh by James AllenHow we allow ourselves to think has a bigger effect on our lives than we realise. Small read, but extremely powerful. One of the first resources I recommend anyone to read. PDF is available online.
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill: Collated secrets of success from some of the most successful people in history. Must read for anyone who as aspirations of achieving sizeable goals.
How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie: How to get more out of every piece of communication you partake in. I’ve never read a book where I’ve been able to apply to real life so quickly. Should be mandatory reading in schools.
The Happiness Advantage by Shawn Achor: Happiness doesn’t come from success, success comes from happiness. Achor teaches people all over the world how to get more out of life and work by becoming a happier person – Favourite book of 2016.
Mindset by Carol Dweck: How to fulfill your potential through adopting a growth mindset. Hugely beneficial for athletes and anyone trying to achieve more in life.
Essentialism by Greg McKeon: How to sort out what’s essential in your life and what’s not so you can focus on the things that really matter. Essentialism is all about getting more done in less time. One of my favourite reads of 2016. 
Man’s Search For Meaning by Viktor Frankl: A great book on finding meaning in horrific circumstances. Frankl was a survivor of the holocaust and argues we can’t avoid suffering, but we can find meaning in it and choose how we cope with it. Hugely impactful book. 
The Obstacle Is The Way by Ryan Holiday: Holiday shares stories from a range of successful people and lays out how their use of the ancient Greek philosophy of Stoicism, turning obstacles into advantages, was more important than their natural intelligence, talent or luck.   
Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson: How to deal with change in life and at work. Small book but everyone should read it at least once. You can find the PDF online.

PODCASTS

Tim Ferriss Show with Tim Ferriss: Tim interviews word class performers across a huge range of industries. He shares their habits, routines and everything else that has helped them achieve their level of success.
The School of Greatness with Lewis Howes: Interviews with experts in a huge range of different industries from business, sport to spiritual leaders, all who are on their journey towards greatness.
Smart Passive Income with Pat Flynn: How to create passive income and businesses online. The best resources available for anyone wanting to make a living online.
Entrepreneur on Fire with John Lee Dumas: Daily podcast interviewing a range of entrepreneurs. Huge resource for any budding entrepreneur. Crazy amount of helpful interviews.
The Model Health Show with Shawn Stevenson: Awesome podcast for Optimizing your health. #1 Health and the #1 Fitness & Nutrition podcast on iTunes.

BLOGS

Ryan Holiday (ryanholiday.net) – Life, Marketing: One of my favourite authors, has written a couple of outstanding books. Was the head of Marketing for American Apparel at the age of 22.
Ramit Sethi (iwillteachyoutoberich.com) – Personal Finance, Business: Don’t let the name of the website put you off. This guy knows what he’s talking about and he’s not afraid to differ from the status quo. His content is so valuable and applicable. 
Seth Godin (sethsblog.com) Marketing, Business: Has a daily blog with posts that are short but to the point, great ideas. Has a tonne of awesome books on marketing. His advice cuts to the core of what we know we should be doing. 
Mark Manson (markmanson.net) – Personal Development, Life: Awesome advice on personal development and says it how it is. His articles are so easy to read and make so much sense. 
James Clear (jamesclear.com) – Habit and Mindset Development: Simple and effective scientific evidence on how to improve your habits, discipline, motivation and all things self-improvement. 
Gary Vaynerchuk (garyvaynerchuk.com) – Business Development: Shares everything he’s learnt in building multi-million dollar business and covers every part of the process. Insane Youtube Channel.

APPS

Audible: Go to Audiobook app from Amazon. You get your first audiobook free when you register which is awesome, you can cancel anytime in first 30 days.
Sleep Cycle: Helps you track your sleep throughout the night and wakes you up at an optimal time.
Headspace: Cool mindfulness and meditation app, works really well and I noticed the benefits straight away – the gamification is awesome. 

OTHER

Ted Talks: Educational and thought provoking talks with the main theme of spreading ideas. They cover all topics from science to business to global issues. Click here for the link to all talks. Here are a few of my favourite:
Start With Why by Simon Sinek
The Power of Vulnerability by Brené Brown
Why We Do What We Do by Tony Robbins
Misc Audio / Videos: Different resources I’ve found that have impacted me in one way or another.
The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale
How To Stay Motivated by Zig Ziglar