I love the fact that you’re reading this. I feel very fortunate that thousands of people read my thoughts each week. You might just be visiting for the first time, or you might be a regular subscriber. Many of you are very loyal friends and followers, and a few of you might even qualify as bona fide groupies, ha ha!
This week I thought I’d pull back the curtain a bit and share with you some of the people that I read, listen to, and follow right now that are helping me think bigger. And yes, I might even qualify as a bona fide groupie in a few cases. The way I see it is if you like the stuff I share, then you might just like the same kind of people that I do. And I also suspect that you like discovering new resources as you continue your journey of self-development.
So here’s a sample of what’s influencing my thinking right now. I’ve curated my list down to 9 items. If I gave you my whole list it would go against my core values of simplicity and balance!
For each resource I’ve included a brief description of each and a link in case you want to know more. By the way, I’d LOVE to know who you’re following and what you’re reading/listening to right now, too. Leave a reply at the end of this post and let me know!
Blogs I’m Following:
Chad J. Willet is an accomplished motivational speaker, actor and author. His first book, “SMASH THE BOX” covers the principles he has learned from his professional acting career. http://chadjwillett.com/blog/
Donald Miller is a student of story. He’s the author of New York Times Best Sellers: Blue Like Jazz, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years, and Scary Close. He’s the president and founder of StoryBrand.com. http://storylineblog.com/
This is the website and blog of Scott Dinsmore. Scott tragically passed away recently, which I wrote about in last week’s post. His website is a great resource for those who are seeking to live and love life more significantly. http://www.liveyourlegend.net
Podcasts I’m Listening To:
Greg Tosi writes and speaks about personal development, leadership, productivity, overcoming fear, and finding your passion in life. Greg’s passion is seeing people reach their full potential through personal development, simplicity, and practical wellness. http://www.gregtosi.com/category/podcast/
Gretchen Rubin is the author of several books, including the blockbuster New York Timesbestsellers, Better Than Before, The Happiness Project and Happier at Home. She has an enormous readership, both in print and online, and her books have sold more than two million copies worldwide, in more than thirty languages. On her popular weekly podcast Happier with Gretchen Rubin, she discusses good habits and happiness with her sister Elizabeth Craft, a successful television writer in L.A. http://gretchenrubin.com/podcast/
Good Life Project is the creation of Jonathan Fields, a New York City dad, husband and lawyer turned award-winning author, media-producer and entrepreneur. His last book, Uncertainty: Turning Fear and Doubt Into Fuel For Brilliance was named the top personal development book in 2011 by 800-CEO-READ. http://www.goodlifeproject.com/radio/
Books I’ve Recently Loved:
Uncontainable: How Passion, Commitment, and Conscious Capitalism Built a Business Where Everyone Thrives
Founder Kip Tindell tells the story of the birth and growth of The Container Store and reveals his approach for building a business where everyone associated with it thrives through embodying the tenets of Conscious Capitalism. http://amzn.to/1gK6cbt
In The ONE Thing, Gary Keller teaches you how to cut through the clutter, achieve better results in less time, build momentum toward your goal, dial down the stress, overcome that overwhelmed feeling, revive your energy, stay on track, and master what matters to you. http://amzn.to/1QX32OC
Bob Goff has become something of a legend, and his friends consider him the world’s best-kept secret. Those same friends have long insisted he write a book. What follows are paradigm shifts, musings, and stories from one of the world’s most delightfully engaging and winsome people. What fuels his impact? Love. But it’s not the kind of love that stops at thoughts and feelings. Bob’s love takes action. Bob believes Love Does. http://amzn.to/1QX5mVP
That’s it for now. I hope these help you like they’ve helped me. If you like this kind of content, let me know. If you think it’s beneficial, I’d be happy to share a list like this from time to time.
Don’t forget to drop a comment below and share what you’re reading and listening to as well!