This page contains resources I believe will help you on your self-improvement journey. Everything on this page is something that has personally helped me get to where I am.
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In today’s world of endless Internet content, books are still king. While articles, blog posts, and social media updates are about urgency, books are about depth. They take a certain subject and analyze it in detail.
This is the reason that a good book can literally change your life. Below is a list of books that I believe will have the most profound impact on you.
by Robert Greene
One of the most eye-opening books you will ever read. It talks about “how the world works” in the most straightforward, brutal, and unapologizing way. Its lessons are applicable to any area of life and backed up with real examples that spawn the entirety of human history.
by Mark Manson
This book will teach you how to reflect on your values and decide what really matters in life. I was a huge fan of Mark from his blog and this worldwide bestseller is the epitome of his writing. This is my go-to book for gifting to friends and people I care about.
by Ryan Holiday
One page for each day of the year, focusing your mind in the right direction. The philosophy of Stoicism is about embracing hardships, facing challenges, and maintaining mental strength. This book gives you a slap in the face on each page, every day — because you need it.
by Phil Janecic
This book outlines the universal rules of mental strength and how you can apply them to your life. It may be tacky to include my own book in this list, but this book was initially written as a set of rules to guide my own life. After a lot of research and testing, I expanded those rules into a detailed guide with instructions and examples.
by James Clear
The best book on habits you will ever read. This book is such a beautiful work of art, as it gives you all information you need to know about making and breaking habits in your life in a structured, organized and useful way. James is full of great insights and expresses his idea in such a way that they seem… obvious.
by Greg McKeown
This book will help you prioritize your life. As the book cover suggests, the ideas inside will help you untangle your life. If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed by the amount of tasks and responsibilities in your life, this is the book for you.
by Jocko Willink
This book will help you stop making excuses. Jocko Willink is one of the scariest people on this planet. As a former Navy SEAL, he shares priceless lessons on perseverance and not giving up.
by Sun Tzu
An ancient guide on thinking strategically. Written by an ancient Chinese military strategist, this book has stood the test of time. It’s short and to the point, but filled with universally-applicable life lessons on dealing with conflict.
by Robert Greene
Understand how seduction works in various areas of life. Judging by the title alone, this may seem like another trashy book about picking up girls, but this couldn’t be farther from the truth. Robert Green (the author of The 48 Laws of Power) analyzes seduction in all of its forms — romantic, sexual, political, societal. It is filled with so many eye-opening ideas that I couldn’t even begin to list them.
by Phil Janecic
This book will help you overcome insecurities regarding social interactions. The reason I am putting yet another one of my books on this list is that I have yet to find another book that teaches you how to overcome the root of your insecurities instead of just giving you methods for “forcing” yourself to become more outgoing.
by Mark Manson
The only dating guide you ever need to read. Even though this book is written by a guy, for guys, it is filled with many perception-shifts that will help you see the world of dating in a healthier way. Mark Manson is a master writer and this book is filled with a lot insight and useful tips.
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If you ever need anything website-related, here’s what I recommend:
I’ve been hesitant from investing in mobile apps for a long time. I mean, there are so many free options out there, why pay for the same thing?
I wish I let go of this ridiculous mindset much earlier. Investing in a quality app that solves your problem is not different than investing in anything else that helps you live a better life.
Here are the apps I personally use and recommend:
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