We get lots of requests for resources for working smarter and living better. The list below has the most popular resources (some are affiliate links) that we know are excellent.
I will frequently be adding articles and testing and adding more great resources.
GREAT STUFF TO READ
13 for 2013 – how to make this year your best ever!
My Inbox is Full – how to get off email and back to priorities
Best tech solutions – online gadgets to give you more time, more fun and more cool!
Create a Stop Doing List – how about removing tasks – instead of always adding them?
Stop List Bulge – get a grip on your list and get that old feeling of focus and success back again.
Go with the Flow – learn the secret of matching work to energy and get more done, more easily.
Put Procrastination on Pause – tired of putting off what you shouldn’t. Read this. No, seriously, read it now.
Jump Start your Day – more energy and more focus equals more stuff gets done (and it’s more fun!)
Speed Reading Notes – Some very ninja tips for getting through the pages faster (from Give Me a Break)
GREAT TECHIE SOLUTIONS TO USE
I am sold on teleseminars (audio-only on-line seminars). They are simple to create, fun to deliver, and uber-convenient for your audience. We’ve checked them all out, and our friends at Instant Teleseminar have the best platform for hosting your events. You can give them a 21 day trial run for $1.
There are only a few programs that allow you to systemize your on-line marketing and coordinate your shopping cart, email marketing, and CRM. InfusionSoft is the go-to leader in the my books. Within one month we increased our on-line sales and within two months had completely paid for our investment. Very powerful tool – it’s like having another staff person.
SurveyMonkey – get the answers you want to know. Another freebie to get started
MailChimp - building your tribe and staying in touch can be EASY and it’s free to start
GREAT STUFF TO WATCH
Hugh’s You-Tube Channel: www.youtube.com/hughculver - watch lesson’s on working smarter and living better in the age of distraction
Busy is not the goal (recorded webinar) - Learn how to review, rethink and redesign your day and immediately experience better results. If you are usually too busy for what you really want to do in your day then don’t miss this program—you can change old patterns immediately.
GREAT STUFF TO USE
Time Audit Tool – use this tool to monitor your time.
Time quiz – how well are you using your time? Try this quick quiz and test yourself.
Plan like a Pilot planning tool – a great quide for your Friday planning.
Personal Commitment Form - if you are a real keener you will need more commitment forms (or therapy)
Stroop Test - Do you get distracted easily? Try the famous Stroop test (also in Give Me a Break). In this exercise, you simply have to concentrate on saying to yourself the COLOR of the letters (don’t read the word). For example, for the first one you would say ‘green’, and so on.
GREAT BOOKS TO LEARN FROM
Give Me a Break–the art of making time work for you (Hugh Culver) Of course it had to be #1 on the list.
The Power of Habit (Charles Duhigg) The best summation I have read on why we keep our habits and how to rebuild them (start by reading the Appendix where Duhigg explains how he rebuilt his afternoon cookie habit – great theory summation).
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us (Daniel H Pink)
The 4-Hour Workweek (Timothy Ferriss) One of the most important books written for entrepreneurs. Even if you don’t take the title literally, there is solid advice for rethinking assumptions about work.
The Charge: Activating the 10 Human Drives that Make You Feel Alive (Brendon Burchard)
The Millionaire Messenger: Make a Difference and a Fortune Sharing Your Advice (Brendon Burchard) Want to package yourself as a speaker, seminar leader, author, or coach? Start here with this quick read from the man that made millions telling all of us how to do it.
On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft (Stephen King) A sublime read by the master of words. The first half is autobiographic, the second is a equivalent to a Master’s degree in creative writing.
Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life (Anne Lamott)
Steve Jobs (Walter Isaacson)