TopResources #9 – 7/2018

It’s a dry, dry summer.

That’s nice!

But the things I read and listened to last month were kinda dry, too. So I’ll go with 5 pieces from my archive instead.

They aren’t current. But they’re timeless.

I highly recommend the summary of the excellent book „How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big“. It’s a book full of possibly life-changing ideas and this summary captures the main points really well.

Enjoy July!


The Memories We Rehearse Are The Ones We Live With – Seth Godin

How you think and what you tell yourself about the past has way more influence on your future than most people believe. This article puts it as briefly as beautifully.

11 Sentences That Will Change Your Child’s Life –

Kids need their parents to instill values in them. Where else are they supposed to get them? Better not the wrong ones from the wrong people! Here’s a great list of things every parent should speak to their kids about at some point in their lifes.

10 Lessons from „How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big“ – Shane Parrish

Great excerpt of 10 powerful ideas from Scott Adams’s book: „How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big“. The whole book is great. It’s hard to categorize properly, as even the excerpt covers a bit of everything. I use number 1 and 8 every day. Working on 3 and 7.

100 Time, Energy and Attention Hacks to be More Productive – Chris Bailey

We all want to  be more productive, don’t we? Little things can make a big difference in this arena. This article provides 100 ideas for you to try. Most of them are linked to other articles, which give more context and instructions. This guy knows about productivity, because he has tried it all himself.

Zen Habits – Leo Babauta @ TheArtofCharm – Podcast

Over the course of his life, Leo Babauta transformed most of his bad habits into good ones. That’s why he has great methods to share and life advice to give. Very practical podcast interview on being better in a variety of ways.





TopResources #8 – 6/2018

The sun is starting to show up over here on the regular in Germany.

But that’s not the only bright thing there is: The TopResources – Newsletter for June is there.

This month I have for you…

…very practical tips on improving self-control
…smart and brief advice on building rapport with people easily
…why reading the news can hurt you more than it helps you
…some exercises to un-hunch yourself
…a collection of great questions that might allow you to move forward substantially

If you think I did a good job in selecting the content, why don’t you write it on a piece of paper, bottle it up and release it into a body of water near you? Or, you know, just share the link with someone that might enjoy it.

I’d love to send more people useful stuff!



Improve Self-Control – Erick Godsey

Self-control is one of the best personal skills to have. This article teaches the pillars of self-control, a system to improve it and hints at pitfalls to be avoided. That’s very practical knowledge!

10 Techniques for Building Rapport With Anyone – Shane Parrish

Brief summary of a strong system to have great conversations and make meaningful connections with people.

7 Deadly Sins of Reading the News – Alex Kouts @ TheArtofCharm – Podcast

The media, politicians, sales people and others constantly try to make us act on cognitive biases. This interview explains seven common ways of persuasion, why they work and what you can do to protect yourself.

De-Quasimodo Yourself: 6 Exercises to Counteract Slouching – Brett and Kate McKay

This article delivers as promised: 6 exercises to revert the effects from all that slouching over your computer. It’ll take a while, but it’ll work!

17 Questions That Changed My Life – Tim Ferriss Show

Tim Ferriss is pretty good at identifying the right questions he needs to answer in order to progress. In this podcast, he goes through 17 questions he asked himself since 2000, what situation he was in and which answers he found. Good stuff!