TopResources #15 – 01/2019

TopResources #15 – 01/2019

I’m not a fan of making personal changes just because a digit in the date rolls forward. But it’s as good as any other day to start developing more into who, what and how you want to be.

So I made this first newsletter of 2019 about self-development only. These are 5 of my all-time favorites from this realm.

If you read through the first 4, you will have plenty of ideas what your focus for 2019 could be. And whatever you decide to do, the classic video at the end will push you through.

At least that’s what I hope. Staying focused on a goal and muscling through with consistent action is hard. But doable for everyone!

If you want to know how, just ask me or watch out for future editions of this newsletter 🙂

All the Best for 2019, may all your good wishes become reality!



Do You Make Fear Decisions Or Growth Decisions – James Altucher

If you regret your decisions too often, maybe the question, whether they were based on growth or fear can help you improve in the future. It’s a valuable question to bear in mind.

49 Questions To Improve Your Results – Josh Kaufman

49 questions grouped into 7 categories give you a great starting point to dig into the issues that are holding you back.

The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A Fuck – Mark Manson

You might think everybody can do that easily and you’re right. But doing it correctly can be tough. Here’s your guide.

Do this. Directives – Part 1 – Derek Sivers

Derek Sivers compresses the gist of what he learned about different areas of life into directives: simple instructions one can follow, without doing all the research upfront.

Just Do It – Art Williams

Truly inspirational speech from more than 20 years ago. It gives lots of context and perspective to the old advice of „Just do it“. Still highly relevant.

TopResources #14 – 12/2018

TopResources #14 – 12/2018

The year is almost up, but the stream of great content never ends.

I found a lot of value in the 10 strategies to be happier through gratitude. Actually, I really need to put this book on my Christmas wishlist. A.J. Jacobs is an awesome writer and never fails to entertain or educate. This solo-podcast of his is no different!

I also loved the interview with Dr. Rick Hanson. This comes from my repository, as I didn’t find enough great stuff to curate last month. But back in the days, this interview made me buy the book and it changed me noticeably. It’s great to be able to see more goodness around you, especially when you feel like there isn’t much. The book and practice made my life better, no doubt about it!

I hope you’ll have a great month of December and wish you a Merry Merry Christmas!



10 Strategies to Be Happier Through Gratitude – A.J. Jacobs @ Tim Ferriss Show

You don’t get into a stable state of happiness by accident. It’s a skill to get there. You need to use tools and practise with them. Gratitude is such a tool and using it will make you happier. You can’t avoid it. A.J. Jacobs talks about 10 ways to use gratitude effectively and I think he’s on to something here.

New Neuroscience Reveals 9 Rituals That Will Make You An Amazing Parent – Eric Barker

If you want your kids to do what you want without exercising power, being aware of how you talk to them is critical. Kids process what you say very differently from what you’d expect.  And if you take that into account, things will go much smoother. I knew about some of the techniques before and those work great. So I will give the others a try as well.

I Assume I’m Below Average – Derek Sivers

Being humble looks good to others. That’s a plus. But more importantly, you can profit from this mindset yourself and every day. Discover why and how in this one-pager.

Taking In The Good: Teach Your Brain To Change Your Life For The Better  – Dr. Rick Hanson @ TheArtofCharm – Podcast

Ever noticed that our brains seems to be like velcro for the bad but teflon for the good? Kinda sucks, if you think about it, right? Here’s why that is and how you can change that sad fact. I used this method every day for a while and enjoyed its benefits greatly. And today I still use it when I need it.

A Life Of Productivity: The Top 10 lessons I learned From A Year Of Productivity – Chris Bailey

Lessons learned from a year-long experiment: reading everything that is out there on how to be more productive and testing those methods in everyday life. These are the top 10 insights from that year. I’m glad someone went through this for all of us!