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There are hundreds of excellent resources available on the Internet for individuals looking to take their personal, professional or athletic game to the next level. There is also a lot of garbage out there; dead ends wrapped in pretty covers that over-promise and under-deliver. That’s why I’ve put together this small collection of resources that you can use to guide you on your journey.
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1. Chris Guillebeau’s Empire Builder Kit. Chris is a world traveling extraordinaire who teaches people how to start very small businesses in order to pursue their dreams. He’s been incredibly successful, and his work can help you do the same. His Empire Builder Kit is a bit on the pricey side, but it’s worth every dollar. In addition to this piece of awesomeness, you can see the rest of his guides at Unconvential Guides.
2. Dave Navarro’s How To Launch the **** Out of Your eBook is the one of best resources I have ever encountered for creating your own ebook. Having made so many mistakes myself, Dave’s insights as to how to create content, market via social media and connect the final product to your bigger brand (YOU) are all must-learn items for aspiring entrepreneurs.
3. If you are thinking about building a micro-business on the web using advertising revenue, this is the ultimate resource. Glen is a 20-something who built massive online experience working as the social media manager for multiple Fortune 100 companies. On the side he leveraged his experience to build niche websites, which now combined make him over five figures a month. He has poured everything from templates to tips to what not to do to tutorial videos into this one massive resource.
1. Everett Bogue is one interesting doode. He left a good job at the New Yorker and has parlayed his life’s journey towards simplification into a self-sustaining business. His book, Minimalist Business, gives it to you straight, challenging your preconceived notions around what a “real” and “successful” business requires to make it big.
2. Sometimes you need to start on a personal level before you can make the leap to the business world. If that’s you, then Leo Babauta’s A Simple Guide to a Minimalist Life is your go to resource for reducing friction across all aspects of your life. In case you don’t know, Leo has basically pioneered the movement of minimalism with his amazing blog Zen Habits. In addition to his in-depth guides, he maintains a simple message for us all: breathe, smile, and enjoy life.