Resources

Here are some books, websites & tools that have a had a positive impact in my life in some form or the other.

Books:

The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph by Ryan Holiday – This is a book that I re-read whenever facing any personal obstacles or challenge in my life. This book takes stoic philosophy and shows how you can apply it to your life.

The Success Principles(TM) – 10th Anniversary Edition: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be by Jack Canfield. This was the book that introduced me to world of personal development. This is a highly practical and actionable guide for transforming your life.

The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Tim Ferriss. This is a book that can help you take your productivity to the next level. This is a book that can help you take your productivity to the next level.

The Answer: Grow Any Business, Achieve Financial Freedom, and Live an Extraordinary Life by John Assaraf. This was another transformative book for me. It showed me a practical way of applying visualization and affirmations to create success and get out of tough circumstances.

Meditations: A New Translation by Marcus Aurelius. This is a more recent book I read. I recommend listening to the audible version to better digest it. This is a book you need to read multiple times to fully apply the wisdom Marcus Aurelius writes about.

Blogs

Some blogs I follow:

Seth Godin – Seth says a lot in so little in his daily blogs. I’m a huge fan of his writing.

Fred Wilson – Fred Wilson has great insights in the world of startups and entrepreneurship. He’s VC in NYC and shares his learnings everyday.

Signals vs Noise – An awesome blog for product managers, designers and entrepreneurs by the team at Basecamp.

Apps

Following are some apps I use pretty much on a daily basis to help me stay productive.

Trello – This is my primary task management system. It was originally recommended by Ryan Carson. This Forbes article shows you how can also use it for full efficiency.

Coach.Me – I used this for when I want to implement a new habit. It’s supported by a community that keeps you on track for sticking with habits.

Momentus – A chrome extension for keeping you focused.

Evernote – I use Evernote for keeping receipts and miscellaneous notes and brain dumping ideas.

Byword – For distraction-free writing.