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RESOURCES

BOOKS

Personal Development:

  • 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey: The 7 key elements to becoming your most effective self. It’s a great gateway book into the world of Self-Development.

  • How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie: Tips to remember when interacting with other people to make better connections and relationships. Many of the tips provided you can practice and apply right away.

  • 12 Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson: How to be your best self, to make sure that you serve the world and stay true to your value system. Actionable steps to not only making the most out the inevitable challenges of life, but coming out on the other side as a respectful, good person. If there’s one Personal Development book I recommend, it’s this one. It covers it all.

  • Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin: An easy and enjoyable read, demonstrating how our natural tendencies (split up into 4 personality groups) affect our ability to maintain habits. Such a pleasant read, that absolutely everyone can relate to.

  • Atomic Habits by James Clear: Concrete actionable steps towards making habits that will stick. The book includes little “fill-in” worksheets that makes creating behavioural change simple.

  • Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod: The 6 things you should do every morning before 8am that will change your life. I’ve been following the Miracle Morning for over a year now and it’s been extremely helpful in keeping focus & drive.

  • The Way of the Superior Man by David Deida: Insight into the natural differences between masculin & feminine energies and how to balance them in order to have long-lasting and gratifying romantic relationships.

Business:

  • The E-Myth by Michael Gerber: Why most entrepreneurial projects don’t work out, and what not to do when starting your own business. I’d say this should be the first book to read if you’re thinking of going out on your own.

  • Start With Why by Simon Sinek: Why starting with “why” is the #1 differentiator between successful and unsuccessful businesses. Although the book is written in the context of business, the lessons in it can be applied to your own being and value system as well.

  • The Lean Start Up by Eric Ries: Probably the most quoted book in entrepreneurship. This is definitely the basis of new-age entrepreneurship.

PODCASTS

Personal Development:

  • The Jordan B. Peterson Podcast: My favourite are his “Psychological Significance of the Biblical Stories”. This is not a religious podcast, he takes a very scientific approach to analysing the psychology behind many of the Biblical Stories. It’s absolutely fascinating and includes endless life lessons that will blow your mind.

  • The Tony Robbins Podcast: He’s not one of the world’s most famous motivational speakers for nothing. Get ready for a lot of: IF YOU HEAR ME SAY “I”s, lots of cheering, shouting and over-the-top excitement about life, but all-in-all, he’s definitely good at what he does, and is my go-to when I need a kick up the butt.

  • Power Hour with Adrienne Herbert: Adrienne interviews all the best coaches, entrepreneurs, creatives and world leaders to find out what are the best habits, routines, rules to live by, to get to where you want to go.

Nutrition & Wellness:

  • The Food Matters Podcast: Food Matters Founder James, interviews the world’s most inspiring people from the world of health, wellness, mind-body, spirit and transformation.

  • Mind Body Green Podcast: Jason Wachob, founder & CEO of mindbodygreen interviews those shaping the world of wellness, asking them to open up about their personal journeys, struggles, what keeps them up at night and gets them out of bed in the morning.

  • The Deliciously Ella Podcast: Ella and her husband brings on board experts for the most honest conversations around business, health, food & well-being.

DOCUMENTARIES

Nutrition:

  • Food Matters Hard-hitting look at our current state of health, exposing the trillion dollar “Sickness Industry” and showing how nutritional therapy can be the answer to all.

  • Hungry For Change This documentary exposes the secrets that the diet & weight-loss industry don’t want you to know about. It delivers insight into what’s keeping us from achieving the life, body and health we deserve.

  • Cowspiracy Follow filmmaker Kip Anderson as he seeks to discover the truth behind the most environmentally destructive industry on the plant: Animal Agriculture.

  • Forks Over Knives A documentary outlining the benefits of a plant-based diet, this time from a health point of view. An incredibly insightful look into how chronic disease can be avoided, halted or reversed through plant-based eating.

  • Food Inc. An ethically-focused look at factory farming in the United States. Caution: contains some pretty scaring scenes, but in my opinion it’s better to stare at the truth right in the face rather than pretend it’s not there…

Sustainability:

  • A Plastic Ocean This documentary was the catalyst to my waste-free journey. An eye-opening look at plastic pollution in our environment and it’s impact on the planet.

  • A True Cost The price of clothing has decreased dramatically over the past few years, however we fail to ask ourselves why and who is paying for this decrease? The answer is in the human and environmental cost. Let this documentary open your eyes to the truth behind fast-fashion.

Others:

  • FMTV: The Netflix of Health & Wellness with hundreds of eye-opening documentaries, inspiring expert interviews, guided programs, yoga & meditation sessions and more. I don’t “Netflix & Chill”, I “FMTV & Chill” - they’re constantly releasing the most incredible content. I use the App to do my daily meditations, and stream documentaries online when I’m in the mood for an inspiration boost. SO worth the 9.99 / month.