For December 2012
Every month I list four resources that I credit for making me who I am today. This isn't a list of "books I like". Eff that. This is a list of resources that have changed the direction of my life, inspired The Rule Breaker's Club, given rise to Project Moolah, and help me to build a business and a life around my passions. Dig in!
Location 180 with Sean Ogle
As you know, my biggest goal for my business is location independence. I want to be able to work form anywhere. No matter what. When I began this journey (I’m now about 85% location independent), Mr.Sean Ogle at Location 180 served up a platter of serious inspiration. Want to travel but not sure where to go? Visit Sean’s blog. Want to see how a real person lives the dream? Visit Sean's blog. Just go. Now.
French Women Don’t Get Fat, Mireille Guiliano
When I graduated college in 2009, this book taught me how to eat like an adult. It taught me how to fall in love with food—how to eradicate every emotional trigger associated with eating. This book showed me that becoming fat is not a necessary (or normal) part of aging.
Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill
If you’ve been following Project Moolah, then you have certainly become infatuated with the psychology of money and wealth. Want to know a seret? Project Moolah wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for Napoleon Hill and this epic, yet simple system for creating wealth. Some of my favorite money quotes come from Think and Grow Rich (every credible entrepreneur would say the same).
“Do not wait: the time will never be 'just right'. Start where you stand, and work whatever tools you may have at your command and better tools will be found as you go along.”
If you invest in just one of these resources, it should be this one. Without question.
Project 333 by Courtney Carver
After an M.S. diagnosis, Courtney Carver created Be More With Less to encourage others to live on purpose. Here at the RBC, we just love warriors of Mindful Living, and Mrs. Carver is welcome whenever she’d like.
Me? I loved Courtney’s stuff so much that I decided to participate in her Project 333. I wrote about my decision to do the project here. The point of this project isn’t to preach that “stuff is bad”. Hell, I love my stuff! BUT—What I have learned from Project 333 is that the stuff that I love was being suffocated by the stuff that I didn’t love. Those bastards.