Work on yourself more than you work on your work

Over the holidays, a friend and I were talking about a number of different topics and I referenced a number of sources that I’m using today for learning. Just thought I’d share some of the infectious and prophetic words/ideas that I’m filling my mind with. This just scratches the surface and with some digging, you can find some incredible content from these thought leaders. Dig in and enjoy!

1. YouTube Subscription Evan Carmichael
I #Believe in entrepreneurs. At 19, I built then sold a biotech software company. At 22, I was a VC helping raise $500k to $15mil. I now run EvanCarmichael.com, a popular website for entrepreneurs. I breathe and bleed entrepreneurship.
Recommended:
Jim Rohn – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEgvoIl_zMg
Denzel Washington – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFO7bZMk45c
Eric Thomas (NFL Speaker) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AEigQYfhJw

2. Tim Ferris Podcast
Is an American author, entrepreneur, angel investor, and public speaker.[1][2][3] He has written a number of self-help books which have appeared on the New York Times bestseller, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestseller lists, starting with “The 4-Hour Workweek”. Ferriss is also an angel investor or an advisor to Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, Evernote, and Uber, among other companies.
Recommended:
Jamie Foxx – http://fourhourworkweek.com/2015/12/06/jamie-foxx/
Kevin Costner – http://fourhourworkweek.com/2015/11/16/kevin-costner-the-near-death-audition-work-ethic-and-the-explorers-guild/
Tony Robins – http://fourhourworkweek.com/2014/10/15/money-master-the-game/
Arnold Schwarzenegger – http://fourhourworkweek.com/2015/02/02/arnold-schwarzenegger/

3. Derek Sivers
Best known for being the founder and former president of CD Baby, an online CD store for independent musicians.[2] A professional musician (and circus clown) since 1987, Sivers started CD Baby by accident in 1997 when he was selling his own CD on his website, and friends asked if he could sell theirs, too. CD Baby went on to become the largest seller of independent music on the web, with over $100M in sales for over 150,000 musician clients.
HUGE list of books and book notes associated. Great to streamline your reading: https://sivers.org/book

4. Casey Neistat YouTube Subscription
Casey Owen Neistat is an American film director, producer, designer, creator of popular YouTube videos since 2010 and entrepreneur. Casey Neistat is a co-founder of social media company Beme.
Recommended:
Daily Vlog – https://www.youtube.com/watchv=gnHCw87Enq4&list=PLTHOlLMWEwVy52FUngq91krMkQDQBagYw
Hard Work – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZexvTZ1sV8U&feature=youtu.be

5. Books
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

How To Talk To Anyone by Leil Lowndes
Derek Sivers’ notes on How to Talk to Anyone – https://sivers.org/book/HowToTalkToAnyone

How To Make People Like You In 90 Seconds or Less by Nicholas Boothman

Power Schmoozing by Terri Mandell

Stumbling Upon Happiness by Daniel Gilbert
Derek Sivers’ notes on Stumbling on Happiness https://sivers.org/book/StumblingOnHappiness