While you are learning and growing its important to have resources that help you in educating yourself. I found that when you try to figure out everything yourself, it becomes challenging. Instead, search for people who have done what you are doing before and learn from them.
Whatever you try to change or in whatever way you try to grow, there will some kind of challenge waiting for you. Change is always not easy to make happen. When you drive a car don’t try to figure out on a map at the same time where to go. It will distract you from driving. The same is true for life. Have a guide, this can be a mentor, a book or videos to show you the way. Making the change will become more easy when you don’t doubt about what you’re doing is right or has any effect.
Don’t just follow anyone. Pick people which have the same values as you, have achieved what you aim to achieve and will not misguide you.
Personally I did not have a specific goal when starting out but was looking to develop myself in general: To have a higher quality of life, more motivation and to cope with stressful times in Business School. I was looking for answers on how to best go ahead and achieve all of those lofty goals.
Here are three websites or resources that have guided my way and inspired me to aspire for more. Interestingly, when I first discovered them, I often rejected many of the ideas they shared. It seemed to controversial or out of my mind. For example I could not believe how anyone would ever want to exercise in the gym on a daily basis or focus on mastering just one thing. Still after first rejecting the ideas I gave them a second chance and realized how much there was still to figure out for me and to improve on.
London Real is a media format that is all about becoming the best version of yourself. They invite successful guests and interview them about their journey and their beliefs. All interviews run over 1.5h and are uncut. When watching London Real you feel like you are part of an authentic conversation between two people. Indeed watching London Real made me stop watching TV. I just could not find any other media format that does interviews in the same way.
If you like the interviews you can further become a member of the London Real academy which is a community of people looking to grow and challenge themselves. There are different challenges you can join such as cold-shower challenge, meditation or vlogging for 10 days.
London Real is very real, meaning its about authenticity. It’s about people openly sharing their struggles and successes in an appreciative and supporting environment.
Here are two interviews worth watching:
Chris Eubank: Genius is Obsession
Project Life Mastery
Project Life Mastery is a platform from Canadian Internet Entrepreneur Stefan Pylarinos. He shares advice for self-development, health, sports and online marketing. What especially inspired me is that he publicly shares his goals and the progress he makes with his business.
Further he has created several courses on Online Marketing and Self-Development of which I have personally taken some and can recommend them. Even without buying the courses, there is a lot you can learn from him about self-development and marketing by just watching his YouTube videos.
Here are two videos worth watching:
My Morning Ritual: How To Be Productive, Happy & Healthy
How To Plan Your Day For Optimal Productivity
Talks at Google
Google is sharing talks given to their employees on YouTube. There is a number of interesting speakers and topics you can learn about. This channel is where I first learned about meditation and got to know experts such as Jon Kabat-Zinn or Chade Meng Tan. So to enjoy these talks you do not have to work at Google, but you can get it all for free.
Here are two talks I enjoyed:
While there are many more resources, YouTube channels and books I use for self-education, I find myself coming back to these three ones.
What are your favorite resources? Don’t be egoistic and share them with others, you never know who might benefit from it!