Here’s a list of resources that I found tremendously useful in my life. All categorised to suit whatever areas you are interested in.
- Ali Abdaal’s youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/aliabdaal
- probably the YouTuber that influenced me the most since I discovered his channel in 2019. Not just on productivity, but the way I approach life as well.
- Notion: https://www.notion.so/
- the ONE app that I can’t live without. My whole life revolves around it. I plan my days, youtube videos and write my journal, blog posts and session notes on Notion. Now I’m building a second brain on it.
- Google Keep
- my go-to fast capture of anything that comes to mind. It also syncs seamlessly across devices, which is super helpful when I draft Instagram captions.
- The Motivation Myth: https://www.amazon.com.au/Motivation-Myth-Achievers-Really-Themselves-ebook/dp/B06ZYFR2CL
- a great book to start with if you want to understand goalsetting, behaviour and productivity.
- The Diary of A CEO podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-diary-of-a-ceo-by-steven-bartlett/id1291423644
- by the one and only Steven Bartlett. He might be well known for his profounding insights on Instagram, but I found his podcast more ground-breaking. Love his authenticity and rawness in presenting his way of thinking.
- Articles from Benjamin Hardy: https://benjaminhardy.com/articles/
- brilliant ideas that will change your life forever. Learn how to get into flow states, manifest, achieve any goal you want.
- 4-Hour Work Week: https://www.amazon.com.au/4-Hour-Work-Week-Escape-Anywhere-ebook/dp/B006X0M2TS
- trust me, this isn’t just a book about outsourcing work to India. Learn how to get out of your comfort zone, challenge status quo and live the “new rich” life using the framework illustrated in the book.
- Sam Maher: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oremFnbgO0&t=5s
- of course I’m going to start off this list by recommending some handpan music. Stumbled upon this video before I bought my first handpan and I was hooked. Sam is a genius when it comes to creating his signature melody and grooves.
- David Charrier: https://www.youtube.com/user/davidavidaa
- founder of Master The Handpan handpan school. Love his way of making learning handpan easy. He got some amazing techniques. I particularly like how he taught us to recreate beats through careful listening and creative arrangement.
- Kurt Hugo Schneider: https://www.youtube.com/user/KurtHugoSchneider
- well-known musician on YouTube. He’s just a genius. He could easily whip up any cover in the kitchen, in IKEA, and even your front door bell button. Such an inspiration.
- Lofi music for study:
- beast mode playlist for workout
- wind down/meditation