This monthly series is my attempt to curate the web for you. I probably consume more content than one person should, but I am kind of a knowledge junkie. I don’t just consume content for the sake of consumption. The goal is always to learn something, gain a new perspective, contribute to the conversation, and fuel the idea factory. Reading is exercise for the brain and just like the body, it needs plenty of it to stay healthy.
In any given month I try to read at least 3-5 books. I also have over 100 different blogs that I follow from my Feedly app. In addition to the books and the blogs, I also listen to about a dozen podcasts. And then there is always the unplanned material that I stumble across or that gets shared with me.
(Mr. CEO here – I need to share something with our readers and interrupt before we get too far. GYFG is a robot! No, not really, I’m just kidding. But he may be overwhelming some of you with sharing all of the ways he feeds his brain every month. So I want to remind you of something – don’t look at what he’s doing and think, “There’s no way I could do that” and get discouraged. Instead, as you continue to read, please do what I did when I first got to know GYFG. I made lists and started slowly with one new “feeding” at a time. You don’t have to start reading and listening to all of this at once. And you probably shouldn’t as you might get discouraged if you went from one or two blogs to 20 blogs in one day and struggled to keep up.)
Mr. CEO is right. Start with something new today and then add another one tomorrow. And then the day after that, add another one. As long as you’re continuing to engage your brain and gaining new perspective, you’re on the right track. With that said, here are the pieces of content I thought were worth sharing. They only represent a small percentage of what I actually read, but if you have the time they are worth checking out.
The Ultimate Guide to Changing Your Life – James Altucher
What a 20 year old needs to know about money and finance – James Altucher
John Lee Dumas killed it in February grossing $433K online – Entrepreneur on Fire
How much is enough? – Entrepreneur on Fire
Pumpkin Seeds – Seth Godin
Interview with James Collins Part 1 – 1500 Days
Interview with James Collins Part 2 – 1500 Days
Interview with James Collins Part 3 – 1500 Days
Stop Blog Referral Traffic – Have to give it up to Brian for being so helpful in the community with the technical stuff. Very actionable stuff!
How the Super Rich Earned Their Money – Early to Rise
Warren Buffett On Volatility And Risk – Dividend Mantra
Should I Quit My Job Now – Retire By 40
Getting Started with the Discipline Habit – Zen Habits
Rooting for a Bear Market – A Wealth of Common Sense
Why Do 95% Of Bloggers Give Up? – Fevered Mutterings
Ranking the best passive income investments – Financial Samurai
Slow is Smooth, Smooth is Fast – White Collar Freedom
There will be no rate hike in June – The 10th Man
The Berkshire Hathaway annual letter to shareholders – Warren Buffet and Charlie Munger
The Dip by Seth Godin
The Boys In The Boat by Daniel James Brown
Choose Yourself – James Altucher
23 Tips to Uncover What to do With Your Life – The Fizzle Show
10 Things I Did Right When I Launched – The Solopreneur Hour
– Gen Y Finance Guy