Free to Focus

After attending Michael Hyatt’s live Free to Focus event, I was thrilled when he released the book. This book packs so much information into a quick and easy read. It will help you plan your days and more importantly rethink how you can get the most out of the time you have.

Rest

As important as hard work is, it’s almost more important to rest. Most of us struggle to actually rest. I’m not talking about lounging in front of the TV, but instead using active rest to help you improve in all areas of your life.

Boundaries

If you ever feel like you’re being used by the people around you, you might have a boundaries problem. This book does an amazing job at teaching you how to set firm boundaries in a loving way.

Rockin Productivity Academy

My friend Jeff is the author of The Free-Time Formula and The 5 AM Miracle, as well as host of The 5 AM Miracle podcastNow he’s offering a Premium Productivity Membership with step-by-step videos of real productive strategies, in-depth interviews, and custom coaching. Jeff wanted to make this membership is accessible for all my readers, so he offered me a discount to share that’s over $100 off (that’s 40%).

Rocketbook

It’s a physical notebook that lives in the digital world. I love being able to take real notes, but sometimes it’s hard to upload them to my digital systems. Rocketbook is a reusable notebook that you pair with their app to scan and one-touch send your notes to all your different digital systems at once. Don’t forget to get the FriXion Pens so you can erase and reuse your pages.

FriXion Pens (Erasable)

Remember those erasable pens we had as kids that were absolutely miserable? These are not those erasable pens…These ones actually work. I use them with my Rocketbook.

Timbuk 2 Messenger Bag

This bag is deceptively sized. I’m 6’4” and have looked everywhere for a small bag that still fits my tall frame and still holds all my stuff. Though it looks small from the outside, it easily holds my 13.3” MacBook Pro, several books, a water bottle, all my charging cords, and other personal items because of how well planned the inner pockets are. The fabric is incredible too and the zippers are strong. Definitely buy this bag. You won’t be disappointed.

Starbucks Via

When I don’t have time to actually make a pot of coffee or if I just want one cup to get me going in the morning, I reach for the Via. I know instant coffee usually sucks, but Starbucks has actually made an instant coffee that tastes like real coffee. It’s reasonably priced and keeps me from wasting any left over black-magic-bean-juice

Eat That Frog

I know that sounds gross, but it works…If procrastination is something that keeps holding you back, Brian Tracy’s book is for you. He shares 21 strategies you can use to defeat procrastination now.

Peak Work Performance Summit

In this on-demand summit, the world’s top productivity experts reveal their strategies for achieving health, happiness and success. The best part, you can watch all these incredible videos for free.

Toggl

Toggl is the only time tracking software I recommend that integrates with Todoist on the web, so you can easily track how much time is spent on specific projects and tasks. See what you are actually doing and how much time is wasted (or not). Toggl helps you monitor your productivity and find your common distractions so you make progress and focus on what’s most important.

Workflowy

WorkFlowy is an online notebook for brainstorming, making outlines (with endless nesting), and keeping track of projects. It’s incredibly simple, but flexible enough to use for creativity and productivity. Plus amazing search keeps everything top of mind.