Recommended Resources

Recommended Resources

Here’s a list of my top recommended resources.

I hope you find as much help from these resources as I have. The list is broken down into a few sections. You can scroll through and check out each item or jump to a section by clicking on any of the menu items below.

My Favorite Blogs and Podcasts
Conferences and Training
My Reading Lists
Health and Wellness

My Favorite Blogs and Podcasts


This Is Your LifeMichael Hyatt

“This Is Your Life with Michael Hyatt is a weekly podcast dedicated to intentional leadership. The goal is to help you live with more passion, work with greater focus, and lead with extraordinary influence.”

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radioDan Miller

“Join Dan Miller every week for the “48 Days To The Work You Love” Internet Radio Show. Dan is the nation’s leading authority on work, career and business start-up. This Show consistently sits in the top 50 under the Business category in iTunes, and is often at #1 under Careers.”

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mza_8955478097956413518.170x170-75Ray Edwards

“Copywriter & Marketing Consultant Ray Edwards hosts this weekly show about Internet Business and Supernatural Success. Ray is a world-renowned copywriter and communications strategist, writing for some of the most powerful voices in leadership and business. His clients include New York Times bestselling authors Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (Chicken Soup for the Soul), Robert Allen, and Tony Robbins. The podcast features insights on the art of persuasive writing, direct sales, product launches, internet marketing strategies, and the spiritual foundations of business success.”

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145pamCliff Ravenscraft

“This is THE PODCAST about Podcasting! Helping you take your show to the “next level.” Whether you are a brand new podcaster, been podcasting for many years, or haven’t yet launched that first episode, this is where to turn to help you take your show, and everything else you pursue, to the “next level.” Cliff Ravenscraft started podcasting as a hobby in 2005, launching the Generally Speaking Production Network (gspn.tv). Together with his wife and a few close friends, Cliff has produced over 3,000 podcast episodes devoted to Entertainment, Family, Faith, Fitness, Career and Technology.”

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download (1)The God Journey

“The God Journey is designed to facilitate an ever-expanding conversation with those who are thinking outside the box of organized religion. Our primary desire is to encourage people on their spiritual journey by sharing our own and by providing insightful commentary on what it means to grow in a relationship with God. We’ll discuss the realities of other people’s journeys, cultural trends, current events, and the Scriptures as well as fielding questions related to the challenging issues of life.”

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36951Read To Lead

“If you believe as I do, that intentional and consistent reading is key to success in business and in life, then this is your podcast. My goal each week is to bring you key thoughts and insights from my conversations with those I consider to be among today’s brightest minds: our generation’s nonfiction authors. We discuss their latest book, as well as their unique perspectives on Leadership, Business, Personal Development, Marketing, Career and Entrepreneurship. If you love reading, or desire to do more of it, then consider this podcast your audio Cliff’s Notes. The Read to Lead Podcast is a top Business and Management & Marketing podcast in iTunes.”

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download (2)Dani Johnson

“From homeless to self-made millionaire, Dani Johnson has mastered the art of success. In this podcast she shares over 20 years of advice on how to achieve and maintain a successful, happy and fulfilling life. Discover step-by-step strategies to paying off debt, building relationships, making more money and living a life you love. Download podcasts here or gain access to exclusive training by becoming an Insider at DaniJohnson.com.”

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download (3)Sandi Krakowski

“Sandi shares tips and strategies on how to not only create a profitable online business, but also how to have a life you can be proud of. Voted as of the “Top 25 Millionaire Moms” in Business in 2012, her down to earth message and systems that work have attracted more than 300,000 clients globally.”

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Rachel-WojoRachel Wojo

“Today I want you to meet my sweet, funny, amazing cyber-friend, Rachel Wojnarowski. Her story is one of God’s redeeming grace and the choice she’s made to chase after His plans and hold onto His hope — with all that she has in her.”

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Conferences/Training


First Steps To Success

Millions of people around the world believe that success is a lottery. Only a select few realize that learning new skills and strategies is the only way to achieve their dreams. At First Steps To Success, Dani presents concepts that will blow the doors off the prison of your failures and equip you for a life of uncommmon success! At First Steps To Success, you’ll be turning your “someday” hopes and dreams into a “right now, right here” reality. Best-selling author, radio/TV show host and strategic business coach Dani Johnson is able to literally transfer her million-dollar success skills into you through this unique and experiential learning event.

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platform-universityPlatform University

“If you are ready to take your platform to the next level, Platform University, our exclusive membership site, is for you. Each week, we provide the resources, coaching, and community you need to speed up the learning process and leverage your influence online and off. I interview the world’s leading experts on platform-building and share with you the lessons I’ve learned from my own failures and successes.”

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scorrelogoScorre Conference

“SCORRETM is the only training of its kind to go deeper than just overcoming fear and worn out delivery techniques. With our unique, proven SCORRETM system, we drill down to the foundation of your speaking – your preparation. You will learn to prepare powerfully focused, crystal clear talks and then deliver them with confidence and power.”

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launchconferencelogoLaunch Conference

” is all about helping speakers, authors and entertainers turn their skills into a thriving business. After decades in the industry and more than 30 years training speakers as communicators, we know it isn’t easy. In fact, here’s a sampling of the frustrations we hear all the time.”

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get-published-audio-box-sidebar1Get Published Now

“If you have written a book, or you’re planning to write one, and you want to know what it takes to get that book published … if you want to know how to make your book become a bestseller … then you should read every word of what follows.”

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PodcastingAZPodcast A-Z

“In March of 2011, I devoted my entire month to walking 20 participants of my Podcasting A to Z course through every aspect of audio podcasting. I had full confidence that the class would be well accepted and that everyone who participated would benefit greatly. However, I had never dreamed that I would enjoy group coaching as much as I did.”

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Brian’s Reading List


PlatformBookPlatform | Michael Hyatt

“Michael Hyatt, one of the top business bloggers in the world, provides down-to-earth guidance for building and expanding a powerful platform.

To be successful in the market today, you must possess two strategic assets: a compelling product and a meaningful platform. In this step-by-step guide, Michael Hyatt, former CEO and current Chairman of Thomas Nelson Publishers, takes readers behind the scenes, into the new world of social media success. He shows you what best-selling authors, public speakers, entrepreneurs, musicians, and other creatives are doing differently to win customers in today’s crowded marketplace…”

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48days the work you love48 Days To The Work You Love | Dan Miller

“48 Days to the Work You Love is not about finding a new job. It is about finding out what you are going to “be.” According to Dan Miller, failing to make that fundamental discovery is why so many people find themselves in jobs they hate. But the great news is this book will lead you to the vocation you will love. Dan Miller will help you see clear patterns form from which you can make successful career and job decisions by understanding your God-given skills and abilities, personality traits, values, dreams, and passions. These patterns create a compass for you. Finding the work you love is finding the fulfillment of your calling.”

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lawsofgrowth15 Invaluable Laws of Growth | John Maxwell

“Are there tried and true principles that are always certain to help a person grow? John Maxwell says the answer is yes. He has been passionate about personal development for over fifty years, and for the first time, he teaches everything he has gleaned about what it takes to reach our potential. In the way that only he can communicate, John teaches . . .

  • The Law of the Mirror: You Must See Value in Yourself to Add Value to Yourself
  • The Law of Awareness: You Must Know Yourself to Grow Yourself…”
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thoushallprosperThou Shall Prosper | Rabbi Daniel Lapin

“A practical approach to creating wealth-based on the established principles of ancient Jewish wisdom-made accessible to people of all backgrounds

The ups and downs of the economy prove Rabbi Daniel Lapin’s famous principle that the more things change, the more we need to depend upon the things that never change. There’s no better source for both practical and spiritual financial wisdom than the time-tested knowledge found in the ancient Jewish faith and its culture. In the Second Edition of Thou Shall Prosper, Lapin offers a practical approach to creating wealth based on the established principles of ancient Jewish wisdom…”

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thebirthrightThe Birthright | John Sheasby

“If you’re one of the millions of Christians weighed down by the guilt of things done, and undone, feeling you are falling short of God’s expectations, The Birthright is a liberating, life-changing celebration of your birthright as a child of the King. Whether you are of Reformed, grace-based roots, or Arminian, works-driven traditions, you may have a gnawing sense that you are failing to please the Father. The Birthright will liberate you from the drudgery of ‘doing’ and help you discover the joy of ‘being’–moving out of the servant’s quarters and into the Father’s house where you are loved, accepted and celebrated . . . simply because you are His child…”

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dreamgiverThe Dream Giver | Bruce Wilkinson

“Bestselling author Bruce Wilkinson shows how to identify and overcome the obstacles that keep millions from living the life they were created for. He begins with a compelling modern-day parable about Ordinary, who dares to leave the Land of Familiar to pursue his Big Dream. With the help of the Dream Giver, Ordinary begins the hardest and most rewarding journey of his life. Wilkinson gives readers practical, biblical keys to fulfilling their own dream, revealing that there’s no limit to what God can accomplish when we choose to pursue the dreams He gives us for His honor…”

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goodtogreatGood To Great | Jim Collins

“The Challenge:
Built to Last, the defining management study of the nineties, showed how great companies triumph over time and how long-term sustained performance can be engineered into the DNA of an enterprise from the verybeginning.

But what about the company that is not born with great DNA? How can good companies, mediocre companies, even bad companies achieve enduring greatness?…”

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theshackThe Shack | William Paul Young

“Mackenzie Allen Phillips’s youngest daughter, Missy, has been abducted during a family vacation, and evidence that she may have been brutally murdered is found in an abandoned shack deep in the Oregon wilderness. Four years later, in this midst of his great sadness, Mack receives a suspicious note, apparently from God, inviting him back to that shack for a weekend. Against his better judgment he arrives at the shack on wintry afternoon and walks back into his darkest nightmare. What he finds there will change his life forever…”

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thewarofartThe War of Art | Steven Pressfield

“A succinct, engaging, and practical guide for succeeding in any creative sphere, The War of Art is nothing less than Sun-Tzu for the soul. hat keeps so many of us from doing what we long to do? Why is there a naysayer within? How can we avoid the roadblocks of any creative endeavor—be it starting up a dream business venture, writing a novel, or painting a masterpiece? Bestselling novelist Steven Pressfield identif ies the enemy that every one of us must face, outlines a battle plan to conquer this internal foe, then pinpoints just how to achieve the greatest success. The War of Art emphasizes the resolve needed to recognize and overcome the obstacles of ambition and then effectively shows how to reach the highest level of creative discipline. Think of it as tough love…”

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thealchemistThe Alchemist | Paulo Coelho

“The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho continues to change the lives of its readers forever. With more than two million copies sold around the world, The Alchemist has established itself as a modern classic, universally admired.

Paulo Coelho’s masterpiece tells the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever found.

The story of the treasures Santiago finds along the way teaches us, as only a few stories can, about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, learning to read the omens strewn along life’s path, and, above all, following our dreams…”

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7laws7 Laws You Must Honor To Have Uncommon Success | Mike Murdock

“B-294 7 Laws You Must Honor to Have Uncommon Success Experience With God Creates A Different Reward Than The Laws of God. Every Law Contains A Different Reward. Your Love For God Does Not Guarantee A Productive Life. In This Fascinating Study, Dr. Mike Murdock Reveals The Hidden Laws That Guarantee Your Personal Success…”

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Health and Wellness


YLEO Logo_fullYoung Living Essential Oils

“Welcome to the powerful world of essential oils – natural wonders that help you attain and maintain wellness of body, mind and spirit. I invite you to contact me for assistance in discovering the exceptional benefits of therapeutic-grade Young Living Essential Oils. Thank You!”

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home_waterdropKangen Water

“Enagic® is a global business that revolutionizes the way you think about your hydration and your life. For over three decades, this Japanese company has been producing Kangen Water with innovative water technology that transforms ordinary tap water into hydrating, alkaline water. Today, Enagic® has sold more than 400,000 water ionizers in Japan alone. The technology is cutting-edge, and now Kangen Water® can be available in your personal home today.”

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