In my life I’ve learned that living a life built on fostering daily purpose and meaning is a team effort. My team consists of a wide cast of people, but also a variety of tools that allows me to make my time, focus and money work harder for me.

On this page you can find all those tools.

I want to be transparent that some of the things I’ve listed below contain an affiliate link. If you use them, I may get a small commission – but there will be no additional cost to you. I only include resources that I personally use and in good conscious firmly believe you may find value in them as well.

The following are books that have either changed how I see the world, or have directly impacted my life.

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer. The only book I read every single year. For me, no book has better-provoked my own reflection on what the human experience can be than this one.

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. Many people interpret it differently, but I have always seen it as a poignant reminder of the various forms of love and loss that we all must face.

Start With Why by Simon Sinek. Discovering my WHY, HOW, and WHAT was an important milestone in my personal growth journey.


Check out all the books I’m reading.

Lunch Money – best budgeting tool

Personal Capital – best financial planner

Public – best intro to investing app

The following are movies that have either changed how I see the world, or have directly impacted my life.

The Shawshank Redemption (1994) – directed by Frank Darabont. A beautifully moving story that demonstrates how life can be unfair and cruel but having hope and a dream is a powerful weapon.

The Truman Show (1998) – directed by Peter Weir. With each passing year it becomes a more valuable reminder of the dangers of in-authenticity and the importance of being true to ourselves.


Check out all the movies I’m watching.

Wes Anderson – Film Director

Harry Chapin – Musician

Arthur C. Clarke – Writer

James Clear – Writer

Tyler Cowen – Marginal Revolution – Economist

Nathan Fielder – Comedian

Chris Guillebeau – Writer

Stephen King – Writer

Brendan Leonard – Writer

Lorde – Musician

Mark Manson – Writer

Christopher Nolan – Film Director

Derek Sivers – Writer

Tynan – Writer

Tim Urban – Wait But Why – Writer

Taika Waititi – Film Director

Hans Zimmer – Composer

Airtable – best cloud based list tracker

Notion – best digital notebook

Workflowy – best project tracker

Google Calendar – best agenda keeper

Todoist – best task manager

“All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” – Blaise Pascal

“Your personal experiences make up maybe 0.00000001% of what’s happened in the world but maybe 80% of how you think the world works… We’re all biased to our own personal history.” – Morgan Housel

“Never make fun of someone who mispronounces a word. It means they learned it by reading.” – Unknown

“The fears we don’t face become our limits.” – Unknown

A2 Hosting – best website hosting

Mailchimp – best email marketing service

AllTrails – best hike finder

GaiaGPS – best custom map creator

Google Earth – best map for exploring the world

Google Maps – best overall mapping service

Resource Changes

May 26, 2020 – added Public to ‘Money’ category.

May 27, 2020 – added Lunch Money to ‘Money’ category.

March 17, 2020 – swapped Mailchimp for MailerLite under ‘Running a Business’ category.

March 12, 2020 – removed Robinhood from ‘Money’ category.

March 10, 2020 – added Workflowy to ‘Planning & Organization’ category.

March 10, 2020 – swapped GaiaGPS for Caltopo under ‘Travel’ category.

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