The full resource list to help you live the blissful life you’ve always deserved.
“Education is the beginning of life-change,” as Jim Rohn so often said in the beginning of his seminars.
So we give you this: is an ever-growing list of all the resources that will help you dramatically transform your life into the dream you’ve always wanted it to be.
As we come across pertinent information, we’ll leave them here so that we can all continue to benefit from this online library.
What is a blissful life?
What Is Bliss – How can you know that you’re living a life of bliss if you don’t even know what it means? Find out what bliss really is so you too can start living the life you deserve.
How To Live A Blissful Life – Discover how to live the blissful life you deserve, why you need to start with your mind in order to succeed and what you need to do to prepare yourself for success.
Robert Maslow’s Hierarchy of Need – The paper that started it all. This contains Maslow’s popular theory on the hierarchy of need that underpins all human actions.
Andrew Carnegie – A dramatic and vivid portrayal of the enigma that is Andrew Carnegie – steel magnate, “a wildly successful businessman and capitalist, a self-educated writer, peace activist, philanthropist, man of letters, lover of culture, and unabashed enthusiast for American democracy and capitalism.”
If your goal in life is to live according to your purpose, to really live a blissful life, you must read this book, become a student and follow his footsteps from rags to one of the richest and most influential men in the world.
How do I live a blissful life?
The Secret – The film that brought the law of attraction to the world, this explains – clearly and simply – the law that governs our lives. This is truly The Secret to life.
The Law of Attraction – A 7-book series that dives deep into the laws of attraction, shows you what is at the root of all your problems and helps you finally manifest the life of bliss you’ve always deserved.
Step #1: Prepare.
The Wit and Wisdom of Abraham Lincoln – Enjoy the wit and learn from the wisdom of the most eloquent American president of all time. This volume offers nearly 400 astute observations on a variety of subjects—from women to slavery to warfare.
The Wicked Wit of Winston Churchill – A collection of witticism, aphorisms, puns and jokes from the mind of one of the most inspiring leaders of the twentieth century.
The Little Red Handbook of Public Speaking and Presenting – A small book that goes straight to the point and emphasises exactly why preparation is where results lie.
How To Use A Journal – Learn why you absolutely need to start a journal habit, how to start so you actually make it into a habit and what you need to pay attention to when you’re journaling.
The Value of Reflection – Discover why you need to start the process of reflection, when you should engage in it and how to use your journal to facilitate this.
Journal Prompts – If you’re the question and answer type of person, these journal prompts will help you learn more about who you are and can definitely lead you to a greater awareness of yourself, your dreams and your life purpose.
How To Get More Free Time – Written specifically for multitasking, creative free spirits like myself, this post will give you 3 actionable tips you need to get more free time.
Plus: A list of 4 personal time management systems that will help you accomplish your tasks in as little time as possible – resulting in more free time for all the other things you want to do. 🙂
How To Time Track – Learn how to time track effectively in four easy steps. This is a basic step of time management that most people forget.
Time tracking helps you learn where your time is going and how much time it actually takes you to get things done (no more guesswork!).
Plus: A bonus list of all the tools you need to time track effectively.
How To Time Block – A step-by-step guide that will help you effectively time block and get the most from your daily schedule.
Eat That Frog! – A book that will help you organise each day so you can focus on your critical tasks and accomplish them. A must-have for anyone needing help with discovering which tasks are priority (and with getting these tasks done).
Day Theming – A more advanced way to time block your schedule.
The Best Kept Secret Of The Rich – This pocket-size guide is classic Jim Rohn and offers an easy-to-read account of Time Management that can be finished in a short sitting of 15 to 20 minutes. Perfect for busy people who have absolutely no time to spare, it talks about “major vs. minor, concentration, beware of the phone, thinking on paper, game planning and much more“.
Step #2: Find your bliss.
Follow Your Bliss – A video of Joseph Campbell talking about his theory of bliss in four short minutes.
The Success Principles – An effective strategy that will get you from where you are to where you want to be.
Breakthrough To Success Online – A self-paced, 10-part online training version of Jack Canfield’s signature flagship training that will accelerate your personal development.
It will allow you to do an interactive deep dive into his most powerful success principles and experience a breakthrough in some (or many) areas of your life where you may have previously been held back – all from the comfort of your own home and on your own timeline.
Step #3: Tackle the 4 areas of blissful living.
Domestic Bliss – A piece that talks about the real meaning of domestic bliss and explains why it doesn’t just mean finding happiness in marriage or even in another type of intimate partnership.
Meditation for Beginners – A collection of our favourite meditations for beginners. These are free videos you can find on YouTube and are quite short, only about 10 minutes long each so perfect for those who don’t have much time.
Affirmations of Love – A collection of 50+ affirmations so you can fall in love with yourself and your life, and attract the love you desire in the process.
How To Not Worry – Five simple but effective strategies that will help you end chronic worrying, especially when things are falling apart.
How To Stop Worrying – 3 quick and easy tips to help you stop worrying, a fruitless exercise that robs you of your inner peace.
How To Declutter The Mind – Marie Kondo your mind and keep only those things that spark joy (translation: the things that spark joy are those that align with your bliss).
Tapping Therapy For Anxiety – An effective way to help you cope with anxiety. You can use this alongside any form of treatment your therapist has prescribed.
Self-Help Videos For Depression – An effective way to help you cope with depression. Use this at home every day together with any treatment your medical professional has prescribed.
How To Be A Happy Person – Easy ways to lift yourself up and become happier in just 7 days. Yes, it’s possible!
The Ultimate Guide to Self Love – The only post you’ll find that will give you all the information you need to finally fall in love with your own worthy self.
Meditation for Self Love – The best meditation to help you fall in love with yourself. If you’ve never listened to this before, you need to do so now. I included the script so you can also use it as an affirmation.
Top Self Love Resources – Clue’s in the name. These are the top resources I recommend to anyone wanting to discover and cultivate self love, possibly for the first time ever.
How To Date Yourself – Want to focus on yourself but haven’t got a clue what to do? This has got you covered with easy to implement ideas that will soon get you partying with the best person ever: yourself.
Friends and partners
The Five Major Pieces To The Life Puzzle – A proper goldmine of information that is relevant to anyone wishing to live an inspired life. I especially love Chapter II: Attitude where Jim Rohn says that “how we feel is influenced by our associations” and gives a clear strategy on how to deal with these relationships.
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work – The best resource anyone involved with an intimate partner can consult. If you feel that your relationship is not as good as it can be or if you suspect that there is something going wrong, then this is the best book for you. Pay close attention to the four horsemen and examine your relationship to see if they’re there. Then implement the recommended strategies as and when needed.
Parent and child
The Gentle Parenting Book – The book that I read from cover to cover before I gave birth and which, I think, should be required reading for anyone thinking about becoming a parent.
This book describes in an easy-to-understand language what science has found to be true of children from newborn babies to seven-year-olds.
No myths here!
Gentle parenting is not a trend but rather a method of parenting that embraces the needs of parent and child in a way that embraces current science and child psychology.
It also offers ways to help parents who started as authoritarians but now want to transition to a more gentle (but completely evidence-based) approach.
No Drama Discipline – As the name suggests, this is a parenting book that revolves around discipline.
It contains strategies that help parents identify their own discipline philosophy—and master the best methods to communicate the lessons they are trying to impart.
Also, discover actual facts on child brain development from professionals (and not self-professed experts with no scientific background or even parenting experience) and what kind of discipline is most appropriate and constructive at all ages and stages.
Finally, find out the best way to calmly and lovingly connect with a child—no matter how extreme the behaviour—while still setting clear and consistent limits.
Bonus: This book also contains tips for navigating your child through a tantrum to achieve insight, empathy, and repair instead of engaging in a power struggle that serves to prolong the tantrum and sever your connection with your child. It also has twenty discipline mistakes even the best parents make—and how to stay focused on the principles of whole-brain parenting and discipline techniques.
Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids – This is practically my parenting bible and has really helped me cope with my own child who, like all children, pushes all my triggers.
This book is designed to help parents better understand and regulate their own emotions so that they can become more peaceful and, therefore, parent with healthy limits, empathy, and clear communication.
The author gives step-by-step easy-to-implement examples of solutions and kid-tested phrasing for parents of toddlers right through the elementary years.
How To Improve Financial Literacy – Financial literacy begins in the home and as early as possible.
If you have children as young as two, start teaching them the basics of money management.
If you’re a parent or planning to be a parent, the resources in this post are a must-read for you.
They contain videos, books and apps that can help you manage your own finances so you can afford to have a child, make sure you don’t go into debt due to child-related expenses and teach your child effective money management skills so they don’t get into debt when they’re older.
Financial Planning Tips – Jam-packed full of tips that will allow you to manage your finances so you can get a handle on debt. Stop living paycheck to paycheck by following these quick and easy steps.
How To Manage Money – From the financial classic, The Richest Man in Babylon, this money management post will teach you not only how to manage money but also how to become wealthy and, more importantly, stay wealthy.
How To Clear Debt Fast – If you’re already in debt, then you need to read this post for our best tips on how to get rid of that debt as fast as you can.
Living Beyond The 9-5 – Financial freedom – the ability to stop trading time for money – is a goal for many. This particular post and the series it introduces will give you a blueprint you can follow so you too can start living a blissful life free from the traditional constraints of a desk job.
How To Make A House Feel Like Home – Just because you own a house doesn’t mean you have a home. The difference is in the details and this post was written to help you with the transformation.
How To Create A Family Manifesto – Harmony is essential to a blissful home. When you have a set of rules, it’s easier to create harmony. When these rules are made by each member of the family who all agree to abide by them, then there is a greater desire in each of them to follow said rules. This post is easy-to-implement and, in the process, will help you discover what each family member believes is important.
How To Keep Your House Clean And Organized When You Have Kids – When you have children, it’s so hard to keep on top of housework. This is the post you need to read if you need help in this department. I certainly needed the help and am so grateful that many of my blogging friends were happy to provide helpful hacks that really work.
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up – The bible of all minimalists, organisers and declutter-enthusiasts. An essential resource for anyone who wishes to create a blissful home. A must-read!