Who you spend your time with really matters. You have probably heard the famous quote by Jim Rohn …
“You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with.”
I think that statement is totally true and I would even take it farther and say it also applies to the information and perspectives we expose ourselves to on a daily basis.
A lot of us spend a significant amount of time online. We are surfing the net, jumping from website to website and clocking some major hours in front of our computer screens.
So, considering that we are the average of the 5 people we spend the most time with, why not work on raising that average everyday while we are online? I don’t know about you, but I am all for raising my average.
Some of the greatest minds in the world are active in the blogosphere. They are posting their perspectives, sharing their wisdom and letting you peek into their minds.
We should absorb as much as we can from as many of these great minds as possible.
The Possibility of Today is all about taking action TODAY that will allow you to really Live Today Better than Yesterday. What can you do differently TODAY to learn and take another step forward?
Take a look at the list of people below, some of whom you may already know. Check out their blogs and websites, and if you aren’t already doing so, subscribe to them, bookmark them, listen to their wisdom and insights and strongly take into consideration their advice.
They are hands down 60 of the best minds you will come across in the Blogosphere. Add these people to your reading list TODAY. It will be one of the best things you have ever done.
60 Amazing Minds In The Blogosphere
Seth Godin – Seth’s Blog : Make no mistake about it, Seth Godin is one of the most popular and one of the best minds in the blogosphere. He has written thirteen books and each one has been a bestseller. It doesn’t get much more impressive than that. At Seth’s Blog, he shares his vast amount of knowledge and writes about marketing, leadership, and just about anything else interesting in society. He is known as one of America’s Greatest Marketers and his blog is one of the most popular ones in the world written by a single individual. The great things about Seth Gods is that he shares little nuggets of wisdom at Seth’s Blog that continually lead to “aha moments” for his readers. Two of his most recent posts you should check out are Organization vs. Movement vs. Philosophy and Which of the Four Are Getting In The Way. Check out Seth’s Blog. You can also follow him on Twitter and connect with him on Facebook.
Leo Babauta – Zen Habits : Leo Babauta led the pack on Time’s Best Blogs of 2010 list and is always at the top of just about any best blog list. At his blog Zen Habits, one of the top 25 blogs in the world, Leo blogs about finding simplicity in the chaos of life so we can focus on what is really important. What is so great about Leo Babauta is that even though he has accomplished so much and knows what it really means to find simplicity and live in a great way, his humility and sincere interest in helping his readers comes through in every single one of his posts. He really has a magical way of connecting with his readers and it is not surprising that well over 2,000,000 monthly visitors drop by Zen Habits and can’t get enough of the wisdom and insights that Leo Babauta shares. Two of his most popular posts include Breathe andHow Not To Hurry. You are definitely going to want to check out Zen Habits. You can also follow Leo on Twitter.
Marie Forleo – Marie Forleo : Marie knows exactly what it means to live a Rich, Happy & Hot life and she teaches everything she knows to entrepreneurs so they too can transform their lives and businesses. She is a best selling author and speaker and is known for her honest and down to earth style. She offers amazing coaching programs that literally jump start people’s businesses and she shares her advice and wisdom every week at Marie Forleo. She is by all means one of the greatest minds in the blogosphere and she exudes confidence, intelligence, and radiance to her readers and to everyone else she comes across. However, despite all of that and all of her other many accolades, one of the greatest things about Marie Forleo is her true desire to help and guide as many people as she can discover their amazing potential and ability to excel. Two of her most recent posts that you will want to check out include Are You Spending Your Time on the Right Stuff and Are People Around You Holding You Back? Check out her website Marie Forleo. You can also follow her on Twitter and connect with her on Facebook.
Gary Vaynerchuk – Gary Vaynerchuk: When it comes to wine, social media and so many other topics, Gary seems to know it all. He is a visionary and can predict trends and what is going to happen in society and the social media world well in advance. His book Thank You Economy is nothing short of brilliant and he was included in BusinessWeek’s list of the top 20 people every entrepreneur should follow. He shares entertaining and informative video posts and clips that you never want to miss. Two of his most recent videos you should check out are his long term views on Linked-In and a video about the importance of being able to take the heat, where he responded to some recent criticism by one of his readers. Check out Gary Vaynerchuk. You can also follow him on Twitter or connect with him on Facebook Page.
Chris Guillebeau – The Art of Non-Conformity: The name of his blog says it all. Chris has one of the most popular blogs that encourages and inspires readers to not settle for anything less than greatness. Readers get to see the world through Chris’s eyes as he shares his traveling adventures and observations at The Art of Non-Conformity. And, as if that is not enough, Chris just produced an amazing event the World Domination Summit, where more than 500 people came together to discuss how to do what you love, travel, microbusiness and of course … how to change the world. One of Chris’s goal in 2010 was to meet everyone in the U.S. and Canada that reads his blog. It just doesn’t get much better than that. It really is rare to come across someone who is so amazingly talented, filled with so much wisdom and also so genuine, approachable and easy to connect with. You will definitely want to check out A Brief Guide to World Domination and 279 Days to Overnight Success. Check out his blog The Art of Non-Conformity. You can also follow Chris on Twitter or check out his Facebook Page.
Corbett Barr – Corbett Barr : Why have just one amazing website when you can have several? Corbett Barr is an entrepreneur with a vast amount of knowledge in so many areas. He is by all means one of the most brilliant minds I have ever come across in the blogosphere. While Corbett’s great mind and knowledge is definitely impressive, what is even more impressive is his commitment to inspire and help people pursue awesomeness, which is exactly what he does at Corbett Barr. His life is a perfect example of how you can really have it all … success, the perfect business, doing something you love, and the freedom to live anywhere you want. If you are a blogger or if you have an online business, you absolutely need to spend some time at Think Traffic, which gives some of the most valuable online marketing and blogging advice you will ever come across. Two popular posts you will definitely want to check out include Think You Can’t Make Money Blogging? Think Again and 10 Examples of Killer Unique Selling Propositions on the Web. Check out Corbett Barr and Think Traffic. You can follow him on Twitter or connect with him on Facebook.
Danielle Laporte – White Hot Truth : With an amazing and totally entertaining style combined with wit, sincerity, and wisdom, Danielle Laporte has taken the blogworld to a whole new level. She captures the attention of her audience immediately and leaves them with insights that will help them improve their lives, businesses and overall happiness day after day. To say that her articles are some of the most captivating and inspiring out there is literally an understatement. She holds nothing back and gives you everything she has. A couple of her most popular posts that you will want to check out include Why Self Improvement Makes you Neurotic and On Bright Faith and Why Falling In Love is Totally Uncool. Check out White Hot Truth. You can also follow her on Twitter or drop by her Facebook Page.
Adam Baker – Man vs. Debt: If you are tired of all the barriers in your life (especially the financial ones) that are just holding you back from living a life of passion and purpose, then Man vs. Debt is the place you want to be and Adam Baker is the person you want to be listening to. Adam Baker shows his readers the way to financial and personal freedom and does so in one of the most entertaining and engaging ways at Man vs. Debt. One of the best and most impressive things about Adam Baker’s advice is that he breaks things down into simple, easy to understand, and easy to follow pieces. Adam Baker is extremely insightful and shares some of the best financial advice that everyone needs to hear. Two of his most popular posts that you will definitely want to check out include 24 Quick Actions You Can Do Today That Can Change Your Financial Life Forever and 26 Life Lessons I’ve Learned in 26 Years of Living. Check out Man vs. Debt. You can also follow Adam Baker on Twitter or connect with him on Facebook.
Tim Ferris – 4 Hour Work Week: Tim Ferris is one of the brightest and greatest writers out there. He is the author of the #1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Business Week bestseller, the 4 – Hour Work Week. On his website, 4 Hour Work Week, Tim Ferris shares valuable information and advice on a wide range of topics. The greatest thing about his advice is that he provides an actionable plan and a direct route to success. 4 Hour Work Week is one of Inc. Magazine’s “19 Blogs You Should Bookmark Right Now“ and there is no wondering why. A couple of his most popular posts that you should check out include Opening the Kimono to 200 People And Baring It All and The Non-Overnight Success: How Twitter Became Twitter. Check out his website 4 Hour Work Week. You can also follow him on Twitter and connect with him on Facebook.
Jason Kottke – kottke.org : Jason Kottke’s blog has all types of interesting multimedia accompanied by his interesting observations. If you are looking for a great place to spend some time and go an a visual adventure through all types of fascinating places, kottke.org is where you want to visit. From a tour of earth from orbit to an amazing picture of African wildlife, Jason Kottke points you in the direction of everything you would ever want to see. A couple of Jason Kottke’s recent posts that you will definitely want to check out are on his homepage and include A Year Long Moon Time Lapse and The Amazing Pen-Spinning, Phone-Catching, Rope-Tying Robotic Hand. You should definitely check out kottke.org. You can also follow Jason Kottke on Twitter or connect with him on Facebook.
Steve Pavlina – Steve Pavlina: Hands down one of the most popular and best websites in the personal development space. Steve Pavlina says the purpose of his website is to help people grow as a conscious human being and he provides all the information, tools, support and resources anyone would need to do so. Steve Pavlina’s blog, Steve Pavlina is filled with a wealth of valuable advice and information and there is no doubting why it is the leading personal development website in the world. Over 3 million people visit Steve Pavlina every month to learn everything they have ever wanted to about personal development. Two of his most popular posts that you will want to check out include 10 Reasons You Should Never Get A Job and How To Discover Your Life Purpose In About 20 Minutes. Check out his blog Steve Pavlina. You can also follow him on Twitter.
Jonathan Mead – Illuminated Mind : Are you really alive? Well, unless you are already a reader of Illuminated Mind, you may not really know the answer to that question. Luckily, for all of us, Jonathan Mead points us in the direction of the answer and also provides us with a path to follow to really live our lives the way they were meant to be lived. Illuminated Mind is one of the most interesting and thought provoking blogs out there. Jonathan Mead’s in-depth understanding about life and living stands out in every article and really gives us all something to think about and learn. One of the greatest lines on his blog is his caution: “Don’t Read If You Want Ordinary”. That definitely sums up his blog well, which shows readers how to truly be extraordinary. A couple of his most popular posts that you should definitely check out include, How To Quit Your Day Job and Seven Weird Habits that Will Change Your Life. Check out Illuminated Mind. You can also follow Jonathan Mead on Twitter or connect with him on Facebook.
Everett Bogue – EV BOGUE: Simply brilliant. I think that is the easiest and most accurate way to describe Everett Bogue. One of the first important pieces of information that you will discover at EV BOGUE is an explanation from Everett Bogue that he is not a blogger and his website is not a blog. Everett Bogue is the author of The Letter and he shares some of his writing at EV BOGUE which gives you a good taste of the his depth and intellectual prowess. You will just feel smarter after you read some of his work. You should definitely check out some of the experiments he has conducted and an article he wrote entitled How to Erase the Past. Make sure that you check out EV BOGUE very soon because he is getting ready to go on a digital sabatical. He is also currently accepting interview requests about his experiments. Check out the details HERE.
Adam Pash – Lifehacker.com: Adam Pash is the editor-in-chief of Lifehacker, a website that attracts over 17 million visitors each month. Lifehacker is loaded with useful information and answers for a wide range of topics and is one of the leading websites that people go to for tips and directions on how to get things done. If you are looking to find every shortcut in gmail, curious as to how you can make a laptop bag out of a hoody or how to be more persuasive by speaking at a different pace, Lifehacker is the place for you. It is an amazing repository for all sorts of information and you can rely on Lifehacker to either give you or point you in the direction of any answer you are looking for. Check out Lifehacker. You can also follow Adam Pash on Twitter or connect with him on Facebook.
Marc and Angel – Marc and Angel: Marc and Angel is one of the best places to find practical advice for a vast array of topics that will help you improve so many aspects of your life. They share insights, inspiration and advice based on their life experiences and explain to their readers how to really live a productive life. Marc and Angel is also a site that covers many interesting topics and provides great information for everyday living. From tips about Google tricks, to a list of things you should do before you have children, Marc and Angel has it all. A couple of the most popular posts that you will want to check out include, 50 Things Everyone Should Know How To Do and 18 Things I Wish Someone Told me When I was 18. Check out Marc and Angel. You can follow Marc and Angel on Twitter or connect with them on Facebook.
Jay White – Dumb Little Man: Jay White is the mastermind behind Dumb Little Man, a website that shares stories and provides valuable advice for life. Dumb Little Man focuses on practical tips for great living and covers diverse and interesting topics. If you are looking for information on business, your career, finances, cooking, freelancing, health and fitness, motivation, personal development, productivity, technology, writing or blogging, this is one of the best places to spend your time. A couple of the most popular posts that you should check out include, 30 Easy Ways to Save Money (and No You are not Doing Them All) and Improve Your Hunched Over the PC Posture. Check out Dumb Little Man. You can also follow Dumb Little Man and Jay White on Twitter or become a fan of Dumb Little Man on Facebook.
Ramit Sethi – I Will Teach You To Be Rich: Ramit Sethi is the NY Times Best Selling Author of I Will Teach You To Be Rich. His website, I Will Teach You To Be Rich, is filled with practical and smart advice that will help you get your financial house in order and keep it growing. He also gives some great advice for entrepreneurship. Ramit is very knowledgeable and decided when he was in high school to start educating himself about finance. His depth of knowledge is extremely impressive and underlies all of his recommendations and the tips he shares. He is definitely someone you want to tap into and expose yourself to as much of his knowledge and writing as possible. There is no way that you will not learn a ton about yourself and your personal finances. A couple of his most recent posts you will definitely want to check out include, How Jennifer Tripled Her Rate (working 1/3 the hours) by Mastering The Art of Networking and My Favorite Savings Account. Check out I Will Teach You To Be Rich. You can follow Ramit Sethi on Twitter.
Lori Deschene – Tiny Buddha: Lori Deschene is the founder of Tiny Buddha, a website that focuses on showing you exactly how to apply simple wisdom to your everyday life. The website is packed with great information, wisdom and stories from people all over the globe. You will be inspired, motivated and learn so much about managing so many different things in your life. It is an amazing website to start your day off reading. There is nothing better than getting some great morning wisdom and inspiration. It just gets things moving in the right direction. Lori Deschene has really created something special at Tiny Buddha and it is not surprising that over 3.5 million people have dropped by her blog to check it out and get a taste of the wisdom that is shared there everyday. A couple of recent posts that you will want to check out include, 3 Things that Limit Your Potential and How to Overcome Them and Find Your Calling: 5 Steps to Identify Your Purpose. Check out Tiny Buddha. You can follow Tiny Buddha on Twitter and also become a fan on Facebook. You can also follow Lori Deschene on Twitter.
Farnoosh Brock – Prolific Living: Farnoosh Brock has really hit a home run with her blog that is focused on providing smart habits that will help you live an amazing life. You can feel all of Farnoosh’s passion and sincerity in each article and she continually provides insightful and practical information that will improve how you live. She motivates her readers to tap into their greatness and allows us to see the beauty of travel through her eyes. Farnoosh is one of the best storytellers and writers in the blogosphere and she captivates and entertains her readers while providing them with timeless wisdom. This is definitely a website you want on your blogroll. You will feel refreshed, energized and ready to take action after each visit. A couple of her most popular posts that you should definitely check out include 19 Things I Wish I Knew Earlier In Life and The Importance of Being Punctual. Check out Prolific Living. You can follow Farnoosh Brock and her blog on Twitter and also connect with her on Facebook.
Celestine Chua – Personal Excellence Blog: Celestine Chua shares her knowledge and advice on how to achieve excellence and live your best life on one of the top personal development blogs in the world. Celestine Chua is one of the most intelligent people you will come across and was named one of the top 30 coaching gurus by Coaching Gurus International in 2010. The Personal Excellence Blog is a blog where you will find excellent advice and information on so many topics, including, business, people skills, career, relationships, goals, success, motivation, inspiration, and healthy living. If you are looking to achieve excellence in your life, then this is one of the blogs you want to be reading. A couple of her most popular posts that you will definitely want to check out include, What’s On Your Bucket List? 101 Things to Do Before You Die and 101 Important Questions to Ask Yourself in Life. Check out The Personal Excellence Blog. You can follow Celestine Chua and her blog on Twitter or become a fan at Facebook.
Steven Aitchison – Change Your Thoughts. Change Your Life: Steven Aitchison is the founder and writer of Change Your Thoughts. Change Your Life, the leading personal development site in the UK, known as CYT to its readers. Steven Aitchison uses his personal story of transformation and everything he learned from it as the basis for all the wisdom and insights he shares with readers in order to help them make positive changes in their own lives. CYT is filled with all the tools and resources that anyone who is truly interested in changing their thoughts and positively creating change in their life needs. Steven is definitely one of the greatest minds in the blogosphere and is definitely one of the kindest and most approachable people you will come across. His passion for helping his readers is very easy to see and there is no missing his sincerity and genuineness. A couple of his most popular posts that you will definitely want to check out include Mind Alchemy – A Challenge for 2011 and 100 Ways to Develop Your Mind. Check out CYT. You can also follow Steven Aitchison on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.
Jodi Ettenberg- Legal Nomads: Legal Nomads is one of the best ways to sit at home on your computer and travel the world virtually. Jodi Ettenberg is a former lawyer that quit her job and started traveling the world in 2008. Her site is jam packed with amazing stories about her travels, her experiences, and enticing articles about the foods she has come across from Chiang-Mai to Paris. One of the most breathtaking sections on her blog is the section that shows you many of the sunrises and sunsets she has experienced. I have never seen anything like it before. You can check it out in her Best of Legal Nomads Section. Trust me, this is one thing you are going to want to see. I think one of the most impressive things about Jodi Ettenberg is that not only is she clearly brilliant, but her writing and ability to tell a captivating story are absolutely remarkable. A couple of her most popular posts that you will definitely want to check out include Why I Quit My Job to Travel Around the World and Serendipity: A Legal Nomads Love Story. Check out her blog, Legal Nomads. You can also follow her on Twitter or connect with her on Facebook.
Karen Walrond Chookooloonks – Karen Walrond is the founder of Chookooloonks which is an award winning photoblog that was a finalist in the 2011 Bloggies. It was also named the Best Eye Candy Blog of 2010 in the 2010 Blog Luxe Awards, and was voted the best photoblog by the Black Weblog Awards. Karen is a writer, a photographer, an engineer, an attorney, a speaker and she has a best selling book entitled, The Beauty of Different. To say that she is one of the most extraordinary minds you will come across, is a huge understatement. Her talents are diverse, her writing is impeccable and the second that you visit her blog,Chookooloonks, you will be engaged and mesmerized. A couple of her recent posts that you will definitely want to check out are On Motherhood, Worldviews and One and Random Thoughts: On Light, Breath, and Newton’s Third Law. Check out Chookooloonks. You can follow her on Twitter.
Pamela Slim Escape from Cubicle Nation – Pamlea Slim is a former corporate executive that quit her job and began her own business that allowed her to do what she was passionate about and believed in. Escape from Cubicle Nation is one of the top career and marketing blogs out there and Karen has been devoted to helping other people find their way to their own purpose and align that with a business idea and plan they feel extremely passionate about. Her book Escape from Cubicle Nation won Best Small Business/Entrepreneur Book of 2009 and there is no doubting that Pamela Slim is one of the leading experts on on entrepreneurship. If you are looking for some inspiration, advice, motivation or a plan about how to find your best next steps, you are going to want to check out Escape from Cubicle Nation. A couple of her posts that you should definitely check out are Overwhelmed with Possibilities When Plotting Your Career? Try This Approach and Find Your Joy in the Terror of Starting Something New. Check out Escape from Cubicle Nation. You can also follow her on Twitter or connect with her on Facebook.
Jonathan Wells – Advanced Life Skills: Jonathan Wells describes himself as a student of life and what is really great about him is that he shares all of his knowledge and everything he has learned with his readers each week at his blog Advanced Life Skills. He is a certified personal and professional strategy coach and is all about helping people reach and achieve their goals as quickly as possible. Advanced Life Skills is filled with extremely helpful articles that show his depth of knowledge and true ability to help people make significant progress and take quantum leaps forward in the direction they desire. He has written a book entitled, True Self that is getting rave reviews. A couple of his most popular posts that you will definitely want to check out are 10 Simple Ways to Be More Likeable and 100 Ways to Overcome Stress. Check out his blog Advanced Life Skills. You can also follow him on Twitter or connect with him on Facebook.
Henrik Edberg – The Positivity Blog: The Positivity Blog has been a great resource and one of the leading personal development websites in the blogosphere for some time. Henrik Edberg has been helping his readers live their best life, by providing them with tips and really great information since 2006. He has written 3 books and a six module course that shows you how to simplify your life today. There is no way you can miss his depth of knowledge when you read his work and it is obvious that he is able to point you in the direction you need to go and give you the strategies you need to really live your best life. A couple of his most popular posts that you will definitely want to check out include, Do You Make These 10 Mistakes In A Conversation? and 18 Ways to Improve Your Body Language. If you are looking for a great personal development site loaded with information and great tips you can integrate into your life, you should definitely check out The Positivity Blog. You can follow him on Twitter and you can also connect with him on Facebook.
Charlie Gilkey – Productive Flourishing: Charlie Gilkey is the founder of Productive Flourishing and is a writer, coach, consultant, speaker, and program developer. Productive Flourishing is a website that is dedicated to helping people find their way through business and life and excel in both. It is filled with a wealth of information and has been around since 2007. Charlie Gilkey says that one of his goals is to help people thrive by using their creativity and energy in ways that help themselves, those around them, and the world at large. How great is that? You can totally feel his sincerity and commitment to helping his readers at Productive Flourishing. A couple of his posts that you will definitely want to check out include, Just Get It Done and Do Your Thing to Rock Your Brand. Check out his blog, Productive Flourishing. You can also follow him on Twitter or connect with him on Facebook.
Gary Arndt – Everything. Everywhere: Gary has been traveling around the world since 2007 and has had nothing short of an amazing experience that he shares with you on his travel blog. Everything. Everywhere was one of Time’s Best Blogs of 2010 and once you drop by, you will definitely understand why. Gary Arndt shares some of the most amazing photos he has taken during his journey visiting over 60 countries as well as great commentary and descriptions that make you feel as if you are right there alongside him visiting the places he describes so vividly. He shares this amazing link of all his favorite cities he has visited that you just have to see. You should definitely drop by Everything. Everywhere to check out his latest adventure. You can also follow him on Twitter.
Scott H. Young – Scott H. Young: Scott describes himself as a speed-reading, vegetarian, holistic learning, productivity hacking university student that has been working to discover how to get more out of life. That description alone shows you why his blog, Scott H. Young is filled with so much diverse and interesting information. Scott puts many topics on the table, shares his views and then invites his readers to join in on the conversation, which is always entertaining and informative. He addresses a very broad range of topics and two posts that you will definitely want to check out are 7 Tips for Morning Alertness Without Caffeine to How to Finish Your Work, One Bite at a Time. Check out his blog at Scott H. Young and you can also follow him on Twitter.
Karol Gadja – Ridiculously Extraordinary: Karol Gadjua says that his ultimate goal for his website is to help 100 people achieve Ridiculously Extraordinary Freedom. Taking into consideration the popularity of Ridiculously Extraordinary, my guess is that he has far exceeded that number already. Karol Gadja tells it like it is and has a very entertaining and sincere way of passing along his knowledge. Ridiculously Extraordinary has tons of practical information, inspiration and motivation to help readers find and achieve whatever their idea of freedom is. Karol Gadja also is the author of several interesting guides that you definitely want to check out. A couple of his posts that you will also want to check out are 17 Reasons to Ignore Everybody and Follow Your Dreams and Accomplish No/Everything. Check out Ridiculously Extraordinary. You can also follow Karol Gadja on Twitter.
Sid Savara – Sid Savara: Sid Savara is definitely an authority in the personal development space and is one of the leading bloggers and trainers. His blog, Sid Savara, is a definite go-to for anyone looking for inspiration and guidance on how to best improve any aspect of their life. The best thing about Sid Savara’s writing is that he breaks things down into very easy digestible pieces and then passes along practical ways that readers can get from point A to point B. There are so many great articles on his site and I recommend you spend as much time as possible there. However, a couple that you definitely will want to check out include, How to get motivated-8 Tips to Break Your Motivational Funk and How To Create Your Personal Development Plan. Check out his blog, Sid Savara. You can also follow him on Twitter.
Donald Latumahina – Life Optimizer: Donald Latumahina believes that many people live below their maximum potential and his website, Life Optimizer is all about giving people the information and tools they need to optimize their life and live up to their maximum potential. His theory about life optimization is really fascinating and interestingly enough is based on computer optimization. If you aren’t a techy, no need to worry, because Life Optimizer is all about giving practical and useful information and tips that people can easily understand and integrate into their lives. A couple of his most recent posts that you will definitely want to check out are Lessons Learned from Expanding My Personal Capacity and 4 Tips for Using Breaks to Work Less and Produce More. Check out Life Optimizer for some great articles that will definitely help you optimize your life.
David Allen – GTD Times: GTD Times is a website that has all sorts of information to help its readers really organize their lives, prioritize and most importantly Get Things Done. Getting Things Done (GTD) is a work-life management system created by mastermind David Allen. (GTD) is a method that shows people how to have greater performance, capacity and innovation while note feeling overwhelmed. David Allen’s book, “Getting Things Done”, was an international best seller and GTD Times is filled with useful information, tips and strategies based on GTD. If you are interested in dramatically increasing your productivity and your effectiveness, you definitely want to check out GTD Times. A couple of recent posts that you will want to check out are What Do You Consider Is Your Work? and The 6 Horizons of Focus. Check out GTD Times. You can also follow David Allen on Twitter.
Erin Falconer – Pick The Brain: Erin Falconer is the editor in chief of Pick The Brain, one of the fastest growing personal development websites. She is also Director of Content and Marketing for ThisNext.com and StyleHive.com. Pick The Brain has been one of the leading personal development resources since 2006 and focuses on productivity, motivation and self-education. It offers its readers a lot of information on a broad range of topics and there are a great group of really talented bloggers that contribute to the content. Some must reads posts on Pick The Brain, include The Most Critical Hour of Your Day and A Powerful Guide to Active Listening. Check out Pick The Brain. You can follow the blog on Twitter and also Erin Falconer. You can also check out its Facebook Page.
Luciano Passuello – Litemind: Luciano Passuello explains his belief that our own minds are the greatest tool we have to achieve anything and it is in our best interest to make certain we are using our mind as efficiently as possible. He has incorporated his belief into the mission of his blog Litemind, which explores ways that we can and should be using our minds more efficiently. It really is a fascinating and interesting approach and there is no doubting that he has really thought things through and has many insights on the efficiency of the mind. What is great is that at Litemind, he provides his readers with articles and information they need to make their own minds more efficient. A couple of posts that you will definitely want to check out are 120 Ways to Boost Your Brain Power and Einstein’s Secret to Amazing Problem Solving (and 10 Specific Ways You Can Use It). Check out his blog Litemind. You can also follow him on Twitter or connect with him at Facebook.
David Cain – Raptitude: David Cain is the founder of Raptitude, a blog that focuses on teaching its readers how to get better and better at being human. It may seem that we already have that figured out, but after you read Raptitude you may discover that you have oversimplified what is really required to be human. His thoughts on being human really are fascinating and extremely thought provoking. He sees being human as a skill set and he helps his readers strengthen their skill sets by showing them how to get rid of insecurities and improve their weaknesses. David Cain has clearly devoted a lot of time and thought to this topic and the articles on Raptitude show his amazing depth of knowledge. Some must reads on his blog are 88 Important Truths I’ve Learned About Life and How To Make A Life List You’ll Actually Do. You should definitely drop by Raptitude and check it out. You can also follow him on Twitter or connect with him on Facebook.
Mary Jacksh – Good Life Zen: Good Life Zen, as explained by its tagline, is all about providing practical inspiration for a happier life. Mary Jacksh, the creator, has a very interesting background and it is always great to be able to tap into the minds and hear perspectives of people with so much diverse experience and expertise. Mary Jacksh is an authorized Zen master, (Diamond Sangha lineage), psychotherapist, and author only further evidencing why she is by all means one of the greatest minds in the Blogosphere. Good Life Zen is an amazing resource and it is filled with information on how readers can really improve their lives, make their dreams come true, and break down barriers and the limiting beliefs of the mind. You should definitely check out a couple of her most popular posts, How I Met Good Fortune Half Way and How you Can Too and 9 Ways to Develop Your Intelligence At Any Age. Check out Good Life Zen. You can also follow her on Twitter.
Tess Marshall – The Bold Life: Tess Marshall is focused on inspiring her readers to follow their hearts, be bold, and create a peaceful life filled with love. Her blog, The Bold Life does just that and is a great place to find all the inspiration you will ever need. Tess Marshall has really poured her passion, energy and heart into The Bold Life and it is more than obvious as soon as you read any of her articles. She has also published a book, “Flying by the Seat of My Soul” that you should check out. A couple of her posts that you will definitely want to check out are Kick Your Obstacle to the Curb: Live Your Dream and 12 Ways to Find Joy In Life. Check out The Bold Life. You can also follow her on Twitter or connect with her on Facebook.
Barrie Davenport – Live Bold & Bloom: Live Bold & Bloom is a site that is focused on inspiring its readers to go beyond their comfort zone and live life fearlessly. Barrie Davenport created Live Bold & Bloom to help her readers not just dream their dreams, but to actually make them become a reality. Barrie Davenport has a wealth of experience as a personal and career coach and all the articles on Live Bold & Bloom are filled with helpful information that will really point you in the right direction and help you make any necessary changes in your life. A couple of must reads on Live Bold & Bloom that you will definitely want to check out are 15 Tiny Actions to Strip Yourself Bare and Reveal Your Passion and A Simple Guide to Having Fun. You should check out Live Bold & Bloom. You can also follow her on Twitter and connect with her on Facebook.
Dragos Roua – Dragos Roua: Brilliantly Better is the tagline of Dragos Roua’s blog and that really says it all. Who wouldn’t want to be brilliantly better and that is what Dragos Roua helps his readers become. The really interesting thing about his blog is that he discusses many of his personal experiences and always weaves in a lesson for his readers to point them in the right direction and show them specifically how to be Brilliantly Better. He has a wealth of information and wisdom that he shares on his blog that he describes as being about about his past, present and future crossroads. Two posts you should really check out are: 100 Ways To Live A Better Life and 100 Ways to Screw Up Your Life. You should definitely check out Dragos Roua. You can also follow him on Twitter and connect with him on Facebook.
Ali Luke – Aliventures: It seems no matter what site you are reading, you are bound to come across something written by Ali Hale and the reason why is because she is absolutely one of the best writers in the blogosphere. Her posts are ubiquitous and you will find them on all the big blogs, including Dumb Little Man, Pick The Brain and The Change Blog. The greatest things about Ali’s writing is that she covers a variety of topics and always provides really interesting perspectives and helpful tips. A couple of posts you will definitely want to read are Ten Essential Time Management Tips and Four Crucial Steps to Avoid Procrastination. She also has her own personal blog Aliventures where she covers all the ins and outs of good writing and provides specific tips on how people can improve their writing skills. Check out Aliventures.
Maggie Mason – Mighty Girl: Maggie Mason is the creator of Mighty Girl, a lifestyle site that attracts hundreds of thousands of readers every month. Once you stop by for a visit, you will definitely understand why the site is so popular. Her work is widely respected and sought after and has been featured on NPR’s Morning Edition Sunday, in The New York Times, and Elle Magazine among others. Mighty Girl is filled with so much information and so many entertaining stories and once you drop by, you just might not want to ever leave. One of the things that I highly recommend you check out on her blog is her Mighty Life List, 100 Things to Do Before I Go. This post has inspired hundreds of readers to make their own lists and will show you just how creative and talented Maggie Mason is. Check out Mighty Girl. You can also follow Maggie Mason on Twitter or connect with her on Facebook.
Rob White – Mind Adventure: Rob White has a fascinating life story that began with him starting with nothing and being $50K in debt at the end of age 30, and then accomplishing success after success. He describes his life as taking on many new epochs and choosing to eliminate mediocrity from his code of conduct. It is obvious that Rob White has learned so many things about life and success and he shares all of his insights and wisdom with his readers at Mind Adventure. Rob White is by all means one of the greatest minds in the blogosphere and he shares with his readers all his learnings from the over 30 years he has studying and testing a myriad of methods and tools for success. Two of his most popular posts that you will definitely want to check out include The Quantum of Money and Dreams and Truth. Check out Mind Adventure. You can also follow him on Twitter and connect with him on Facebook.
Marlee Ward – Marlee Ward: If you are looking to start or grow an online business, you are definitely going to want to check out Marlee Ward. Marlee Ward is an online business and marketing strategist, self discovery coach, and speaker. She successfully created her own online business and shares everything she learned and the tricks of the trade at Marlee Ward. In addition to all of her accomplishments, Marlee Ward just really gets it and has firsthand experience pushing through fear, doubts, instability, and uncertainty. She shares all of her know-how and great advice atMarlee Ward. A couple of her most popular posts you will want to check out include, How To Stop Holding Yourself Back From What You Really Want and I Want To Start An Online Business But… You can follow her on Twitter or connect with her on Facebook.
J.D. Meir – Sources of Insight: J.D. Meir is on a quest to provide readers with the best insights and action for work and life on his blog Sources of Insight. He has a passion for excellence and results and he explains to his readers various strategies and tips so they can achieve their own excellence. J.D. Meir describes himself as a fan of finding and sharing the principles, patterns and practices that work in the real world under extreme conditions and he does just that on Sources of Insight. He is extremely insightful and shares so much of his wisdom. A couple of his most popular posts that you will definitely want to check out include 30 Days of Getting Results and 101 Questions that Empower You Check out Sources of Insight.
Gail Brenner – A Flourishing Life: Gail Brenner has been on her own personal journey that led her to examine every belief about herself and the world. It is obvious she has learned so much about herself and about life from her journey and she passes along to her readers all of her timeless wisdom on her blog. Gail is also a a Ph.D. psychologist with 17 years of experience offering psychotherapy. That training combined with all of the other knowledge she gained from her personal experiences really makes her someone you want to learn as much as possible from. Some of her most popular posts that you will want to check out are Happiness in Four Essential Paradigm Shifts and How and Why to Make Fear Your Friend. You can follow her on Twitter and you should definitely check out A Flourishing Life.
JK Allen – Hustler’s Notebook: JK Allen is a true Hustler, which Hustler’s Notebook defines as an enterprising person determined to succeed; a go-getter. Every article that JK Allen writes on his blog is dripping in inspiration and motivation and he definitely delivers on his mission for Hustler’s Notebook, which is to provide his readers with experience-based, value-rich content in the domain of personal development, for business and life. JK clearly knows what it takes to be successful and the factors that drive people toward being able to push themselves beyond their comfort zones and really have amazing accomplishments. He has created a lot of success in his own life and he shares with his readers exactly how they can create success in their own lives. A couple of his most popular posts that you will definitely want to check out include, Personal Branding, Self Promotion and the Art of Marketing Yourself and Keep It Real: Walk the Walk or Don’t Talk the Talk. Check out Hustler’s Notebook. You can also follow JK Allen on Twitter.
Christopher Foster – The Happy Seeker: Christopher Foster is filled with wisdom. He is a 79-year-old author and spiritual coach and as he so very well explains, age is just a number and not something to be afraid of. He has an amazing depth of knowledge and he has coached many people to be healthy, fit, productive, and peaceful at any stage of life. He just released a new course on how you can experience true meaning and bliss at any age that is getting great reviews as being ground breaking. You will definitely want to check it out. The Happy Seeker is his blog that provides excellent advice for really living life in a way that is rewarding and satisfying. A couple of posts that you will want to check out are 100 Steps to Grace for 2011 and Top Ten Ways to Be Unhappy. Check out his blog The Happy Seeker. You can also connect with him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter.
Ayo Olaniyan – Discovering Purpose: Created by Ayo Olaniyan, Discovering Purpose is focused on promoting and increasing readers level of self awareness. Ayo has a wealth of experience coaching and mentoring and his vast amount of knowledge really comes through on his blog, Discovering Purpose. On his blog, you will find a great resource, Life Skills Magazine, a collection of personal development and life style articles from various personal development bloggers. Two posts on his blog that you will definitely want to check out include Twenty-Five Ways to Declutter Your Mind and Struggling to Forgive. You can follow him on Twitter and also connect with him on Facebook.
Lance Ekum – Jungle of Life: Lance is the creator of Jungle of Life, which is his blog where he shares a look into his journey and all the challenges he has come across and what he has learned along the way. He encourages and inspires readers to find their own true peaks within themselves. His passion for living a great life is contagious and you can see his sincerity and genuine interest in helping other people discover their own passion. Some of his posts that you should definitely check out are Success: Eleven in 2011 and Discover Your Next Step. You can check out his blog, Jungle of Life and join the tribe. You can also connect with him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter.
Frank Jennings – A Spark Starts: Frank Jennings is the founder and one of the writers at A Spark Starts. On A Spark Starts, Frank Jennings shares all he has learned from his experiences and many character building situations. Frank Jennings is an amazing writer and the great thing about A Spark Starts is that he shares short stories that are filled with so much wisdom and readers can be entertained while also learning lessons they can integrate into their own lives. Frank Jennings also has a great sense of humor which makes his posts even more entertaining. Two posts you should definitely check out on A Spark Starts are Playing the Drum Beats of Life and You Can’t Hide Forever. Check out A Spark Starts. You can also follow Frank Jennings on Twitter and also connect with him on Facebook.
Angela Artemis – Powered by Intuition: Angela Artemis is all about giving people the information they need to reach their highest potential by developing their intuition. Powered by Intuition is great because Angela Artemis explains all the necessary steps for success from the unique angle of developing and strengthening your intuition, which she has developed an expertise in. You will absolutely find some of the most interesting articles in the blogosphere at Powered by Intuition. A couple of her posts you will definitely want to check out include, Need Intuitive Guidance, Start Remembering Your Dreams and If You’ve Never Failed, You Haven’t Tried Hard Enough To Succeed. Check out Powered by Intuition. You can also follow her onTwitter or connect with her on Facebook.
Nea – Self Improvement Saga: Self Improvement Saga is a site that is dedicated to helping its readers improve their lives and live a life of absolute bliss. Nea is the creator of Self Improvement Saga where she shares all of her knowledge that comes from her deep exploration in the self improvement area and also the insights she has had from her own journey. Another great thing about Self Improvement Saga is that it is filled with practical tips and wisdom you can put to use in your everyday life. Two of her posts that you will want to definitely check out are 40 Signs That You Are In A Healthy Relationship and The Secret of Dealing with Difficult People. Check out Self Improvement Saga. You can follow her on Twitter and connect with her on Facebook.
Jennifer Brown Banks – Pen and Prosper: Jennifer Brown Banks is a professional writer and columnist. She has written on a multitude of topics and always provides insightful and interesting perspectives. She is definitely one of the best writers you are going to come across and you can find her articles all over the blogosphere and at many of the top sites, including PROBLOGGER, Technorati.com. and, Daily Blog Tips. She is featured as one of the great chick bloggers to watch in 2010 by Biz Chick Blogs. Pen and Prosper is her blog and it focuses on providing tips and information for writers, but it also provides so much practical information that anyone can benefit from reading it. A couple of her posts that you should check out include, How to Handle Constructive Criticism In Your Creative Career and The Art of Blog Commenting- How To Do It Right And Get Results. Check out Pen and Prosper.
John Sherry – The 100 Percent You: shares his interesting story and everything he learned after hitting rock bottom and starting all over again. He has had some amazing epiphanies and really good insights that he passes along on The 100% You. He shares with his readers all of the new principles that he now lives by and how he turned his life around. Some of his articles that you will want to check out include Is Being Positive the New Negative and 8 Reasons You Should Never Give Up. You should definitely check out his blog The 100% You. You can also connect with him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter.
Tisha TMedia: Tisha is the founder of TMedia and has been providing online content since 2003. She has a wealth of experience providing advice to small businesses and online businesses and she shares many tips and her advice at TMedia. She focuses on providing copyrighting and idea services and her blog is filled with great information and resources that are not only helpful, but also some good inspiration. Some of her great articles that you will want to check out include, What To Do When Your Small Business Hits the Doldrums and her Fire Your Spark Interview Series, which includes some great interviews with entrepreneurs, artists, authors, bloggers, actors and musicians that speak about what inspires them. Check out her blog TMedia and you can connect with her on Facebook.
Farouk Radwan – 2 Know Myself: Farouk Radwan is all about helping people improve and get rid of any negative emotion they want to. He is the creator of 2 Know Myself and is a full time blogger. 2 Know Myself has been around since 2006 and Farkouk has written over 8 books that focus on helping people make real change in their lives. Farouk Radwan bases his advice on the over 11 years he has studying psychology. He provides his readers with a lot of non-conventional information and he shares a very interesting perspective. Some of his most popular articles include Signs that Shows that He Likes You. Check out 2 Know Myself. You can follow him on Twitter or connect with him onFacebook.
Joe Wilner- Shake Off the Grind: Joe Wilner is a life coach, speaker, and writer who helps inspire and empower people to find their purpose and meaning in life. He is the founder of Shake Off the Grind which he describes as being dedicated to empowering and motivating people to take leaps of faith and develop confidence to reach their potential. Joe Wilner delivers on his vision and mission. His articles are filled with inspiration and motivation that really encourages readers to move beyond their comfort zones and realize everything they are really capable of. Two of his articles you should check out are 10 Tips for Leading A Happier Life and Are Your Beliefs Empowering You to Think Big. You should definitely check out Shake Off the Grind. You can also connect with him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter.
Dia Thabet – 2achieveyourgoals: Dia Thabet is the creator of 2achieveyourgoals. He has been studying personal development for well over a decade and has written three personal development books. Dia Thabet says his goal is to help people achieve what they want and desire in life. At 2achieveyourgoals, two of his most popular posts that you should check out are How To Make A Relationship Last and Grow and Get Rid of Your Laziness and Plan Your Day.Dia Thabet explains his belief that everyone really can achieve their goals, they just need to follow some steps. Check out 2achieveyourgoals. You can also follow Dia Thabet on Twitter or connect with him Facebook.
Henri Junttilla – Wake Up Cloud Henri Junttilla is the founder of Wake Up Cloud and he is helping his readers figure out how to get paid doing what they love. He has been able to set things up in his life so that he can do what he loves and is passionate about. He is also showing other people how to find their route to their own passion and how to supercharge their lives and become the change they want to see in the world. His blog, Wake Up Cloud, is packed with insightful information that really sheds light on topics and points readers in the right direction. When you are reading his articles, it is obvious that his perspectives are filled with wisdom and that there is much to be learned. A couple of articles written by Henri Juntilla you are going to want to check out include 5 Ways to Jumpstart Your Passion Business When You Don’t Have a Clue and The Mysterious 10,000 Rule of Success. Check out his blog Wake Up Cloud. You can also follow him on Twitter.
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