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Products and Services Recommended
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Ryan’s Recommended Books
Tuttle Twins Combo Pack by Connor Boyack: This series is great for kids (and parents) to build an understanding of freedom and liberty. The characters are very memorable, and they make it easy for kids to engage. This bundle also comes with a workbook for each of the 5 books – which is great for kids of different ages. I’ve read the entire series to my 7 year old multiple times. And, he has read them on his own a few times as well.
Your Income, Your Life By Jeff Bouwman: This book provides a solid direction on the importance of your personal and family finances.
The 7 Habits of Happy Kids by Sean Covey: My oldest son’s elementary school was going through this book during the 2016-2017 school year, and that introduced me to the title. I had already read “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”, “First Things First”, and “The 8th Habit” – all books by Sean Covey’s father, Stephen R. Covey. All 3 of those books were very good, and so we bought The 7 Habits of Happy Kids to read as a family. It teaches a great lesson, and we use the many messages/lessons on a daily basis.
Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt: This is a book that I wish I would have read many years ago. I just read it for the first time in early 2017, and it gives a great overview of many economics based topics. I know, economics seems boring, right? Well, maybe it can be, but I think this is a must read for you to understand the world around you.
Charley The Bulldog’s Fantastic Fruit Stand By Andy Frisella: This is another kid’s book that teaches a great lesson on hard work. Many kids today are lazy and spoiled, and they do not understand or appreciate the importance of hard work. This isn’t a very long book, but it is a worthwhile read and message for your younger kids.
The Art of Money Getting by PT Barnum: This is an old book with many timeless messages. It’s actually pretty amazing how relevant this book is today when it was written back in 1880!
Charles’s Recommended Books
As a Man Thinketh By James Allen: This timeless treasure was written in 1902 and is nothing short of a masterpiece. Allen doesn’t waste words in this book. If you want to be better, examine your thoughts. From beginning to end, there are dozens of highly quoted nuggets of wisdom throughout this book. My favorites include: “Circumstances do not make a person, they reveal him.” and “A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts. “The soul attracts that which it secretly harbors, that which it loves, and also that which it fears.”
The Science of Getting Rich By Wallace D. Wattles: This is a remarkably concise book was written in 1910 about the living in abundance. Wattles apposes competition and the act of driving hard bargains in business. He insists that we should adopt a win/win philosophy in life and use our minds to create. “You are to create, not to compete for what is already created.” This book is full of insightful quotes but one of my favorites is: ” There is no labor from which most people shrink as they do from that of sustained and consecutive thought; it is the hardest work in the world.”
Your Right to Be Rich By Napoleon Hill: You really get your money’s worth with this book. I highly recommend getting both the paperback and the audio book. I absolutely love listening to the live recordings from his lectures on the 17 principles of success. This is a success course. You will need to go through it several times. It is phenomenal!
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People By Stephen R. Covey: This book is a personal growth classic. It was the first time I was introduced the concept of a paradigm shift in personal relationships. This helps us understand how two people can see the same thing from two different and opposite perspectives and both be right. Covey explains how to use the 7 Habits to align ourselves with “true north” principles to become a highly effective individual.
The Four Agreements By Don Miguel Ruiz: This book is a game changer. Ruiz identifies the source of self-limiting beliefs that keep us from being happy and then explains how to eliminate them. His answer is to live by a new code of conduct which he calls the Four Agreements. Easy to read but I highly recommend the audio version.
The E Myth Revisited By Michael E. Gerber: For those of you who want start a business or are currently a business owner, The E-Myth series is a must! Michael Gerber is a genius when it comes to understanding how businesses should work. He explains that most businesses fail because the owner is usually a very talented technician but hasn’t got a clue how to run a business. A must read for any business owner.
E Myth Mastery By Michael E. Gerber: This is the second book in The E-Myth series and again it’s another awesome guide from Michael Gerber. This book continues on with the next big steps in entrepreneurial management and leadership. He covers seven essential skills: Leadership, Marketing, Money, Management, Lead Conversion, Lead Generation, Client Fulfillment. I do suggest reading or listening to The E-Myth Revisited and then move on to The E-Myth Mastery.
Awakening the Entrepreneur Within By Michael E. Gerber: Gerber does it again! Another best selling book that explains how to go from dreaming about having your own business to actually doing it. I would recommend getting both the paperback and audio versions of Michael Gerber’s books. His books are written like novels – true page-turners. Not only is he is an excellent story teller, he reads his own books as well.
Podcaster’s Paradise – Great for new podcasters to get off of the ground.
Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone
Auphonix 6-Inch Pop Filter
On Stage MY-420 Studio Microphone Shock Mount
Proline MS112 Desk Boom Mic Stand
Mackie 1202VLZ4 12-Channel Mixer
Behringer Microamp Ultra-Compact 4-Channel Stereo Headphone Amplifier
Sony MDR7506 Headphones
GarageBand – Used for recording and editing audio files.
ID3 Editor – Used to tag the mp3 files before uploading to our media host.
iMovie – Used to convert our podcast mp3 episodes into videos with a still image for YouTube.
Camtasia – Used for creating and editing videos.
Hosting / Internet:
Libsyn Media Hosting – Used to store our podcast episode audio files.
SiteGround Web Hosting – Used to host the site you are on now.
ClickFunnels / Actionetics – Used to manage our landing pages and sales funnels.
ConvertKit – Used to manage our email list.