When you are stranded at home and think that there is nothing for you to do at home, I opposed it as I am going to mention some relaxing and entertaining things you can do at home. That also helps you to gain some knowledge, master your skills, and get yourself in a happy mood.
CHAPTER 1. Great Books
The Lean Startup by Eric Ries is one of those eye-opening books for entrepreneurs and life hackers worldwide. It’s where I got the mindset “the faster you fail, the faster you learn”. I can’t think of another book as powerful and energizing as this.
Cold Hard Truth Series by Kevin O’Leary is a series of books on topics such as money, relationships and self-growth. Kevin makes sure to dig in deep in each of those topics and explain the importance of various practices, factually.
The Game by Neil Strauss opened new doors for me in terms of interacting with women.
This book helped me change from the shy person I was to someone interested and always asking for more and challenging the people around me. But Neil has even more books worthwhile that I haven’t even read myself. this is his website: neilstrauss.com/books/the-game.
Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss is one of the of books I have yet to read. I’ve heard and read numerous references to it from all the right places, therefore it must definitely be good.
Made in America by Sam Walton is an auto-biography of one of the most ingenious entrepreneurs of the last century, the man who created Walmart.
CHAPTER 2 : Great Blogs
Mark Manson writes so well that I can always get my head around what he’s saying. He has a very healthy view on behavioral psychology and what we can do to not fall into our own mind traps or cave into social pressure. A light read, but really powerful. markmanson.net
Tim Urban has an unique style of getting his message across. In his repertoire is a set of minimal stick men drawings (although terribly funny), but his secret sauce is his unquestionably sound logic. waitbutwhy.com
CHAPTER 3: Great podcasts and audiobooks
Tim Ferriss is the kind of guy who tries out things for himself before recommending them to others. He posts podcast interviews every week or so of awesome people and celebrities in various fields of expertise. fourhourworkweek.com/podcast.
And my favorite, How I Build This, which was recommend it to me, and I’m deeply grateful, and amazed by the influence over my life. So, if you ever wondered how some of the world’s biggest brands got their start? From Five Guys to Instagram, How I Built This gives listeners a chance to learn about the stories behind now-huge businesses. Speaking to a different creator in each episode, hear origin stories as told by the people who lived it themselves. Through childhood anecdotes, humble beginnings and often unprecedented growth, this podcast peels back some of the mystique surrounding business success, exploring the highs and lows of innovators along the way. Whether you’re an entrepreneur looking for advice or simply want to hear the fascinating context behind some of the world’s best loved brands, you’re in for a treat. Pro tip – be sure to listen to the Ben & Jerry’s episode and prepare to be inspired by their feel good story and uncompromising stance on humanitarianism. If you think you love Ben & Jerry’s now, wait ‘til you listen to this.
Oprah’s Super Soul Conversation, in a selection of interviews with thought leaders, experts in their fields and global stars, Oprah does what Oprah does best – draw out valuable and interesting insights from inspiring people. From Michelle Obama to Chanel Miller, lose yourself in these intimate and open conversations with some of the world’s best and brightest. Motivating, uplifting and generally just an enjoyable listen, each episode of Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations offers a different learning in relation to everything from mindfulness to how you can work towards realising your life goals. If you’re looking for a place to start, we recommend trying her episode with Lady Gaga in which no topic is off-limits and the pair candidly talk through mental health, spirituality, chronic pain and other life challenges.
Startup is Gimlet Media’s CEO Alex Blumberg’s take on the successes and pitfalls of running his media company. Having sold to Spotify earlier this year, this final season looks at the intersection of art and money and how one values each. That value changes, you find out, when you have your employees’ fates in your hands.
Funny and honest, Ctrl Alt Delete brings a much needed female perspective to the internet. As the former social media editor of British Glamour, Emma Gannon draws on her own experiences online to discusses the world of work and existing online with her high profile guests. If you are worried about how employable you will be in five years, worry not. From dealing with trolls to baring your soul on social media, this series has never been more relevant for emerging women in the workplace.
CHAPTER4: Great websites
Quora is the best Q&A site there is. Whenever I visit it I get to learn new and amazing points of view about things I’d never normally think of. You can spend sleepless days and nights on it and never get bored. quora.com
Gapminder – a fact-based world overview. A set of inspiring videos meant to show us humankind’s best. gapminder.org
TED Talks are some of the most easy to watch and inspiring videos. I have yet to find a TV show that’s more enticing and educational than a good TED talk at breakfast or at dinner. I could easily have written a chapter all by itself on the awesome TED talks I saw. But exploring TED is a journey you should take alone. ted.com
Tai Lopez is an entrepreneur who’s sharing the secrets to making money and living a full life. He’s built a community of almost one million members. tailopez.com
16 Personalities – a really nice way to assert your personality based on the Myers-Briggs questionnaire. 16personalities.com