Last updated on December 31, 2018
Hope your 2018 has been great.
Mine had some ups and downs… but I’m really excited for 2019!
In 2 weeks, I’ll share how we plan for our businesses in 2019. Plus my personal goals.
For now, I want to share my favorite things this year. And I want learn from you what you liked most…
Power of Full Engagement: One of my favorite books ever. It’s not about your time, it’s about your energy. I read my favorite books again this year. Why not keep doing what works? The main things discussed in this book are how to maximize your energy and optimize recovery.
Outwitting the Devil. I found this book on a reddit list of the most underrated books you haven’t read. This turned out to be PHENOMENAL. It’s not about manifesting, but solid advice about creating plans, avoiding “drifting”, and achieving your own success.
Rise and Kill First: I’m shocked this book was released. It shares unbelievable stories about Israel secret intelligence and perseverance.
Evicted: One of Bill Gates’ favorite books this year. Surprising insights into the lives of people who were evicted. I make a lot of assumptions about these people. Turns out I was wrong WHY they get evicted.
My new book — Things Rich People Won’t Tell You. I’ve been working hard on this. It’s coming soon, keep an eye on your inbox...
Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling: I found this when reading about Mac Miller. He quoted the show about Gary saying, “Just be Gary!” It’s a bit dark of a documentary, and you may not have heard of Gary as a comedian. I took a lot out of the show, and liked the parts about how he used his work to learn more about himself.
City of Gold: I’ve been a lot in LA this year, and Jonathan Gold is THE food critic of the city. He passed away unfortunately but his insights are very fun to watch.
Pressure Cooker: Tim Ferriss mentioned this one to me in passing. I love movies like this and the chess one where it shows kids achieving despite challenging circumstances.
Joe Lamont running his $2 billion secret software empire: Click here to read this awesome article. I am not encouraging everything he does, but I appreciate people who are thinking differently.
Mac Miller - Swimming (Spotify link): I cried a lot about Mac this year. I felt like I personally should have helped him in a weird way. This album is insane. Listen to it a few times from beginning to end. His progression as an artist is inspiring, and I’m bummed he couldn’t create more magic in the world.
Meek Mill - Championships (Spotify link): If going to jail would produce albums like this, then I’m off to commit a crime. He came back swinging bigger than ever! The rawness of the tracks and the smoothness of the beats are very impressive.
Neutrogena sunscreen face sticks: I use these everyday. If you care about not looking wrinkly I found these sticks are the easiest way to put lotion / sunblock on my face.
Natural Vitality magnesium: I got my blood tested to see if I was low in anything. I’m low in almost everything, jk. But supposedly most of us are low in magnesium, and it helps put us to sleep. Even if it’s placebo, I enjoy taking it as a positive habit to say it’s bedtime (and this will help you sleep better).
Mesh Bag: This is very helpful for holding dirty clothes, things that are wet, or for washing my boxing wraps.
Dual Charger: Very handy when traveling, or at home for slim fitting and able to charge 2 devices at once.
Mattress pad cover: I’ve been traveling a lot, and this is a great hack to make any bed WAY more comfortable for a very low price. Throw on top. Done.
Phone car holder: Makes life SO much easier when you get a rental car. I gift these to a lot of my friends who hold their phones when they drive.
Auxiliary retractable cables: I LOVE these cables. I carry this in my travel bag, and they come in handy so often in rental cars and rental houses.
What have been your favorite things in 2018?
Leave a comment and I’ll buy 1 person 1 of my favorite items of the year. 😉