“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” — Mahatma Gandhi
Welcome to the Personal Effectiveness Toolkit!
I’ve wasted an epic ton of money on so much stuff that didn’t work, so many infomercials, so many great ads that over-promise, under-deliver, and so many things that are more hype than help.
Along the way, I found some things that really do help.
This is my one-stop shop page of roundup of the best personal development products to become a better you.
It’s a round-up of the best-of-the-best personal development resources to help you realize your full potential and improve your personal effectiveness across mind, body, emotions, career, finance, relationships, and fun.
(Please note that some of the links are affiliate links. That said, my recommendations are based on whether I find something useful or helpful.)
12 Products I Recommend for Your Personal Effectiveness Toolkit
Here are the top 3 resources I find myself recommending the most to help people embark on the journey of personal growth and self-mastery:
1. Daring Greatly
What if vulnerability was a strength, not a weakness? Based on twelve years of research, Dr. Brené Brown dispels the myth that vulnerability is weakness and argues that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage
2. Double Your Confidence & Self Esteem – Complete Blueprint
Double Your Confidence & Self Esteem – Complete Blueprint, by Jimmy Naraine
Confidence is one of the most important skills you can build for work and life. This course helps you develop your inner confidence and self-esteem. Jimmy Naraine teaches you inner confidence and self-esteem through real life examples and exercises.
3. Eliminate a Limiting Belief
Eliminate a Limiting Belief (Free Webinar), by Morty Lefkoe
Start eliminating a belief that limits you now. Eliminate the following limiting beliefs: “I’m not good enough,” “I’m not important,” or “Mistakes and failures are bad.”
4. Emotional Intelligence
Emotional Intelligence (Book), by Daniel Goleman
We have “two minds” — the rational and the emotional — and together they shape our destiny and impact our success and happiness.
Learn 5 crucial skills of emotional intelligence to improve your well-being, your success, and your relationships in work and life.
5. Goals: Setting and Achieving Them On Schedule
Goals: Setting And Achieving Them On Schedule (Audio CDs) by Zig Ziglar
Zig breaks down goal setting into a 7-step formula for defining your immediate and long-term goals and then how to realize your dreams.
He can help you turn ideas into action and results.
6. How To Have a Beautiful Mind
How To Have a Beautiful Mind (Book), be Edward de Bono
No matter how you look, if you have a mind that’s fascinating, creative, exciting – if you’re a good thinker – you can be beautiful.
Use your imagination and creativity to be a better thinker.
7. How To Win Friends and Influence People
How To Win Friends and Influence People (Book), by Dale Carnegie
This is a classic and it’s a great way to learn the fundamentals.
Learn how to deal with people so that they feel important and appreciated.
Learn how to make people like you, win people over to your way of thinking, and change people without causing offense or arousing resentment.
8. Insider’s Guide to the Art of Persuasion
Insiders Guide to the Art of Persuasion (Audio CDs), by Dr. Rick Kirschner
This is probably the most comprehensive and effective interpersonal skills and influence program there is.
It’s 6.5 hours (8 volumes, 32 tracks) of hard-core training delivered in a fun and simple way.
It covers scenarios like how to motivate people to change their minds and behavior, how to gain useful insights into how people think and feel, how to shape your ideas to speak to the interests and needs of others, how to deal with questions, objections, and outright opposition, and how to become more calm, confident, and relaxed when speaking up and speaking out.
Mindset: The New Psychology of Success (Book), by Carol Dweck
Carol Dweck shares how a simple idea about the brain can create a love of learning and a resilience that is the basis of great accomplishment in every area of work and life.
10. Personal Power II
Personal Power II (Audio CDs), by Tony Robbins
Personal Power II is the program that really taught me how to model success, be more resourceful, realize my potential, and continuously improve key areas of my life.
11. Search Inside Yourself
Search Inside Yourself: The Unexpected Path to Achieving Success, Happiness (and World Peace) (Book), by Chade-Meng Tan
This is a surprisingly simple, and surprisingly insightful guide to mastering Emotional Intelligence through meditation and inner-engineering. Tan masterfully shows you how to work on yourself from the inside out, to focus on what you control and let the rest go. You’ll find that the world reflects back at you, the calmness, clarity, and compassion that you create on the inside.
12. The Personal Mastery Program
The Personal Mastery Program, by Srikumar S. Rao (Audio CDs)
The Personal Mastery Program is one of the most powerful personal development programs I know.
This is one of the most effective guides for inner engineering, building better habits, and changing how you respond to the world around you.
The Ultimate Tool is Always Your Mind
Remember that the ultimate tool is always your mind, and it’s not what you’ve got, it’s how you use it. Also, remember that with knowledge, it’s not what you know, it’s what you apply. Knowledge is only power if you apply it.
Disclosure: Please note that some of the links above are affiliate links. Please understand that I have experience with all of these products, and I recommend them because I found them useful or insightful. Please don’t spend any money on products unless you think they will help you achieve your goals.
Call to Action
- Pick and area of your life to invest and grow in.
- Explore potential products that could change your game.
- Experiment, learn, rinse and repeat.