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How To Live A Kick Ass Life (The Ultimate Guide to Figuring Out Who You Are)

Welcome to the Ultimate Guide for Figuring Out Who You Are, a curated list of the best self development articles online.

Go through each of these headings, follow the action steps each author recommends, and pretty soon you’ll be more productive and successful than you’ve ever been before.

Let’s get started!

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Overcome Self Talk
Chapter 2: Make Sure Your Life Has Meaning
Chapter 3: Create Motivation
Chapter 4: Figure Out What You Like to Do
Chapter 5: Make New Friends
Chapter 6: Go On Vacation For Cheap
Chapter 7: Start A Blog
Chapter 8: Master A Skill
Chapter 9: Find A Great Job
Bonus Chapter: Reach Out to Experts to Learn More

Overcome Self Talk

The first step to finding your ideal self is to remove the negative thoughts we all experience from time to time. These articles will destroy those mental blocks and set you up for a life well lived.

  1. How to Get Over Self Doubt | Leo Babauta

  2. I Want to Die | James Altucher

  3. How to Overcome Envy | Angela Lam Turpin

  4. Four Ways to Find More Time | Marcia Reynolds

  5. How I Cured My Anxiety | Charile Hoehn

Make Sure Your Life Has Meaning

Once your mind is clear, it’s time to decide what you want out of life. These articles will help you figure it out.

  1. Audi R8 or Bust | Alexander Heyne

  2. How to Discover Your Life’s Purpose | Steve Pavlina

  3. 7 Creative Ways to Change Your Perspective | Ali Luke

  4. Create An Impossible List | Joel Runyon

  5. 100+ Bucket List Ideas | Danny Dover

Create Motivation

Now that you know what you want, and you’ve destroyed the mental blocks that hold most people back, it’s time to get more motivated than you’ve ever been, by learning how to create systems.

  1. How to Make It Impossible to Fail | Maneesh Sethi

  2. How to Motivate Yourself | Erin Falconer

  3. The Power Of Habit | Charles Duhigg

  4. 16 Ways to Get Off Your Butt When You’re In A Slump | Leo Babauta

  5. What Was The Last Thing You MADE? | Alex Berman

Figure Out What You Like to Do

Since you’re moving in the right direction, now’s the time to delve into passion. Use these articles to find a subject you’ll love.

  1. Use This Strange Trick to Find Your Passion Tonight | Alex Berman

  2. The Science Of Loving What You Do | Cal Newport

  3. Why 30 Is Not The New 20 | Meg Jay

  4. 5 Reasons You Should Always Trust Your Gut | Elizabeth Palisin

  5. What The F*** Should I Do With My Life? | Alexander Heyne

Make New Friends

According to best selling author Jim Rohn, we take on the qualities of our 5 closest friends. If that sounds scary to you, it might be time to get some new ones, and here’s how.

  1. How to Systematically Improve Your Social Skills In Two Months | Alex Berman

  2. Simple Advice For Keeping Friends | Neil Strauss

  3. 5 Tips For Awkward People Looking to Make Friends | John Cheese

  4. One Simple Habit to Crush Any Conversation | Charlie Houpert

  5. How to Talk to People Without Feeling Awkward | Alden Tan

Go On Vacation For Cheap

Travel is a great way to learn about yourself and improve your problem solving abilities. These articles will help you travel for cheap.

  1. Why One Year Abroad Taught Me More Than Four Years Of College | Alexander Heyne

  2. 23 Awesome Travel Hacks Everyone Should Know | Emmanuel Banks

  3. Travel Full Time For Less Than $14,000 Per Year | Nora Dunn

  4. Travel Hacking Guide | Nomadic Matt

  5. How to Travel Full Time | Colin Wright

Start A Blog

A great way to reinforce a passion, or find new one, is to write about it online. These posts will convince you why, and then get you setup with your own site.

  1. The Blog | Neville Medhora

  2. Why You Should Build A Tribe | Seth Godin

  3. The Definitive Guide to Starting A Blog | Joel Runyon

  4. 3 Tips For Giving Interviews | Andrew Warner and Paul Hontz

  5. Why Bloggers Fail | Derek Halpern

Master A Skill

The next step is to learn a new skill. It’ll make you more interesting, and you’ll find out more about what you like. The cool thing is, once you understand the method Tim Ferriss is about to talk about, your whole perception of what it takes to learn a skill will be different.

  1. Master Any Skill By Deconstructing It | Tim Ferriss

  2. How to Get Into Sports | Alex Berman

  3. How to Learn Any Language In 3 Months | Tim Ferriss

  4. Learn to Touch Type | Josh Kaufman

  5. Learn Guitar In The Next Two Weeks | Alex Berman

Find A Great Job

We spend most of our waking hours at work, so it makes sense to find a career that’s fulfilling. Use these articles to find an awesome job that pays what you deserve.

  1. Find Your Dream Job | Ramit Sethi

  2. The Canvas Strategy | Ryan Holiday

  3. Networking Awesomely | Colin Wright

  4. Linchpin: How to Become Indispensable | Seth Godin and Todd Henry

  5. Education of Millionaires | Michael Ellsberg

Bonus Chapter:

Reach Out to Experts to Learn More

The last step on our journey of self discovery is reaching out to experts. Once you find out what you want to do and have some experience in it, talking to someone who has mastered the skill will take you to the next level.

  1. This 3 Step Framework Will Get You Meetings With High Value People | Alex Berman

  2. How to Get The Attention Of Your Favorite Expert | Selena Soo

  3. How A Meetup Group I Started At 3AM Grew to 113 Members In A Week | Alex Berman

  4. How to Organize A Conference | Noah Kagan

  5. Why Successful People Don’t Want to Mentor You | Ramit Sethi and Ben Casnocha

Hey, hope you liked the guide, and that it puts you on the path to a live well lived.

All I ask in return is this: if you got anything from these links, email me and let me know! I love hearing success stories.

-Alex

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