Self-Discovery and Development
Barrie is a career and life transition coach, free-lance writer, editor, and blogger with a wealth of experience helping others live better by discovering purpose, meaning, and passion in their lives. What I really love about The Bold Living Guides* is that they are not only filled with information from Barrie’s own experience, but from so many other credible sources as well. It’s abundantly clear that she’s poured a lot of love and time into creating an incredible resource for anyone looking for a boost in several areas of their lives — purpose, personal growth, health and wellness, spirituality, relationships, work, and even finances.
In addition, Barrie also offers Discover Your Passion* — a comprehensive course filled with guides, examples, and worksheets to help you do just that. I haven’t personally been through this course, but I’ve heard amazing things from friends who have.
Health and Wellness
The 10-Minute Daily Invigorator* by Farnoosh Brock of Prolific Living
I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love this set of videos! In fact, I haven’t gone a day without one since I purchased them. In this excellent video series, Farnoosh pours years of personal experience into a resource designed to help boost your energy levels. Farnoosh has to be one of the most healthy, vibrant, and energetic people I’ve ever met–and yet, she claims she hasn’t always been that way. In The 10-Minute Daily Invigorator*, she shares the secrets behind her seemingly endless supply of energy — a series of simple movements and breathing techniques that anyone can do. If you’re feeling unsure, she even offers the first routine for free!
The 7-Week Life Cleanse* by Katie Tallo of Momentum Gathering
A writer, director, artist, blogger, wife, and mother, Katie knows what it’s like to feel overwhelmed, stuck, or off-track, which is why she created this fabulous tool. Designed to fit into any schedule, The 7-Week Life Cleanse* will slowly guide you through a series of “eye openers”, “do-ables”, and “take-aways” designed to help you move in a direction that feels right to you. Aside from the beautiful design, my favorite part of this guide was getting really in touch with my daily habits — and even adding a couple of new ones as a result of the daily “do-ables.” To see if this is right for you, Katie also offers a free Life Cleanse Starter Kit.
Advanced Early Riser* by Steve Aitchison of Change Your Thoughts
Before I bought this guide, I had a completely different perception of sleep — I subscribed to the notion that everyone needs 8 hours of sleep each night (which I never get) in order to feel rested and full of energy. Steve helped open my eyes to the importance of quality over quantity and the benefits of early rising — including getting more done and having more time just for me. In How to Become an Advanced Early Riser*, Steve guides you step-by-step through creating the right environment for sleep, properly preparing for sleep, creating effective morning routines, decreasing stress, boosting energy levels, and even ditching your alarm-clock for good (I’m still working on that one).
Connections and Relationships
See The Bold Living Guides* above, which offers a complete guide to Amazing Relationships.
Adventures and Experiences
Fear-Crusing Travel Guide* by Farnoosh Brock of Prolific Living
As an adventurer and lover of travel, I so appreciate this amazing resource, which addresses pretty much every fear I can think of when it comes to traveling. Always off in some exotic location or another, Farnoosh has been traveling for a long time to many different places. She definitely knows the ropes — and the ways around them — when it comes to taking time off work, packing light, navigating airports, traveling alone, foreign cultures, staying safe, and making the most of your experience. Aside from all her own information, she also includes interviews from ten other very experienced travelers. As an added bonus, the Fear-Crushing Travel Guide* includes lovely photos from many of Farnoosh’s journeys!
Contribution and Legacy
You Don’t Need a Job, You Need Guts* by Ashley Ambirge of The Middle Finger Project
I have to warn you, this guide isn’t for everyone. While it does include some awesome perspectives on our modern culture and our definition of success that I think everyone could benefit from reading, it’s primarily designed for aspiring entrepreneurs (like myself) who are interested in breaking free of the 9-5 and building an on-line business around their passions. Not only that, but it’s delivered in the fun, foul-mouthed, and sassy style that Ash is well-known for. I really can’t give enough praise for Ash, this ebook, and all of the incredibly useful business and marketing information she dishes out. If you are at all interested in blogging or online business — You Don’t Need a Job, You Need Guts* — and this ebook!