My Toolbox

My Favorite Tools, Books And Gadgets That Help Me Live A Healthy, Happy, And High Performance Life.

Tools You'll Need To Succeed At Health & Life

(Or At Least Have Fun On The Journey)

This page is a collection of tools, books, resources, and kitchen gear that I recommend. I've personally used most of them, and others are on my wish list of items recommended by people I know and trust. Some of the links below are the affiliate links, which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I will earn a small commission as a thank you for my referral. This commission comes at no additional cost to you. Of course I only recommend products I know, like and trust. 

Books / Planners

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The Underdog Advantage by Dean Graziosi

Finally the success road-map for those not born to privilege or advantaged. 

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The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown

When our embarrassments and fears lie, we often listen to them anyway. 

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Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis

Rachel Hollis has seen it too often: women not living into their full potential.

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Best Self: Be You, Only Better

How would you answer those questions? Think about your daily life. Are you thriving, or going through the motions? Are your days full of work, relationships and activities that are true to your authentic self, or do you feel trapped on a treadmill of responsibility? If you dream of a better life, now is the time to turn your dream into reality.

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The 12 Week Year Field Guide

Are you ready to change your life? This hands-on template for implementing advice from the game-changing book The 12 Week Year is a study guide that makes it easy for anyone to apply the 12 week year to their own lives. Instead of getting bogged down in annualized thinking that produces pitfalls and saps productivity.

 

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The Compound Effect

No gimmicks. No Hyperbole. No Magic Bullet. The Compound Effect is a distillation of the fundamental principles that have guided the most phenomenal achievements in business, relationships, and beyond. This easy-to-use, step-by-step operating system allows you to multiply your success, chart your progress, and achieve any desire. 

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The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

In The Power of Habit, award-winning business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed.

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How To Win Friends and Influence People

Dale Carnegie’s rock-solid, time-tested advice has carried countless people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives. One of the most groundbreaking and timeless bestsellers of all time.

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The 4-Hour Workweek

Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan–there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel.

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Kindle Paperwhite E-Reader Waterproof

I was beyond excited when I saw that Amazon had come out with a waterproof version of my favorite e-reader, the Kindle Paperwhite!  And you can even choose between the 8 GB shown here (which is twice as much storage as the original Paperwhite) or the 32 GB for those of us who like to download every book we own.  Another new feature is that it now lets you switch between reading and listening to your Audible books via Bluetooth-enabled speakers or headphones.

 

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High Performance Planner Full Year (6 Books = 12 Mo) by Brendon Burchard

This is a full year supply of the great High Performance Planner also in this book list.  It is a great savings, and includes 6 different colors.  Each book covers 2 months and includes daily pages, weekly pages, and monthly pages to keep you organized at a glance.  It starts each day with a place to set your intentions, priorities and appointments, and tasks that absolutely MUST be done that day. It ends each day with an evening journal for your daily assessment. You'll be able to complete weekly, monthly, and yearly reviews, and a self assessment of how you are doing with your high performance habits. 

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High Performance Planner by Brendon Burchard

Finally! I've found the planner that is truly aligned with how I lay out my morning, week, and month!!! I've used many planners over the years, but this one hits close to perfection. It starts each day with a place to set your intentions, priorities and appointments, and tasks that absolutely MUST be done that day. It ends each day with an evening journal for your daily assessment. Each week, there are pages for your weekly learning review, and a review of your high performance habits. And finally, there are pages with trigger questions to help you do a monthly review of where you are in terms of your 1 and 3 year goals. Each planner is for 60 days.

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High Performance Habits by Brendon Burchard

This book summarizes over 10 years of studying what sets the world's highest performers apart from the  rest of the world.  It comes down to 6 habits that they consistently follow every day. I have read the hard copy several times and keep the Audible version on my phone to listen to whenever I need a little reminder! This one is a MUST!

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Leaders Eat Last by Simon Sinek

Imagine a world where almost everyone wakes up inspired to go to work, feels trusted and valued during the day, then returns home feeling fulfilled. This is not a crazy, idealized notion. Today, in many successful organizations, great leaders create environments in which people naturally work together to do remarkable things. 

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The Prosperous Coach by Steve Chandler

The bestselling book for coaches looking to build a practice with a small number of high-performing, high-paying clients. With over 70,000 copies sold, The Prosperous Coach has helped thousands of coaches and consultants build their businesses by invitation and referral only. This book has been in the top 10 books on coaching on Amazon for over 3 years. Show your clients what they cannot see.
Say to your clients what no one else would dare to say.
And you will have all the clients you ever desire.

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The Success Principles by Jack Canfield

Since its publication a decade ago, Jack Canfield’s practical and inspiring guide has helped thousands of people transform themselves for success. Now, he has revised and updated his essential guidebook to reflect our changing times. In The Success Principles, the cocreator of the phenomenal bestselling Chicken Soup for the Soul series, helps you get from where you are to where you want to be, teaching you how to increase your confidence, tackle daily challenges, live with passion and purpose, and realize all your ambitions.

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Deep Work: Rules For Focused Success In A Distracted World by Cal Newport

Deep work is the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task. It's a skill that allows you to quickly master complicated information and produce better results in less time. Deep work will make you better at what you do and provide the sense of true fulfillment that comes from craftsmanship. In short, deep work is like a super power in our increasingly competitive twenty-first century economy. And yet, most people have lost the ability to go deep-spending their days instead in a frantic blur of e-mail and social media, not even realizing there's a better way.

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Manage Your Day-To-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, And Sharpen Your Creative Mind by Jocelyn Glei

Are you over-extended, over-distracted, and overwhelmed? Do you work at a breakneck pace all day, only to find that you haven’t accomplished the most important things on your agenda when you leave the office? The world has changed and the way we work has to change, too. With wisdom from 20 leading creative minds, Manage Your Day-to-Day will give you a toolkit for tackling the new challenges of a 24/7, always-on workplace.

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Getting Things Done: The Art Of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen

Since it was first published almost fifteen years ago, David Allen’s Getting Things Done has become one of the most influential business books of its era, and the ultimate book on personal organization. “GTD” is now shorthand for an entire way of approaching professional and personal tasks, and has spawned an entire culture of websites, organizational tools, seminars, and offshoots. Allen has rewritten the book from start to finish, tweaking his classic text with important perspectives on the new workplace, and adding material that will make the book fresh and relevant for years to come.

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The Checklist Manifesto: How To Get Things Right by Atul Gawande

In his latest bestseller, Atul Gawande shows what the simple idea of the checklist reveals about the complexity of our lives and how we can deal with it. The modern world has given us stupendous know-how. Yet avoidable failures continue to plague us in health care, government, the law, the financial industry—in almost every realm of organized activity. And the reason is simple: the volume and complexity of knowledge today has exceeded our ability as individuals to properly deliver it to people—consistently, correctly, safely. We train longer, specialize more, use ever-advancing technologies, and still we fail.

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The Artists Way: A Spiritual Path To Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron

The Artist’s Way is the seminal book on the subject of creativity. An international bestseller, millions of readers have found it to be an invaluable guide to living the artist’s life. Still as vital todayor perhaps even more sothan it was when it was first published one decade ago, it is a powerfully provocative and inspiring work. In a new introduction to the book, Julia Cameron reflects upon the impact of The Artist’s Way and describes the work she has done during the last decade and the new insights into the creative process that she has gained. Updated and expanded, this anniversary edition reframes The Artist’s Way for a new century.

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The Power Of Now: A Guide To Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle

It's no wonder that The Power of Now has sold over 2 million copies worldwide and has been translated into over 30 foreign languages. Much more than simple principles and platitudes, the book takes readers on an inspiring spiritual journey to find their true and deepest self and reach the ultimate in personal growth and spirituality: the discovery of truth and light. In the first chapter, Tolle introduces readers to enlightenment and its natural enemy, the mind. He awakens readers to their role as a creator of pain and shows them how to have a pain-free identity by living fully in the present.

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It Starts With Food: Discover The Whole30 And Change Your Life In Unexpected Ways by Dallas Hartwig

It Starts With Food outlines a clear, balanced, sustainable plan to change the way you eat forever--and transform your life in unexpected ways. Your success story begins with "The Whole30," Dallas and Melissa Hartwig's powerful 30-day nutritional reset. Since 2009, their underground Whole30 program has quietly led tens of thousands of people to weight loss, improved quality of life and a healthier relationship with food - accompanied by stunning improvements in sleep, energy levels, mood and self-esteem. More significantly, many people have reported the "magical" elimination of a variety of symptoms, diseases and conditions - in just 30 days.

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Kitchen Tools

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Kitchen Aid Mixer

450-watt stand mixer with 10 operating speeds and direct-drive all-metal gear transmission.

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Avocado Slicer

All in one tool splits, pits and slices avocados. Stainless steel pitter removes pit with one quick twist.

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Avocado Saver

ENJOY AVOCADOS ON THE GO: Now you can enjoy your leftover avocados anywhere. Use the rubber strap to secure the avocado half, and toss in your lunch bag or picnic basket without worry.

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Stainless Travel Mug by Bubba

Dual-wall vacuum-insulated stainless steel keeps drinks cold up to 21 hours without sweating or hot up to 7.

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Kitchen Storage Bins PBA-free

PORTABLE & STACKABLE: Built-in, easy-grip side handles make it easy to transport from shelf to table or island.

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Digital Meat Thermometer

DUAL probe grill thermometer makes it easy to monitor temperatures of two pieces of meat or grill temperature without swapping probes or using different devices!

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Stainless Steel Straw

EXTRA LONG SMOOTHIE STRAWS. All straws are 0.3-inch diameter (inner diameter is 0.28") and 10.5-inch long. NOTE: please take a look at your lid hole to make sure if it fits a 0.3-inch / 8mm wide straw.

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Oil Dispenser Bottle Stainless Steel

STAINLESS STEEL OLIVE OIL DISPENSER- Oil dispenser with high-grade refined 304 stainless steel, user-friendly design.

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Instant Pot

Best selling model: America’s Most loved multi cooker, built with the latest 3rd generation technology, the microprocessor monitors pressure, temperature, keeps time, and adjusts heating intensity and duration to achieve desired results every time.

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Large 64 Quart Stackable Planter 5-Pack - Grow More in Less Space

Plant Pots and Stack - DIY Vertical Gardening System - for Growing Veggies, Herbs, Garden Greens, Strawberries.

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Eco Show 8 -- HD Smart display with Alexa -- Stay Connected with Video Calling

Alexa can show you more - With an 8" HD screen and stereo sound, Alexa can help manage your day at a glance.

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Brieftons 7-Blade Spiralizer: Strongest-And-Heaviest Duty Vegetable Spiral Slicer

Strongest yet & quality above all: no expense was spared in making this the best quality spiralizer | 7 labeled blades: made of Japanese 420-grade hardened stainless steel.

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Breville Citrus Press Motorized Juicer

  • - Effortless, one handed juice press arm operation for maximum juice, minimum effort. 
  • No drip juice spout - just flip up the spout after juicing to prevent drips.
  • All parts that come into contact with food is BPA free. Power - 110 watts. Voltage - 110 - 120 volts.
  • Dishwasher safe - juicing cone, juice collector, juice filter, and fruit dome. 
  • Safety locking system wrap around cord, Heavy Grade Polymer Body. 
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Business Tools

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