Let's be honest, we all can use some guidance while navigating this human experience. I am the first person to admit to not having much figured out (it’s about the journey, right), and have been drawn to the self-help bookshelf for most of my adult life. Nowadays there are so many, almost too many, online resources on all things 'Life' it can make your head spin. And mine does on a daily basis – with access to so much awesome content out there created and curated by experts and people committed to sharing their knowledge to inspire people like you and I. Lucky us!
Below is a list of suggested blogs/books/podcasts for those of you who are interested in a more unconventional perspective on life - from psychology, step by step guides to finding your Dream Job, travel stories/advice, navigating modern dating/relationships, and learning how to not give a f*ck about things that don’t really matter.
Mark Manson is a bestselling author, blogger and internet entrepreneur. Mark specializes in personal development advice that doesn’t suck.
Chris Guillebeau created the AONC (Art of Non-Conformity) The purpose of AONC is to share the story of how to change the world by achieving personal goals while helping others at the same time. In the battle against conventional beliefs, we focus on three core areas: life, work, and travel.
Tim Farris deconstructs world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, sports, business, art, etc.) to extract the tactics, tools, and routines you can use. This includes favorite books, morning routines, exercise habits, time-management tricks, and much more.
Browse jobs, explore the inside of top companies, and meet the people that work there. Get expert advice and connect with a career coach who’ll help give your career a major boost.
Rami Sethi has created material that teaches you how to use psychology and systems to live a Rich Life. That could mean automating your finances, making more money, finding your Dream Job, starting an online business or mastering your inner psychology.
Ashley Stahl helps you get clarity on the best career path or helps job hunters land offers.
Karley Sciortino is a writer based in NYC, writes column for Vogue on sex and relationships, called Breathless, creator and host of the “Vice Slutever show,” for Vice.com and column called for Vice called Sugar Babies.
Michaela Guzy founded OTPYM, a global collaborative of contributors who create content for travelers, foodies and philanthropists seeking authentic local connection. Michaela created an all original travel web video series that she writes, produces and hosts.
Jinna Yang founded project inspo to ultimately inspire people to travel the world and live the life of their dreams, showcasing the world’s most beautiful destinations alongside stories of strength, hope and inspiration.
Amanda is just an ordinary Midwestern girl trying to balance a "normal" life with a desire to discover the world. She’s here to prove to people that traveling (and especially traveling as a woman) doesn't have to be scary, lonely, or out of anybody's reach.
Camille has traveled for the last five years in over twenty countries across the world as a single woman, built a successful business from scratch, inspired millions of people with her blog This American Girl, and created a life that offers me adventure, fulfillment, and joy. She leads woman’s retreats in Thailand.
Do you have any sites to add to this list? I’d love to hear your suggestions in the comment below!