I have been gaining insight, perspective and clarity bit by bit over the past year(s), and I wanted to share some of the good stuff that I have stumbled upon along the way:
- Books – Borrow a good read from the library or a friend.
- The Gifts of Imperfection (Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are) by Brené Brown – The title says it all.
- Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed – For anyone who ever felt lost in life.
- The Power of Less by Leo Babauta – Start simple, start small.
- The Art of Non-Conformity – Chris Guillebeau was one of the first guys who made me realise that I did not need to live a life of conformity and there was more to life than a 9 to 5 job. His writings were pivotal to the start of this blog in 2011, when I first quit my job and pondered the big question of “Now what?”
- Personal Excellence – Recommended by a friend, I went through the free series on How to Know if You are Living Your Life Purpose NOW when I went for my first ‘Self-Love Retreat’ (I used to call my solo travels ‘Project Runaway’) in early 2015 to seek more clarity over my direction in life. Her writings were a wake up call to dig deeper and prompted me to come up with my personal mission statement and goals in life.
- Live Your Legend – Stumbled by fate during my third time of being unemployed, it is obvious from my recent posts that the website has had the largest impact on me to date. I continue to be inspired by the late Scott Dinsmore, and also the LYL community. In the short span of a few months going through his materials, I feel I have not only gained more clarity, I have actually done more from when I first started this entire process a few years ago. Get the free toolkit here.
- Podcasts – I have only started listening to these recently and I find it can be a refreshing change from my music. It’s also amazing how much knowledge you get in just five minutes of walking from your home to the train station.
- Online Learning
- Coursera – Takes a few weeks of hard-core discipline to sit through the materials, but it’s a good way to pass the time especially on a topic of interest to you.
- YouTube – Almost anything that you want to learn, you can find it here. I am impressed by how many people out there who are so willing to share their expertise. I recently picked up Adobe Premiere Pro basic video-editing skills with the help of some YouTube videos!
- TED Talks that inspire me
- Personality Tests / Quizzes
Wherever you may be in your personal journey, know that if you are even reading this, you are doing something about your life right now and that’s a wonderful start! Consume as much as you need, but don’t forget that the real learning starts when you actually DO something about your interest / passion.
Oh, if you live in Singapore and wish to meet with other like-minded individuals with the desire to live a life that resonates most with your heart, I will be happy to connect and journey with you in your process of self-discovery too. Feel free to drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.