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I have come to figure something out about myself, I love to collect resources.
I have a folder on my computer of 1700 website screen shots. I have 17 notebooks in my evernote full of resources. I have several different apps that allow me to capture any and every resource from around the web. I love finding resources.

Pinterest has become one of my favorite places to capture resources.
It is my resourcing dream home.

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Remember 3 or 4 years ago when podcast were all the rage?
I had about 15 podcast that I would try and listen to every week. That trend carried on for about a year and then podcast disappeared as fast as Rebecca Black’s career.

Now it is 2013, and podcast have made a return.
Why this return in podcast love? One reason could be that bloggers, thought leaders, and entrepreneurs are looking for new streams to spread their message. Podcasting has not been a huge attention grabber in the last 2-3 years. The noise has been left to a minimal hummmmmm. (Check out this podcast that just started up that I am working with Pew Party Podcast)

Podcasting is a great way for you to redeem your time. Whether it is on the drive to work, when you are exercising, or mowing the lawn.

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1. Smart Passive Income

Pat Flynn is the founder of smart passive income and he truly is smart and makes a decent income. What I like about Pat’s show is the humble way he approaches entrepreneurship. His goal is to leave you inspired and prepared to make an income while you sleep. Ever week he features great guest and content.

Here are 2 episodes I would start with if i was you:
Noah Kagan of App Summo
Nathan Berry and pricing structure that works

2. The Human Business Way

He might not call it a podcast, but it definitely is a podcast worth checking out. Chris Brogan has made a goal of recording 100 episodes of his “radio show” Human Business Way. He has some great interviews that are full of wisdom. And the show last about 25 minutes. It is a very easy listen.

Here are 2 episodes I would start with if i was you:
Jeff Goins on writing
Seth Godin on Marketing Art
Noah Kagan on being an entrepreneur 

3. Think Digital

My friend Justin Wise is definitely a digital thinker. Watching Justin from afar and how he presents his digital brand, resources, and his ideas is truly inspiring. Now you can listen to him present all those things in one simple place, Think Digital. Justin has some great interviews with guys like Gary Veynerchuck , Michael Stelzner, and Pat Flynn. Definitely a podcast you need in your ears.

Here are 2 episodes I would start with if i was you:
Pat Flynn on building a digital audience
5 Legit ways to earn an online income

These are the podcast that I am currently listening to at the moment (along with about 7 others).

What Podcast would you recommend? 

*kyle

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In the good ole days I had a pretty good memory.
The good ole days were before iPhone’s, Moleskins, and any other cool thing I could use to write things on.
Today, in my older age I have to write things down. In fact if I don’t write it down it likely will never happen.

On the left is a picture of my iPhone home screen. I have been on a hunt over the last 3 months trying to find a nice blend of productivity/calendar apps that help me remember as well as execute ideas, commitments and meetings. Here are the three that are making it work.

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1. Tempo

Tempo Calendar App
This by far is the best Calendar app I have used yet. What do car guys say, you should see under the hood? Well you should see under this apps hood. It is not only beautifully designed but under the hood is where it really shines. It is one of the most intelligent apps I have on my phone (yes even smarter then Siri). As I enter in information about when, where, what and why it stats to search my emails, contacts and texts and pulls them together inside this app to alert me to all the info I would need for upcoming meetings, appointments and events. I have found myself checking it often to be reminded of different things I have going throughout the day. It has kept me on task and organized. A must have for anyone looking for an upgrade in calendar.

2. Any.do
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This app is my one stop shop for any task I need to get done in the day. Whether it be a reminder to pay a bill, make a phone call or smile more,  Any.do keeps these task simple and right in front of me. Another beautiful designed app the home screen doesn’t overwhelm you with options but instead ask you what you need to do and when you need to do get it done. And a great bonus, it has a Chrome Extension that makes it even easier to use. Here is a great review written up about it as well that walks you through each function.

3. Thinglist
Thinglist App
This is an app I wish I had about 4 years ago. I am a big resource type of guy. I love to share things I have found with other as well as I love to discover new things. But I have never had the ability to actually capture these resources in a nice easy way. I have tried evernote, notepad, emails to myself, and other productivity apps and they never seem to stick. This app has been my go to for remembering all the things I want to check out.
Whether it is a book, song, restaurant, drink or countless other things, Thinglist presents a home screen that allows you to choose the category you are want to remember, enter in the information and store it away for future reference. This is another must have app for anyone looking to remember that band your friend told you to check out, or the book you have been hearing everyone talk about.

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I love the start of something new. In fact, I love it so much that I start a lot of things but rarely finish. So this year when it came time to start I needed something new.

Enter Jon Acuff and his 52 & 7 method.
His resolution of rethinking the New Years resolution is something I can get on board with.

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The 52/7 method is taking 7 areas of your life and setting habits in each area for 52 days.
Here are the areas: Financial, Physical, Social, Mental, Career, Family and Spiritual.

I wanted to list out my first 52 day commitments to hold myself accountable by hitting publish.

Financial
Bring my lunch to work 4 days a week

Complete a website project to pay for honeymoon

Capture every expense on paper

Physical
Stay on slow carb diet for 52 days
(with 1 cheat day a week)

No soda for the entire 52 days

Social
Spend time with Jeremy once a week

Text a friend I haven’t talked with once a week

Mental
Read two books a month

Career
Write 10 blog post

Finish book proposal

Change blog template

Family
Read 2 marriage books

Finish wedding website

Pray for marriage and Wife 3 days a week

Spiritual
Memorize Proverbs 1

Read Bible 5 days a week

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This method is something that I am excited to not only start but finish. I am looking forward to not only making it to the end of my 52 days but also to see what has worked and what has not worked.

I would also highly recommend watching the video below as well as you start your new year. A ver encouraging and challenging message from my pastor Pete Wilson

 

I needed some new artwork for my Desktop. So I created an August Calendar. Thought I would make it available for everyone to enjoy.


Download here or by clicking the image.

Hope you enjoy and share with friends.

I would love to see them on your iPhones, iPads or Desktops. Shoot me a picture on twitter @kylereed