Tools That Are Cool

This is a curated list of cool stuff I use. Some of the links are affiliate links. That means I could get a small commission if you buy through my links. That is at no extra cost to you. I only recommend products/services that I personally use or have used.

Software

Freedom.io

Freedom.io

Freedom is essential for distraction blocking. Schedule what you want to have access to and when. Automatically schedule self-discipline.

$0-7 Per Month
Webflow

Webflow

Webflow is awesome. I use it for making websites. This website is built on and hosted by Webflow.

Price Varies - Expect Between $12-50 Monthly
5 Books On Any Topic

5 Books On Any Topic

Gives you "the best" 5 books on "any" topic. A great starting point for learning about any subject.

Free
RoamResearch

RoamResearch

Roam is a FANTASTIC tool for facilitating "networked thought." Imagine your own personal wikipedia; organize and connect notes and ideas in infinitely configurable ways. Its an amazing tool for writing, note-taking, journaling, project management, relationship management, and THINKING.

$0-15 Monthly
Todoist

Todoist

I use Todoist to manage school work and personal projects. It is my favorite dedicated task management software. I've had a hard time doing team collaboration with it, but its fantastic for managing personal tasks and one person projects.

$0-4 Monthly
SimpleCast

SimpleCast

I use Simplecast for hosting my podcast. It has worked well for me. No complaints.

$15-85 Monthly
FocusMate

FocusMate

Their service enables you to video-conference with a "virtual coworker" for an hour, to hold each other accountable and keep each other company, while each working on your own projects. It's been a huge help in focusing on key tasks and limiting distractions.

$0-5 Monthly
Parabola.io

Parabola.io

Parabola is a "NoCode" tool that makes it extremely easy to automate complicated data stuff. I use it to connect my podcast hosting service to my podcast website so the content automatically synchronizes between the two. Parabola was recommended to me by Chris Spags when I interviewed him on my podcast.

Free Tier Solves All My Needs (For Now), Paid Option If You Get Really Fancy
Brain.fm

Brain.fm

Brain.fm helps me focus. They have playlists for specific types of work that really zone me in. Theoretically, what they do is backed by science.

$50 Annually

Hardware

AirPods Pro

AirPods Pro

The AirPods Pro are actually magic. They work so well. Absolutely no complaints about sound quality, user interface, or noise cancellation. Seamless and life enhancing for me.

$250 MSRP

Courses

Gymnastics Bodies

Gymnastics Bodies

The COVID gym closures reignited my passion for bodyweight training. This course will HUMBLE you. Level 1 is HARD. You will engage in mobility, strength, and flexibility exercises that are brand new to your body. This will challenge you and lead to rapid newbie gains. I feel confident trusting the process because the progressions are extremely well mapped and researched. Stop neglecting your joints and range of motion.

15-20 Monthly
Ship30for30

Ship30for30

Build an online writing habit in 30 days. Join a community of online writers and accelerate your online writing trajectory. I completed this writing challenge in February 2021 and benefited greatly from the experience. I learned a lot as a writer and made great friends with others in the community.

$100-200 depending on timing
The Handstand Toolkit

The Handstand Toolkit

If you are serious about improving your handstands, I highly recommend this training plan/toolkit/course from Matthew I Smith. I have seen incredible results from following his detailed workouts and progressions. It's also equipped me with knowledge to coach others and help them improve their hand balancing skills. It's expensive, but well worth it if you are committed and driven to improving your handstand skills.

£297

Podcasts

Sample Excavator

Sample Excavator

I'm not big into music, but my friend Angelo realllly is. His podcast tells great stories in music history through the lens of sampling. I highly recommend it.

Free
How To Get Rich Without Getting Lucky

How To Get Rich Without Getting Lucky

If you want to develop a mindset that will set you up for success, this is the best place to start. I don't give that many 11/10s but this podcast deserves it. Naval explains the most important principles for building wealth given advances in technology and changes in society. Violate his principles at your own risk.

Free