I thought it would be helpful to compile a list of resources—consisting of books, tools, links, and resources that I use and highly recommend.
Check back often, as The Dads Life Blog Resources section will undoubtedly grow steadily as I test and review more information and tools… I recommend bookmarking this page for future reference. Enjoy!
Here are my “Most-Important Books” — or MIBs. These are the top 5 books I’ve read that have impacted me and influenced my life in a significant way for one reason or another, and that I recommend to anyone following a similar path. From what I’ve studied so far, if you read only 10 influential books, read these:
Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: 10 Secrets Every Father Should Know by Meg Meeker. A great book if you want to raise a strong confident daughter.
Smart Money Smart Kids: Raising the Next Generation to Win with Money by Dave Ramsey. Start teaching your kids about money and how to be smart with it.
Vagabonding: An Uncommon Guide to the Art of Long-Term Travel by Rolf Potts. Great if you are an adventurer like me.
Be Prepared by Gary Greenberg. Great book for a 1st time dad. Written like boy scout manual, funny but also useful. Always Be Prepared!
Forums, Podcasts & Communities
THE FREEDYM U COFFE SHOP BULLETIN – The coffee shop is where you’ll meet your fellow members, get support, have your questions answered, and find out all of the latest updates in the site! And the rules are simple.. be cool and be supportive. As in life, the more you give, the more you receive (and of course, no spamming, trolling, egos or other nonsense).
4-Hour Work Week Forums – new rich, lifestyle design, and muse creation; focused on the principles in Tim Ferriss’ book: elimination, automation, and liberation.
Language Hacking Guide – tips and language hacks from Benny the Irish Polyglot (fluent in 7 languages and counting!), if you’re interested to get to effective fluency in foreign languages, definitely pick this up!
Buy Fitness Equipment – Perform Better A knowledgeable staff, great products and service, an expert group of advisors. That’s what makes us Perform Better. Expert Staff! Speed, strength, agility, power, stability and conditioning are vital components to success in any athletic competition. With this in mind, Perform Better has carefully selected each product in its catalog for its ability to help improve sports performance or rehabilitation. Whether you’re trying to make your athletes stronger, faster or more explosive, you can trust our expert staff to suggest the right products to meet your needs.
My Favorite Piece of Equipment– TRX– At TRX they believe in training movements, not muscle. they produce best-in-class training equipment, workout programs, and education courses to help you achieve peak performance, reach your goals and get the results you want. The TRX Suspension Trainer is the original, best-in-class workout system that leverages gravity and your bodyweight to perform hundreds of exercises. You’re in control of how much you want to challenge yourself on each exercise – because you can simply adjust your body position to add or decrease resistance.
Please note: most links on this page are affiliate links, meaning that if you decide to purchase using my link I may receive an referral fee. Rest assured that this referral fee is never added on top of the price, in fact some of these links contain special discounts for the community. Also, everything that I recommend because the products are very helpful and are from companies that I trust, not because of the commissions that I may earn from you using these tools.