Without the following authors, bloggers, and thought-leaders, I wouldn’t know nearly as much as I do now. They have given me the drive, inspiration, and motivation to better myself through their ideas. For that, I owe them much gratitude.


The Top 3 List: The best of the best.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom

Life On Purpose: Six Passages to an Inspired Life


Jon’s Recent Book Obsessions:


The best of the blogs:

Study Hacks
– An excellent blog on how students should approach studying, learning, and maximizing their benefits from attending college. It also contains a lot of great advice on lifestyle and career as well.

I Will Teach You to Be Rich – A personal finance blog with straight-forward, blunt advice on how to automate your finances and how to deal with your expenses. Among the best free personal finance advice available on the web. Ramit’s book is also worth checking out.

Steve Pavlina – One of the most accomplished (and controversial) personal development bloggers on the net. He’s blogged about almost ANYTHING you can imagine in the personal development realm, including the taboo subjects. Love him or hate him, he’s a must-read.