I want to say 2018 was the best year of my life, but I fear that I am falling prey to the effects of the recency bias by saying so.
“Recency bias” is the phenomenon of a person most easily remembering something that has happened recently, compared to remembering something that may have occurred a while back.
2018 is the year that is freshest in my head, far fresher than 2017 and the years that precede it. Therefore, to say 2018 was the best year of my life may be a judgment best reserved to make a few years from now.
Anyhow, 2018 was incredible because I…
- Read 31 books (click here for all 31)
- Wrote a book
- Launched a badass podcast and fell in love with the process of producing it
- Produced 56 of the aforementioned podcast episodes
- Came up with the concept of Growth Mindset University altogether
- Experienced some of the adventures of a lifetime in Tulum, Exuma, Los Angeles and (currently) The Keys
- Swam with sharks
- Swam with pigs
- Made plenty new friends
- Was featured in my first print magazine
- Was featured in Men’s Health online twice
- Re-launched my web development business
- More than doubled my income while working 1/8 the number of hours compared to the year before
It was a ton of fun, and there is no shortage of victories and hard lessons learned alike that I am grateful for.
Since you’re reading this, I want to arm you with some learning materials in an effort to create a benevolent army of learners in 2019!
- Again, here are the 31 books I read in 2019
- Here is a page dedicated to 49 books that I most recommend
- Here is a collection of the best podcasts we’ve produced this year with the top 5 episodes below
- Dr. Joel Kahn on Eating Too Much Protein, Heart Health, and Longevity
- Don’t Listen to This If You Hate Money | Learn Marketing from Amazon #1 Bestselling Author Allan Dib
- How to Write a 184-Page Book In 29 Days (15 Small Steps, No Guesswork)
- How to Create a Badass Website with WordPress
- Learn LinkedIn marketing and podcast growth with 21 y/o iTunes top 100 podcaster Mark Metry
- LinkedIn is the place to hang out online right now because people are blowing up on this platform the way people blew up on YouTube 5-10 years ago. Here is an all-encompassing lecture I gave on the Why’s, How’s, and What’s of LinkedIn at FGCU.
I’m confident these resources will serve you the way they served myself and others. So, please enjoy, and stay tuned for plenty more to come in 2019.
Cheers, to a joyous and peaceful New Year,