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The Madcookieman's Depository of Useful Links

Have you ever seen anybody jump from the bottom of the stairs straight to the top?
Neither have I.
I guess that’s why those stairs are there in the first place.

Here, you will find links to articles, websites, and other such stuff that I think are worth sharing. I hope some of you will create a similar thread. Many of the websites I’m listing have a wealth of useful articles – do yourself a favor and take advantage of these great resources. We live in a world of information overload – these links can help you cut through the clutter and get to the guts of it.

The Meaning of Life (Article)
The Foundation of All Self Improvement (Article)
The Power of Personal Values (Article)
Smart Questions That Will Supercharge Your Life (Article)
How To Make A Sleep Tape (Article)
The One Tool You Need to Live a Balanced Life (Article)
How to Become Decisive (Article)
101 Ways to Create a Powerful Web Presence (Article)
Top Ten Tips for Writing a Professional Overview or Biography (Article)
I stumbled across this page and found two nice articles. I think you’ll enjoy them.
Here are some free downloadable pdf articles by Nathaniel Branden , author of The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem
Khan Academy (Website)
Research Beyond Google: 119 Authoritative, Invisible, and Comprehensive Resources
Slow TV (Website)
Mind Tools (Website)
Steve Pavlina (Website)
Brian Tracy (Website)
Zen Habits (Website)
Life Management Alliance (Website)
Brian Kim (Website)
Trans4Mind (Website)
Make Use Of (Website)
Lifehacker (Website)
WordPress (Website)
Squidoo (Website)
Authentic Happiness (Website)
City Journal (Website/Magazine)
Best-Personal-Growth-Resources.com (Website)
I found this List of the 35 Best Personal Development Blogs

Ultra Hal Text-to-Speech Reader (Free Software)
Audacity Free Audio Editor and Recorder (Free Software)

Powertools for Personal Growth – Jeff (bmindful)
Powertools for Personal Growth – Lauri (bmindful)
The Mad Cookieman’s Music Recommendations (bmindful)
Three Day Motivation Boost: (bmindful)

Mind Mapping for Accelerated Learning (Video)
Napoleon Hill Think and Grow Rich Video Part One (Video) (First of 13)
America Explained (Video) (First of 3)
Philosophy of Liberty (Video)
Davy Crockett’s Strange Idea
A Few Word of Thomas Jefferson
The History of the Federal Reserve Bank – Secret Combinations (Video)
Redistribution of Wealth Part 1 of 9. Long, but worth it. (Video)
The Federalist Papers
The Brain: How it can change, develop and improve. Featuring Dr Norman Doidge (Video) (Part 1) Be sure to watch both parts. Also, Slow TV looks like a very useful website.
Are We All Keynesians Now (Video)
Downsizing the Federal Government
The Cato Institute
A Must Watch Video
Big Business Watch

Bastiat’s The Law If you go to the homepage you can also get a free audiobook of Thomas Paine’s Common Sense and Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave Audiobook)

Economic Cycles Before the Fed

I Believe This Is An Important Video It is about US foreign policy and Ron Paul.

Silva Method Recommended Reading List (Book List)
I found a site called Self-Help Videos for an Awesome Life which is just a massive list of links to free videos. (Video List)

Quintessential Careers Press The Quintessential Guide to Words to Get Hired By: The Jobseeker’s Quintessential Lexicon of Powerful Words and Phrases for Resumes and Cover Letters (On-line Book)

Discover Your Passion and Purpose Test (Exercise)
I took this test and was surprised at how easily the answers were coming to me.

Economics in One Lesson This is an audiobook I highly recommend. I usually just put links for free stuff and you can find this as an e-book online for free, but here is a link to the audiobook. If you want to learn a lot about economics in a very short time this is the book. Put this in your car and listen on your commute and you’ll figure out a lot of the causes of our country’s problems. Actually, you’ll figure out a lot about the world’s problems in just a couple of hours. I can’t recommend this enough.
Economics in One Lesson Here it is as a pdf.
Economics in One Lesson here is a nice copy you can read in your browser.
I dare you to watch The Creature from Jeckyl Island
When Will It End

Librivox
Here is a quick little video on How to Tell a Story

Journaling – Keeping a Diary
Journaling Tools
Journal For You
Tips on Journaling
Food Diary Article from Web MD

The Case Against the Fed by Murray N Rothbard. First of 41 parts.

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.
— Gandalf, J.R.R. Tolkien
I’m Alright
Life Less Ordinary#

The first link, ‘The Foundation of All Self-Improvement’,is here:
http://www.trans4mind.com/counterpoint/index-happiness-wellbeing/kim2.shtml

The current link is to an empty print page.

Thanks GDR, I fixed the link!

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.
— Gandalf, J.R.R. Tolkien
I’m Alright
Life Less Ordinary#

Oh I love all this stuff! Everyday it is getting better and better!

Thanks Syz, I’ve got some more to add soon, just been kinda busy.

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.
— Gandalf, J.R.R. Tolkien
I’m Alright
Life Less Ordinary#

An excellent collection of links! Thanks for posting them.

Updated March 11, 2010

I added a link to Trans4Mind. There are a WHOLE LOT of free e-books on this site.

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.
— Gandalf, J.R.R. Tolkien
I’m Alright
Life Less Ordinary#

Hi,

Check out myndology.com. They have different sizes of cardstock paper held together with a plastic ring. The l“x3” size looks good to write affirmations on. A teacher store might stock these items too.

In response to themadcookieman’s post:
Found this and it looks quite good

“When we are centered in joy, we attain our wisdom.” Marianne Williamson

I ♥JoyfulMusic

I ask for what I want and accept what I receive, I will get what I need.

In response to Laurie~LovesFocusingWell’s post:

Thanks, Lauri. I’ll read it, but it may be a little over my head. No, I know it’s not, I’ve just got to get in the right frame of mind.

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.
— Gandalf, J.R.R. Tolkien
I’m Alright
Life Less Ordinary#

I haven’t added anything here lately, but I thought I’d include a link to the Federalist Papers. We could use a few of the Founding Fathers now.

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.
— Gandalf, J.R.R. Tolkien
I’m Alright
Life Less Ordinary#

I posted some links to “Economics in One Lesson” every single one of you should consider reading.

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.
— Gandalf, J.R.R. Tolkien
I’m Alright
Life Less Ordinary#

In response to themadcookieman’s post:
great one..I found your link(:

“When we are centered in joy, we attain our wisdom.” Marianne Williamson

I ♥JoyfulMusic

I ask for what I want and accept what I receive, I will get what I need.

i added a new link – jeckyl island – will broaden your thinking

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.
— Gandalf, J.R.R. Tolkien
I’m Alright
Life Less Ordinary#

added Khan Academy and “Slow TV” (I think Slow TV has some socialist propaganda on it from time to time, but I still think it is a worthwhile site, just use your head and filter out the bs.)

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.
— Gandalf, J.R.R. Tolkien
I’m Alright
Life Less Ordinary#

Added “Are We All Keynesians Now” video

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.
— Gandalf, J.R.R. Tolkien
I’m Alright
Life Less Ordinary#

Added a link to some Nathaniel Branden articles. Nathaniel Branden is the author of The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem which I recently discovered and can recommend wholeheartedly.

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.
— Gandalf, J.R.R. Tolkien
I’m Alright
Life Less Ordinary#

I added a link to City Journal
“City Journal offers a stimulating mix of hard-headed practicality and cutting-edge theory, with articles on everything from school financing, policing strategy, and welfare policy to urban architecture, family policy, and the latest theorizing emanating from the law schools, the charitable foundations, even the schools of public health.”

I also added links to Downsizing The Federal Government and The Cato Institute

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.
— Gandalf, J.R.R. Tolkien
I’m Alright
Life Less Ordinary#

I found a website called Best Personal Growth Resources
This site exists to help you find proven resources for your personal growth.

(From the site)
What You’ll Find Here
———————————-

Thoughtful, honest commentary and articles reflecting the best personal growth approaches from behavioral science and the world’s wisdom traditions. Recommendations on the best ideas, methods, and other resources for your personal growth and development. I have personally read all of the books, tried all of the methods, and used all of the products I recommend.

What You Won’t Find Here
—————————————-

Hype: The personal growth world has many good products, but there’s also a lot of junk with ludicrous claims designed to trick people into buying. You won’t find ridiculous claims such as “Achieve Total Happiness in 10 Days – Guaranteed!” I try to present balanced and thoughtful recommendations on methods and resources. Empty Advice: Many self-help sites on the internet offer motivation and say that personal growth is simply “taking-responsibility-getting-motivated-taking-initiative-etc-etc-etc.” Don’t get me wrong – motivation is important; but psych-yourself-up approaches rarely lead to lasting behavior change after the initial excitement fizzles out. (Not to mention they usually come from people trying to sell you something that will “dramatically change your life for only $99.99!” All sizzle; no steak.) None of that here. Fake Reviews: You also won’t find “reviews” that are really only sales pages in disguise. Fake sales pages infuriate me. On this site I’ll call it like I see it. I only recommend products I think are outstanding, and I clearly disclose when I receive compensation for referring you to a vendor.

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.
— Gandalf, J.R.R. Tolkien
I’m Alright
Life Less Ordinary#

I added some links about Journaling.

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.
— Gandalf, J.R.R. Tolkien
I’m Alright
Life Less Ordinary#

I added this Must Watch Video

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.
— Gandalf, J.R.R. Tolkien
I’m Alright
Life Less Ordinary#

I added the List of 35 Best Personal Development Blogs

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.
— Gandalf, J.R.R. Tolkien
I’m Alright
Life Less Ordinary#

In response to themadcookieman’s post:

35 blogs from above post

“When we are centered in joy, we attain our wisdom.” Marianne Williamson

I ♥JoyfulMusic

I ask for what I want and accept what I receive, I will get what I need.

Big Business Watch

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.
— Gandalf, J.R.R. Tolkien
I’m Alright
Life Less Ordinary#

Check Out.
Librivox

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.
— Gandalf, J.R.R. Tolkien
I’m Alright
Life Less Ordinary#

Davy Crockett’s Strange Ideas
A Few Words from Thomas Jefferson

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.
— Gandalf, J.R.R. Tolkien
I’m Alright
Life Less Ordinary#

Research Beyond Google: 119 Authoritative, Invisible, and Comprehensive Resources

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.
— Gandalf, J.R.R. Tolkien
I’m Alright
Life Less Ordinary#

Here is a quick little video on How to Tell a Story

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.
— Gandalf, J.R.R. Tolkien
I’m Alright
Life Less Ordinary#

In response to themadcookieman’s post:
Has storyboards and other free printables

“When we are centered in joy, we attain our wisdom.” Marianne Williamson

I ♥JoyfulMusic

I ask for what I want and accept what I receive, I will get what I need.

I don’t apologize for posting these. I believe it is important.
Truth
When Will It End

By the way, good link, Laurie.

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.
— Gandalf, J.R.R. Tolkien
I’m Alright
Life Less Ordinary#

I found a site called Self-Help Videos for an Awesome Life which is just a massive list of links to free videos.

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.
— Gandalf, J.R.R. Tolkien
I’m Alright
Life Less Ordinary#

In response to themadcookieman’s post:
Wow! Looks like a great site. And may I say this link-thread looks sharp, and always great stuff to look at when I have a moment! Thank you Jeff!

“When we are centered in joy, we attain our wisdom.” Marianne Williamson

I ♥JoyfulMusic

I ask for what I want and accept what I receive, I will get what I need.

Thanks, Laurie.

Here is a link to a free audio of Bastiat’s “The Law”. It ought to be required reading in school as far as I’m concerned. I’m sure you can find a free copy of the book online. It is a short read and well worth the time. You can get a free audiobook too.

If you go to the homepage you can also get a free audiobook of Thomas Paine’s Common Sense and Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.
— Gandalf, J.R.R. Tolkien
I’m Alright
Life Less Ordinary#

I Believe This Is An Important Video It is about US foreign policy and Ron Paul.

More from the kook

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.
— Gandalf, J.R.R. Tolkien
I’m Alright
Life Less Ordinary#

Economic Cycles Before the Fed

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.
— Gandalf, J.R.R. Tolkien
I’m Alright
Life Less Ordinary#

The Case Against the Fed by Murray N Rothbard. First of 41 parts.

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.
— Gandalf, J.R.R. Tolkien
I’m Alright
Life Less Ordinary#

You know how sometimes someone recommends something for you to read and you think, “yeah, that sounds interesting, I’ll read that”, but then you get busy or whatever and you don’t read it. Then sometime way in the future you happen to read it and say to yourself “Man, I wish I had read that way back when…”. Maybe it’s a book or maybe it’s an article, whatever. Well, this is on of those kinds of articles. At least, I think it is. So, read this article. It’s not all THAT long. It is in several parts and all the links to each part are at the bottom of the page. It’s by Steve Pavlina.

The Meaning of Life

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.
— Gandalf, J.R.R. Tolkien
I’m Alright
Life Less Ordinary#

http://www.learnliberty.org/

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.
— Gandalf, J.R.R. Tolkien
I’m Alright
Life Less Ordinary#

I wanted to add a few neat and free programs I have been playing around with lately that you might want to take a gander at.

Evernote
RocketDock
Rainlendar
Stickies
and some neat Task Managers
I went with the Orbisoft one. Task Manager 2007.

I haven’t played around with talk managers before, but I think there is a lot of delicious low hanging fruit that is very bmindfulish if we want it.

Also, I found a really neat site for great desktop wallpaper.
Interfacelift

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.
— Gandalf, J.R.R. Tolkien
I’m Alright
Life Less Ordinary#

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