fbpx

Charles’ Recommendations

Frequently I am asked what books I recommend or the products and services I use and suggest for running a successful business, blog, podcast or for traveling. I decided to list my recommendations in one place and regularly update them with what I consider the best products and services are for entrepreneurs and investors. Below you will find my personal recommendations.

BOOKS

Entrepreneurship

The Essays of Warren Buffett by Warren Buffett

80/20 Sales and Marketing by Perry Marshall

The Raving Fans by Kenneth Blanchard

The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz

Mistakes Millionaires Make by Harry Clark

Zero to One by Peter Thiel

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big by Scott Adams

Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi

The One Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan

The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

Marketing Outrageously by John Spoelstra

Self-Made in America by John McCormack

Negotiating & Sales

48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene

Pitch Anything by Oren Klaff

Crucial Conversations by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillian, and Laura Roppe

Influence by Robert Cialdini

Sell or Be Sold: How to Get Your Way in Business and in Life by Grant Cardone

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie

Win Your Case by Gerry Spence

Success Mindset

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

Flow by Csikszentmihalyi Mihaly

The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success by Grant Cardone

The Law of Success In Sixteen Lessons by Napoleon Hill by Napoleon Hill

Mastery by Robert Greene

Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins

What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20 by Tina Seelig

What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: How Successful People Become Even More Successful by Marshall Goldsmith

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

Grit by Angela Duckworth

The Talent Code by Daniel Doyle

The Happiness Track by Emma Seppala

The Go Giver by Bob Burg

Be Obsessed or Be Average Hardcover by Grant Cardone

Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman

10% Happier by Dan Harris

Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Gilbert

Unshakeable: Your Financial Freedom Playbook by Tony Robbins

PODCASTING & BLOGGING

Equipment

Lavalier 2 Microphone System – great for interviewing and recording on the move

Audio-Technica ATR2100x-USB – reliable, inexpensive USB microphone

Audio-Technica ATR2100 Case – keeps your microphone safe when traveling

USB C HUB – allows you to plug a number of USB devices into the C port on your computer

Logitech C922x Pro – HD USB video webcam

Neewer Microphone Boom Stand – microphone scissor arm stand

WEBSITES & MARKETING

Domain Names & Web Hosting

Register your business’ domain name and have it hosted all in one place.

  • 1-click WordPress installation
  • 24/7 support
  • Free SSL certificate
  • Money-back guarantee

Email Marketing

ActiveCampaign gives you the email marketing, marketing automation, and CRM tools you need to create incredible customer experiences.

  • Reach, Nurture, Convert, Grow
  • Email Marketing
  • Marketing Automation
  • CRM

SOFTWARE & PROGRAMS

Best VPN Service

Everyone needs a VPN; especially if you travel. Get secure and private access to the internet.

  • Privacy on the go – Block Malware and Ads
  • Ultra-fast connection – Uninterrupted streaming
  • Secure internet – Multiple devices – Safe to use
  • Worldwide access – No data leaks – Mask your IP

TRAVEL

American Express Platinum

The AMEX Platinum is the best credit card for travelers. I use this card for booking all my travel; flights, hotels and rental cars.

  • Access to Centurion Lounges, Delta Lounges and Priority Pass Lounges
  • Global Entry/TSA PreCheck and Clear Membership
  • Gold Status at Marriot and Hilton
  • $200 in Uber Cash Each Year
  • $200 Hotel Credit
  • $200 Airline Credit
  • and more!

HEALTH INSURANCE

Medi-Share

Health insurance is one of the main perks of being an employee; but what is the best solution for entrepreneurs? For decades, my wife and I utilized traditional health insurance, but every year premiums and deductibles would sky rocket. Years back, we switched to Medi-Share and couldn’t be happier.

  • 100% of Eligible Medical Bills Shared
  • Nationwide Provider Network
  • 98% Customer Satisfaction
  • No Annual Caps or Lifetime Limits
  • Free 24/7 Telehealth
  • Avoid the Endless Headaches of Healthcare.gov
  • and more!

We earn commissions from the products/services (affiliate links) that are listed above.

1