Tools and Resources
Here is a list of tools that help me go through the day, month, and year.
(Please note, this article contains links to respective websites. I only recommend products that I use and love. I hope you will love them too)
Lumosity: I am not sure if Lumosity Games improve memory, processing speed, and flexibility as they claim but I love them!
Daily Stoic: Daily Stoic (Website, Daily Emails, and Book) is a great resource with knowledge and wisdom of ancient philosophy for better living.
Youtube: Well, It’s easy to get into the Youtube rabbit hole and get completely distracted but the website is one of the best learning tools.
Udemy: For learning new things. It has both free and paid content.
Airbnb: For booking unique stays like cottages, tiny houses, Bandas, and glamping sites or local experiences.
Booking com: For booking hotels, b&bs, hostels campsites, or lodges especially in cities and towns.
Couchsurfing: I use Couchsurfing when I want to be hosted by locals, especially in remote places.
Google Maps: For navigation and creating destination routes, accommodation spots, and things to do.
Planning and To-Do Lists
Notion: I recently found this planning app (web and mobile). I am learning how to use it. But it is good so far.
Trello: “Trello Is the Fun, Flexible and Free Way To Organize Plans, Projects & More. Go From Idea To Action In Seconds With Trello’s Intuitively Simple Boards, Lists & Cards.”
Scheduling and Email
Mailchimp: “Mailchimp has email marketing, ads, landing pages, and CRM tools to grow your business on your terms.”
Google Tools: Google Analytics, Maps, Spreadsheets, Developer tools, Gmail, and Drive are just but a few of the most useful tools out there.
Hootsuite: For planning and scheduling social media content/posts for businesses or personal accounts.
Web Tools for Work and Hosting
Github: The best tool there is for building and sharing and hosting code and other work.
Cloudflare: I use Cloudflare’s SSL Certificates for my websites. It is free!
Paypal: For receiving and sending payments worldwide.
Mpesa: For sending and receiving mobile payments.
Godaddy: For hosting services and domain names.
Befunky: Best so far for editing images online.
Snappa: For editing cover images for Pinterest.
Unsplash: For free high-quality images.
Pexels: Also for Free high-quality images.
Pixabay: An alternative to Unsplash.
Flaticon: For high-quality icons.
Investing – Crypto and Stocks
Binance: I use Binance P2P for Trading Cryptocurrency With Mpesa.
Coinbase: An alternative to Binance. I find it harder to Use though.
AIB Capital: For Nairobi Stock Exchange Trades.
People who Inspire me
David Goggins: Goggins is what I call “Man in the Arena”. He is the best there is for mental toughness and getting your act together. I follow him on Instagram.
Naval Ravikant: I follow him on Twitter for startup ideas and ethical living advice. He is very knowledgeable about building and running businesses/startups.
David Nahinga: He is one of the most knowledgeable people in the world of Architecture. I follow him on Twitter.
Sahil Lavingia: His tweets are thoughtful and enlightening. He also writes about building and supporting businesses. I follow him on Twitter.
Jocko Willink: Jocko Willink, just like David Goggins, drives me to do more and be better. I follow him on Instagram.
Stoic Emperor: For stoic meditations and wisdom. His epigrams are original and thoughtful. I follow him on Twitter.
Chris Guillebeau: I call him the “Master of Side Hustles”. His latest book – The Money Tree – is amazing. I follow him on Twitter and Online.
Books: Travel Literature, African History, and Business.
Music: Viking Metal, Indie Folk, Rock, Benga & any other cool genre.
Outdoors: Ultra-running and Adventure travel.
Which other tools and resources can you recommend? Who else do you think I should be following? Write to me on Twitter or send me an email at email@example.com