Books. Books give you the knowledge and inspiration. Good books can fill you with fresh ideas and the desire to do something. It always starts with one book and a month later you will find yourself around dozens of good books that help you solve the problems you have. While you read books, you can get answers to questions that you didn’t even think about. This is how we have transferred knowledge to each other over the centuries.
Get a few books on your phone, tablet or Kindle. For example, let’s start with the famous Zero to One. Start reading it today and remember to set your timer to “Learn” every time you read this book. Always check if it is off when you don’t do anything related to this timer. Spend 1 hour to read, then set a bookmark and finish with it. You have to read for 1 hour for the whole day. If you want to read the book for one more hour, go ahead but keep in mind that you have to spend two hours for Earn.
When you finish the book, read the next one. If you want to choose a book to read, a good source would be Goodreads, Amazon or just google something like “Best books for marketers”, “Best books ruby on rails”, “Best books for web developers”. Anything that you want to know but you never had the time to study.
Read the first 50 pages of the book you just chose. If you don’t like the book, select a different one. Don’t waste your time for knowledge that can’t convert your time into a useful skill.
Also, it’s critical to remember about your timer! Don’t forget to turn it on and off every time you do “Learn & Earn.” Set the timer only when you do something, not when you are preparing to do it.
Courses on Udemy. You need to choose only those courses which can help you with building your project. If you don’t like the course, you can refund it and choose another one.
Get inspired with projects you see. Set Product Hunt as the main page in your browser when you open a new tab with this useful Chrome extension. Everyday try to open 20 new projects and find out what this startup is all about. If you want to build a project, it’s always useful to know what other people do.