The Best of 2013

Yesterday I posted the best lessons I learned in 2013. Today I am posting the best of 2013. My favorite books that I read in 2013, my top read and listened to blog posts and podcasts, my favorite inspirational videos, my favorite workout of 2013, and more! On Monday, I’ll write my final post reviewing 2013.

Top 10 Books I Read 2013: 

  1. Changes that Heal by Henry Cloud
  2. Vertical Church by James MacDonald
  3. Sifted by Wayne Cordeiro
  4. Integrity by Henry Cloud
  5. Necessary Endings by Henry Cloud
  6. The Reason for God by Tim Keller
  7. How People Grow by Henry Cloud
  8. Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
  9. Draw the Circle by Mark Batterson
  10. The Coaching Leader by Daniel Harkavy

Top 10 Blogs I Read in 2013:

  1. Seth Godin 
  2. The Smart Passive Income Blog/Podcast by Pat Flynn
  3. Michael Hyatt 
  4. Chalene Johnson
  5. John Maxwell
  6. Great Leaders Serve
  7. Team Ripped 
  8. Phil Cooke
  9. Darren Hardy 
  10. Dr. Mercola 

My Favorite Podcasts to Listen to in 2013:

  1. Keith Moore
  2. Victory Family Church with John Nuzzo 
  3. Times Square Church
  4. This is Your Life by Michael Hyatt
  5. Smart Passive Income by Pat Flynn
  6. Andy Stanley Leadership Podcast
  7. Saddleback Podcast with Rick Warren
  8. Walk in the Word with James MacDonald 
  9. The Potter’s Touch – TD Jakes 
  10. Coffee with Chris Podcast

My Top 10 Read Blog Posts of 2013: 

  1. Respect
  2. Salt and Light
  3. Success Doesn’t Feel Like Success
  4. We’re Debt Free 
  5. The Hand You Have Been Dealt 
  6. Our First Year of Marriage
  7. Matt Cooke 
  8. Wax On, Wax Off
  9. Podcast: Goal Setting: How to Make 2013 The Best Year Yet
  10. How to Develop the Right Habits this Year

My Top 5 Listened to Learning to Lead Podcasts of 2013:

  1. Interview with Darrin Grove, CEO of TrueFit
  2. Tips for Getting into the Best Shape of Your Life
  3. Interview with Lisa Slayton
  4. Interview with Tunch Ilkin 
  5. Interview with Brian Cubarney 

My Top 5 Listened to Messages of 2013:

  1. Laura on Tests and Trials 
  2. The Wisdom of God
  3. Trusting God when it Doesn’t Make Sense 
  4. How to Make it to the Finish Line
  5. Your Part in a Broken World 

My Favorite Motivational Videos in 2013: 1.) Arnold Schwarzenegger – Who Do You Want to be in Life – My friend played this for our Tough Mudder team before we actually did the Tough Mudder. I’ve watched it pretty much everyday since then! While I don’t agree with everything Arnold has done, he definitely fires me up and inspires me. My favorite line: “If I would have listened to the naysayers, I’d still in the Austria Alps yodeling!”

2.) Rudy Clip – I’ve watched this clip so many times! I often find myself feeling like I need to prove myself to people! The reality is, I don’t have to prove anything to anyone! This clip is always a great reminder of that.

Workout of the Year: Body Beast – By far my favorite set of workouts put out by Beachbody! I love everything about this workout! If you’re looking for a great lifting workout you can do at home, I highly recommend this!

There you have it! What were some of your favorite resources in 2013? Comment below!

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