How to Earn Extra Income with a Lucrative Side Hustle

by Scott Jeffrey

What’s a side hustle? It’s a way of making money outside of your primary source of income.

Side hustles are becoming increasingly popular as individuals look for ways to boost their earning potential. While a side hustle can sometimes be a “part-time job,” the wise hustler seeks opportunities for growth and financial freedom.

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Best Books to Read for Personal Development, Higher Performance, Marketing, and More

by Scott Jeffrey

Through the course of over 20 years of “deep reading,” I’ve managed to consume over 1,000 nonfiction titles on various areas of interest.

Occasionally, I write reviews of my selections of “best nonfiction books to read” on a particular topic. Many of these titles are used as a reference in the in-depth guides I provide on this website.

Below are the best nonfiction book reviews currently available based on topics that might interest you:

Best Personal Development Books to Read

This selection focuses on books that provide practical strategies and methods for achieving more and realizing meaningful growth. If you’re interested in self-actualization, you’ll probably enjoy these titles.

Best books to read for personal development include:

  • Mastery by George Leonard
  • Search Inside Yourself by Chade-Meng Tan
  • Mindset by Carol Dweck

Read the complete personal development books review >

Best Psychology Books to Read

This selection of psychology books will help you better understand what drives you. If everyone read these books early on and developed an understanding based on them, we would live in an entirely different world.

Best books to read in psychology include:

  • Owning Your Own Shadow by Robert Johnson
  • Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
  • King Warrior Magician Lover by Moore and Gillette

Read the complete psychology books review >

Best Business Books to Read

This selection focuses on titles that support professional development, behavioral change, and meaningful productivity. If you’re interested in higher performance, these books are you!

Best books to read for business include:

  • Essentialism by Greg McKeown
  • Triggers by Marshall Goldsmith
  • The 4 Disciplines of Execution by Chris McChesney

Read the complete business books review >

Best Marketing Books to Read

This selection of marketing books will help you build your marketing intelligence and learn vital strategies for gaining awareness, creating customers, and scaling your business.

Best books to read for marketing include:

  • Pre-suasion by Robert Cialdini
  • Blue Ocean Shift by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne
  • Top of Mind by John Hall

Read the complete marketing books review >

Best Self Help Books to Read

These classics from the self-help genre guide individuals to achieve more and make more money by conditioning their minds, developing new habits, and finding motivation through inspiration.

Best books to read for inspiration and achievement include:

  • How to Win Friends and Influence People
  • Think and Grow Rich
  • The Magic of Thinking Big

Read the complete self help book review >

Do You Like Listening to Books On The Go?

Most of my clients now listen to audiobooks more then they read. Whenever available, I’ve included links to Amazon’s audiobook version for each listing. If you’re not already an Audible customer, you can start a free 30-day trial and get two free audiobooks.

The Definitive “Underground” Meditation Guide: Secrets to Effective Mind Training

by Scott Jeffrey

Overview: This in-depth guide provides meditation guidance, meditation instructions, and loads of “underground” tips based on over two decades of research and experience in mind training.


I was suffering from acute anxiety before and during exams in my sophomore year at the University of Michigan.

As a consequence, I was getting sick often and freezing during exams, lowering my performance.

My uncle shared with me a simple meditation practice he learned from a course. Using this method made a measurable difference in my health, performance, and well being.

And so, from then on, I began exploring and experimenting with different meditative practices and breathing techniques.

Perhaps you’ve never meditated before. Or, you’ve been meditating for years.

Maybe you dabble in meditation, or you tried it out and decided it wasn’t for you.

Regardless of your relationship to meditation (or lack thereof), I’m confident you’ll find tremendous value in today’s new guide.

In this comprehensive and unusual meditation instruction guide, I’m going to offer what I’ve learned from over 25 years of mind training.

Topics include:

  • The unconscious reasons most people resist meditation guidance
  • How to meditate even when you don’t want to
  • Powerful meditation instructions to make mind training more effective
  • Understanding the vital intersection between psychology and meditation

Let’s jump in …

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6 Formidable Obstacles to Personal Mastery and How to Transcend Them

by Scott Jeffrey

In Awakening the Mind, author Anna Wise defines “mastery” as:

“Being in the state you want to be in, when you want to be there, knowing what to do with that state, and being able to accomplish it.”

In a state of personal mastery, your mind is calm, quiet, and alert.

You are free of distraction, rumination, or any other disempowering tendencies of the mind.

In this state, the inner critic doesn’t attack your ideas before they’re formed or judge you or your performance.

You access your higher potential naturally—without conscious effort.

Imagine what you can do in that state. That’s the power of personal mastery.

You have experienced this state before. But how often?

For most of us, this state of personal mastery is rare. However, I see mastery as our natural state.

If that’s true, why does it often seem so challenging to access?

There are six primary culprits …

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How to Discover Your Company’s Core Values and Start Building a Strong Culture

by Scott Jeffrey

Most business never establishes core values. Even fewer businesses use them effectively and live by them in meaningful ways.

There are good reasons why you know the names of many organizations that use them, including Netflix,, Google, Southwest Airlines, Zappos, IKEA, Ritz-Carlton, and Under Armour.

Whether you’re a CEO of a 20,000 person organization or an entrepreneur with a team of four, core values are vital to creating a thriving business that consistently produces results.

Core values are a critical tool for outperforming leaders.


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5 Transformative Methods to ACTIVATE Your Pineal Gland and Tap Into Your Superhuman Potential

by Scott Jeffrey

Most people sense that they aren’t living from their highest potential.

For most, this “knowing” is subconscious. That is, a part of us knows, but consciously, we don’t connect with this reality.

For some of us, however, as we get older, this realization becomes more conscious. (If you’re reading this, that likely includes you.)

We know the difference between when we’re operating from our higher potential and when we’re not.

But why do we often fail to operate from our innate power in the first place?

One reason is that our brains rarely function the way they’re designed to run.

The pineal gland—and many other vital glands and organs—aren’t functioning within their intended design.

Thankfully, we have the power to change that.

Today’s guide is the final segment in a 4-part series on the pineal gland.

Part 1: Decalcify Your Pineal Gland 
Part 2: Pineal Gland Detox   
Part 3: Restore Your Circadian Rhythms

If you haven’t read these guides yet, I recommend you do so as each guide builds on the next.

Now, we’ll examine how ancient traditions viewed the pineal gland. Then, we’ll explore traditional methods for pineal gland activation, or what’s often called “opening your third eye.”

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How to Expand Your Consciousness Using Archetypes

by Scott Jeffrey

Here’s an image of Rembrandt’s painting Philosopher in Meditation:

archetypes psychology

The light of the sun pours through the window. Sitting in meditation, the Philosopher absorbs the light in its reflection on the floor. He reflects on the light of consciousness, readying himself to ascend the spiral stairway to enlightenment.

The Philosopher is an archetype, akin to the Wise Old Man.

But what is an archetype? And how can we use them to elevate our consciousness, support our development, and increase our achievements?

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The Ultimate Guide to Achieving Epic Peak Performance in Business and Anything Else

by Scott Jeffrey

Overview: This in-depth guide to peak performance explains the science of performance and provides proven methods for accessing your higher potential in business and any other activity.


There’s an indescribable joy in optimal performance, at performing at one’s best.

The ultimate rewards of peak performance are found in breaking through to a higher level of development in oneself.

These breakthroughs bring a sense of freedom. Internal resistance falls away, and often, our sense of self with it. Absorbed in the task at hand, we access more of our innate potential.

We can pursue peak performance in whatever field interests us: sports, business, music, arts, negotiation, selling, mathematics, philosophy, writing, just to name a few.

But consistent peak performance eludes most of us. Peaking is the exception, not the rule.

In this guide, we will explore the science of peak performance to discover ways to access this state with greater consistency.

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