SMART Resources and Tools

SMART Resources

If you want to think, be, and live SMART, then you have to be able to learn SMART. The best way to do this is by leveraging the skills and expertise of others. An expert or mentor’s hindsight can be your foresight. I put together this page to give you the resources I use and what I recommend. I update this page often so please bookmark it and check frequently!

We each have different learning styles. Some of the most common ways we best learn are through reading (visual), listening (auditory), or by doing (tactile). I have broken down these SMART Resources by learning type!

I am a big fan of Amazon. The company is definitely a one-stop-shop for most of the SMART resources I recommend and use. To make best use of Amazon’s benefits is to join Amazon Prime. Some of the benefits include free shipping, access to Prime Movies, Prime Music, Prime Photos, and much more!


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This is my primary means of taking notes, tracking my to-do lists, and jotting down all of my ideas. There is a difference between using an app versus pen to paper. Writing is much more stimulating and helps the creative juices.

What I like about Rocketbook is that it provides a classic pen and paper experience, yet can be converted digitally. As long as my handwriting is decent, the handwriting recognition software to convert my notes to text. I use a combination of the Getting Things Done and Bullet Journal methods with this notebook to maximize my productivity.


The synthetic paper allows you to write smoothly with a Pilot FriXion pen, then magically wipe clean with a damp cloth to reuse again. Then I use the free Rocketbook app to take a quick picture of the page, and it connects automatically to a number of cloud programs as scan destinations.


The Best SMART Mobile Apps for Productivity and Entrepreneurship
Given the technological power that we can hold in our hands, many people are making the move to mobile apps, giving them the flexibility to work from anywhere at any time. Leveraging the right business apps can significantly increase productivity, effectiveness, and efficiency, ultimately making our lives much easier! Click here to see a list of best SMART mobile apps!


When you study the most successful people in history, the vast majority are voracious readers. Warren Buffett, the world’s greatest investor, reads 500 pages a day! Like compound interest, knowledge builds up, preparing you to take advantage when the right opportunity comes along!


The Kindle app is my go-to e-book reader. You can download it to your computer (Mac or PC) or any type of smartphone. There are lots of great benefits such as syncing across my devices, highlighting and taking notes, and use the X-ray feature to easily find specific ideas, figures, places, and much more. You can use the Whisper-sync feature that allows you to switch seamlessly between listening to your audiobooks and reading their companion Kindle eBooks. 


The Kindle Paperwhite e-Reader is an excellent investment if you like reading. I have a vast collection of books but it is difficult to take with me while traveling. I like reading my Kindle app on my mobile phone for its convenience. But if reading an extended period of time, the Kindle Paperwhite e-Reader is preferable since the e-ink screen is very easy on my eyes compared to my phone.


SMART Thinking Books

Napoleon Hill is widely considered to be one of the greatest writers on SUCCESS and WEALTH. His most famous book Think and Grow Rich has sold over 20 million copies in the U.S. and over 70 million worldwide!












SMART Money Books

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SMART Leadership Books













SMART Living Books













SMART Learning

Think of yourself as a product. To remain relevant in today’s day and age, you need to constantly be updating yourself. The best way to do so is by investing in yourself through continual education.

Many professions such as CPAs, attorneys, financial planners, etc., require annual continual education (CE) credits to retain their licenses. Even if your current profession doesn’t require it, doing so will keep you ahead of the competition.

Fortunately, in today’s digital age, you don’t need to go back to a traditional academic setting to get world-class training and education. You can gain access to free online courses from top universities!

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Explore 1600+ online courses from top universities. Join Coursera today to learn data science, programming, business strategy, and more.

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Explore 1600+ online courses from top universities. Join Coursera today to learn data science, programming, business strategy, and more.


SMART Listening

Art of Thinking SMART Podcasts

Click here to listen to my podcasts! You can download the mp3 and resources I talk about. In addition to teaching The Art of Thinking SMARTSMART MoneyLiving SMART, and SMART Leadership, I will have interviews with the top industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and experts in their field!

I am a big fan of audiobooks. Since I am stuck in traffic everyday, I either listening to a book  on Audible or a podcast! Audible is owned by Amazon, so you can sync some books with your kindle, which is very convenient. According to Thomas Corley, the author of Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals, reading and listening to audiobooks are “rich habits” that separate the rich from the poor.

Here some great benefits of Audible Gold Membership:

  • Includes one free audiobook of your choice per month.
  • Choose from 180,000+ best sellers, new releases sci-fi, romances, mysteries, classics, and more.
  • Get 1 book each month, $14.95/month
  • Cancel easily anytime. Your books are yours to keep, even if you cancel.

The SMART wealthy in particular love non-fiction, specifically self-improvement books. They “are voracious readers on how to improve themselves.”

88% of them read for self-improvement for at least half an hour every day, compared to 2% of poor people. 64% of the rich listen to audiobooks during their commute to work, compared to just 5% of poor people. This is what I call the University of the Automobile!

Want to know what books I recommend? Click here! Bottom line is to maximize their use of time. You can always make more money, but you can never get back more time. Not completely sold on Audible? Try it for free with the Audible Free Trial [Digital Membership]

  • Includes two free audiobooks with your free trial.
  • Choose from 180,000+ best sellers, new releases sci-fi, romances, mysteries, classics, and more.
  • After 30 days, get 1 book each month, $14.95/month
  • Cancel easily anytime. Your books are yours to keep, even if you cancel.

SMART Programs

G Suite is an integrated suite of secure, cloud-native collaboration and productivity apps powered by Google AI. It includes Gmail, Docs, Drive, Calendar, Meet and more. It is chosen by millions of businesses, from small companies to the Fortune 500. I use it for my business for email, collaboration, and easy access to my files anywhere at any time.

Dropbox is one of my favorite file storage and sharing services. The cloud is very convenient!  Any file you save to Dropbox instantly saves to all of your computers, tablets, phones, and the Dropbox website.

LastPass is a password manager and one of the most important security tools I rely on. With so many data breaches and hackers trying to steal your password, you want to ensure that you have different and complex passwords. I use LastPass as my password manager for security, easy to features, and the ability to access my username and passwords anywhere and on any device!

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SMART Traveling

I travel quite a bit, and always look for the best travel hacks. Click Here for my Top Airline Travel Tips and Hacks!

Both Uber and Lyft have revolutionized transportation, I use it on a weekly basis. If you haven’t tried it yet, it is basically a ride-sharing service. You download the app on a mobile device and have one of the drivers pick you up at your current location and take you to where you want to go. You pay through the app which is very convenient.


SMART Business

Looking to start a business? Make sure you choose the right structure and legal entity for it. I have created a dozen or more and Legal Zoom is one of the easiest ways to get started. Visit Legal Zoom to help you decide which one is the best for you and your business.

Set up an eCommerce Site with Shopify. It is very simple to use and get any product you want to sell out to market. They have free or paid templates you can use. Uploading products is a cinch and you have several options to get paid.

Want to start a blog or website? I HIGHLY recommend A2 Hosting for your sites. There are many out there but recently many have been bought out, consolidating under one large company. The problem is that the level of service has gone down. A2 has not and they have been very responsive with any requests. You can use the same account for multiple domains. It is really easy to install WordPress and use Google Products with A2.


SMART Marketing

Emailing marketing is a must if you want to connect with people. I have used several different email programs. Aweber is one of the most very powerful and robust email opt-in service and email marketing/broadcasting tools. It will help you collect emails, and help you maximize readers Start your valuable email marketing, autoresponders, broadcast emails, and newsletters to grow your list now! Best of all, you can click here to try it out for free.

High-quality Opt-in or Squeeze pages is important to convert visitors into subscribers. 95% of all conversions, leads, and revenue are generated by about 5% of the webpages on a site. Leadpages in my opinion is the best at easily helping you create those pages that do! Using Leadpages has been one of the best decisions I have made!


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