10 Blogs I Read Every Week

and why you should too

I’ve become quite to blog reader over the last few months. If you’re anything like me, there’s so much great content out there it is overwhelming. I’m offering my top 10 blogs that I read on a regular basis (regular means when they post).

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  1. Michael Hyatt’s – Intentional Leadership Blog

    Michael Hyatt Intentional Leadership Blog

    Michael Hyatt is the former CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishing. Prior to being full time at Intentional Leadership, Michael blogged while still CEO at Thomas Nelson. Michael regularly talks about leadership, productivity, personal development, and platform strategies. His blogs always provide valuable content to people in all stages of life.

    If you really want a treat, listen to his weekly podcast, This Is Your Life, checkout both of his best-selling books Platform: Get Noticed In A Noisy World and Living Forward:A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want, and look for his member’s only site Platform University.

  2. Dave Ramsey’s – Entreleadership Blog

    Dave Ramsey Entreleadership

    Dave Ramsey has long been a mentor for me. All the way back in high school, my mom and dad took me to his live events every time he was in Louisville. One of my favorite quotes (my senior yearbook reflects this) is Dave’s “live like no one else now so later you can live like no one else.”  His EntreLeadership series is based on his book EntreLeadership which also has a podcast and regular YouTube channel.

    In his EntreLeadership series, Dave give you advice not from business school, but over twenty years of experience in the trenches. Dave bluntly tells you when to address an issue, where to spend money, and why you shouldn’t take out that loan. One of my favorite reads of a book and his blog is no let down either.

  3. Chalene Johnson Blog

    Chalene Johnson Blog

    I’m new to the Chalene Johnson brand. My wife introduced me to Chalene a few months ago via blog posts and of course her rockstar fitness videos (I know Chalene, you want to be remembered for your other accomplishments first). Chalene spends time on her blogs that are aimed at serving her “lifers”. Some weeks that may be fitness advice, others productivity and focus. Regardless, she always offers a well thought out position and backs it up to a personal experience.

    While you’re at it, check out her podcast Build Your Tribe. My wife just recently got me hooked on this podcast and I can’t stop listening. Chalene offers many ideas on creating businesses for entreprenuers, social media growth, and just all around serving others. Seriously, check it out.

  4. Jeff Goins Blog

    Jeff Goins Blog
    I think the thing about Jeff Goins that is so admirable, he is someone that you can relate to and think, hey he’s not that much different than me. Jeff was an “aspiring writer” who decided one day that he had to stop lowering the bar and go all in. Jeff declared his status as professional writer and hasn’t looked back since. Jeff has authored several books, including one of my favorites, The Art of Work: A Proven Path to Discovering What You Were Meant to Do.

    Jeff’s blog is mainly about writing. As a leader, you will have to write many letters, possible speeches, and even some amazing selling strategies to win buy-in from your team. Check out Jeff’s blog, but be ready, as of this publishing, he’s at over 195 pages. Oh and he has a podcast, This Portfolio Life. I haven’t had a chance to check it out, but based on the caliber of his other work, it is probably worth it.

  5. Seth Godin Blog

    Seth Godin Blog
    Seth Godin is one of the most amazing writers I’ve read. His posts are typically short enough to fully digest, yet he says so much more than anyone could think is possible in just a couple hundred words. I don’t know if I can explain Seth, but his blog posts are always thought provoking and can help get you through a dip. Speaking of dips, Seth is the author of the amazing (and short) book The Dip.

  6. John C. Maxwell Blog

    John C. Maxwell Blog

     

    I have read six of the more than seventy books authored by Dr. John C. Maxwell. Maxwell is an accomplished author, former church pastor, and the leading leadership guru in the world. If you aspire to be or are a leader, you need to be consuming content from John C. Maxwell. His books Failing ForwardDeveloping The Leader Within, The 360 Degree Leader, The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, and Intentional Living are all on my favorites list. I have another 15 of his books on my shelf in line to read.

    His weekly blog post is always on a topic that is tied to leadership. His aim is to train up the world of leaders who train other leaders. He is doing a good job of that.

  7. Guy Kawasaki Blog

    Guy Kawasaki Blog

     

    Guy Kawasaki is a successful businessman who has made it his mission to help others. Over the last few years he has invested in many successful startups and offers his insight on business. Guy regularly writes on topics that have to do with business, but can be expanded to leaders. Another great resource from Guy Kawasaki is his book, The Art of the Start 2.o.

  8. Dan Rockwell’s Leadership Freak Blog

    Dan Rockwell's Leadership Freak Blog

    Dan Rockwell‘s blog Leadership Freak‘s slogan is “Empowering leaders 300 words at a time“. Dan posts almost daily with little snippets of valuable content that every leader can learn from. Be prepared to read, his blog has over 375 pages of posts to date. If you’re a leader or a dreamer, check out Dan’s blog for some critical thinking on leadership topics.

  9. Tim Ferriss – Four Hour Work Week Blog

    Tim Ferris Four Hour Work Week Blog

     

    Tim Ferriss is the genius behind the Four Hour Work Week. Although a little different, Tim’s blog is really through his podcast. Regardless, Tim writes intriguing posts about life outside the 9-5 job. If you are even remotely considering leaving the traditional workforce to lead your own destiny, Tim is someone you should be reading.

  10. Lolly Daskal Blog

    Lolly Daskal Blog

     

    Lolly Daskal is one of my top 10 people to read and interact with. She is a contributor for big names such as Inc., Fast Company, and the HuffPost.  Lolly is a business coach and speaker who uses her blog to coach people into being better leaders. Lolly is definitely a thought leader on leadership herself. She is also the author of Thoughts Spoken From The Heart: Over 500 Thoughts That Bring Meaning To Your Life.

This is anything but an exhaustive list of who to read. I honestly can say this isn’t a ranking as I like each of these. Michael Hyatt is the person who inspired me to step out of my comfort zone and begin blogging in the first place. He is someone who seems so authentic and sincere that I trust him, thus he was listed first in my list.

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