Welcome to the recommended resources section. Here, you’ll find a list of courses, books, and other products that I have personally used, which have brought me an ROI worth many times more than whatever price I paid.
Now, as much as I think quoting elite investor Warren Buffet is super cheesy, there are a few things he’s said that really do resonate with me.
“Price is what you pay – value is what you get”.
Take a look through here at resources I have used to optimize my health, learn multiple languages, travel the world, build multiple successful businesses, and achieve success with women and people that I previously never could have ever conceived for myself.
Yes, there are affiliate links here. At no additional cost to you, if you purchase through any of these links, I will earn a small commission.
Reality Transurfing by Vadim Zeland – I’ve got an extensive review here. In my opinion, this is the absolute best modern personal development book.
Tufti the Priestess by Vadim Zeland – Just when I thought Reality Transurfing could not be topped, I cam across this masterpiece. Think of it as the most crucial points of Reality Transurfing, condensed, and speaking to the reader on a much more personal level.
Thick Face, Black Heart by Chin Ning Chu – Shout out to Victor Pride for recommending this masterpiece on human psychology and power dynamics. I’ve got a full review of this book here. Basically, this is a predecessor to The 48 Laws of Power, wherein the balance between both the dark and light sides of human nature are analyzed and practical advice is given to the reader in Chin Ning Chu’s exclusive manner – the use of Chinese parables.
The Asian Mind Game by Chin Ning Chu – As someone who has spent a considerable amount of time living in Asia, I can tell you that this book is very spot-on with a lot of points.
It’s a bit outdated, since it was written back when Japan was in it’s heyday, but the observations that Chin Ning Chu makes about how these cultures think and go about doing is business is still pretty accurate.
Overall, if you’re planning on heading to Asia, you want to get a different perspective on wisdom from Asian cultures, or you just want to impress your Chinese, Korean, or Japanese friends, then this is a must-read.
The Count of Monte Cristo – The ultimate revenge story. I could not put this one down, because I found the idea of a man losing everything, only to rise up after years of suffering to enact punishment upon all those who did him wrong, was just riveting.
If you’re going through hard times in your life right now, just now that there already exists a reality out there where you’ve conquered all the obstacles facing you right now, and you’ve emerged victorious and successful.
The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell – Imagine if someone could take a number of ancient myths and legends, analyze them, and easily explain the moral or main message behind them. Well, that’s what you’ll find in this book.
Bold and Determined by Victor Pride
If you’re new here, and you’ve never heard of Bold and Determined, I must genuinely tell you that I feel sorry for you.
This was probably the most copied personal development blog on the internet, especially when it came to men’s personal development.
The values of Bold and Determined were parallel to those I espouse here at Keys to the Castillo – personal freedom, transcending a life of mediocrity to pursue greatness, lifting weights, eating steaks, and being the best man that you can.
As you can see, the inspiration runs deep, and I am happy to pay homage to those who blazed the path before me, and many others.
What his blog special, though?
From my perspective, it’s because pretty much everything he wrote was:
Again, the same values I run my blog and entire social media presence by.
Victor Pride was, from what I could see, one of the first guys to find major success in the internet marketing space, focusing on the niche of young men.
He was new, in that, rather than being a bit of a goof and not having much else to talk about besides internet marketing itself, he lived and breathed a lot of what he wrote about. He built a herculean physique. He lived a life of adventure in South East Asia and around the world. He constantly introduced his readers to new ideas, concepts, books, and ways of thinking, that were not being rehashed and passed around over and over.
He often wrote about topics that were not only very relevant to the life of a young man in the modern age, but he also gave things to you straight. I’m not saying he never embellished the truth or made proven factual errors, but for the most part, what he said was true.
It was also genuine. Again, he wasn’t just some guy sitting in his apartment in the middle of nowhere writing about strange topics – he lived his life to the fullest, and wrote about it.
For that reason, a lot of his stuff was also actually helpful. Unlike so much of the fluff out there, you could actually see results and progress just from implementing one idea from one article of his, whether that was in the gym, in your relationships, or in your business.
You also couldn’t help but get fired up by his words, which were emotionally impactful. Most likely because he had gone through hard times himself in the years leading up to him creating Bold and Determined.
Lastly, he was relatable, because he (or so he claims) isn’t some genius or ‘born entrepreneur’ like you read about those kids who were selling random stuff at age 12 for profit or whatever. He screwed around in university, he worked numerous dead-end jobs, he had never traveled out of the country, and he sank into debt. Well, the old him, anyways.
To the dismay of many, Victor Pride, the founder, shut it down in 2020, and has moved on to pursue other interests. Although, I hear you can still find pdf collections of his old blog posts…
Masculine Development by Jon Anthony – Currently one of the best men’s personal development blogs out there. I’ve been following Jon from almost day one, and I can tell you, he’s 100% genuine, and is set to go very, very far.
Good Looking Loser – Another one of the OG bloggers. In my teens and early twenties, all I cared about was getting laid with hot chicks. Well, looking for advice on this topic almost always leads to a trip down into a bottomless pit. There’s no shortage of charlatans trying to hook lonely, desperate guys into paying hundreds, or even thousands, into buying their course, books, or coaching.
Roosh V – One more OG. Roosh has been blogging… what, since 2008?
The guy is infamous for traveling the world with the sole intention of sleeping with tons of women. He’s been banned from various countries for speaking about and publishing his views on the state of western culture, and has recently devoted his life to God.
CAIP (Client Acquisition Immersion Program)
This is hands-down one of the best investments I have ever made.
You can bet, thought, that I was hesitant to pay the $2000 price tag to get it.
In fact, I went into debt to pay for this course and the group chat.
It was created by Ben Byrne and Ryan Booth, two extremely genuine and exceptionally knowledgeable guys in the online marketing space.
The purpose of the group is to help people with an online client business to get more clients and expand.
Truth be told, I didn’t even have a business when I got in – I just knew I had to invest in surrounding myself with other high-level entrepreneurs if I wanted to up my own game.
I’m not sure if they’re still accepting new members, but you can contact them on Facebook and ask.
Parikchit Basnet’s Email Marketing course – I don’t even remember how I came across this, but it was sometime in October 2020.
After finally having decided on a skill and a niche to serve in my own business, I was still stuck.
I didn’t know the first thing about how to deliver great results with email marketing, or even how to approach potential clients.
This course cleared that all up, and I’m happy to recommend it.
As with many high-quality courses, the video content is great, but the group chat is where the real value is.
Why? Because you can ask more experienced people about absolutely anything, and receive a detailed response on how you should handle it.
Hustler’s University by Andrew Tate – If there’s any course out there that will teach you the fundamental mindset for making money, that can be applied to virtually ANY business, it’s this one.
What makes this one different, is that it’s absolutely no bs – Andrew gives it to you straight and won’t bother telling you to ‘read lots of books’ or anything that won’t directly lead to making more cash. In this course, Andrew Tate goes over various business ventures he had in his earlier days, such as getting a sales job despite being ‘unqualified’, almost becoming a millionaire in his early 20s with his own tv ad agency, and much more.
The only thing that disappointed me, is that he claims it’s ‘100 business lessons’, but it’s only something like 60. Still, great material, and I often come back to review it.
Rocket Languages – Out of all the language learning materials out there, how can you possibly know which one is right for you? Well, I’ll give you a solid tip now, that will save you LOTS of time wasted – you just have to pick ONE program, and stick with it. Now, when it comes to Rocket Languages, sticking to the program will not only skyrocket your language skills, it’ll also be fun. The lessons are set up so that you can follow along and listen as many times as you need to. The vocabulary is also very practical and can be used in many day-to-day situations, which means you can get the ball rolling much faster.
I’ve written a more in-depth article here.
Jon Anthony Blog Money Blueprint – I’ve had the privilege of following Jon’s blog for a number of years now. It was apparent early on that he was going to turn it into a major income-producing machine, and he’s done just that. Now, he’s showing a limited number of students just how he’s managed to achieve what so many fail to. I highly recommend this course to anyone who is truly dedicated to growing their blog and turning it into their main livelihood.
Dan Koe’s Web Design Wealth – Dan is wise beyond his years, and also very financially savvy. After many failed attempts at making money online, Dan Koe finally cracked the code, and was able to live life on his terms. Even if you don’t plan to work as a freelance web designer, I still think it’s crucial in this day and age to equip yourself with the skills to throw up a decent web page and get your message on the net.
Black Hat Wizard’s Cold Email Mastery – One of the most crucial parts of starting any business is getting customers and clients. Part of that will usually include a form of cold outreach – sending a message to someone you don’t know and who doesn’t know you, and starting a conversation with them, so that you can eventually help them fulfill a need and close the deal. In Cold Email Mastery, you’ll get an inside look at how to run successful cold email campaigns that ACTUALLY GET RESPONSES. Stop spinning your wheels and pick up this course while it’s still available, because I anticipate that it might not be for long.
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Bathmate – Show of hands – who’s ever wanted to make their dick bigger? Even if you’re okay with what you’ve got down there, the Bathmate is designed to add at least an inch or two of girth on your cock. Combine it with the…
Shikibuton – Yeah, I didn’t know what this was when I first heard about it, either.
But, once I start reading about it… I was sold.
I have never slept better in my life, and my body feels much more limber.
Ethernet Adapter usb – Wifi is not as safe as you think (study)
I’ve since started using an ethernet cable to hardwire my computer to the internet.
External Hard drive – chances are you have a bunch of files and information on your computer. But have you asked yourself what would happen if you were not longer able to access them? How shitty would it feel to have just lost months, or even YEARS worth of work, due to a preventable technical difficulty? When I realized this, I went out and got a 500GB external hard drive. They’re cheap these days, too. I highly recommend picking one up and just backing up your pc. You never know.
Notebook and pen – The basics. As they say, the pen is mightier than the sword. If you’re a creative thinker, which you probably are since you’re reading this, then you definitely want to keep a notebook and pen around you to jot down ideas.
At the very least, use it to write down your goals and plan out your day. It helps to always remind yourself of where you want to go, instead of allowing yourself to be tossed about like a rag doll by life in whichever direction.