Ask The Entrepreneurs is a regular series where members of those involved in the Young Entrepreneur Council are asked a single question that aims to help Lifehack readers level up their own lives, whether in a area of management, communication, business or life in general.

Here’s the question posed in this edition of Ask The Entrepreneurs:

Name one productivity/lifestyle blogger that you follow for advice/tips on staying balanced. Why are they so great?

1. Marie Forleo

I heart Marie Forleo’s weekly Rich, Happy & Hot videos. Not only do they provide actionable suggestions for creating a rockin’ business, they also illuminate how to shift from working hard to working smart in order to integrate work with the rest of one’s life. I appreciate Marie’s “everything is figure-out-able” attitude and her belief that the best entrepreneurs are multi-passionate.

-Alexia Vernon, Catalyst for Action

2. zenhabits

Leo Babauta runs zenhabits, one of the most popular blogs on productivity and lifestyle. The content is amazing and the design makes it such a pleasure to read.

-Ben Lang, EpicLaunch



3. Tim Ferriss

Tim Ferriss took productivity and lifestyle hacking to another level with his ideas in The 4-Hour Work Week and The 4-Hour Body. He publishes an exceptional blog, with the subtitle “Experiments in Lifestyle Design.” His ideas are eye-opening and his interviews with entrepreneurs are fascinating. I highly recommend following his blog for motivation on being the best you can be.

-Doreen Bloch, Poshly Inc.

4. Seth Godin

Seth Godin’s posts are short on word, but pack an amazing punch. His direct, to the point blog posts really help me to stay focused on the important things in life and see things from a different perspective.

-Nathan Lustig, Entrustet



5. James Altucher

If you’re looking for a brutally honest and straight forward thinker, James Altucher’s blog is a must read. He is the author of several books and has sold several companies he personally founded. The blog provides many great resources for entrepreneurs and a unique insight into his thoughts on both personal and professional relationships.

-Evan KirkpatrickWendell Charles Financial

6. Cal Newport

I really appreciate and share Cal Newport’s philosophies on pursuing excellence and enjoying life in the process. Although his blog, Study Hacks, started out geared toward students, it has evolved into a place to find relevant information for anyone interested in the pursuit of being remarkable without burning out.

-Elizabeth Saunders, Real Life E®


7. Sean Ogle

Sean Ogle graduated college and entered the work force as a financial analyst. He quickly realized this wasn’t for him, quit his job, moved to Thailand and built an online business. Sean’s blog posts on Location 180 are inspiring and provide practical ways on how to build businesses that can be run from anywhere and, most importantly, how to achieve the independent lifestyle of your dreams.

-Anthony Saladino, Kitchen Cabinet Kings

8. Jason Fried

Jason Fried has built an incredible business around making projects more efficient. He blogs about his company’s lessons learned at “Signal Versus Noise”. It’s not simply about the company’s tools, but he shares amazing insight into building a positive culture.

-Aaron Schwartz, Modify Watches


9. Yaro Starak

Yaro Starak of Entrepreneurs-Journey.com not only gives really good online marketing advice, but he teaches people to build businesses that support their lifestyle and value system. Yaro is from Australia and lives the life of a true entrepreneur.

-Matt Wilson, Under30CEO.com


10. Chris Guillebeau

Whenever I need a little inspiration, I head to Chris Guillebeau’s site, The Art of Non-Conformity. His posts never fail to get me fired up, whether he’s written about business, travel or something else entirely.

-Thursday Bram, Hyper Modern Consulting



11. Mayi Carles

Mayi Carles has great weekly videos, but more importantly she’s designed a set of weekly and daily “Life Is Messy” planners to help keep you focused. She gives great advice for creative people, who tend to be all over the place when it comes to ideas and productivity. Her attitude is really upbeat and her advice is spot on.

-Nathalie Lussier, Nathalie Lussier Media

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