FastForwardAmy’s Favorites to Lift Your Life

This is updated weekly!

It's also completely dependent on my emotional state 😉

Add your favorites in the comments below so I can check out your favorite resources!



“The pain of regret is far worse than the pain of self discipline.” – Mike Vacanti


“The only place where success comes before work, is in the dictionary.” – Anonymous (and my dad, my entire life!)


“Never borrow from tomorrow.” – FastForwardAmy



“How to Win Friends and Influence People.” – Dale Carnegie

My dad gave this to me when I was very young and it's just an all-round amazing book. It will improve your relationships with others in SO many ways. Don't let the title fool you – it's not for asocial dorks, even the most social person in the world will experience tremendous benefits from reading and implementing these golden principles.


“Man 2.0 – Engineering the Alpha” – John Romaniello & Adam Bornstein

Even if you just read it for the motivational beginning – it's a great book with lots of good information about fatloss and strength gain.


“Never eat alone.” – Keith Ferrazzi

You're good at meeting people, but don't know how to keep in touch with them? This book about ‘networking' gives you some great tips about how to make sure you don't lose track of your newly made acquaintances.


“The Richest Man in Babylon.” – George S. Clason

Crappy at finance? Read this. Get out of debt and start saving – without even noticing it.


“Crush It!” – Gary Vaynerchuk

Do you want to become an entrepreneur but you need a little nudge in the right direction? Read this short book and learn how to tap into your passion and actually make money with it!


“Awaken the Giant Within” – Anthony Robbins

Need a little nudge? This is short and powerful!

Tip: listen to it in audioformat and go for a walk outside. (Bring pen and paper with you)



Why Fitness Actually Matters – Mike Vacanti

I love this. Just take 4 minutes to watch it, and forward it to your friends and family. This is the reason I ended up dragging my parents to the gym on a rainy sunday afternoon 🙂


Strength for Women – Jordan Syatt

Are you a woman or is there a woman in your life?


Watch this video pls <3



Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk ft. Bruno Mars

This always cheers me up.


Fitz and the Tantrums – HandClap

Momentarily addicted to this song (Nov. 2016).



I will definitely be adding to this list – this is very much influenced by the stuff that keeps me occupied at this very moment, and is not complete – at all!


Photo and Video:

  • Matthew Vandeputte – Timelapse and Hyperlapse Videographer (My brother and he's awesome)
  • Johan Lolos


Fitness & Nutrition:

  • Jordan Syatt
  • Mike Vacanti
  • Neghar Fonooni
  • Jen Sinkler
  • Linh Trinh
  • John Berardi – Precision Nutrition


Media / Marketing / Entrepreneur:

  • Gary Vaynerchuk
  • Richard Branson
  • Dan Meredith 
  • Ryan Lee
  • Leah Butler-Smith (just discovered her material, she seems awesome)
  • Marie Forleo



  • Spending
  • Myfitnesspal
  • Week Cal
  • Headspace
  • Audible
  • Over



  • Passion Planner
  • Fitbit