Hi, we’re Greg and Fiona Scott, The Laptop Lifestyle Experts, authors of Living a Laptop Lifestyle, and creators of Live a Laptop Lifestyle digital training platform.

Having harnessed the internet to replace our comfortable corporate salaries since late 2009, we’ve now chosen to help and inspire people like us, to create their own lifestyle of design by leveraging the internet.

Since the end of 2012 we’ve mentored and motivated over a thousand people of all ages, from all corners of the globe, build and scale up their own online businesses in order to live life on their terms.

Our personal mission is to re-educate 1,000 laptop lifestylers (our words) to earn a sustainable online income, enabling them to answer to nobody, holiday when they want, work how long they want, and be present with their family.

Is that you?

We’ve re-educated a wide range of people, from those who generate their first $1 online, through to people who earn tens of thousands of dollars online each month. In short, we help people to unleash their inner entrepreneur to unlock infinite income.

And the diverse group of people we’ve mentored include young couples like Jan and Alicia who recently made their first sale online, through to serial entrepreneurs, Shawn and Kelly, who made $40k in their first 3 months.

So if you’re looking to change your life, and you’re willing to put in extra effort and energy to do so, simply enter your name and email address in the box on the right to get access to our complementary digital marketing video training series – to discover if an online business is a good fit for you.

Once you enter your details on the right, click here to schedule a complementary consultation session with us – to discover how we can help you, and to check your goals are achievable.

Here’s to living your laptop lifestyle!

Greg and Fiona Scott

 

 

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life, business and happinessYou might be able to drift through life by just knowing how to get a job or how to drive a car – but what will your happiness factor be?

The truth is, if you don’t ‘work on yourself’ from the inside out, then life can be a pretty dismal existence. Not doing anything noteworthy with your life is a horrible mistake, leading to a hum-drum, tedious, day-to-day way of being. Especially when changing the way you behave, and how you think of yourself, is incredibly easy to do – it just takes practice.

We invite you to open your mind to possibility, opportunity, and ability – because most humans are intelligent, adaptive, and willing to keep learning.

So we’ve put together a handy reference list of our top 10 books to transform your life, business and happiness – just as we’ve managed to do ourselves. Note though, there’s nothing special about us, we’re just ordinary, everyday people who learned how to believe, achieve and succeed.

What follows are ten of our highly recommended, transformational, personal growth books, which are a must read if you want to be truly happy, self-fulfilled, and live life on your terms.

These are the top 10 books which have helped us transform our lifestyles, business and relationships in just two short years.

In our humble opinion, they’re essential reading whether in paperback in or in digital form (we won’t get into that argument as Greg loves Kindle books and Fiona loves paperbacks). They’re ranked in a progressive order to build your entrepreneurial knowledge, understanding and belief.

1. Think and Grow Rich

by Napoleon Hill

Think And Grow RichThis book is our number one recommended read, not only because it’s a revolutionary best seller of all time having sold over 20 million copies by 1970, but because it was the first book we read which changed our beliefs on the accessibility of success. And millions of others have also become ultra-successful after reading this pivotal self-growth book.

Back in the 1930’s Napoleon Hill personally interviewed the world’s most successful achievers and analysed the common characteristics which lead to their success. The book has been dubbed the “Granddaddy of All Motivational Literature” and has been updated for the 21st century so is as relevant now as it ever was.

Why you need to read this book:

Think And Grow Rich lays out your journey to wealth by leveraging the power of personal beliefs, and the role they play in personal success. It instils in you the mindset required to succeed in everything you do.

You’re encouraged to keep reading, to seek the secret to success, as more and more of the secret is revealed in each chapter. You’ll learn how achievement actually occurs, plus a formula for it, which allows any average person to attain success in whatever they put their mind to.

“Anything the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can be achieved” Napoleon Hill

2. Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money – That the Poor and the Middle Class Do Not!

By Robert T. Kiyosaki and Sharon L. Lechter

Rich Dad Poor DadKiyosaki wrote about what he learned from the two key men who impacted his formative years. His real father was a highly educated man who earned a good salary, but was never financially sound. His other ‘Dad’ was his best friend’s father who was a high school drop-out, turned self-made multi-millionaire. His poor dad’s lifelong monetary problems contrasted with the abundant life lead by his rich dad.

This book is timeless and is essential reading for anyone who harbours private or negative attitudes about money. The issues it tackles sound complicated, but they’re explained in a way a teenager would understand.

Why you need to read this book:

Sadly, most people don’t know the difference between money and wealth, or the difference between and asset and a liability, or what those differences mean to you. All will be revealed when you invest a few short hours to read this book.

In a nutshell, wealth does not come from the supposed security of job with a pay packet where you exchange your time for an hourly rate which is set by someone else. Wealth comes from something that generates money, which will continue to do so even if you’re not around. So an online business with high revenues and low costs, a property with rent higher than a mortgage and maintenance costs, a creative work that brings in royalties.

Wealthy people know the difference between an asset and a liability. An asset is anything that generates money and puts it in your pocket, like an online business. A liability is anything that takes money out of your pocket. So things you might think are assets (your home, your car, your expensive sport or hobby kit) are most probably liabilities. The co-authors provide this necessary financial education in a story-like, straight–talking, easy-to-read manner.

3. Three Feet from Gold: Turn Your Obstacles Into Opportunities!

by Sharon L. Lechter and Greg Reid

Three Feet From GoldSo Sharon Lechter is co-author of bestselling Rich Dad Poor Dad, is a very successful accountant in America, is driven by making children financially aware, and was asked by the Napoleon Hill Foundation to co-author this book.

We were privileged to meet Sharon in London in 2013 – we found her passion to be infectious and admired her ability to keep explanations simple, so we went and bought this book, plus another of her books called Outwitting The Devil.

Why you need to read this book:

Three Feet from Gold tells a compelling modern day story of a young writer who is tasked to interview high achievers, business leaders, and other influential figures, about the importance of persistently keeping at it to attain your goals.

The story uses well-known, inspirational, real-life stories to help you find your own personal Success Formula, to help you choose good counsel, and most importantly, to help you learn about never giving up.

4. The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich

by Timothy Ferriss

The 4-Hour Work WeekTim Ferris tells an entertaining story about how he transitioned from being an underpaid office worker to becoming one of the New Rich (his term). In his simple, sharp, insightful writing style, he explains how to establish a profitable business step by step, how to build residual income sources in detail, and how to create heaps of free time to be free to do what you want to do.

Why you need to read this book:

If you’re looking to escape the 9-5 rat race or wanting to extricate yourself from the common trap of exchanging your time for money, so you can start creating the life of your dreams, then this book is for you. It provides a fresh approach on:

  • How to reduce your workload to the most essential tasks and become effective at everything you do
  • How to think differently than others and why common thinking doesn’t serve you
  • How to start a profitable business (online) without a large investment
  • How to avoid costly mistakes in business

Tim genuinely wants to help you quit your frustrating circumstances and start living life on your terms – that is, working where you want, how often you want, and with who you want.

5. Living A Laptop Lifestyle: Reclaim Your Life By Making Money Online (No Experience Required)

by Greg and Fiona Scott

Living A Laptop LifestyleThis book is the pivotal next step, following hot on the heels of The 4-Hour Work Week, which explains how and why the internet is the very best vehicle to leverage to achieve time freedom.

It’s a best seller, it’s highly rated on Amazon, and it’s been a finalist in three international book awards.

Why you need to read this book:

Of course, we’re biased – but we wrote the book to open people’s eyes to the alternatives an online business can provide. If you have a computer, an internet connection, and a passion, you’re already standing on a mountain of value. We’ve prepared a pragmatic, vital guide on how to make the most of it.

Each chapter is composed to suit the budding entrepreneur in you – to take you from the very basics of getting started, right through to creating your very own website, and generating a sustainable income online.

Here’s what Brian Tracy said about Living A Laptop Lifestyle:

“This amazing book shows you how to quickly tap into the technology at your fingertips, increase your income, simplify your life, and achieve all your goals.” Brian Tracy

6. Who Moved My Cheese?: An Amazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life

by Spencer Johnson, Kenneth H. Blanchard

Who Moved My Cheese?We’ve included this book as it’s a quick read, and is a quirky wee story (which does involve mice – though not computer mice), but delivers a powerful lesson: how to deal with unexpected change, whether in careers, relationships, health, or family life.

Why you need to read this book:

Have you ever lost a job, or had a relationship fall apart, or fallen ill unexpectedly – and can you remember how you felt and how you reacted to the situation? It’s sometimes easy to believe it’s the end of the world as many people are fearful of change. But the message in this book is clear: learn to see change as the start of something new rather than the end of something you’d probably taken for granted.

It sounds crazy, but we’re grateful we lost our jobs back in 2009, because we were forced out of necessity to change. We’d become blaze about job security and thought we’d never be laid off, but the reality is, it can happen to anyone. We learned that embracing the change and breaking through your fears makes you free – and that’s what this book teaches too.

“If you do not change, you can become extinct.”

7. Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time

by Brian Tracy

Eat That FrogWe’ve included this book for three reasons:

  1. we love Brian Tracy’s stuff (and the fact he endorsed our book),
  2. procrastination is a huge problem for a LOT of people. Successful people get stuff done, so there’s no room for putting off tomorrow what can be done today
  3. it’s another short, quick read which provides the 21 most effective ways to conquer procrastination and achieve more.

Why you need to read this book:

Do you want to get organized, simplify your life, and have that much prized time freedom?

This concise book doesn’t cover psychology of procrastination; instead, it covers stuff like motivation and reasoning for determining your priorities, delegating and/or eliminating some tasks, knowing what things are okay to procrastinate about, and which ‘frog’ (your biggest, ugliest task that will get you the greatest results) to tackle first each morning.

This book will help you develop habits and skills of accomplishing more than the average person, and in less time too – which is part and parcel of living a laptop lifestyle.

8. Ask and It Is Given: Learning to Manifest Your Desires

by Esther and Jerry Hicks

Ask And It Is GivenIn progressing your self-development, we recommend you read Ask And It Is Given. It’s a philosophical book which offers an explanation of the connection between the power of thought and reality, and how we’re each in control of what we have, are and do. In other words, there’s no such thing as ‘fate’ or ‘the gods’ directing your life, as it’s all in your hands to live exactly as you wish.

The teaches you to manifest your desires, which we first thought was ‘a bit woo woo’ but that’s just because we didn’t really and truly understand exactly what it’s all about. But, to be honest, we were probably manifesting anyway – we just didn’t realise that’s what it was called!

Why you need to read this book:

Wouldn’t you like to ask and it is given to you on a plate?

Because success in whatever you’re doing starts within you – it’s in your hands (or your positive thinking mind) – and that’s exactly what the book ‘Ask and It is Given’ will help you achieve. Success!

It helps you to change the way you think and the way you view the world so you can get what you want, and have the success you deserve.

The best part – are the 22 Processes that make up half the book!

9. How To Get Lots Of Money For Anything Fast

by Stuart Lichtman and Joe Vitale

how to get lots of money for anything fastPLEASE don’t judge this book by the title – it’s not what it sounds! It’s way more powerful than it sounds.

Consider this introduction from Stuart Lichtman himself:

We’ve never met, but I know a couple of things about you:

[1]          No matter how much money you have now, you also have powerful abilities inside yourself that you are not taking full advantage of (yet)… and…

[2]          If someone told you about a new way to bring in a lot of money quickly – and it was legal and easy to do – you’d want to know more about it.

How do I know these things about you? This knowledge comes from years of experience with tens of thousands of people around the world. All kinds of people. And every one of them had hidden skills and talents they weren’t using nearly as powerfully as they could. What is more, once they knew about a secret (that I will tell you about today), their lives and their fortunes changed for the better – quickly and forever!

Stuart Lichtman has impressive credentials and delivers a tried and tested, practical, three step process which can transform your world and bring you all the riches you’ve ever dreamed of (this triggered our spam filters a bit, but also spurred our reading).

He says:

“I’ve proven this method will work by testing it on 50,000 people. Now you’re going to prove it will work for you.”

Why you need to read this book:

Seriously – you just do. Read this blog post of how it worked for us.

10. Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion

by Robert B. Cialdini

Influence: The Psychology of PersuasionCialdini studied persuasion and social influence at a graduate and postgraduate level at the University of North Carolina and at Columbia University, then spent thirty-five years rigorously undertaking evidence-based research, across many industries, to study what moves people to change behaviour. The resulting book explains the psychology of why people buy and why they say “yes”, but more importantly how to apply such knowledge legitimately in your marketing.

Cialdini found most human behaviour is automatic, which allowed him to come up with Six Principles of Influence or six “rules of thumb” of persuasion, then discusses how each principal can be used to persuade and influence others. It’s jam-packed with real world examples making it easy to appreciate, understand, and learn from.

Why you need to read this book:

You’ll learn the six universal principles of influence, and how to use them to become a skilled persuader – which is a must have skill for any entrepreneur. Also, you’ll understand how to defend yourself against other influencers – which is vitally important when you’re just starting out if you want to avoid going down lots of rabbit holes!!! (we’re speaking from experience here!)

So, there you have it

. . . our top 10 reads that will change your life forever, giving you the ability to control your time, finances and freedom.

Start reading, learning and achieving.

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Have you ever noticed how some of the top online marketers have something in common?

We’re guessing you know they all use slick looking graphics to give offers a professional look and feel.

Whether it be lead capture pages, sales pages, check out pages, blog posts or emails . . . the list goes on.

And it’s not just top online marketers using them . . .

Multi-billion dollar companies use professional images and product graphics just like these all the time:

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But here’s the problem:

. . . having slick professional graphics created for you gets pretty expensive and it’s often a very slow and frustrating process to find a professional graphics designer you trust, then to get them to understand and interpret your brief in a way that upholds your personal brand or your personal taste!

Happily, you have options to choose from:

Of course, you have the option of using Adobe Photoshop graphics design software . . .

BUT . . . it takes too much time to learn how to use the software as it kind of needs a degree in rocket science to understand.

What’s worse, it’s very expensive – like forking out for a new laptop!

Another option is to outsource the creation of your graphical images. There are platforms like 99designs.com (which is a competition based graphic design platform we used to get our brand logo designed) and killercovers.com, which charge an absolute bomb for every single graphic, but you’re lucky if the whole process takes less than 48 hours to be done.

There’s always fiverr.com too – but you get what you pay for on fiverr and ‘lose your rag’ in the process. We know – we’ve done it a couple of times.

You spend hours looking at contractor’s portfolios, even more time explaining your brief, then yet more precious hours reviewing drafts, re-explaining the brief again by dotting your i’s and crossing your t’s because the gig artist never read it properly in the first place.

It requires more patience, diplomacy, and effort than most people have in a month!

We’ll never use fiverr.com again for graphics design. One outsourcer refused our job after 2 days, giving no explanation at all. Another contractor produced a horrific effort, which lead to two redrafts before we finally ‘lost our rag’ and closed the job. That wasted a whole week – which is frustrating when you want to maintain momentum on a project and you want to get stuff done lickety-split.

That bum experience made us look for an alternative. And we found one that’s brilliant – it’s called GraphixCreator.

The entire making of the images below only took us 10 seconds per image.

professional images

Did you know you can create professional graphics like these . . .  without Photoshop, and in as little as two minutes, even if you’re a complete “technophobe” and think you don’t have an ounce of creativity in you?

Because now there’s a new automated graphic creating software system called GraphixCreator.

It’s frighteningly fast as it’s ridiculously simple to create professional 3-D graphical images in less than 2 minutes.

This tool takes ANY image (like a website screenshot or personal picture) and immediately turns it into a “Digital Packaging” shot.

All you have to do is:

Step 1: Store an image onto your computer

Step 2: Upload it to GraphixCreator

Step 3: Select the style 3D graphic you want (a CD, DVD, Kindle, iPad, iMac, MacBook Pro, HDTV etc . . .)

Step 4: YOU’RE DONE! It instantly renders a highly professional 3D image for you!

All the images in this post only took 10 secs to create. Seriously!

If you’re wondering what else you can create with GraphixCreator – the templates include iPads – iPods – iPhones – Macs – tablets – smart phones – video players – HDTVs – paperback books – hardback books – spiral bound books – ring binders – brochures – CDs – DVDs – CD cases – Software boxes – roller banners – membership cards – greeting cards ==> all in varying angles.

Literally anything you can think of, from any aspect, for any product or purpose!

3D graphics templates

In fact you get over 120 different templates to choose from – and new ones are always being added (like iPhone6!).

This means you’re ALWAYS getting the most updated selection of templates.

We hope by now, you’re starting to think of uses for 3-D graphics like:

Sales letters – Blog post images – Lead capture pages – Emails – Facebook posts and timeline covers – Twitter and Instagram posts – Checkout Pages – Webinar promotions – Video sales letters – Powerpoint and Keynote presentations – Brochures – and direct mail leaflets.

How To Make Money With GraphixCreator

You could also even use this software to make a side income by creating graphics for other people or running your own gigs on fiverr.com (we recommend doing that as a way to build a marketing budget)

Simply start doing it in your spare time, and crank out professional graphics in just a few minutes of work.

So, if you like the idea of having professional graphics whenever you need them, then your very best bet is to get and use GraphixCreator.

And if you want to be like all the top online marketers by adding professional and engaging product graphics to your websites to digitally-represent your offers (as most people need a visual representation to understand what’s on offer), then click here to get started right away.

There’s actually a ton of uses for this software. For example:

  • Making “Digital Packaging” for selling affiliate offers online
  • Making “Digital Packaging” for selling software online
  • Showcasing your brand on different mediums (CD’s, DVD’s, TV’s, Membership cards etc)
  • Showing your website being read on an iPad, Kindle, Smartphone
  • Promoting any affiliate offer by creating your own professional images.

Here’s another GraphixCreator example we made of our personal site GregandFionaScott.com being viewed on a Mac (this image took 10 seconds to create):

professional images for website

We simply:

1) Took a full webpage screenshot, selected “IMAC LEFT” in GraphixCreator, and uploaded the screenshot image.

2) GraphixCreator let us crop the picture (with a real-time preview).

3) BOOM! The picture was formatted to fit the screen, tilted, colour gradients added  . . . ALL 100%

AUTOMATICALLY!

Sooooo useful and time-saving.

Spit out professionally rendered digital packaging in 10 seconds . . . no more adding light gradients, reflections and finding suitable back-drop templates in order to make one image.

We willingly gave a testimonial for GraphixCreator as we love it so much. Here’s what we said:

“No more having to rely on fiverr.com – having to spend hours finding a graphics contractor with a good portfolio, then painstakingly writing out a fool proof description of what you want designed, only to have to re-spell out your requirements again when they come back with the first draft that’s “wide of the mark”.

Here’s what others are saying about GraphixCreator:

Absolutely LOVE this! Having watched a quick demo I set about doing my own to see if it was as quick (and as good) as the demo, and it totally was….I now feel like a graphic designer, ha-ha! I’m addicted to it!!! I can personalise Images for my Ads now and have them done in minutes! Perfect solution for busy people who want professional images without all the faf and huge costs! Thank you x

Dorne McLoughlin

Made a few of these today and can’t believe how quick and easy it was! I’ve been wanting something like this for ages – every time I’ve tried to make an e-cover on other sites, it just looks tired and tacky (and takes ages). NO MORE! These are EXACTLY what I wanted – up to date, quality looking options (iPads, laptops etc), very slick and SO user friendly. LOVE IT!

Amy Taylor

Thrilled with this modern and sleek look but mostly love its ease and ability to make me feel like a pro!

Mona Archuleta-Jones

Amazing tool! Created some graphics for my business and already seeing positive results from it. Love it!!

Marc Van Eynde

I watched a short video tutorial on GraphixCreator and cannot believe how quickly I produced an absolutely stunning 3d e-book cover in a few clicks, it’s amazing, it will save me hours, love it

Chris Idle

I had a chance to look at this new tool last night, it looks incredible. You are so right that images play such an important role in business building and relationship on social media and beyond

Steve Wilkes

To wrap up then . . .

When you click the video below, you’ll watch a super quick demo, proving that you can happily be a technophobe, and be lacking in design skills, but can still quickly crank out professional promotional imagery that’ll put you up there with the serious online marketers.

professional image editing software

The Laptop Lifestyle Experts

 

 

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