Here are some of my favorite tools & resources for business & personal growth and development!
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Business Organization & Content Creation Tools:
An awesome all-in-one client and project organizational tool. You can send invoices, communicate with clients (it links to your email inbox), create and manage projects, keep track of to-do lists, files, links, etc. . . and more!
Use this link to use it for free with your first 3 clients!
Quick Books Self-Employed
This has been a game-changer for me, as far as running my business and keeping track of my finances. You can send invoices and recieve payments, connect all of your bank accounts and SO easily organize your income & expenses. . . And the best part is that it automatically calculates your quarterly tax payments and makes yearly taxes a breeze!
Use this link for 50% off!!
Awesome free (to a certain point) tool for creating really simple videos of you and/ or your screen. I use this to create “how to” videos for clients and online courses.
click here to try it out
I personally use Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator for all my design needs, but those programs have a huge learning curve, so for my clients without a design degree I recommend Canva. It’s a free web-based software that allows you to design anything, or edit something that a designer made for you.
click here to check it out
There are a lot of email marketing platforms out there, but Mailchimp is the one I recommend to most of my clients, especially those who are just getting started. It’s free for up to 2,000 subscribers, but you can do so much more than just send e-newsletters! With Mailchimp, you can send automated emails, create landing pages & surveys, connect to Google or Facebook to create ads, and so much more!
Give it a try!
You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero
A wonderful, funny, uplifting book for anyone- especially female entrepreneurs. She opens up her personal struggles and successes in a very relatable way, with insights and exercises to apply to your life and business. One of my favorites of all time!
You Are a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero
Yep, there’s a whole series. I actually read this book first and fell in love with Jen’s writing. In a lot of ways it’s similar to “You Are a Badass” with some of the same insights, but specifically focused on finances. Includes some excellent advice and specific exercises you can do to increase your financial health as a business owner or entrepreneur. A quick, entertaining read for people (like me) who are generally intimidated by finance books!
A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle
Probably the most profound and impactful book I’ve ever read. Every single page has a sentence that will change your life. It’s just too good to explain. Read it.
Unshakeable by Tony Robbins
You’ve probably heard of or seen something by Tony Robbins, lifestyle guru, self help coach and (apparently) financial genius.Apparently this book is a mini-version of his much longer book “Money: Master the Game” which I haven’t read. . . yet. This is a great, short book that clearly and eloquently explains the basics of investing, with insight from a few of the world’s top financial gurus (and close personal friends of Tony’s) like Warren Buffet and some other rich white guys that I haven’t heard of. My favorite chapter, though, is the last one where Tony talks about the importance of understanding that money doesn’t equal happiness.
Women and Money by Suze Orman
Another great read for anyone looking to improve their finances (umm, everyone). Suze has been around for decades- remember when she was on Oprah about once a month in the 90s? She’s still around and this latest book by her (actually, it’s a revised/ updated version of an earlier book) is awesome. She acknowledges all of the ways that women have been, and continue to be, out of the conversation so often when it comes to money. And then she gives specific, actionable advice on how to take control of your finances, whether you’re 20 or 80 years old.
The Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris
This is the book that made me want to be self-employed, and more specifically location-independent Tim Ferris has become a guru to so many people in so many ways since this book came out. He himself is fascinating because he is interested in and involved in so many things, but it all started with this book, which conceptually was a revolution. Parts of it might be outdated at this point, but he lays out his experience of creating a business, growing it, and then taking it down to the studs- reconfiguring everything so that it can essentially run without him. Genius.
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