Holiday Gift Guide
I put together a holiday gift guide for the entrepreneur in your life.
It’s also fine if you want to buy some of these for yourself—after all we’ve been through in 2020, you deserve to treat yourself!
I put together a curated list of things that I highly recommend and use on a daily basis.
Reading materials every business owner should read
Books are a great way to learn new & improve new skills. Here are two incredible books that every small business owner can learn from.
I read Building A StoryBrand: Clarify your message so customers will listen in 2019 and started applying Donald Miller's method. I declared that I would love to become a StoryBrand Guide someday. I had no idea how it would happen as the certification is a large financial investment and it would require travelling to Nashville for a week to go through the training (not easy to do when you're a mom).
In March of 2020, Don released Marketing Made Simple: A step-by-step StoryBrand guide for any business. The framework in this book just made sense and I wanted to become a guide even more.
This just happened to be when this Coronavirus pandemic started shutting everyone down. I noticed StoryBrand was launching their first online workshop (again, normally takes place in person in Nashville) and I signed up. After completing this initial training I knew I had to become a certified guide.
I'm pleased to say I obtained my StoryBrand Guide certification in July.
I now help my clients implement this proven framework so they can reach more of their clients. This system absolutely works!
I highly recommend reading both of these books and pre-order Don's next book Business Made Simple. 60 Days to master leadership, sales, marketing, execution, management, personal productivity and more which is to released mid-January.
Gear to improve your digital business
Things that help them do their jobs better.
Good photos and videos depend a lot on lighting. Investing in a lighting system will take your visuals up a notch and look more professional.
There are lots of tricks you can do on a budget i.e sit in front of a window, tin foil, give added depth, and add some decorative lighting.
But if you are ready to invest a Neewer Ring light is a great option.
If you are going to look good you will want to ensure you sound good too!
This mic has a 4.6 out of 5-star rating with over 21,000 reviews.
This mic is so versatile you can record in almost any situation. With the simple controls for headphone volume, pattern selection, instant mute, and microphone gain, you'll be creating exceptional recordings right out of the box.
Every entrepreneur loves cool gadgets
We never outgrow our love of toys and gadgets. These toys will definitely make your life easier.
Magic happens when you put pen to paper but storing and organizing all those papers can be a nightmare. The Rocketbook Fusion Smart Reusable Notebook allows you to store those golden ideas electronically.
No more wasting paper - this 42-page notebook has 7 different page styles for planning, listing, goal setting, note-taking, sketching, and sharing big ideas.
Easily upload your handwritten notes to popular cloud services like Google Drive, Dropbox, Evernote, box, OneNote, slack, iCloud, email and more using the free Rocketbook Application for iOS and Android.
AirPods Pro are the only in-ear headphones with Active Noise Cancellation that continuously adapts to the geometry of your ear and the fit of the ear tips — blocking out the world so you can focus on what you’re listening to.
I've never loved a headphone until these.
Get: Apple Airpods Pro
Software has the ability to make things easier
These resources will save you time and boost your creativity.
Every day, you need more graphics for your videos, social media, slide decks, PDFs, and more.
Canva has hundreds of templates, elements, photos, videos, and music to make the perfect visuals for your business.
Schedule online meetings shouldn't involve a lot of time. Zoom.ai automates scheduling for video meetings, so you can meet quickly and skip the “when are you free?” dance.
Kajabi gives you all the tools and resources you need to grow your business in one place: website, products, marketing, community, and more from a single dashboard.
No more paying for multiple platforms or plugins and trying to get everything to work together.
And they the best customer service.
Balance your work and health.
Build your health as well as your business.
The Apple Watch measures all the ways you move, gives you meaningful health insights, and connects you to the people and things you care about most.
You basically have a full-time fitness partner at all times.
Get: Apple Watch
Yeti's are perfect for work and play.
I use both the Ramber Tumbler and Bottle with the chug top almost daily. They keep my coffee hot and ice in my water all day. Both are extremely easy to clean. The tumbler has a magslider lid which is a removable magnet so you can clean the cover to prevent mold.
I purchased my kids Rambler Jr's and had their names engraved on them for school. I believe in the high quality of Yeti.
Designed to provide an aroma of calm confidence during those moments when you have too much on your plate and is the perfect companion for your most overwhelming days
Get: doTerra ADAPTIV
Staying in the know and up-to-date
Industries are constantly changing so you need easy ways to get your information from reputable sources and learn new skills.
Audible keeps you connected, informed, and inspired—without you needing to schedule time to read or listen. Listen to podcasts, audiobooks, guided wellness, and Audible Originals while you’re out and about or working.
Over 90 classes from the best in the industry covering topics like Wellness, Design & Style, Arts & Entertainment, Home & Lifestyle, Food, Community & Government, Business, Sports & Gaming, Music, Writing, and Science & Tech.
The knowledge these leaders share is incredible. One class alone is worth more than the cost of a yearly subscription.
Right now you can buy 2 memberships for the price of 1. Get one for the entrepreneur in your life and one for yourself.