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Tools and resources that keep my biz and life running.

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Favorite Books

Loving What Is
by Byron Katie

 Blue Ocean Strategy
by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne

Smart Women Finish Rich
by David Bach

This is a book you might have to read a couple times in all honesty, because it’s a concept that’s easy to grasp, but hard to practice. All I know is that when you stop fighting things that are outside of your control, your life is all the better for it. It’s a daily practice for me but loving by these principles is SOO good.

I listened to the audio version of this book. For me, it helped me approach my business and my offers very rationally. This helped me to focus on what might make me stand out instead of focusing on how my business is similar to others (“Someone already does this successfully, how could I do it too?” or looking at other businesses as “my competition.”

Yes, this is a book about finances for women written by a man. He jokes about it too. But there are so many key, concrete financial teachings in here that everyone (not just women) should know. I loved how this book was laid out, how his inspiration came from his grandma, and how many things I’d never heard of that we should all be educated about financially. 

The Alter Ego Effect
by Todd Herman

Year of Yes
by Shonda Rhimes

You Are a Badass
by Jen Sincero 

Okay so at first glance creating your own alter ego might sound like a weird thing. BUT there is so much proof supporting it’s benefits when you’re going into difficult situations, whether it’s a hard conversation or a speaking event. Having an alter ego allows you to create a bit of separation between yourself and the worries that might come up in those situations. 

I was incredibly inspired by the doors that opened up for Shonda when she decided to say “yes” to opportunities (that would serve her) she otherwise would’ve said “no” to. Every time I’ve said “yes” since, I haven’t regretted it. NOTE: this doesn’t mean saying “yes” to everything. It’s about saying “yes” to the right things. 

I loved how much certainty she gives you in your worthiness! This was one of the first books in a long list of personal development books that helped my shift my mindset and the false thoughts I had about myself.

Loving What Is
by Byron Katie

This is a book you might have to read a couple times in all honesty, because it’s a concept that’s easy to grasp, but hard to practice. All I know is that when you stop fighting things that are outside of your control, your life is all the better for it. It’s a daily practice for me but loving by these principles is SOO good.

 Blue Ocean Strategy
by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne

I listened to the audio version of this book. For me, it helped me approach my business and my offers very rationally. This helped me to focus on what might make me stand out instead of focusing on how my business is similar to others (“Someone already does this successfully, how could I do it too?” or looking at other businesses as “my competition.”

Smart Women Finish Rich
by David Bach

Yes, this is a book about finances for women written by a man. He jokes about it too. But there are so many key, concrete financial teachings in here that everyone (not just women) should know. I loved how this book was laid out, how his inspiration came from his grandma, and how many things I’d never heard of that we should all be educated about financially. 

The Alter Ego Effect
by Todd Herman

Okay so at first glance creating your own alter ego might sound like a weird thing. BUT there is so much proof supporting it’s benefits when you’re going into difficult situations, whether it’s a hard conversation or a speaking event. Having an alter ego allows you to create a bit of separation between yourself and the worries that might come up in those situations.

Year of Yes
by Shonda Rhimes

I was incredibly inspired by the doors that opened up for Shonda when she decided to say “yes” to opportunities (that would serve her) she otherwise would’ve said “no” to. Every time I’ve said “yes” since, I haven’t regretted it. NOTE: this doesn’t mean saying “yes” to everything. It’s about saying “yes” to the right things.

You Are a Badass
by Jen Sincero 

I loved how much certainty she gives you in your worthiness! This was one of the first books in a long list of personal development books that helped my shift my mindset and the false thoughts I had about myself.

Home Office & Webinar Life Savers

White Noise Machine: Lectrofan

 Lighting: Lume Cube

Webcam: Logitech Brio

I literally use this thing every day. When my husband started working from home due to COVID, I could hardly get any work done due to his loud speaker calls. Enter this relationship saver. Also works great for virtual therapy sessions when I just want some more privacy, and helps keeps my dogs calm when there are loud noises/barks outside. 

Whether you don’t have the space or desire to have a full lighting setup, I love this little thing to improve my lighting. I don’t move mine around all that often but one of the best parts for me is that it’s easily portable!

Using your computer’s built in webcam is more than fine, but if you’re ready for an upgrade, I love this one because it has a built-in mic (which some will argue against), auto-focusing, and allows for close, medium, and wide angles.

Microphone: Audio Technica ATR2100x

Green Screen: Neewer Collapsible Backdrop

Webinar Software: Zoom

This is a nice-to-have, but audio is super key especially if you’re doing webinars and the like. I like this one because it’s budget-friendly and a great starter mic good for virtual meetings, webinars, and podcasts. (Note: get the 2100X not the 2100 as it’s the newer version).

If you have a pretty background, you don’t need a green screen. But if you’re like me and don’t, this is a must-have to have a professional and crisp background instead of the fuzziness that comes with Zoom’s built-in green screen filter.

I recommend Zoom because it’s a platform most people are familiar with nowawdays (because COVID and all), it’s fairly user-friendly, and also allows for on-demand viewing which makes making your webinar evergreen easier.

White Noise Machine: Lectrofan

I literally use this thing every day. When my husband started working from home due to COVID, I could hardly get any work done due to his loud speaker calls. Enter this relationship saver. Also works great for virtual therapy sessions when I just want some more privacy, and helps keeps my dogs calm when there are loud noises/barks outside. 

 Lighting: Lume Cube

Whether you don’t have the space or desire to have a full lighting setup, I love this little thing to improve my lighting. I don’t move mine around all that often but one of the best parts for me is that it’s easily portable!

Webcam: Logitech Brio

Using your computer’s built in webcam is more than fine, but if you’re ready for an upgrade, I love this one because it has a built-in mic (which some will argue against), auto-focusing, and allows for close, medium, and wide angles.

Microphone: Audio Technica ATR2100x

This is a nice-to-have, but audio is super key especially if you’re doing webinars and the like. I like this one because it’s budget-friendly and a great starter mic good for virtual meetings, webinars, and podcasts. (Note: get the 2100X not the 2100 as it’s the newer version).

Green Screen: Neewer Collapsible Backdrop

If you have a pretty background, you don’t need a green screen. But if you’re like me and don’t, this is a must-have to have a professional and crisp background instead of the fuzziness that comes with Zoom’s built-in green screen filter.

Webinar Software: Zoom

I recommend Zoom because it’s a platform most people are familiar with nowawdays (because COVID and all), it’s fairly user-friendly, and also allows for on-demand viewing which makes making your webinar evergreen easier.

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