My Toolbox

The purpose of this page is to provide you with some of the resources I currently use to Make Your Business and Personal Life Hum. (I’m adding to it all the time)

BUFFER
This is one of those ideas that is so simple and so elegant, you slap yourself on the forehead and say, “Of course!” You add tweets to your Buffer whenever you want. It then spreads them out during the day according to a schedule you pre-determine, so it doesn’t overwhelm your followers. Link- https://buffer.com/business
MAILCHIMP
As any Internet marketer will tell you, nothing is more important than building your own e-mail list. I use MailChimp to manage mine. It has a super easy-to-use interface, great analytics, and is 100 percent reliable. Other people prefer AWeber. I don’t think you can go wrong with either one. Link- https://mailchimp.com
KEYNOTE
This is the software package that single-handedly converted me from PC to Mac. If you are not familiar with it, it is Apple’s alternative to PowerPoint. It is easy-to-use and produces amazing, beautiful slides. The graphic capabilities are so robust that I usually use it in place of PhotoShop for designing almost everything. Link- http://www.apple.com/keynote/
PHOTOSHOP
As I mentioned elsewhere, I use Keynote for most of my graphic design needs. However, for those really difficult jobs, I still use Photoshop. To be honest, I am not a big fan. I find the interface non-intuitive and clunky. But for raw power, I haven’t found anything that comes close. Photo shop does anything—if I can just figure out how to do it. Link- http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop.html
GOODREADS
I love a good book. The problem is how to tell if a book is good or not. What do you do if you do not know anyone who has read the book in your hand? Answer, goodreads. This social platform is a great place to inquire about books, talk with the authors, and even rate and review the books yourselves. This site has helped me find many new favorites and helped me steer clear of bad ones. Give it a try. Link- http://www.goodreads.com
POCKET
I read blogs all the time. Many times I will read something and want to review it again later. Pocket has made that possible. It saved all my blog posts for later reading. You can even categorize your posts with tags so you can bring them up again for various reasons. Love it. Link- http://www.pocket.com
GOOGLE DRIVE
What can be said about Google Drive accept, get it! I use Google Drive every day of my life for document collaboration, online cloud storage, public speaking prep, etc, etc, etc. There are a million and one reasons to use this resource. Link- http://drive.google.com
TRELLO
Trello is primarily for project management. While it is great for that, I use Trello for keeping up with my weekly recurring tasks. I have about 30 different things I do every single week, without fail. Trello helps me keep them organized.  Link- http://www.trello.com
MY FITNESS PAL
This application helps me keep up with my IIFYM lifestyle. Link- http://www.myfitnesspal.com
WUNDERLIST
I love my task lists. I have used just about everyone out there but keep coming back to Wunderlist because it is so user friendly.  Link- http://www.wunderlist.com

My goal is to continue to add to this list as more products prove useful so keep checking back for updates.