entreleadership: This was the first and best business book I read in 2012. I don’t super love Dave’s voice in his personal finance work (I think he can come off as kind of arrogant)…but his business stuff really hit home for me.
the influence network: Y’all. If I could encourage you to do one thing online in 2013, it would be to join The Influence Network in some capacity. Whether you wait on it and subscribe to a monthly membership or jump in with two feet and become a founding member…I just hope to see you in that growing community. I’m not even saying that because I’m a co-founder…but because I super super believe in what the women of the community are doing.
photoshop elements: I use the full-blown version of Photoshop to work with graphics and images, but Photoshop Elements is a very powerful tool to take your online (or print) work to the next level.
wacom bamboo tablet: You can draw, doodle, sketch, etc with this fun little piece of hardware.
warby parkers: It’s fun to look like a smarty pants, and fun glasses+red lipstick make me feel like a million bucks during Skype meetings (even when I’m wearing pajama pants on bottom!!).
ta-da earrings: When I had my first little guy, I had a very wise friend who told me about the concept of the “ta da list”. I’ve told every woman (new mom or not!) I know since. Stop looking at your to-do’s so closely and start celebrating your ta-da’s. Make sure you are listing out the things you are getting done rather than just looking at the looooong list of things still to do. The to-do’s will never end, so make sure to soak in and celebrate the ta-da’s!
100 dollar startup: This book gave me a whole new idea about small business. Get it, read it, read it again, pass it along.