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Pretty and Perfect Planners this Lady Boss Recommends
It was…OK. Not because it’s not a great system (it is!), it just wasn’t a good fit for my anal-retentive self. So for 2019, I’m going for the Simplified® by Emily Ley system. I love Emily Ley’s book on simplicity and decluttering so I’m thinking Simplified® will be perfect for me.
Of course, I will never give up my love of the Bullet Journal system for keeping my biz and life on track! A bullet journal is a way of keeping track of everything you need to do in one notebook. It usually consists of four main parts.
The Bullet Journal is an analog system, meaning you don’t need anything more complicated than a notebook and a pen or pencil. While it’s very customizable, and you’re certainly welcome to change things around. All you need to start is a simple dot or grid notebook and a kick-butt pen like the Uniball Signo.
If you want to “pretty up” your Bullet Journal, Washi Tape, 3M Post-It Tabs, and color pencils are a great way to give to style and flair.
Tools this Lady Boss Recommends
PicMonkey: By now you should know that images rule social media including blogs.
Images catch the reader’s eye and raise the chance of engagement by as much as 44% (Source: ROI Research) Photos and images on Facebook generate 53% more Likes than the average post. (Source: HubSpot). Creating fun and “share-able” images is quick and easy with PicMonkey and their basic account is free. I love this site because it is a simpler alternative to PhotoShop for creating eye-catching images with text that tell a story, pique interest, and pull the reader in to want to know more. Basic PicMonkey is free, but the upgrade is worth the $3.99 per month.
Podcasts this Lady Boss Recommends
As a writer, I really want/need to take my writing to the next level and self-publish something. The Self Publishing Formula podcast is hosted by bestselling author and marketing expert Mark Dawson and former BBC journalist James Blatch, and contains a wealth of valuable information for authors (both self- and traditionally published). Most episodes feature interviews with other authors and marketing experts and are dedicated to a single topic, including book marketing, social media marketing, publishing tools, writing craft, productivity hacks, and more. Connect with Mark iTunes | Android | Website
tena talks a lot by tena pettis
Tena is a fellow Minnesotan and a total Mom Boss who Owns.It. I admire her TONS and she’s really killing it in the direct sales biz. Tena has amazing insights on women in business, marketing and family
Nothing is more annoying than being engrossed in a great article but when you click the call-to-action link, or any link that is part of the story, and have it go to the land of 404 Error. Talk about a buzz kill. Links to external or internal pages on your blog that doesn’t work create a bad impression of your website, but there is a way to easily cover your butt. Broken Link Checker is a free tool that goes through your site and finds any broken links.
What cool tools have you found lately?