Resources

A curated group of the most influential and valuable resources I find most inspiring and useful to how I live and work.

Read

A collection of meaningful, thoughtful, and inspiring books…

Start Something That Matters by Blake Mycoskie – the founder of TOMs shares his story, his insights into creating a for-profit business with a social benefit, and his advice to future social entrepreneurs.

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho – a simple story about a young man’s journey to find his treasure, to pursue happiness, and learn the meaning of life.

Mission in a Bottle: The Honest Guide to Doing Business Differently–and Succeeding by Seth Goldman and Barry Nalebuff – the co-founders of Honest Tea share their story in comic book form of their successes and failures in creating a mission-based social business.

Do the KIND Thing: Think Boundlessly, Work Purposefully, Live Passionately by Daniel Lubetzky – a book on business, branding, and social enterprise. Using the AND philosophy, the CEO of KIND Healthy Snacks shares his principles demonstrating that a business can be profitable AND have a social mission.

Work

Dropbox – I use Dropbox to store and share files with my design team, collaborators, consultants, contractors, vendors, and friends.  Its an easy and secure way to work collaboratively by sharing folders and sending outside parties links to downloadable files.

Evernote – I use Evernote to stay productive and work efficiently between different devices.  I keep to-do lists, meeting notes, bookmarked content, snippets of interesting web content and many other things in Evernote folders which can be tagged and searched through at any time with ease.

 

Website

Bluehost – All my websites are hosted on Bluehost. It’s easy to setup, reliable, affordable, and has good customer service.

Themforest (Avada Theme) – I use the Avada theme on all my websites. It has tons of customizable features, great customer service, and an extensive support forum.

Mailchimp – I use Mailchimp for my email marketing. It maintains email subscriber lists, sends automated emails, segments my audience, and creates reports.

Optin Monster – I use Optin Monster to turn visitors into subscribers with lead capture opt-in forms and popups. Plus, it integrates with Mailchimp.

Codeable.io – I use Codeable.io to help with website customization. They connect cost-effective Wordpress developers with people in need of website support. Use this link and get $10 off your first task.

 

 

Disclaimer: Please note that some of the links above are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a small commission if you decide to make a purchase through those links. While the commission is not the reason I recommend these resources, it does give me the ability to:

  1. recapture some of the costs of maintaining websites
  2. volunteer time and energy to some great causes
  3. work on more pro-bono work
  4. donate to charities I’m passionate about