Here’s OUR monthly top picks for you (and your field) for reading, listening to and utilizing in order to stay engaged, informed and one step ahead.
VIP PROGRAM / FoundersCard
FoundersCard is an exclusive community offering generous benefits and high-profile networking opportunities that are curated specifically for entrepreneurs. Founder Eric Kuhn created FoundersCard back in 2009 as a way of rewarding other value-creators with the kind of VIP treatment that top executives at large corporations typically enjoy. The company partners with major travel, business and lifestyle brands like Audi, Hilton, Hertz, Virgin Atlantic and Dell to offer inside access to 500+ benefits, including significant cost savings on services and products alike.
BOOK / It’s Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy
By Captain D. Michael Abrashoff
Although this New York Times bestselling classic recently celebrated its 20th anniversary, the lessons contained in this book are as timeless as they are essential. It’s Your Ship: Management Techniques from the Best Damn Ship in the Navy is the fascinating true story of how Captain D. Michael Abrashoff turned a dysfunctional ship with an unproductive crew into a model of naval efficiency. Abrashoff shares the leadership strategies he employed which can help you change course—or even turn your ship around completely.
DOCUMENTARY / Downfall: The Case Against Boeing
The next time you’re aimlessly scrolling on Netflix, check out Downfall: The Case Against Boeing, a business documentary that illustrates what happens when a corporation values financial gain over the safety of its customers and the wellbeing of its employees. This cautionary tale examines two major airplane crashes involving Boeing airplanes and the subsequent fallout—all of which was seemingly preventable. Covering themes of greed, negligence, secrecy, blame and toxicity, this highly rated film is a case study of how not to succeed in business.
PODCAST / The Mel Robbins Podcast
New York Times bestselling author and motivational coach Mel Robbins is back with a new podcast. As the top educational podcast in the world, Robbins tackles relatable topics like confidence, mindset, business, relationships and more, employing her trademark vulnerability, energy and humor along the way. New episodes drop every Monday and Thursday, with each one containing personal stories, research-backed advice, practical tools and the inspiration needed to create a better life.
AUDIO BOOK / Anxiety Rx: A New Prescription for Anxiety Relief from the Doctor Who Created It
By Russell Kennedy, MD
Anxiety is unavoidable—suffering is optional. So says Dr. Russell Kennedy in his audio book. Once a burned-out physician, Dr. Kennedy saw 50+ medical practitioners over the course of 30 years until he finally learned how to calm anxiety at its source—a place most doctors fail to explore. His high-impact solutions to relieve worry are shared in this book, which illustrate what happens to the mind and body under stress and how to overcome it.
YOUTUBE CHANNEL / marieTV
By Marie Forleo
Dubbed by Oprah to be “a thought leader for the next generation,” Marie Forleo is also a New York Times bestselling author and global online trainer. She has reached readers in over 195 countries and has trained over 66,000 entrepreneurs. Forleo also hosts an award-winning online show called marieTV, which can be found on YouTube. Through a variety of life hacks and insightful interviews with prominent influencers like Brené Brown, each episode is designed to help the viewer realize their greatest potential.
From the March 2023 issue of Direct Selling News magazine.