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.
AI Tool / DeepL
DeepL is a machine translation service that uses advanced AI to translate text from one language to another. Initially launched in 2017, DeepL has developed neural networks that allow their technology to translate 31 languages even more accurately than Google Translate! The text translation function is free but limited. Membership starts at under $10 per month for professional usage features, such as unlimited text translations, data security, file translations and team administration—a convenient option for translating assets in house.
APP / FlightView
Whether traveling for business or pleasure, tracking your latest flight information across various airlines and destinations can be a huge frustration. As the leading provider of digital flight information, the FlightView app tracks 96 percent of commercial flights from its extensive flight status database of over 980 airlines. Using only your travel date, airline and flight number, FlightView provides all pertinent information about your roundtrip, including departure and arrival times, terminals, gates, flight status, weather, flight duration and even aircraft.
COURSE / Ecsell Institute
Even the best leadership team needs ongoing training to stay at the top of their game. Enter the Ecsell Institute: a leadership training and professional growth program that utilizes a unique approach called “The Coaching Effect.” By turning your leaders into coaches, Ecsell’s program encourages development of the entire team. The organization leverages more than a decade of research to pinpoint behaviors that create top leaders; track and measure leadership ability; and offer personalized tools for improvement.
BOOK / The Mountain Is You: Transforming Self-Sabotage Into Self-Mastery
By Brianna Wiest
Unfortunately, self-sabotage happens to the best of us. According to international bestselling author Brianna Wiest, coexisting but conflicting needs generate self-sabotaging behaviors—resulting in resistance to change. Wiest uses the classic mountain metaphor for facing life’s challenges, but first we have to process trauma, build resilience and determine how we show up for the climb. Wiest illustrates practical ways we can get out of our own way and master ourselves—an appropriate strategy for achieving goals in the New Year.
AUDIO BOOK / Be Useful: Seven Tools for Life
By Arnold Schwarzenegger
What does it take to become the world’s greatest bodybuilder? The world’s highest-paid movie star? The leader of the world’s sixth-largest economy? Arnold Schwarzenegger knows. Despite being raised in poverty in rural Austria, Schwarzenegger reached incredible heights by following seven simple rules. Rooted in his father’s life philosophy, the Terminator himself narrates this insightful audio book that shares how to “Be Useful” through clear vision, big thinking, hard work, direct communication, resilient problem-solving, open-minded curiosity and a commitment to giving back.
YOUTUBE CHANNEL / Grow Your Business with Instagram
By Elise Darma
Help your field grow their businesses by learning from Elise Darma, a social media educator who specializes in Instagram marketing. Darma releases a video on her YouTube channel every Tuesday with timely insights on topics like content, algorithm updates, leveraging AI and increasing reach. With an audience of over 370,000 across 79 countries, Darma can easily help your field become strategic Instagram marketers.
From the December 2023 issue of Direct Selling News magazine.