Here’s what we think you (and your field) should be reading, listening to and utilizing in order to stay engaged, informed and one step ahead.
APP / Headway
Headway summarizes personal development books in various formats that engage every type of learner. Not only does this highly rated app provide bite-sized bits of knowledge that can be consumed during your daily commute, but it customizes content based on your taste for growth. With Headway Business, the app also generates a unique plan for your team, providing you with an analytic dashboard to track progress. You and your team will enjoy learning the latest personal development concepts by participating in challenges, setting daily goals and collecting achievements. Digital teambuilding for the win!
YouTube Channel / WOBI – World of Business Ideas
WOBI – World of Business Ideas is a leading hub for global business content, creating transformational experiences to inspire people and organizations with actionable ideas—similar to TED, but with a specific focus on corporate management. Through executive programs, large-scale events and digital Masterclasses, WOBI produces and distributes content that helps executives improve how they manage their organizations. To get a taste of WOBI, check out their YouTube channel, which boasts a broad cross-section of content from industry and thought leaders like Richard Branson, Guy Kawasaki, Daniel Goleman and many more.
BOOK / Fierce Conversations
By Susan Scott
While no single conversation is guaranteed to change the trajectory of a career, a business, a marriage or a life, any single conversation can. That’s the premise behind Fierce Conversations. As a renowned leadership and communications consultant to CEOs around the world, author Susan Scott shares her vast experience in this national bestselling book to help leaders overcome communication barriers, enrich relationships, improve understanding, handle strong emotions and connect on a deeper level. This life-changing guide will help you view communication in a whole new light.
PODCAST / Happiness Podcast
Dr. Robert Puff, Ph.D.
With over 14 million downloads, Dr. Puff’s popular Happiness Podcast covers a variety of topics related to (you guessed it!) happiness, while addressing specific actions you can take in your life to create it. As an author of 13 books, a TV show host, Psychology Today blogger and corporate trainer, Dr. Puff has been studying the science of happiness for decades. With a soothing voice and gentle bedside manner, Dr. Puff shares his wisdom in the podcast—providing an instructive road map to the sunny side of life for your busy field.
APP / BeReal
BeReal is an up-and-coming social media app that bypasses the artifice of competing platforms. With authenticity as the goal, BeReal selects a random two-minute window each day in which you must photograph your current view and snap an unfiltered selfie—and post both. It’s a fun way to establish rapport with friends online, sharing real life instead of the carefully curated content we’ve come to expect. Gen Z loves this app, which also makes it a great way for your field to connect with a younger crowd while fostering vulnerability and trust.
WEBSITE / Later Blog
Later is a social marketing platform that allows content creators to plan and publish social media content across multiple sites at once. As a social media news source, the blog covers all the latest social trends, strategies and updates. Though social media can seem daunting, with step-by-step guides, analytical insights and content inspiration, the Later Blog has something for everyone—no matter their social media experience. This informative blog will help your field up their marketing game and help them stay relevant in an ever-evolving space.
From the July 2022 issue of Direct Selling News magazine.