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.
BOOK / More Than a Bag: Celebrating the First 20 Years of the Thirty-One Story
By Cindy Monroe
Thirty-One Gifts is one of the largest direct-selling, woman-owned companies in North America with over $5 billion in total sales. And now, founder Cindy Monroe shares her secrets to success in this, her first book. Delving into the origins of the business, as well as its ups and downs over the years, Monroe intended for this book to help other business executives and entrepreneurs discover nuggets of inspiration—as well as pitfalls to avoid.
VIDEO / TEDx Talk: Lead and Collaborate Like an Orchestra Conductor
By Troy Peters
In this fascinating analogy to organizational leadership, orchestra conductor Troy Peters discusses lessons learned from his vocation and how they can help leaders operate and collaborate more effectively. Peters illustrates these lessons with a small group of live musicians who react to various styles of conducting. In this entertaining TEDx Talk, Peters points out key takeaways about leadership and attempts to unleash the maximum potential of each musician on stage—while helping you do the same.
WEBSITE / CEOWORLD
If you aren’t already following CEOWORLD Magazine online, you’re missing out! The website is chock-full of free news, articles and updates that are written specifically for the C-suite, senior executives and other high net-worth individuals. With topics ranging from business to politics, finance to economics and travel to lifestyle, your world is covered in this carefully curated website.
PODCAST / The Sales Gravy Podcast
By Jeb Blount
As the author of 15 of the most popular books ever written about sales, Jeb Blount also boasts the number one downloaded sales podcast on iTunes. Blount believes that “sales professionals are the elite athletes of the business world” and trains them accordingly. With practical topics like “Why Emotional Intelligence Matters for Sales Leaders,” The Sales Gravy Podcast teaches listeners how to open more doors, close bigger deals and generally master the art of the sale.
SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCER / @TheKetoDadLife
Want your field to become experts in social selling? Check out Nick Martinez—an ideal case study on the subject. Martinez joined Prüvit as an independent distributor in 2015. Looking to boost sales, he launched The Keto Dad page on Facebook. Building an online presence as The Keto Dad provided Martinez with a platform to stand out, publish his own content and sell Prüvit products alongside his personal brand. Encourage your field to learn from the master on all things social: strategy, content, brand awareness and sales.
AUDIO BOOK / Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
By Carol S. Dweck, Ph. D
It is said that “mindset is everything.” World-renowned psychologist Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., categorically proves that to be true in her updated classic, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. In it, Dr. Dweck illustrates how whether we have a fixed mindset or a growth mindset can determine how successful we become. In this edition, new insights are offered into her now widely accepted concepts.
From the January/February 2023 issue of Direct Selling News magazine.