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.
BOOK / How to Lead: Wisdom from the World’s Greatest CEOs, Founders, and Game Changers
By David M. Rubenstein
From Warren Buffett to Oprah Winfrey, How to Lead: Wisdom from the World’s Greatest CEOs, Founders, and Game Changers, reveals the guiding philosophies of the world’s most effective CEOs, Presidents, Founders and Leaders in the fields of tech, finance, sports, entertainment, government and more. You’ll learn countless valuable insights in this #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling book. The leaders you admire share the lessons they’ve learned from their innovations, successes and failures. This treasure trove of advice from the greatest minds of our time reads like a virtual master class in leadership.
AUDIO BOOK / The Power of Regret
By Daniel H. Pink
Everybody has regrets, Daniel H. Pink explains in The Power of Regret. They’re a universal and healthy part of our human experience. Understanding how regret works can help us make smarter decisions, perform better at work and school and bring greater meaning to our lives. Pink lays out a dynamic new way to consider regret and frames his ideas in ways that are clear, accessible and pragmatic. Packed with true stories as well as practical takeaways, The Power of Regret shows how we can live richer, more engaged lives.
TECH DEVICE / reMarkable 2
reMarkable 2 is an innovative new tablet that allows you to take notes, read, review and markup documents—with a paper feel unlike any other digital device. Creating focus by eliminating the distractions of other tablets, the reMarkable 2 is billed as an unmatched writing experience that digitizes meeting notes, to-do lists or writing of any kind. It eliminates the need for printing documents, as you can open PDFs and eBooks and write directly on the page, syncing your work to the cloud. And the matte display lacks a blue backlight, making it easy on your eyes. As the world’s thinnest tablet, it’s also extremely portable. Kind of like paper—with digital superpowers that help streamline your work.
BOOK / Choose Your Story, Change Your Life: Silence Your Inner Critic and Rewrite Your Life from the Inside Out
by Kindra Hall
The stories we tell ourselves influence everything we do, whether we are aware of them or not. In Choose Your Story, Change Your Life, author and Direct Selling University favorite Kindra Hall helps the reader identify what their stories might be—including who they are and what they are capable of doing. Your field will be sharpened by this lesson in psychology and self-belief, as Kindra helps the reader challenge thought patterns, take control of self-talk and live a happier life by authoring positive stories about themselves.
PODCAST / Build Your Tribe: Grow Your Business with Social Media
Chalene & Brock Johnson
If you need some extra help coaching your field on how to grow their followers, you’re not alone. With topics like, “Are Instagram Reels and TikTok Trends Becoming Annoying?” and “5 Questions to Answer in Your Next Instagram Live or Webinar,” Build Your Tribe is a podcast devoted to helping beginners and experienced entrepreneurs alike build their businesses through social media. This podcast puts an experienced social media coach in your field’s pocket.
WEBSITE / Canva
Personalizing corporately designed business materials can be a difficult task for a distributor in the direct selling space. Staying in brand while seamlessly making a design your own is daunting, particularly when you lack design experience. Enter Canva: an easy-to-use, free, cloud-based graphic design software specifically created for non-designers. Teams can share ready-made designs for personalization or create their own using branded templates from their phone or desktop, which sync together seamlessly. Literally any marketing asset can be created, shared and exported on Canva, making it an extremely useful and effective tool your field can use on their own or in collaboration with corporate—no design experience needed!
From the May 2022 issue of Direct Selling News magazine.