Have you ever gotten excited or signed up for a software tool or service and used it less than a handful of times?
It’s a waste of money, time, and effort.
I’d like to share some tools I’ve used consistently and have been a game-changer for myself and my business.
I cannot rave about this AI tool enough. Long gone are the days of many pieces of paper, jumbled notes, and forgotten to-do's. As a culture consultant, I have deep conversations, and using fireflies helps me stay present-focused and take care of any follow-up or action items that I've committed to doing.
It has saved our business time, money, and energy. Making us more efficient to support the growth of healthy cultures.
If you are tired of taking notes or remembering key nuggets from a conversation, fireflies.ai is for you.
Check it out: https://app.fireflies.ai/
Canva turns anyone into a creative designer.
I've always had an eye for design and attempted to use Adobe Photoshop and other tools with very little success. I've always had to outsource - which is great for large projects, but when I want to create a quote or a post - something simple where I can let my creativity flow, Canva is the way.
I've created everything from beautiful presentations, proposals, resumes, captivating posts, and more.
I am in love with this tool, and it is definitely worth its weight in gold.
Check it out here: https://www.canva.com/
Where did you come from? And thank you x1000!
Unsplash has some of the best images on the internet for free!
Their generous community of photographers shares their images with anyone. I love Unsplash because it gives you another layer of creative pop for a post or article - it helps you convey what you are trying to express through a wide selection of visually captivating images.
Remember to pay homage to the artist - Unsplash makes it easy and simple to credit the creators’ images.
Check it out here: https://unsplash.com/
By now, you might have heard about this tool.
In 2011, when I was an Executive Assistant to a CEO of a hyper-growth startup. He was meeting tons of people. I'd have 15 thread emails just to lock down a time for him to meet with one person.
Fast forward to 2013, Calendly was born. It is the easiest and most efficient way to find time and coordinate schedules.
In addition, it gives empowerment over your calendar. Allowing you to create buffers between meetings, number how many meetings you'd like to have on any given day. It's just awesome.
They do have a free version, but I highly recommend upgrading. It's worth it.
Check it out: https://calendly.com/
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When I write, I flow and don't always capture grammatical errors. For the longest time, especially with my articles, I would send them out to an editor to help me polish up what I was trying to convey.
It worked for a while, but it bottlenecked the flow while waiting for things to come back.
When I discovered Grammarly, I felt more confident and empowered with each email and article I wrote. I felt like my editor was with me every step - pointing out where commas and grammatical flow should go.
It was a game-changer. I had a lot to say and express through writing when I discovered Grammarly, and the key for me was feeling empowered in my writing. Grammarly 100% does that.
One tiny touch that I also like is the little nuggets of encouragement that Grammarly gives when you do a great job or make the proper adjustments. It helps.
Check it out here: https://app.grammarly.com/
Thank you to the creators of these tools. I am grateful.
Okay, those are the top five tools to use/get in 2022. They are all worth going beyond the free version and as I said, I've been using them consistently - so I get every bit of what I've invested in these tools and more.
Are there any tools you would recommend that have been a game-changer in your business and personal life?
Drop a comment or share it with me directly - I'd love to check them out.
Have a wonderfully abundant and prosperous 2022.
Note: These are all websites that I have found useful and enjoy using. These are not sponsored links.