Here are some of the resources that we use on a daily or near-daily basis. The best news is that most of them are free
Evernote — My digital filing cabinet… used for all note-taking, organisation, research, and more. I use it 10+ times per day. It pays to jump all in with Evernote as it is a bit of a Swiss Army Knife.
F.lux — Helps to prevent device induced (a.k.a. blue screen) insomnia. F.lux makes the colour of your device’s display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day. I’m definitely sleeping better since installing F.lux. Check out this article from Life Hacker for more sleep tips.
Headspace — I’ve been trying to meditate regularly for years without success. This app has made all the difference because it is guided, outcome focussed and non-preachy. They have some pretty cool animated lessons as well!
Audible — Audiobooks are great for commuting and exercising, especially when the author narrates their own book. It’s only bad when the narrator is painful which is the case for one of my favourite books.
Kindle — Learning (and then taking action) is an essential part of being an entrepreneur — I use the Kindle App on my iPhone and it’s great — I love that it remembers where you left off. It’s also great to check out the most popular sections beforehand for a high-level summary.
Pocketbook and Xero — I use Pocketbook for managing my personal spending and we use Xero in The Hope Factory. The automatic categorisation of transactions is a massive time-saver. Reconciling transactions is kind of fun too (strangely).
Have we missed any resources?
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