How to Win Friends and Influence People in the Digital Age - Dale Carnegie & Associates, Brent Cole
I am a big fan of this book as it helped me stay grounded and remember the values of good customer service. Working in a corporate law firm it is easy to chalk people up to being just customers, nameless numbers on a spreadsheet. This audiobook helped reframe my mindset when it comes adding value into customers lives and how I deliver my service.
https://amzn.to/31G6YkY - Amazon Link
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The Art of Being Indispensable at Work: Win Influence, Beat Overcommitment, and Get the Right Things Done - Bruce Tulgan
This book continued from How to Win Friends in the sense that it allowed me to focus my new influence skills into the workplace setting out essential habits, mindsets and examples of how the go-to person in a workplace establishes themselves as that. With some uncertainty going on at work due to COVID shutdowns, this book helped me feel more secure.
https://amzn.to/3jut1kK - Amazon Link
Subscribed - Tien Tzuo, Gabe Weisert
This book was a recommendation from my boss but it’s a must read, and I have purchased a copy to pass on. It’s all about how businesses must pivot to a customer-focused rather than product-focused background. A fascinating read for small business owners
https://amzn.to/31D4W4S - Amazon Link
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Fitbit Charge 4 Fitness and Activity Tracker with Built-in GPS
I made the switch from the Fitbit Charge 2 to the 4 when the day it was available for order. Because of this, for me the Charge 4 is a huge leap up in technology. The screen is nicer, what it can measure is better, the accuracy is better. No more can I get my steps for the day by simply moving my arm. Another thing that is good is the app that comes with the Fitbit. The social aspect of being able to compete around with everyone in the office is good. I must admit I don’t use the GPS function; my phone tends to do that for me. So, if you don’t require it, you could probably get by without it.
https://amzn.to/3gC4xnv - Amazon Link
Fitbit Aria 2 Wi-Fi Smart Scale Measures Body Fat% & BMI – Black
This has been my favorite purchase all year. It syncs with my phone and the app automatically and uploads it into the app so I can chart how my weight loss is progressing. It’s also good motivation to be able to see your success on your phone and keep you motivated. It is pricey though and you could probably achieve the same result just manually entering it into your phone or just writing it down. Problem was I did not, so for me this is great.
https://amzn.to/3lucChV - Amazon Link
Uni-Ball Signo Dx 0.28 Um-151 Gel Ink Pen, (Black)
This is my favourite pen and without a doubt the only pen that I will continue to use for the rest of my life if I am so lucky. It is so thin and reliable that I don’t ever have to worry about putting the lid back on it. The thinness of the pen is great as my handwriting is messy and switching to this pen makes it somewhat legible. Also, and this matter for me, the chew-ability of the pen is good, and it hasn’t shattered yet.
https://amzn.to/3hIJCAv - Amazon Link
Bose QuietComfort 35 (Series II) Wireless Bluetooth Headphones, Noise Cancelling, Black
These headphones are so good, and I use them every day. Sometimes I need them for work and sometimes just to drown out the sound of my family. I won’t travel without them that’s for sure too. Battery life so far has been good for me.
https://amzn.to/3hIJNf9 - Amazon Link
Mintia Cold Smash 50 grain ~ 10 pieces
Do yourself a favor and get yourself these now. This quite possible the strongest breath mint. It will make your eyes water. It will also give you the power to eat garlic in the office.
https://amzn.to/32xyXm0 - Amazon Link