I am a huge (we’re talking cheerleader-with-sparkly-pom-poms level) advocate for investing in services and products that will do 3 things:
- move your business forward,
- make you more productive,
- make you a happier human being.
In my opinion, when you stumble upon the services and products that successfully check off all 3 of those requirements you’ve:
- hit the proverbial jackpot,
- found the perfect tool (or service) for the job,
- are required to share those tools with everyone you know.
Which is exactly what I’m doing today.
(This post contains affiliate links, which means I receive a small commission, at no extra cost to you, if you make a purchase using these links.)
I’m so excited to share the purchases that seriously upped my productivity, moved my business forward, and ultimately, made me a happier human being last year; so that YOU can start being more productive, moving your business forward, and being a happier human being this year (like right now).
Let’s get to it!
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5 THINGS YOU NEED TO BE MORE PRODUCTIVE THIS YEAR
I know investing in yourself and your business can be scary, but if it helps your business (and your life) run smoother, be more efficient, productive, focused, attentive, organized, smart, [insert something else equally awesome and necessary], it’s worth it!!
All of the products and services below are things I would have absolutely no problem buying again and again.
1 | SIMPLIFIED PLANNER
I am completely obsessed with my Simplified Planner! It’s the tool that keeps me organized, intentional, and on top of my to-do list every single day!! The hour-by-hour schedule on each daily page makes time blocking (my favorite!) super simple to do, and I love keeping a list of miscellaneous notes and to-dos running right alongside it.
Investment: $48 – $58
(I know that’s a bit expensive for a paper day planner, but I would gladly pay it over and over again!!)
Related Posts: Why I Love the Simplified Planner (And How I Use It) + How to Set Up Your Simplified Planner (Or Any Planner Really) + How to Make Friends With Your Day Planner + My Favorite Planner Accessories (And How I Use Them) + How to Use the Simplified Planner for Life and Business + Is the Simplified Planner Right for Me? (Your Questions Answered)
2 | T3 FEATHERWEIGHT HAIR DRYER
You’re probably wondering how the heck a HAIR DRYER of all things made me more productive last year. Well, let me explain:
Drying my hair is HIGH on my list of annoying tasks, especially since I have to do it every day. (I’m unfortunately not one of those girls who can go days without washing their hair. #firstworldproblems) Drying my hair used to take FOREVER, but the T3 Featherweight Hair Dryer has literally CHANGED my morning routine.
My hair dries in a THIRD of the time (we’re talking 10 minutes instead of 30 minutes), which not only makes me a seriously happy human being, but it also gets me back to my to-do list faster. (Hence why I would have added it to this list 5x, but that seemed like overkill.)
Investment: $200 – $250
(It’s WAY MORE than I ever thought I would spend on a hair dryer—and I got it on sale during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale—but it’s truly been a GAME CHANGER!!! Plus, I’ve heard people say these things last FOREVER!!! If you’re at all interested in getting one, I’d get on the T3 Newsletter because they have sales all the time!!)
3 | ANYTHING FROM MINDY MAE’S MARKET
When The TomKat Studio discontinued their TK Tee Subscription, I was devastated. (Good thing I have almost 2 years worth of tees to keep me going!) I knew I needed to find another shop with clothes as equally adorable and affordable as the TK Tees to replace my obsession. Enter !
I followed them on Instagram for more than a year (commenting often how cute I thought everything was) before finally making a purchase. Their are now some of the cutest, softest, and most comfortable clothes I own. The best part? Everything is affordable and extremely well-made!!
(I love that I can mix and match the tops and bottoms to create multiple looks. Getting ready in the morning has never been easier or more fun!!)
4 | SC STOCKSHOP
My favorite place for styled stock photos is SC Stockshop. Shay’s attention to detail, talent for styling, and passion for delivering super high-quality images is unmatched by any other shop in the industry. I use her styled stock photos for all of my blog graphics, across my entire website, and all over my social media profiles + feeds. It’s so much easier to pop over to her shop when I’m in need of a stock photo than to style and shoot one myself.
As far as I’m concerned, every business needs a little SC Stockshop!! 😉
Investment: $15 – $49 per image
(Her stock photos are a bit of an investment, but you can literally use ONE of her images about a hundred different ways—which means you are DEFINITELY getting more bang for your buck!!)
Related Posts: Why You Need to Be Using Styled Stock Photography + The Best Styled Stock Photography Shops for Female Entrepreneurs + The Best Ways to Use Styled Stock Photos in Your Business
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5 | PLANOLY
Planoly is my secret weapon (not so much anymore) for making my Instagram strategy easy, productive, and stress-free. I’ve tried other schedulers, but NOTHING compares to Planoly. I love that I can plan out my feed, move unscheduled posts around, and write out captions all from one little app (which can also be accessed from my desktop computer).
Investment: A solo account is just $7/month billed annually or $9 month-to-month
(My yearly plan is seriously one of THE BEST purchases I’ve ever made!!)
Here’s to you, me, and EVERYBODY being more productive in 2017!!
Oh, and here are 5 MORE Things You Need to Be Productive This Year!! 😉
Disclaimer: I was not paid or approached in any way to write about these brands or products. I only endorse products that I personally use and love. Some of these links are affiliate links.