Need some ideas for a gift to give yourself and your business? Check out our list of faves!
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Badassery Revolution: The Badassery Revolution is an exclusive community. Full of life hacks, trainings, tutorials, workshops and so much more.
Dixie: If you need practical business advice that you can apply quickly and easily to make a big difference in your business, this group is for you.
Rachel: I’m a super fan of both Kathy Rassmussen and Samantha Parker! They are all about empowering women entrepreneurs - what’s not to love about that?
Mydoma Studio: Project management and client collaboration software for interior designers.
Dixie: It doesn't matter if you do local design, e-design, or both - Mydoma is the perfect project management platform for you. Not only was it created by a designer (Sarah Daniele), but the Mydoma team is incredibly responsive when it comes to implementing user suggestions.
Rachel: I really up-leveled my business when I started using Mydoma Studio! It’s not only a wonderful platform but their customer service is incredible.
Swanky Systems Interior Design Bundle: A bundle of template documents to help you create a consistent and unique client experience to ensure client loyalty.
Dixie: At the heart of every bustling business is a great set of processes to keep things humming along. This set? Is phenomenal. You may want to check out Jessica's (Free 3-day course), too!
Rachel: Jessica is a master at not only creating processes but focusing on client experience - I have yet to see anyone approach systems like she does.
Brand Your Gram: This course walks you through everything you need to do to make your creative business' IG account stand out.
Dixie: Brand Your Gram made it easy for me to FINALLY understand what makes a great Instagram account.
Rachel: Anything that Stephanie does is top notch and her Brand Your Gram is no exception.
Copywriting Services: Get your three most important pages (Home, About, and Services) written for you PLUS a three email autoresponder series.
Dixie: A beautiful website is nothing without great copy to go with it. Misha knows how to make your words sing while still sounding like you. (Plus, she's fun to work with!)
Rachel: Misha is SUCH a content creator and she really understands interior designers. (You can check out our interview with Misha here.)
G Suite: Get Gmail, Docs, Drive, and Calendar for business.
Dixie: G Suite from Google makes it easy for business owners to run their businesses on the go. You can access your email, documents, spreadsheets, photos, and more from pretty much any device. Even better? Your email addresses will be @your domain name.
Acuity: Clients can quickly view your real-time availability, self-book their own appointments, and even reschedule with a click.
Dixie: I'll admit, I didn't really see the need for this until we actually tried it. It makes life so much easier, especially you're dealing with time zones! (By the way, if you have a Squarespace website you get a basic Acuity account for free.)
Rachel: As one of the most time zone challenged people I know….Acuity has been an absolute lifesaver!
Trello: Boards, lists, and cards enable you to organize and prioritize your projects in a fun, flexible and rewarding way.
Dixie: Trello is perfect for collaborating with others!
Rachel: I LOVE Trello - I have found so many uses for Trello - I even outlined a book using this amazing tool!
Rachel: I love the variety of scents in this essential oil set!
Numi Organic Tea Tea By Mood Gift Set
Rachel: Tea just makes everything better!
Stress Relief Eucalyptus Spearmint Candle from Bath and Body Works
Rachel: Candle light is so magical - I love to use aromatherapy solutions to set the mood when I’m working.
Jonathan Adler Thermal Mug
Rachel: I never leave the house in the morning without my coffee and this thermal mug just makes me smile!
Keurig in Oasis
Rachel: I literally couldn’t function without my Keurig.
Starbucks K Cups French Roast
Rachel: My favorite of all of the Starbucks K Cups - I go all-in on their French Roast!
Dixie: The world's strongest coffee is my go-to coffee. Monday morning Coffee Talks? Yeah, this deliciousness is in my cup.
Visibility Marketing by David Avrin**
Dixie: A word of advice - get the hard copy. You're going to want to write all over this book!
Rachel: This book has been invaluable to me!
Dixie: Great advice on inspiration and putting yourself out there.
The 5 Second Rule by Mel Robbins**
Dixie: If you're a procrastinator or a perfectionist, this book's for you.
The Power of Personality for Your Small Business by Jessica Drury
Dixie: Your creative business needs its own personality. This book will help you figure out how to develop it!
You Are A Badass At Making Money by Jen Sincero
Rachel: I love Jen Sincero’s no nonsense way of addressing money mindset issues!
The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron
Rachel: A must read for any creative!
Quiet by Susan Cain
Dixie: A game-changer for me. It helped me realize that being an introvert wasn't actually a bad thing.
Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne
Dixie: This book walks you through the strategy of creating your own marketplace rather than simply doing what everybody else is doing. By the way, I'm right in the middle of reading the follow-up book, Blue Ocean Shift, right now!
How to Deliver a TED Talk by Jeremey Donovan
Dixie: Super enjoyable and informative.
The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown
Dixie: Basically, learn how to embrace a wabi-sabi view of yourself.
Get Rich, Lucky Bitch! by Denise Duffield-Thomas
Dixie: I confess, I'm not 100% on board with all of the concepts in this book. The overall message, though, makes it totally worth the read.
Rachel’s Favorite Office Supplies
Kate Spade New York Women's Whistle While You Work Tackle Box
Kate Spade Notepad Folio
Kate Spade New York Rose Gold Glitter Sleeve for 13" MacBook
Kate Spade New York "Let's Do Lunch" Business Card Holder
Kate Spade New York Spiral Notebook
Kate Spade New York Acrylic Letter Tray
Kate Spade Gold Stripe File Folders
Rachel: Kate Spade all day, everyday!!
Sexy Staple Gold Stapler
Dixie’s Favorite Office Supplies
Sketchbook for Artists (8.25 X 5.5 Inches) Leda Art Supply
Dixie: I adore these sketchbooks! I use them for journaling, brainstorming, sketching - pretty much anything. (And the follow-up emails they send are perfection!)
Spiral Notebook, 7" x 4 3/8", 100 Sheets, College Rule
Dixie: Basic. Simple. Small enough to carry everywhere. Tough enough to handle it.
Spiral Notebook, 1 Subject, College Rule
Dixie: The larger version. Any time you see me taking notes on video, I've got one of these in my hands.
Dixie: I don't know about you, but I do some tasks better when I'm sitting and others better when I'm standing. This compact little work space lets me transition easily. (And it's a perfect fit for my, um, petite office.)
Sharpie Pen, Medium Point
Dixie: The thick, rich ink is a perfect companion to both my Leda sketchbooks (for sketching) and, well, any other piece of paper.
Dixie: Great lighting makes ALL the difference when it comes to photos and videos.
Dixie: A backdrop can hide a multitude of sins and turn your space into a photo studio.
Dixie: Facebook Live on your phone is SO much easier when you don't have to hold it the whole time!
Dixie: Already have a tripod for your DSLR? This handy little mount lets you use it for your phone, too.
Rebecca Minkoff Glow Selfie Phone Case
Rachel: This is my favorite cell phone case EVER! Perfect for selfies and livestreams in bad lighting situations.
Rachel: I use this headset for podcast interviews and to record our podcast - it’s affordable and works great!
Dixie: The handy-dandy set up I use for recording.
Rachel: This is my GO-TO photo editing app.
Rachel: I not only use this app to touch up my image but I also use it to touch up interior images.
Rachel: This app has been a lifesaver - I use it to remove everything from blemishes to unsightly electrical outlets.
Rachel: The easiest and most effective way to creative short videos - tons of templates and music options.
Dixie: Trello's phone app lets you add to your lists on the go.
Rachel: So much more fun than a regular old photo!
Tiny Scanner Pro
Dixie: This app lets you use your phone to turn a photo of a document into a PDF. Genius, right? I use it ALL the time!
Triplog Mileage Tracker
Dixie: I am the WORST at remembering to write down my mileage. Triplog automatically tracks and logs my trips - all I have to do is look over it and make any additional notes.
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