Intentional Optimists - Unconventional Leaders

Episode 71 - Let's Talk About: Tools for the Journey, Andrea Johnson & Kim Pate

January 31, 2022 Andrea Johnson
Intentional Optimists - Unconventional Leaders
Episode 71 - Let's Talk About: Tools for the Journey, Andrea Johnson & Kim Pate
Show Notes

The more we learn, the more we realize we need, and last week’s conversation Vicky Lowell reminded us that while we may not ever be experts in “all the things,” we can find the tools we need to be successful.  

Topics discussed in this episode:  

  1. WHY: We keep tools around for every imaginable task. Personal growth is no different.
  2. WHAT: Everyone’s tools are different, but these are the things we can’t live without
    1. Reminders on our phones
    2. Apps we love
      1. Health:  Fitbit, Pedometer, MyFitnessPal, Noom
      2. Motivational:  I Am, Happy Not Perfect
      3. Communication:  Marco Polo, She Reads Truth
      4. Work:  Mighty Networks, YouTube
    3. Journaling - the pens, and planners we like
    4. Podcasts we listen to to help find new tools for our toolkit
      1. Pam Sherman - Health & Wellness
      2. Heather Sager - Speaking Course
      3. Beth Hewitt - Gratitude & Visualization
      4. Reina Rose & Kristin Sherry - Authors
    5. Health supplements 
    6. Books
      1. Atomic Habits - James Clear
      2. High Performance Habits - Brendan Burchard
      3. Profit First - Mike Michalowicz
    7. Experts
    8. Online business tools
      1. Scheduling - Acuity, Calendly
      2. Creating - Canva, Adobe Pro
      3. Communicating - Slack
      4. Project Management - Trello
    9. Courses / Education
    10. Personal Trainer
    11. Community
      1. Courses
      2. Coaching
      3. Accountability
      4. Encouragement
      5. Reflection
  3. HOW to use them
    1. What are they designed for
    2. Growth


  1. Your toolbox should contain the tools you need for your growth & development.  
  2. Each toolbox is unique and different
  3. The more you have, the more agile you’ll be

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