Resources & Tools

Here are a few of my favorite and most-used resources, from articles and books to podcasts, worksheets, and apps. I hope you find them helpful, too! Some of the links below are affiliate links, which pay me a commission if you choose to make a purchase.

BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL GROWTH

Read my guide to self-reinvention on The Creative Independent

Master Finances Template to track income and expenses (always check with your accountant about your specific tax situation and how much you owe)

A Smart Artist’s Guide to Income Taxes on The Creative Independent by Katherine Pomerantz

This Budgeting Trick Increased My Revenue By 132%—And Finally Made Me Profitable by Paco De Leon

Harvest for quick and easy time tracking and invoicing

Gold Delta SkyMiles Credit Card for travel benefits and miles on purchases (I use this card specifically for business travel and expenses)

DocHub is a free online PDF editor that lets you view, edit and sign PDFs in your browser

Find companies, creatives, or jobs through Working Not Working

Caveday provides focused work sessions for freelancers and teams to prioritize deep work

Podcasts

Akimbo with Seth Godin

Design Matters with Debbie Millman

“How to Be Creative” podcast series from Freakonomics

Journey to Launch with Jamila Souffrant

Overshare from Working Not Working hosted by Justin Gignac

Creative Pep Talk with Andy J. Pizza

Books

Deep Work by Cal Newport

Create Dangerously by Albert Camus

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Values Exploration Exercise I use with my coaching clients

Elevator Pitch/Mission Statement exercise I use with my coaching clients

Patti Smith interviewed by Alec Baldwin on Here’s the Things podcast

How to Get More Grit in Your Life on Freakonomics podcast Ep. 246

Take Angela Duckworth’s Grit Scale to find out how much grit you have in your life

The Six Dimensions of Wellness Model by Dr. Bill Hettler, co-founder of the National Wellness Institute (NWI)

Watch psychologist Susan David’s TED Talk on the power of emotional courage

Myers Briggs Type Indicator® instrument

Books

StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath

Braving the Wilderness by Brené Brown

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz

MONEY & FINANCIAL LITERACY

EveryDollar Budgeting App (I use the free version, which is robust enough for me because I track everything manually)

Unbury Me is a loan calculator that helps you pay off your debts

Check your credit once per year at freecreditreport.com

Ladies Get Paid provides the tools, resources, and community to help women negotiate for equal pay and power in the workplace

Podcasts

WSJ Secrets of Wealthy Women with Veronica Dagher

So Money podcast with Farnoosh Torabi

Refinery29’s Money Diaries with Paco De Leon & Lindsey Stanberry

Million Dollar Badass with Rachel Rodgers

Afford Anything with Paula Pant

Books

You Are A Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero

MINDFULNESS

Articles

How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation by Anne Helen Peterson

Do Not Disturb: How I Ditched My Phone and Unbroke My Brain by Kevin Roose

Cal Newport on Why We'll Look Back at Our Smartphones Like Cigarettes by Clay Skipper

Time for Happiness by Ashley Whillans

Podcasts

Hurry Slowly podcast by Jocelyn K. Glei

On Being with Krista Tippett

Books

When Things Fall Apart by Pema Chödrön

A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit

The Wisdom of Insecurity by Alan Watts

Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport

Silence: In the Age of Noise by Erling Kagge