We encourage you to use the free tools you can get on the internet. However, it is not always going to be possible to get everything free. If you have to pay for a product or service, you want to make sure that you invest wisely. There are many products for sale – many promise that it will be THE solution you’ve been looking for. Many that are new to the online business world get sucked into paying for products which often do not even get unpacked … Usually, those products would only have cost you $27 or maybe, just $10 (although as the industry matures, $15,000 for a program is no longer unusual). Pay for enough of those and you could be out of pocket by several thousand.

Some of the software and applications sold on this website are owned by other companies. We have been very selective in the products we recommend. To be included on our list, the product must meet our selection criteria:

  • We use it ourselves.

AND

  • We are happy with the service or support provided by the provider.  Having great software or program isn’t worth much if you can’t get hold of the provider or developer when you’re stuck.

Clicking on those links will take you out of this website to the supplier’s own website and you purchase the product directly from the service provider. Some (not all) of the service providers included below will pay us a commission for the referral. The service you will receive from the supplier and the price you will pay will be the same whether you purchase the products via our link or not. And sometimes you end up paying less! So we ask that you use our affiliate links rather than go directly to the supplier’s own website. The affiliate commissions we earn enable us to keep our programs at a reasonable and cost effective price to you and profitable for us.

Do read our blog Heartbeat ... It covers articles in the areas we train and teach in.  New innovations and ideas from other thought leaders that we believe are worth following will be published here as well as in our respective Facebook Pages listed below. If you prefer to have those articles emailed direct to you, then please go ahead and subscribe to this. It will save you having to check this website regularly.

And finally, if you’re anything like us and you love to read, then head over to our recommended reading list. It’s going to take a while for us to put up a complete list of everything we’ve read and learnt from (but we’re working on it … it’s a never ending job!). Or if you already know which book you would like to buy, just click on the BookDepository icon to the right. We buy all our books from here. This is because BookDepository gives FREE delivery worldwide and regularly discounts the recommended retail price.

You may want to join the Life and Business Mastery Group for entrepreneurs and professionals either on Linkedin or Facebook.  In there, you will find free resources that will help you with your business or career. There’s no cost (except engaging and adding value where you can). It is also where we work together on the latest updates and strategies to growing your business or professional career. 

Profile Assessments & Tests

Some of the tests below are free, others are not. You do not have to take them all – it does depend on what stage of the journey you’re at. As a minimum, you should do the DISC and Strengthfinder. The Wealth Dynamics assessment has grown into one of the most widely adopted profiling system for entrepreneurs and business owners, linking both your strengths and weaknesses to your preferences, giving you clear role models and strategies to follow by combining DISC and Strengthfinder. Clicking on the provider links below will take you to the provider’s website where you can take the assessments listed below.

 Assessment / TestDescription
Maxwell Leadership AssessmentThe John Maxwell Leadership Assessment is an online resource that offers a comprehensive evaluation of an individual’s leadership, based on the teachings of John C. Maxwell.
This comprehensive assessment lets you know how others are experiencing your leadership. This resource is designed to measure your current level of influence through your own self-assessment, as well as feedback from others around you (referred to as “raters”). This information can then be used to target your leadership growth.
Maxwell 360 Degree Leadership AssessmentMaxwell Free 360 Degree Leadership Self AssessmentThis Maxwell Leadership Self-Assessment is a complimentary online resource that offers a comprehensive evaluation of an individual’s leadership, based on the teachings of John C. Maxwell. NO CODE from The 360 Degree Leader book is necessary. To grow in leadership, one must grow in influence. This resource is designed to measure your current level of influence through your own self-assessment. This information can then be used to target your leadership growth.
Maxwell Growth QuizEver wondered what your top 3 areas of strength are? Do you want to know what your top 3 areas for improvement are?

Rate your areas of growth by taking the FREE Maxwell Growth Quiz. Recognize the important role that personal growth plays in success and commit yourself to developing your potential.
Maxwell Capacity QuizAre You Ready To Take the Capacity Challenge?
Discover what’s limiting you by taking this free capacity assessment developed to help you gauge where you currently stand so you can blow the cap off your capacity.
• Get more out of your life, your work, and your time.
• Find out what’s holding you back from getting things done, going where you want to go, and maxing out the areas of your life that matter the most.
• Break through your limits and blow the cap off your capacity.
StrengthfinderDiscover what makes you unique & powerful. Take the talent assessment from StrengthsFinder 2.0, Amazon’s bestselling nonfiction book of all time.
The language to live the life you were meant to. You are unique. You are powerful. Your strength lies in your talents. You sense them; you always have. But you’ve never been able to name them, confidently talk about them, intentionally use them. Until now. Clifton StrengthsFinder tells you how you’re talented. It identifies what you naturally do best. It provides customized results that name your unique talents. It shows you how you’re special and how to succeed by turning your talents into strengths.
Emotional IntelligenceTest your emotional intelligence quickly and accurately.
In just 10 minutes, the test delivers scores for the key components of emotional intelligence: overall EQ, self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, and relationship management. Results bring EQ to life in an unlimited e-learning program featuring our proprietary Goal-Tracking System™, EQ lessons, and retest. The test uses proprietary methods developed by experts in psychological assessment who conducted research on millions of responses to ensure the test is both quick and accurate.
To get a coupon code, just buy the book Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves from Book Depository.
Gift in you Caroline LeafGift In YouUncover your hidden potential and your unique gifting.
This Gift Profile has been developed over the past 20 years and is rooted in Dr Leaf’s theory of Geodesic Learning, which she developed to help understand the science of thought. It is an extremely useful tool in evaluating the structure of gifting.
The profile is in a questionnaire format, arranged in 7 different categories, each of which represents one of the 7 Pillars that make up your gift.
The test is in the book The Gift in You by Dr Caroline Leaf. You can buy this book from Book Depository.
Wealth DynamicsWealth DynamicsThere are 8 paths to wealth, and we each have one natural path. When you take the Wealth Dynamic Profile Test, you find out who you are and which of the eight is your natural path.
Are you a Creator like Bill Gates, a Deal Maker like Donald Trump or an Accumulator like Warren Buffett?
Each follows different paths and each has different winning (and losing) formulas.
Once you know who you are and the path to take, the next steps become far more obvious. The team you need, the focus you have, and the advice we give will become directed and easy to apply.
The Wealth Dynamics profiling system has been taken by over 20,000 entrepreneurs around the world, and has established itself as the leading profiling tool for wealth creation.
DISC AssessmentsDISC Personality InsightsCommunication and connecting with others is essential for long term success in every area of your life. The DISC profile is a model of human behaviour that provides us with the tools that we need to boost our emotional intelligence and interact with others. By helping us understand ourselves and those we interact with, we can adapt our communication styles to enable us to better connect with others. Have you ever wondered why you do the things you do? Why do you seem to get along with some people and have a harder time with others? Have you discovered all your talents, gifts and natural abilities? What is your personality style? The DISC Personality Profile Discovery Report gives you the answers to these and many more questions.

 

Business Tools

The following are the software that we use to create this platform. They are the software we have opted to use after many months of investigation. Some, such as the Depreciator and Roboform, are business tools that we use for our own business.  It is our opinion that they provide the greatest value for your investment. However, be aware they are not always the cheapest option.  Clicking on the provider links below will take you to the provider’s website where you can purchase the software.

 OrganizationDescription
RoboformAutomatically remembers your passwords. Each time you enter a new password into a website, RoboForm saves it. No more typing usernames and passwords. RoboForm logs you in to websites with a single click. To protect against dictionary, brute force, or other attacks, they use AES256 bit encryption with PBKDF2 SHA256. Use our random password generator to create a strong and unique password for every site.
KajabiKajabi makes it easy to turn your knowledge and content into products you can sell. All the tools you need under one roof - online courses and membership sites, landing pages, marketing emails, full website.
Book DepositoryWe buy all our books from BookDepository because they give FREE delivery worldwide and regularly discounts the recommended retail price. So while it may sometimes be advertised at a cheaper price on Amazon, the total cost, including shipping can often be higher especially for those who live outside the United States.
WPX HostingVery simple, fast wordpress hosting for non-technical entrepreneurs like us. With WPX you get lightning fast WP site speed, 24/7 instant response Live Chat AND they will move all your sites for free in under 24 hours. WPX also offer unlimited FREE Google-Sponsored SSL Certificates (a must for any websites) that can be installed and fully active in under 10 seconds.
AND we can vouch for their support. It really is 24/7 and it’s excellent!
Depreciator** AUSTRALIAN PROPERTIES ONLY **
Claiming rental Property Depreciation for investment properties is simple when you have a Tax Depreciation Schedule. Investment Property Depreciation is often the largest claimable tax deduction for rental properties. Savvy property investors know that claiming property depreciation on their investment properties maximises their cash return. Putting together a property Depreciation Schedule for depreciation requires somebody being able to estimate the construction cost of the building when it was built. Accountants can’t do that. The people most qualified to estimate building costs are Quantity Surveyors. We are the only national company that still uses Quantity Surveyors on the ground to inspect properties.
Elegant ThemesThe most popular premium WordPress theme in the world (stats from BuiltWith.com) and is the most powerful theme in the Elegant Themes collection. It is the ultimate wordpress theme and visual page builder. Divi is powered by the Divi Builder, an insanely fast and incredibly intuitive front end editor like nothing you have seen before. It will change the way you build websites forever. We’ve tested a lot of themes in our time and we’ve found Divi to be the easiest to use especially if you’re non-technical!
HostgatorHostGator.com is an award winning web host and one of the 10 largest web hosting companies in the world! Located in Houston and Austin, Texas, HostGator proudly provides US based support 24/7/365! Prices start from USD 2.78 per month for the single site Hatchling Plan.
Presenter MediaMake great presentations! Get access to thousands of ready to use designs for Powerpoint, Keynote and more. You can design your own custom graphics with your own messaging, colours and logos, get full access to the same high-quality video backgrounds, video loops and custom videos and easily add animations to your presentations with custom built animated clips exactly as we have done in our Equipped Courses.
ScreenflowA screencasting and video editing software for Mac only. You can record anything, edit everything and share anywhere – an extremely powerful software that is a MUST for anyone wanting to do video presentations. When you land on their website, click on the PRODUCTS tab, and select Screenflow.
EasyWebinarSimplify The Way You Engage, Sell and Scale Up Your Business…Using the Most Powerful All-In-One Webinar Platform Online. EasyWebinar is a cloud-based hosted webinar platform hosting everything from webinar pages to email follow up, etc allowing you to easily create the highest engaged sales and marketing webinar funnels on the planet. Create a live webinar in under 5 minutes or scale up using EasyWebinar’s under the hood automation combining engagement, learning management tools, and marketing integrations.  Use webinars to create both live and evergreen courses or on-boarding training that provide a more engaged way of learning and teaching.
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