The Ultimate Resources for Entrepreneurs ⋆ Mama Says Namaste

The Ultimate Resources for Entrepreneurs

Resources for entrepreneurs can be overwhelming - there is so much out there! As a marriage and family coach, this website is focused on the six key areas of intentional family: understanding personalitymarriage/intimacyparentingminimalismalternative education, and family adventure

That being said, in order to make all these things happen, I need to have in my arsenal the best resources for entrepreneurs I can find! In the internet world, it can get really intimidating to figure out how to get started, so I've compiled my favorite online, physical, and personal development resources to thrive in my entrepreneurial business. Hopefully these will inspire you and give you an easy button for developing your own entrepreneurial business!

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Online Resources

The online world is intimidating. There is a ton to do and know. My first and foremost recommendation is this: don't do it all. This really goes back to knowing your personality style and how you tick. Focus in on the areas you really want to work on, and outsource the rest. Seriously, that's how you'll thrive. If you try to be a "jack of all trades..." you're master of none. 

Now, my business is mainly virtual, and it's critical that I use programs and systems that help me run this smoothly. I'm sharing with you the ones that helped me so much as I started out...


Namaste Personality Snapshot

I have to start this list with the product I believe in so much, it's the core foundational component to all of my coaching.  

Based on the DISC personality profiles, I've used these in business for the past 15 years - and have now created a variation to walk you through understanding yourself - and your family - better.  

DISC personality assessment

My forte is working with entrepreneurs and their families through my Family Portrait Sessions, and this key component is the key to open the door of awareness so you can truly thrive in your strengths - not only in your business, but in your home life as well! Learn more...


WordPress

First and foremost, you need a website! I'm a wordpress devotee. It's like Apple - I say if you don't know how to use a computer, get a Mac. If you do know how, get a Mac. WordPress is robust and versatile enough to handle massive websites with all kinds of functionality. And, it's great for beginners with so many easy options to get started! (plus you can youtube to learn about how to do just about anything in WP). Learn more...

WordPress.com

Woo Commerce

If you want to sell things on your website, it can get intimidating fast. There are large platforms like Infusionsoft, Kajabi and ConvertKit that have shopping carts included - but when you're bootstrapping your business, this is where you can start with something small.

WooCommerce is super simple to set up a storefront, and best yet, you can start it all for free! If you're starting your store, definitely look at this option, and all the plugins that allow you to get crafty with it.  Learn more...

WooCommerce

Thrive Themes

I'm a huge WordPress fan, and yet I'm not tech-savvy enough to make it all beautiful all on my own.  Thrive is fabulous!  There are so many things that make it super easy to use - all of my pages were created using Thrive, as well as the fun "Thriving or Surviving Family" quiz on my site.  

thrive themes

At this point, it doesn't look like you can just purchase individual plugins, but the membership program gives you so much. I love Thrive Architect, Leads and Quiz Builder. Check it out - the videos are super detailed to make you an expert in Thrive in no time.  Learn more...


MailChimp

If you haven't signed up for the Mama Says Namaste newsletter, be sure to do so and you can see Mailchimp in action! I love Mailchimp for it's cheekiness, easy to use capabilities, and how well it integrates with everything else I do. This is perfect for people just starting out with a smaller subscriber list. Once you get to about 2500 subscribers, you may want to move to a more robust CRM, like Kajabi. But for smaller lists, it's my absolute favorite! Learn more...

Mailchimp

MiloTree

This has been one of the easiest things to add to my website, ever! You simply sign up, enter in your social media channels, and voila - it pops up on your site and allows people an easy way to subscribe to all your social media outlets. Learn more...

MiloTree

Social Warfare

This has been one of the top recommended plug-ins for sharing social media on your WordPress Site. It's great to work with and stays current with updates. My only beef is it doesn't have Instagram as an option on it, but since Insta is intended only as an app and not for web sharing, this covers all your web share social media links. Learn more...

Warfare Plugins

Tailwind

I use Tailwind for all my pinning on Pinterest - it is such a great way to batch them out for the week vs. pinning individually every day. Later.com is another one that is great for scheduling - however Tailwind is so robust it affords you so much ability to connect and collaborate with others to really share in a strategic way through Tailwind Tribes.  It does an incredible job, and I highly recommend it! Learn more...

Tailwind app

SiteGround

I've switched over to SiteGround as my web server and had a HUGE leap in my speed on my site, going from a 7 second load time to only 3 - that was so, so worth it just for this alone! Not only that, the customer service is excellent and the affiliate program is super sweet! Learn more...

Web Hosting

Gadgets and Gizmos

There are some things that are just helpful to have if you're working on a computer doing anything. These are the items I take with me to work from anywhere. 


Portable Lap Desk

Living in a 240 sq. ft. travel trailer, I needed something small and versatile for a desk. Since I'm constantly moving around, it's great to have something portable that doesn't take up much space. This little desk does the trick, and at the affordable price, it was an easy buy. Learn more...


Selfie Light

Okay, before you roll your eyes, I am not a selfie fan. I am, however, a huge fan of great lighting for videos and pictures! I swear by this little light, and at around $10, it's completely worth it. I can put this on my computer for lighting for my coaching sessions I do on video, or put it on my phone for those FaceBook Lives.  Learn more...


My Verizon Jetpack

This is my newest upgrade - the Novatel Verizon Wireless Jetpack 7730L 4G LTE Advanced Mobile Hotspot (how's that for a mouthful). According to my internet connection, this one is 2 models newer than the 6620L I was using before. Although that one gave me no issues, this one means I can pick up all five of Verizon's bandwidths, as opposed to only two with my 6620L. This has been super easy to use, and I can take it anywhere to work. Getting an unlimited data plan is much more tricky... Learn more...


ATR2100 Microphone

This handy-dandy microphone is highly recommended as the perfect "starter" mic for podcasting. In all honesty, there are some big players in the podcast arena that still love and swear by this mic. It's the best for the price, for sure! Nathan and I use just one of these for our Mama Says Namaste podcast, and it's been perfect! Learn more...


Personal Development

Regardless of all the resources for entrepreneurs to get your business rolling, the most critical component is that you are always growing and learning. There is such power in having a growth mindset in your business, and remaining teachable is key!


48 Days Eagles

My father's membership group is a powerful accountability group to start thinking like an Eagle instead of a Turkey. Eagles soar above the rest and see the opportunities out there from a birds' eye view to move forward with intention. With a robust FaceBook community as well as weekly "Monday Mentor" calls, this group is a rockstar way to start your week and keep you motivated, encouraged, and moving forward to create the work - and life - you love. Learn more...

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48 Days Eagles Webinar

Click here for a free webinar to learn more!

Like Jim Rohn says, "you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with" - so make sure you are getting involved in communities both online and in person that push you toward success.


Social Media Marketing World

(March 20-22, 2019, San Diego, CA)

Want to keep ahead of your competitors? Need to master a social platform? Struggling to measure your ROI? Discover how to improve your social media marketing at Social Media Marketing World 2019. You’ll rub shoulders with the biggest names and brands in social media, soak up countless tips and new strategies, and enjoy extensive networking opportunities in San Diego, California. Don’t miss the industry’s largest conference. Get in early for big discounts. Click here to secure your ticket today.

Social Media Marketing World

Honestly, if you don't even attend the live workshops but just network and watch the replays, it's worth it. This is how I connected with rockstars like John Lee Dumas (Entrepreneur on Fire), Pat Flynn (SmartPassiveIncome), Cliff Ravenscraft (Podcasting A to Z), and so many more. Learn more...


Audible

I feel you - it can be hard to find the time to read all the amazing books that are out there! And, if you're not a fast reader, it may be something that makes you cringe anyway. It's so important to keep learning, even if you aren't a reader. We've found Audible to be an amazing resource for the whole family. With all our drive time, we can take in so many books this way! I've found most of my clients tend to lean toward audio books and podcasts for personal development, and Audible is the perfect resource for books. Learn more...


Time to Fly

Daily Insights from the 48 Days Eagles Community

This is a powerful compilation of insights from some amazing entrepreneurs, and I'm honored and thrilled to be one of the contributors. This would be my first published book with my name in it, and it's pretty amazing to be in there with so many other amazing entrepreneurs.  Check it out and spread the word - I know you'll find some awesome motivation in here! Learn more...


The 12 Week year

get more done in 12 weeks than others do in 12 months

This is a great book that lays out how people tend to cram for that end-of-year self-imposed deadline, and if we shorten our vision a bit to only 12 weeks at a time, how much more we can accomplish in a year. Learn more...


Real Artists Don't Starve

This is an excellent book to push all you creatives to get out there and make your art sustainable. You don't have to be a starving artists, and Jeff Goins does an incredible job of crafting stories about so many famous people you know - and how they eliminated the "starving artist" mentality and went on to be a huge success with their art. Definitely worth a read! Learn more...


The Fire-STarter Sessions

A soulful + practical Guide to creating success on your own terms

This book was really the catalyst for what Mama Says Namaste is all about - what a powerful book - described on the back as a "Kick-ass version of the Artist's Way". It's incredible- helped me to re-think how I look at goals, intuition, and the purpose of money. Definite must-read! Learn more...


What Got You Here Won't Get you There

how successful people become even more successful

This is a pretty powerful book that definitely called me out on a few things I do that may have gotten me to the top in the biz world, but aren't the best in building relationships. Great info in here! Learn more...


Wisdom Meets Passion

When generations collide and collaborate

This was written by my father and brother and it's pretty incredible if I do say so myself! Think beyond what you know and challenge the norms - be educated in what you are going to do to make an impact on the world! Learn more...


The Power of Full Engagement 

Managing Energy, Not Time, Is the Key to High Performance and Personal Renewal

This may be business-focused, but it is so life applicable! Powerful information on how to really be present, and really be an effective leader and communicator. Learn more...


The ONE Thing 

The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results

This powerful little book may have been written by real estate guru Gary Keller, but it goes far beyond real estate to all other areas of life. Multitasking is way overrated. I reference this book all the time and recommend it for everyone. Choose ONE THING and get moving! Learn more...


QBQ: The Question Behind The Question

Practicing Personal Accountability at work and in life

The solution involves an entirely new approach. We can no longer ask, "Who dropped the ball?" "Why can't they do their work properly?" or "Why do we have to go through all these changes?" Instead, every individual has to ask the question behind the question: "How can I improve this situation?" "What can I contribute?" or "How can I make a difference?" Learn more...


I hope this has opened some new possibilities for you to get rolling in your own business. What other must-haves would you add to this list?

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Ashley Logsdon

Ashley Logsdon is a Family and Personality Styles Coach and Lifelong Learner. She and her husband Nathan are RVing the States and unschooling their 3 girls. Her mission is to shift the mindsets of families from reaction to intention, and guide them in creating the family they love coming home to. Looking deeper than the surface, we assess the strengths, triggers, and simplifying your lifestyle so you truly recognize how the uniqueness in each of us strengthens all of us. Join the Mama Says Namaste Facebook Group

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