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Top business and personal development tools of 2022

As we edge closer to turning the page to 2023, we need to ensure that making strides in both our professional and personal lives top our list of New Year’s resolutions (or as many of us like to call them, goals). New Year’s resolutions (or goals) can be quickly abandoned within the first month of the year, which is why we’ve gathered a list of the best books and apps of 2022 to help keep you and your staff on track.

Best books for personal and business development

Twelve and a Half: Leveraging the Emotional Ingredients Necessary for Business Success

by Gary Vaynerchuk

In this bestseller, Gary Vaynerchuk explores the 12 human ingredients that have led to his happiness and success and provides exercises on how you can develop these traits yourself.

Invention: A Life

by James Dyson

In this book, James Dyson reveals the risks he took, along with the failures and setbacks he experienced before he found success in creating one of the most inventive technology companies in the world.

Choose Possibility: Take Risks and Thrive (Even When You Fail)

by Sukhinder Singh Cassidy

Written by one of the most highly regarded and well-respected female tech executives in Silicon Valley, Sukhinder Singh Cassidy talks about how she learned to confront, analyze, navigate and incorporate unexpected setbacks and poor choices to build long-range success.

The Power of Writing It Down: A Simple Habit to Unlock Your Brain and Reimagine Your Life

by Allison Fallon

Allison Fallon shares best practices for putting pen to paper daily to find fresh motivation, relieve anxiety and depression, and create new grooves toward better habits to intentionally find clarity in your life. 

Best apps for personal development

Lumosity (lumosity.com)

Price: Free with optional in-app purchases

Lumosity is a brain-training app available for both Apple and Android devices that features daily brain games, workouts, mindfulness training and detailed training insights.

Skillshare (skillshare.com)

Price: Free with optional in-app purchases

Grow in your personal or professional life by taking a class (or two) from thousands of options, such as watercolor, graphic design, social media marketing, productivity and more. 

Best apps for business development

Asana

Price: Free with optional subscription packages

Asana is a simple-to-use project management application available on the web and via an app that allows teams to easily collaborate and communicate on shared goals and tasks.

HubSpot Marketing Hub

Price: Free with optional subscription packages

With its many integrations available (e.g., Salesforce, Microsoft 365, Google Workspace), HubSpot’s platform provides a range of tools for content management, sales and marketing, and social media advertising, all in one place.

Put that pen to paper—or finger to app—and get started on making 2023 the best year yet! 

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