These are my top 5 gadgets that help me keep focused, healthy and productive.
1. Bluetooth Keyboard
These are available on the market and links to your phone through bluetooth. I currently have the apple version (it was a gift). Most people use them for their iPads and I am not them. I carry this little keyboard EVERYWHERE because I can link it to my phone and instantly have a little computer, no matter where I might be. This increases my efficiency. I have an older model and would likely purchase the below keyboard or something similar when/if I need to upgrade. I can’t say enough for being able to easily communicate faster with the people in my life.
I found myself not wanting to respond to clients because it was going to take too long to type it out. POOF! Gone.
I also find it easier to just bring out the keyboard while meeting with potential clients and take notes. It is less intimidating than ” let me bring out my laptop.”
2. Wireless Headphones
I personally am currently alternate between Airpods and using the Jbeats.
When I am in one of my organizational consulting client I easily can get distracted by whats happening around me. (I don’t want for life or business to stop because I am there evaluating and creating new systems). Wireless headphones allow me to freely move around while listening to podcasts or books.
I live in an older condo building and was having a VERY hard time getting any cell service to take phone calls. A lot of what I do is coaching over the phone and I was having to go to my car to take these calls. It was cold and I was miserable.
THEN, Airpds fixed this. I can now leave my phone near the window and I am able to talk to anyone, anywhere in the house. I got my set at Costco for $139. WORTH every penny.
3. Electronic Tea Kettle
I know this may sound a little weird, and..
I love this little guy and I travel with it as much as space allows. I feel like i might be cold blooded because I 100% become the temperature of my surroundings. In the winter I find that I consume less water because the water was cold, and then introduced this little guy and “ta-da”… all the hot water and tea I could ask for.
The one below is the one I travel with, it changes colors when its “ready”. It is the little things bring me joy. The auto-shut-off was also extremely important to me because sometimes this is plugged-in in a moving vehicle.
4. Portable Charger
No matter where I am and what I am doing being able to charge quickly is so important. I am never missing out on business, or phone calls because I can quickly get some juice.
I like this little Anker charger because of the size, I can loose it in the bottom of my purse or briefcase.
5. Garmin Vivoactive 4s Watch
I did a lot of research on which watch I wanted to invest in and I can’t say enough good things about this one. Phone notifications, music, activity tracking, sleep analysis and calendar to name a few things that help keep me on track both with health and business.
- Tracks my sleep.
- Tracks my water consumption.
- Calendar view for the day.
- Phone notifications.
- Fitness tracking.
- Stress management.
- Sleep analysis.