99 Resources to Make Your Personal and Business Life Hum

“There aren’t enough hours in the day.”

It’s a phrase I hear all the time. I’ve even said it myself.

We’re all busy. We’ve got long to-do lists and a short amount of time to tackle them.

Yet many people accomplish audacious goals and achieve great things — in the same number of hours a day that you and I get.

The secret?

Using the right tools.

When I have the right tool, app or software, I can save hours of my time. I can create better quality content. And I can enjoy my work more.

In fact, as a busy blogger, podcaster, author, speaker and consultant, I get asked all the time about the tools I use to get it all done.

So I decided to write a simple ebook with all of them.

It’s called Inside My Toolbox: 99 Resources That Will Make Your Personal and Business Life Hum.

In this brief, to-the-point resource, you’ll discover:

  • The word processor I use for all my writing—books, blog posts, podcast outlines, speeches—everything. Hint: It’s not Microsoft Word.
  • The online system I use to manage my automated marketing campaigns. This tool has made me tens of thousands of dollars over the last year.
  • The WordPress plugin I use to optimize my blog posts, making them SEO-friendly and more likely to get a higher ranking in Google.
  • The software I use to manage my seven-figure membership site. It’s surprisingly inexpensive—and effective.
  • The earphones I use for running. They have a unique design that keeps them in my ear, so they won’t fall out.
  • The software package I use to edit audio files. It’s like having a recording studio at your fingertips. Seriously!
  • The microphone I use in my podcast, along with all the other audio equipment.
  • The utility software I install first on any new computer. It enables me to start applications, find files, and launch workflows.
  • A simple application I use to backup my computer in the cloud. It works quietly in the background, insuring that I never lose anything important—and I haven’t in years.
  • The online program I use to document workflows, so I can share them with my colleagues and virtual assistants, making my team more efficient and effective.

And eighty-nine more. I have organized my tools into eight categories:

  1. Blogging
  2. Personal Development
  3. Podcasting
  4. Productivity
  5. Social Media
  6. Speaking
  7. Video
  8. Writing

99 resources that will make your business and personal life hum

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You’ll never find any more hours in the day. But you CAN make the most of the time you do have.

Don’t waste any more time using the wrong tools. Get my free ebook now and find the tools that can transform the way you work and help you achieve big goals in your personal and professional life.

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  • Danika

    Fantastic e-book! I had some random stickies with notes I jotted down during one of your podcasts on productivity apps. I am so happy to have the entire toolbox at my fingertips! I really appreciate this important resource, and will spread the word to my friends and colleagues. Thanks so much!

  • Steven Peters

    Michael – I believe you can “read” one’s heart by watching how un-concerned they are about giving away information-experience they paid a price to receive-earn. Your information is always so good, and it is obvious you accept 0% of the concept that world is a zero sum game…more of you get what you give. That is leadership. Thanks for the ebook and your continued work…may it come back to you tenfold!

  • Andrea Powell-Johnson

    This is a great comprehensive resource. Very very useful. I will definitely be making use of the information in it.

  • Amanda


    Thanks for this amazing tool! I have a couple questions though. Do you use Feedburner or MailChimp to manage the blog subscriptions and updates to your subscribers? Which one would you recommend if I am just getting started as a blogger and need a way to manage and update subscribers? Thanks!

    • http://michaelhyatt.com/ Michael Hyatt

      I use Feedburner for RSS and MailChimp for email. That’s also what I recommend.

  • Karen

    Thanks so much! What a useful resource. I’m glad I subscribed.! From the quick look through, I already found some jewels I’ll be taking advantage of, specifically, Why Now is the Best Time to be an Author. Thanks, again.

  • Tom Tonkin

    Just downloaded this ebook. I have been following you about a year or so and I believe, over that time, you have convinced me to use many of these tools and for that I thank you. I reflect back on how I did things versus what I do now versus what I will be able to do in the near future. Again, many thanks.

    • http://michaelhyatt.com/ Michael Hyatt

      You’re welcome, Tom. Thanks for your encouragement.

  • Dave Dortman

    Great stuff… also… where can we get a copy of your WP theme? Thanks!

    • http://michaelhyatt.com/ Michael Hyatt

      You can’t yet, unless you are a Platform University member. However, I will be making an announcement on Monday or Tuesday about how to get theme later this month.

  • http://www.hoopercoaching.com/ Charles Hooper Jr

    Michael or team, I am interested in designing a course similar to “Best Year Ever” called “Ignition” for churches who want to experience a life on life missional discipleship movement and need some help. Have you written a summary of how it was designed? Our ministry can do the video production but I am curious about software and plugins for website. Thanks.

    • http://michaelhyatt.com/ Michael Hyatt

      I haven’t written a summary of what we did. But we used WishList Member, a WordPress Plugin that we also use for Platform University.

  • Brigitte Kobi

    Dear Michael,

    Thanks a lot for your e-book which I find very helpful. Also I am using PC and Microsoft
    with Outlook’s RSS feed. I found two things I will try:
    - Blubrry to find out if I can integrate “normal” audio files
    - focus@will

    If ever I will make podcasts I will remember your list and let you know.

    I use Chrome as well since it is useful if you want to develop things. What I do not
    like is that it cannot be configured to trash all history on closing of the browser and that the rendering is not as good as on Safari and Microsoft Explorer.

    Google Analytics is indispensible for statistics.

    My newsletter tool is a professional CRM which is available for a small fee. It is
    easy to handle and the templates can be customized (important for all branding)
    I run two blogs on WordPress templates which I adapted to my needs (I know a bit of web
    programming since IT is my bread and butter)

    One blog is about management and philosophy (hexameter.net) in English and German and the
    other one is about style, style Icons and their history (stilettissimo.com).

    Meanwhile I am looking forward to reading from you.

    All the best


    • MotherGrieving

      Looks great so far!!! I have a lot of learning to do, but your information looks so very helpful. Thank you Michael! I also was unaware of your viral Evernotes post, so I cannot wait to learn how to better utilize this tool. Your kindness is so greatly appreciated!

      May many blessings be returned to you for sharing so much helpful information with us!

      ~Angie Prince/”MotherGrieving”

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  • Nathan Sack

    Thanks Michael I enjoy listening to you and your eBook is a big jump forward!

  • Kaye Fenley

    I love how quick it is to find something. I was hoping you might have something to replace the Snipping Tool, which I lost when I went to Windows 8. I will try the screen capture tool you have in your tool box.

  • Shellion Kibuuka

    Thanks Michael .
    God Bless you and your family. This is very helpful .
    Shelliton Kibuuka

  • leo

    This is an amaizing treasure.Thanks for sharing and making posible that people like me can have this invaluable resource.

  • Vijay Bajaj

    Exceptional. Thank you for sharing. Having built a highly successful conference biz, and having many leading authors speak at my events, for example Malcolm Gladwell. Marcus Buckingham etc. I am at the beginning of formulating my strategy to becoming a New York Times best selling author.

  • Joe Mar Alonzo

    very great. thank you Michael for sharing this. keep it up! God bless you.

  • Funewriter

    My son told me about your website because I’ve encountered wireless connectivity problems on my new MacBook Pro. Nobody seemed to be able to resolve my problem (lost wireless signal; unable to reconnect to internet) until I read your solution. Less than 10 minutes later my problem was resolved. Thank you. Steve

  • http://www.lauranash.com/ Laura Nash

    Who is better than you?!!!!!

  • http://iamles.com/ Les Dossey

    Killing it again and again Michael. Thanks!

  • Raphael Jnr

    I am so happy I have this, Michael..its really a great resource. Let me ask, I really need more books from you

  • http://dominicpacheco.com/ Dominic Pacheco

    Thank you for the great resource. In addition to the valuable content, it is also very aesthetically pleasing. Do you also create the look and feel or is that part of it something that you outsource?

    • http://michaelhyatt.com/ Michael Hyatt

      No, my graphic designer did that.

      • http://dominicpacheco.com/ Dominic Pacheco

        Thank you for the info. I am almost done with your book Platform. I love it! A great deal of practical actionable advice. Thank you for your work.

  • Rachel Maize

    I believe you have a typo in your Toolbox eBook under the section for Day One journaling. (“I never could never journal…”). Cheers!

    • http://michaelhyatt.com/ Michael Hyatt

      Thanks for letting me know.

  • http://www.engineeringcareerlauncher.com/ Don Gallagher

    Curious, did you use BoxShot 3D for the cover page and the graphic in this post?
    I’m surprised because I didn’t think it could do horizontal covers. If it can, I’m buying it today!!

    Great eBook…….thank you.

    • http://michaelhyatt.com/ Michael Hyatt

      Yep, I did.

      • http://www.engineeringcareerlauncher.com/ Don Gallagher

        Excellent…….thank you. I’m continuing to learn more about, and incorporate more, into your GetNotice theme. With each success, I’m loving it more and more. Today I inserted my first primary button!! A no-brainer for others, but a cool thing for me.

  • http://dominicpacheco.com/ Dominic Pacheco

    Thank you for the info. I wish you many more years of continued success, I really enjoy your work!