organization, systems

Debra Recommends Organizing From the Inside Out

The Foolproof System For Organizing Your Home, Your Office and Your Life by Julie Morgenstern I loved this book! I became so much better at managing my space which has freed up time and energy for other things. Amazon says: It’s about time! Julie Morgenstern has written an organizing book that covers a new way […]

Debra Recommends The One Page Business Plan

for the Creative Entrepreneur by James T. Horan, Jr. I met Jim Horan when he came to speak to the Entrepreneur and Small Business Academy Meetup.  I very much enjoyed his whole approach to this most daunting of subjects. I often recommend this book to my clients. The product description on was perfect for […]

business, management

Debra Recommends The One Minute Manager

by Kenneth H. Blanchard and Spencer Johnson For more than twenty years, millions of managers in Fortune 500 companies and small businesses nationwide have followed The One Minute Manager’s techniques, thus increasing their productivity, job satisfaction, and personal prosperity. These very real results were achieved through learning the management techniques that spell profitability for the […]

finance, business

Debra Recommends The 9 Steps to Financial Freedom

Practical and Spiritual Steps So You Can Stop Worrying by Suze Orman When Suze Orman was 13 she watched her father dive into the flames of his burning take-out chicken shack in order to rescue his cash register. In that moment Orman learned that money was more important than life itself. And so it became […]

income, business

Multiple Streams of Income

I’ve been following this model in building my business and it has made a tremendous impact on my income, on my success with my clients and on how much fun I have working! While these products are primarily focused on Coaching or Service and Consulting businesses, I’ve very successfully coached my clients in the Arts and […]

business, finance

Debra Recommends Music, Money and Success

The Insider’s Guide to Making Money in the Music Industry by Jeffrey Brabec and Todd Brabec My friends, Jeff and Todd, have written a comprehensive and incredibly informative book about the world of music licensing. From Amazon: The music and entertainment business means money for songwriters, composers, recording artists, musicians, music publishers and record companies. […]

organization, feng shui

Debra Recommends Move Your Stuff, Change Your Life

Karen is a friend of mine – and she’s sure helped me with a few of my Feng Shui challenges!

Debra Recommends The Magic of Thinking Big

I recommend this book with one caveat. I’ve seen clients mistake fantasy for goals. Setting goals to make $10,000/month from their music in 3 months when they’re currently barely pulling in $50 a week from their music. Yes – it is key to think big. And it’s also important to make a plan with incremental steps to reach the big picture.

success, confidence

Debra Recommends The Law of Attraction

This book has had a profound affect on my experience of my world. Ironically enough, much of my growth around this area started with Seth Speaks which I read around the same time that Esther Hicks discovered it. Having lived in Sedona I have a healthy mistrust of things woo-woo – but I’ve personally experienced things in my life that could only be explained by the Law of Attraction and implementing these concepts actively and intentionally has changed my life for the good.

creative, artist

Debra Recommends I Am A Professional Artist

My dear friend, Gilli Moon, brings a level of reality to this topic filled with illusions and lies. And she does it with great humor and compassion. A fellow TAXI Road Rally speaker, she created Songsalive! and several other resources for musicians. I’ve also interviewed her for the Artist’s EDGE Membership.

organization, transformation

Debra Recommends Feng Shui for Dummies

What I love about this book is it takes a system shrouded in mystery and woo-woo and gives the reader a pragmatic and usable understanding so you can apply this to your own space.

business, Internet

Debra Recommends The E-Myth Revisited

The brilliance of Gerber’s approach to systematizing your business has made a significant difference in my success and the success of my clients.

Debra Recommends Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ

Much of my work with private clients and in my Success Skills classes for the Membership are based on the concepts explained in this seminal work.

health, wellness

Debra Recommends T-Tapp – The Easy Way to Get in Shape!

I started using the T-Tapp rehab program after I had been bedridden for several years with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. It was the first form of exercise that did not cause me to relapse. I found myself with more energy and better balance. And I began to see my stomach muscles again!

finance, business

Debra Recommends Cashflow Quadrant

This brilliant look at the four kinds of business people had a significant impact in how I think about myself and my business as well as what I teach in Business Management for the Creative Mind

business, booking

Debra Recommends Book Yourself Solid

I use many of Michael’s stratagies in my own coaching business.

management, business

Debra Recommends Blue Ocean Strategy

Kim and Mauborgne’s blue ocean metaphor elegantly summarizes their vision of the kind of expanding, competitor-free markets that innovative companies can navigate. Unlike “red oceans,” which are well explored and crowded with competitors, “blue oceans” represent “untapped market space” and the “opportunity for highly profitable growth.”

blogging, Internet

Debra Recommends Blogwild! – Key to a Successful Business Blog

The world seems to have gone blogwild. More and more personal blogs appear every day, and businesses large and small are realizing that blogging can be a dynamite sales, marketing, and communications tool. Blogs are cheap to set up and operate, and they can humanize a company’s image, start the buzz on a new product, and get instant customer feedback.

confidence, personal growth

Debra Recommends Ask and It is Given – How to Use the Law of Attraction

I often use exercises in this book for both my own work and in session with clients. Here is the review from Amazon:

creativity, success

Debra Recommends The Artist’s Way – How to Recover Your Creativity

Working through the Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron got me through one of the most challenging times of my life – dealing with a 10 year bout of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. And later, leading Artist’s Way groups led me to coaching – the most satisfying career of my dreams!