This Week's Dom's Digest

The eagle eyed of you will have noticed that I didn’t publish a Dom's Digest last week.

I was truly humbled by the comments and people reaching out thinking they’d missed their weekly episode…

I must be doing something right 🙂

Unfortunately the start of the flu season has been hitting us hard and I think my family just keep giving it back to each other - loving bunch aren't we!

So huge apologies.

I try to keep these authentic and “live” and in doing that means every now and then one may get missed due to unforeseen circumstances.

Luckily I'm on the mend so I've got some really useful stuff for you this week.

Take a look, I hope you like them.

I'll be back next week in full force with some exciting news which I think you'll really like.


Book for the Bucket List 

You Only Live Once: A Lifetime of Experiences for the Explorer in all of us (Lonely Planet)

When I setup my first few businesses they were all tied to me being in them - all the time! Even when they had teams, I needed to be there.

A totally crazy situation, which about 5 years ago I decided wasn't working for me. So I changed my businesses so that they worked independent of me being in them.

These days I only get involved with businesses which compliment my location independent lifestyle.

Which means I have a lot more time to travel and experience really cool things.

The only problem is; where do you find all those cool things to stick on the bucket list? That's where this book really helped.

Anyone can sleep in a castle, sail a ship, make a music pilgrimage, and so much more. What all the book's ideas have in common is that they're starting points. They will reignite long-forgotten desires - to learn an instrument or a language - or spark new and unexpected ambitions: why shouldn't you move to Provence for a year?

Combining stunning photography with illustrations and infographics, it will surprise and entertain with a quirky mix of experiences everyone should try at some point in their life. Give it a try and see what's out there.


App for Managing my Social Media 

Buffer

Buffer is my go to app for managing social media in my businesses. It’s a new and smarter way to share what you want with your followers at the right time.

What it does is simple. 

You create posts which sit in your queue. Posts in your queue will be sent out automatically by Buffer, according to the posting schedule that you put in place.

It works across Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram and allows you to quickly create and personalise your message depending on the audience.

Rather than being glued to my social media, I can set this and forget it. knowing that my reach is being looked after for me.

Recommended for anyone struggling to manage their social media across platforms.


Gadget for Easy Port Access

Rotek WiFi Inspection Camera

OK, this is not what you think. Or is it? Maybe...

This was an impulse buy of mine (because it looked really cool) a few months ago which has actually saved me thousands of pounds in recent months.

It's a endoscope LED camera for getting a glimpse of hard to reach places.

It's not for medical use, so if you were considering it for anything like that you can forget it. Ouch!

But it came in very handy recently when we had a leak under our new kitchen and this helped me track it down rather than have our new floor taken up!

I was surprised how cheap it was as it's fully WiFi and records to your phone/tablet in HD quality.

Definitely worth buying and keeping ready. It's one of those things that will be invaluable should you need to use it.


As always, I love getting your feedback on Twitter and email. Did you have a favourite from the list? Do you have any suggestions or recommendations for me to try?

Don’t be shy, let me know. Just send a tweet to @dcb_jones with #DomsDigest at the end so I can find it or you can email me at [email protected] to get in touch.

Have a great week!

Dominic Jones

I'm a proud father, husband, huge James Bond fan, lover of fast cars and prolific buyer of technology gadgets. I started my first business when I was 21, learning the harsh way how to become successful. Through hard work, dedicating myself to learning and persistent focus I created one of the fastest growing computer services businesses in the UK.