Rock Your Resolutions With These 5 Classes
For many of us, 2016 was a doozy, but we here at Brit + Co are ready to hit refresh in 2017! Follow our Hit Refresh series through January for new ideas, hacks and skills that will help you achieve (and maintain!) those New Year’s resolutions.
You’ve popped the Champagne, and now it’s time to keep those New Year’s resolutions past the month of January. But TBH, it doesn’t matter whether you vowed to fix your relationship or took an expert-approved health resolution to heart: Finding resources to help you be successful can be the toughest part. That’s why we took five fave resolutions and found an online course for each that will kickstart your road to a v. successful 2017. Read on; resolution on.
If Your Resolution Was To… Be a Better Cook
Masterclass With Gordon Ramsay ($90): So you’ve decided that 2017 is the year of home-cooked meals and dinner dates in. Awesome! But one problem: Your cooking skills stop at boiling water (which, honestly, great start). Insert famously hot-headed chef Gordon Ramsay right into your home! The price tag gets you at least 15 online video lessons, a downloadable workbook with tips and recipes and a chance that Ramsay himself could pick your question to respond to.
… Travel More
Duolingo (Free): Nuevo año, nuevo tú — amirite? Whether you want to travel to France, Germany, Brazil or practically anywhere else in the world, you’re going to want to know at least a bit of the local language. Duolingo is super easy to use, and the bite-size lessons make it simple to get some quick practice in while you’re on the go.
… Learn How to Code
Codecademy (Free): If you made this tech-forward goal priority number one for the new year, good for you. For #girlbosses all around the world, knowing a bit of programming can take your career to new heights. Luckily for us, Codecademy is a saving grace, offering completely free courses that will have you casually scripting algorithms (and using words like “algorithm”) in no time.
… Prioritize Your Photography
Lynda.com Photoshop Tutorials ($20-$30 per month): Whether you’re an amateur photographer or a pro looking to take your business to the next level, having a grasp of Photoshop is a must. Lynda.com — known for teaching all sorts of design skills — is the place to be. You’ll be able to select everything from basic tutorials to courses covering niche techniques, so you’ll find something useful no matter where you are in your journey.
… Be More Creative
Intro to Ink Illustration Online Class ($29): If 2017 is your year to live more creatively, you’ve come to the right place. Taught by Lauren Hom, a certified design boss and absolute cool girl, this class will show you how to turn your favorite everyday objects into ink illustrations by using basic drawing techniques.
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Fall is right around the corner, and we're getting amped up for our next session of Selfmade, Brit + Co's 10-week interactive startup school. Designed to help you create a new business or grow your existing one, this course is personally led by Brit + Co founder Brit Morin and co-founder Anjelika Temple, and supported by more than a dozen of the top female entrepreneurs, creatives, and investors in the country. Students receive personalized coaching on everything from how to get out of your comfort zone to how to scale your business, and everything in between. And now, thanks to Office Depot, even more of you can join the course!
For the fall session, we're thrilled to team up with Office Depot to grant 200 FREE scholarship seats to the course. Scholarships are open to US residents, focusing on women of color, women from underserved and underrepresented communities, and women in need of support to help them trail-blaze. After all, we firmly believe that your support system is a huge part of how you achieve greatness, and we are here to cheer all of you on.
To nominate yourself or someone you know for a scholarship, head to our nomination form right here. The deadline for scholarship nominations is September 27th — it's time to take the leap!
Beyond the scholarship, Office Depot is all about helping you accomplish more. Whether it be the start phase, growth phase or keep businesses going phase, Office Depot offers a full suite of business solutions, including services and products, to help you work from anywhere, organize and save time and help build your brand.
So what are you waiting for? Take a chance on yourself and get yourself one step closer to truly being selfmade. Learn more about the Selfmade program, apply for a scholarship and prepare to be inspired :)