The best part of seeing in a new year is setting the course to achieve our goals, hopes and dreams for the next 12 months. Being prepared, having a plan and being productive are the core ingredients to accomplishment. Thankfully, all of this is easier when you use clever tools that are designed to help you realise your goals.
As Pablo Picasso once said, ‘our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success’. Planning is especially critical when it comes to marketing your business.
To help you get into the habit of planning ahead, here are a few of the best apps, platforms and tools we would like to share with you.
Cognify: Goal Setting and Achievement Platform
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Cognify is your ‘always on’ coach. They focus on the goal being important to you – you need to make it SMART, tell someone, write it down, keep it top of mind and track it. Cognify empowers you in one application, but it’s up to you to do the work.
Trello: Task and Project Management System
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From collaborative project management to keeping your to do lists efficient, Trello couldn’t be easier to use if it tried. You can keep your eye on the big picture or drill down into the task level as you need, as well as use the tool to collaborate with other people.
Way of Life: The Ultimate Habit Maker and Breaker
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Recommended by Forbes, Marie Claire, The Guardian, Tech Cocktail, Business Insider, FastCompany, Entrepreneur and Lifehacker this app needs just a minute of your day to add, track and change habits. You can monitor anything with Way of Life and its powerful reminder system can be set for just weekdays (so you’re not woken on Saturday morning at 5.30am to exercise!) and it delivers you a cool custom message.
If you need further inspiration to achieve your goals this year, check out these few TED Talks when you have a spare minute. ‘Inspiring a Life of Immersion’ by Jacqueline Novogratz and ‘Try Something New for 30 Days’ by Matt Cutts offer neat ways to think about setting and achieving goals and getting inspired.
Source: Women in Focus
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