Want To Achieve Your Goals In 2016? There’s An App For That!

There is a big difference between having a goal and achieving it. As you plan out what you’d like to achieve next year, try enlisting the help of technology to stay on track. photo_807

GoalsOnTrack guides you through a goal-setting process and helps you create the action plan. The app then helps track your changing habits and completed tasks for a fully visual guide to success. Free for iPhone, iPads, Android, Blackberry and Windows Phone 7*.

LifeTick offers coordinated goal setting and tracking functions to help families, educators, small businesses or any group that wants to accomplish something together. Available for iPhone, Android and iPad. Free for individuals with limited functions, or pricing from $14 per month for groups*.

Habit List helps you build great lifetime habits (eating right, drinking more water, exercising regularly) by tracking your “streaks,” or how many times you complete a task in a row. Schedule the habits you want; then get reminders that keep you on track. $3.99 for iPhone*.

Coach.me begins with the premise that goals are easier to achieve with accountability. Choose goals and the type of coaching you require—advice, motivation or prompting—and be held accountable through crowdsourcing. You can hire a coach, get help and encouragement from other users, and set up reminders to push you toward success. Free for iPhone, Android and web*.

irunurun is the perfect app for those with a competitive streak. After you input the action or habit you want to track, assign it a point value. Try to achieve 100 points each week. Build an accountability team by inviting friends, family or colleagues to any action you choose. Free for individuals on iPhone and iPad. Prices from $49 per month for groups*.

Whatever you aspire to do in the year ahead, don’t go it alone. Pick one of the applications above and let technology carry some of the burden. Here’s wishing you the very best of everything in the upcoming year!

*Prices and availability offered at time of writing.

Source: Entrepreneur

5 Year-End Tips To Jumpstart Your Goals

5 Year-end Tips to Jumpstart Your GoalsIn the hullabaloo of the holiday season, be sure to carve out some time to reflect on this past year, and set goals for the year ahead. These tips will help you re-energize and refocus for a successful start to 2015.
Get started by following these 5 tips:
1. Celebrate success. Reflect back on all that you have accomplished and celebrate it. Take 10 to 15 minutes and make a list, or a mental inventory of your achievements, big and small. When you look back, you’ll be amazed at how much you got done.
2. Build off a baseline. Use your accomplishments as a springboard for goal setting. For example, if you finally organized your database this year, then schedule automated marketing to your network next year.
3. Ask for advice. In business, getting feedback is a valuable tool for identifying professional growth areas. Reach out to clients, peers and local leadership who know you and your work. Ask for advice on ways you could improve.
4. Find a peer benchmark. Know a colleague who performs a task exceptionally well? Learn more about what strategies and tools he or she uses, and see if you can apply the same to your work processes.
5. Broadcast your goals. When you establish goals, share them with your colleagues. Then, invite them to check in with you periodically and hold you accountable for taking steps to achieve those goals.

Here’s to a prosperous New Year!

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