Updated: Jul 2, 2021
Stay on purpose and achieve your goals.
Who hasn't felt a little demotivated after setting a goal? When the initial burst of energy dwindles, we need something to reconnect us, a plan of action. Wouldn’t it be great to have a magic wand to speed up the completion of the pending things? Well, we can’t promise any magic, but we can share some helpful tools!
Goals have a simple and challenging structure: Make a plan and commit. Design strategies and visualize ourselves in the next five years (to give an example) and go step by step in each of the tasks we need to accomplish in order to move forward. Be effective, in a few words. Easier said than done, right?
We are what we do day by day. So excellence is not an act, but a habit according to Steven Covey, author of a book that we recommend (The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People).
As entrepreneurs, we know that it’s not easy and even more so living in the current context, where uncertainty is present at every step we take, but we believe that the opportunity to start a new cycle, a new year can be the turning point to put our minds in order and think honestly about our own future. It’s also worth noting that you can start afresh any day you like, it’s never too late for a fresh start!
That's why we want to recommend some applications to organize your ideas, coordinate your work team, manage your tasks to achieve your goals, schedule your publications on social networks and even keep track of your sales.
Helpful digital solutions for personal project management include:
Trello (trello.com) This app is used to manage and organize group work in a collaborative way, using virtual boards with lists of tasks. It is ideal for managing projects, establishing work routines, generating priorities, sending notifications, and other options.
Monday (monday.com) Similar to Trello, it is basically a fully customizable dashboard where you can manage projects, workflows, and daily tasks. It is the project operating system that orders and drives teams to have a better workflow and communication.
Slack (slack.com) Ideal for team and remote work. It is useful for several people to work simultaneously, with the possibility of creating a channel for each conversation, sending direct messages, and sharing files.
Later (later.com) This tool is used to schedule posts on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. It allows you to synchronize photos and videos from your mobile phone and store them in folders, create posts and preview them, make corrections, as well as access post metrics.
Simple Mind (simplemind.eu) Create your own mind maps and carry them on your phone. Ideal for brainstorming that can be turned into new projects.
Tab Shop (tabshop.smartlab.at) App to keep track of your inventory turnover. Allows scanning of product barcodes for perfect accounting.
Are you ready to start working for your goals and be effective?
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (1989) by Stephen R. Covey (1932-2012). Influential author, academic, leadership authority, family expert, teacher, and organizational consultant.