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4 Easy Steps to Accomplish Your Goals

4 Easy Steps to Accomplish Your Goals

All of us have a dream that we want to accomplish, irrespective of how big or small it is. For success, it is important to set goals that motivate you. When a goal is set, achieving it becomes a matter of happiness.

Have you ever thought that if someone would help you fulfill and accomplish your dreams, they would become so much easier? Now, you must be wondering who could help you out in doing so—or maybe it’s a matter of what rather than who. What if an online platform could assist you in accomplishing your dreams?

Task-management tools like Trello and Asana are meant to manage short to-do lists and are proficient for routine jobs. But in real life, a project normally lasts for months and sometimes even a whole year. This calls upon the need to employ a tool with the ability to manage and tackle plans easily—a tool that can tackle dynamic and long-term schedules and focus on to-dos that are due in short periods of time.

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In practical terms, while working on a long-term project, things gradually change with changes in time and this eventually affects the planning and implementation process.

Let’s understand this with the help of an example. Suppose, you want to start a salon business and you wonder what to do next and how to manage daily tasks on time. Relax; all you need to do is log on to Quire.

Follow these four easy steps.

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1. Empty your ideas into one place anytime.

Once you have a dream, you’d probably like to accomplish it as soon as possible. When you are ready and have a big picture of what your business will be like, empty all your ideas here.

Start with innovative ideas that you have in your mind. Chances are that you might want to expand and improvise the services. For example: Introducing new hair-care services that include both cosmetic and natural treatment packages.

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    2. Break your ideas down into small to-dos.

    When you have all your ideas ready, you can break them down into smaller action items, and you’ll see your to-dos drafted in an organized manner.

    1. Selection of hair care products for starting up new package
    • Find out authorized dealer for organic products
    • Contact dealers for inquiry
    • Finalize products
    1. Schedule staff according to appointments
    • Assign staff to facial treatment
    • Assign staff to hair cut
    • Assign staff to hair wash
    • Assign staff to hair color
    1. Prepare weekly roster of staff
    • Prepare list of staff available for the upcoming week
    • Name staff on leave

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      3. Select and delegate your most recent to-dos.

      Next, you can set due dates, assignees, priority, etc. for the tasks, identify those that you think are most critical and pick out those that should be done soon.

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      For example:

      1. You have to decide the products/brands to be used for newly introduced hair care services in the salon
      2. You have to look for a dealer/store from where these products are available at a most reasonable price
      3. Promote the services and available packages and book appointments in advance.

      By picking out tasks repeatedly, you can see yourself move closer and closer to your dream, while making sure you’re staying on the right track.

      4. Complete your to-dos one by one.

      Now, when you have a clear-cut idea about what tasks you should work on first, including what services to be offered, what products to be used, what staff uniform to be worn, etc., focus on doing them in the order of priority and importance.

      With a balanced and flexible to-do list, you can focus on just a few tasks each day or week. Start completing them one by one and you will see your dreams come true in the end.

      Time plays an important part in everything we do. Quire helps you accomplish all your goals and dreams efficiently in a time saving manner. All you need to do is capture your ideas, break them down into small steps, pick out the most critical ones one time after another and focus on completing them one by one and voila, your dreams become reality!

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      Last Updated on February 15, 2019

      7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

      7 Tools to Help Keep Track of Goals and Habits Effectively

      Now that 2011 is well underway and most people have fallen off the bandwagon when it comes to their New Year’s resolutions (myself included), it’s a good time to step back and take an honest look at our habits and the goals that we want to achieve.

      Something that I have learned over the past few years is that if you track something, be it your eating habits, exercise, writing time, work time, etc. you become aware of the reality of the situation. This is why most diet gurus tell you to track what you eat for a week so you have an awareness of the of how you really eat before you start your diet and exercise regimen.

      Tracking daily habits and progress towards goals is another way to see reality and create a way for you clearly review what you have accomplished over a set period of time. Tracking helps motivate you too; if I can make a change in my life and do it once a day for a period of time it makes me more apt to keep doing it.

      So, if you have some goals and habits in mind that need tracked, all you need is a tracking tool. Today we’ll look at 7 different tools to help you keep track of your habits and goals.

      Joe’s Goals

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        Joe’s Goals is a web-based tool that allows users to track their habits and goals in an easy to use interface. Users can add as many goals/habits as they want and also check multiple times per day for those “extra productive days”. Something that is unique about Joe’s Goals is the way that you can keep track of negative habits such as eating out, smoking, etc. This can help you visualize the good things that you are doing as well as the negative things that you are doing in your life.

        Joe’s Goals is free with a subscription version giving you no ads and the “latest version” for $12 a year.

        Daytum

          Daytum

          is an in depth way of counting things that you do during the day and then presenting them to you in many different reports and groups. With Daytum you can add several different items to different custom categories such as work, school, home, etc. to keep track of your habits in each focus area of your life.

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          Daytum is extremely in depth and there are a ton of settings for users to tweak. There is a free version that is pretty standard, but if you want more features and unlimited items and categories you’ll need Daytum Plus which is $4 a month.

          Excel or Numbers

            If you are the spreadsheet number cruncher type and the thought of using someone else’s idea of how you should track your habits turns you off, then creating your own Excel/Numbers/Google spreadsheet is the way to go. Not only do you have pretty much limitless ways to view, enter, and manipulate your goal and habit data, but you have complete control over your stuff and can make it private.

            What’s nice about spreadsheets is you can create reports and can customize your views in any way you see fit. Also, by using Dropbox, you can keep your tracker sheets anywhere you have a connection.

            Evernote

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              I must admit, I am an Evernote junky, mostly because this tool is so ubiquitous. There are several ways you can implement habit/goal tracking with Evernote. You won’t be able to get nifty reports and graphs and such, but you will be able to access your goal tracking anywhere your are, be it iPhone, Android, Mac, PC, or web. With Evernote you pretty much have no excuse for not entering your daily habit and goal information as it is available anywhere.

              Evernote is free with a premium version available.

              Access or Bento

                If you like the idea of creating your own tracker via Excel or Numbers, you may be compelled to get even more creative with database tools like Access for Windows or Bento for Mac. These tools allow you to set up relational databases and even give you the option of setting up custom interfaces to interact with your data. Access is pretty powerful for personal database applications, and using it with other MS products, you can come up with some pretty awesome, in depth analysis and tracking of your habits and goals.

                Bento is extremely powerful and user friendly. Also with Bento you can get the iPhone and iPad app to keep your data anywhere you go.

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                You can check out Access and the Office Suite here and Bento here.

                Analog Bonus: Pen and Paper

                All these digital tools are pretty nifty and have all sorts of bells and whistles, but there are some people out there that still swear by a notebook and pen. Just like using spreadsheets or personal databases, pen and paper gives you ultimate freedom and control when it comes to your set up. It also doesn’t lock you into anyone else’s idea of just how you should track your habits.

                Conclusion

                I can’t necessarily recommend which tool is the best for tracking your personal habits and goals, as all of them have their quirks. What I can do however (yes, it’s a bit of a cop-out) is tell you that the tool to use is whatever works best for you. I personally keep track of my daily habits and personal goals with a combo Evernote for input and then a Google spreadsheet for long-term tracking.

                What this all comes down to is not how or what tool you use, but finding what you are comfortable with and then getting busy with creating lasting habits and accomplishing short- and long-term goals.

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