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Do You Want To Save Money on Buying Drinks At The Cinema?

Do You Want To Save Money on Buying Drinks At The Cinema?

Have you ever been stopped from bringing your own drinks into concerts, the cinema or sporting events?

How about when you’re out running and need to carry a bottle with you to stay hydrated. Does that get in the way of your running?

If you’ve suffered from these problems, then fortunately, we’ve found the perfect product to help you out.

Sneak Your Favorite Drink with You Wherever You Go

    As the picture above shows, Flask Hoodie is an ingenious clothing product that is designed to allow you to take your favorite drink into concert halls, cinemas and sports arenas, etc. And if exercising is your thing, Flask Hoodie will allow you to stay hydrated without having to hold a bottle.

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    Flask Hoodie looks cool, and when the hidden collapsible flask is filled with your favorite drink – you’ll be able to stay cool too!

    The Key Features of Flask Hoodie

      Flask Hoodie is a unique product that cleverly solves a common and frustrating problem.

      Let’s take a look right now at two of Flask Hoodie’s outstanding features…

      1. Holds 8 oz of your favorite drink (without anyone knowing about it!)

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      It goes without saying that this is the main selling point of the hoodie. So, how does it work? It’s very simple. You just need to pull the collapsible flask away from the hood, and then using the collapsible funnel (available for $2.99), fill up the flask with the drink of your choice. Attach the flask back to the hoodie – and you’re ready to go.

      Drinking from the hoodie is super easy too. All you need to do is bite down on the valve, and start drinking! (The valve is connected to the flask by a tube, and both the valve and tube can be hidden by tucking them behind the hoodie.)

      And in case you’re wondering, the flask can be fully removed enabling it to by cleaned after use.

      2. Super soft, stylish hoodie, suitable for men and women

      The zip up Flask Hoodie is available in three colors: grey, blue and black. And you’ll be sure to find a size that fits you, as there are five sizes available: S, M, L, XL, 2XL.

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      The hoodie has a unisex design, and is made from 80% cotton, 20% polyester.

      There’s also a spare 8 oz collapsible flask with cap available for $4.99.

        Take Your Favorite Drink Anywhere

        Imagine the money and hassle you could save by using Flask Hoodie.

        No longer will you have to worry about:

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        • Security staff confiscating drinks from you.
        • Not being able to find the drink you want.
        • Paying a premium for drinks within venues.

        Now, to be fair, 8 oz might not be enough to see you through a whole show. However, even if it saves you the cost of buying one drink – the hoodie will soon begin to pay for itself.

        And talking of money, Flask Hoodie is available from MercMonkey for a very reasonable price of $39.99.

        So, whether you want to exercise hands free, or sneak your favorite drink into a venue – Flask Hoodie could be just the ticket!

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        How to Measure a Goal? (With Examples of Measurable Goals)

        How to Measure a Goal? (With Examples of Measurable Goals)

        Everyone sets goals. Whether they are daily goals like completing a project, personal aspirations like traveling the world, or even workplace targets, setting a goal isn’t enough to get you over the line unfortunately. This is why only eight percent of people achieve their goals.[1]

        So how do the high achievers do it?

        By setting measurable goals, keep track of them and progress towards these goals.

        To help you out, I’ve put together a simple guide on measuring goals. I’ll show you a SMART framework you can use to create measurable goals, and how you can track its progress.

        To begin, let me introduce you to the SMART acronym.

        What Is a Measurable SMART Goal?

        SMART stands for Specific, Measureable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-Bound. They help set clear intentions, this way, you can continue staying on course.

        When you’re writing a SMART Goal, you need to work through each of the terms in the acronym to ensure it’s realistic and achievable.

        It’ll help you set specific and challenging goals that eliminate and vagueness and guesswork. It’ll also have a clear deadline so you know when you need to complete it by.

        Here’s what SMART stand for:

        Specific

        Your goals need to be specific. Without specificity, your goal will feel much harder to complete and stick to.

        They should also have a specific outcome. Without the outcome, it will be hard to focus and stay on task with your goals.

        I can’t stress this enough. In fact, two researchers Edwin Locke and Gary Latham, found that when people set specific yet challenging goals, it led to increased performance 90 percent of the time.[2]

        Here’s an example of a specific goal:

        Increase sales by 10% in 90 days. 

        Measurable

        You need to be able to measure these goals.

        Examining a key metric and quantifying your goals will help track your progress. It will also identify the mark at which you’ve completed your task.

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        Measurable can mean many different things, but generally speaking, you want to be able to objectively measure success with a goal.

        Whether it’s via analytical data, performance measures, or direct revenue, ensure your goal is quantifiable.

        Achievable

        Why do you want to reach this goal? Is it important for you or your organization?

        Once you identify the key benefit, add that into your goal, so it helps your team members understand the importance of the goal and how it contributes to the bigger picture.

        Relevant

        Why do you want to reach this goal? Is it important for you or your organization?

        Once you identify the key benefit, add that into your goal so it helps your team members understand the importance of the goal and how it contributes to the bigger picture.

        Timely

        This is one of my favorite parts of SMART goals….setting the deadline.

        The timeframe will create a sense of urgency. It functions as a healthy tension that will springboard you to action.

        Examples of Measurable Goals

        Now that we know what a SMART goal is, it’s time to help you make your own SMART goal.

        Let’s start with the first step: specificity.

        Specific

        A specific goal should identify:

        • What’s the project or task at hand?
        • Who’s responsible for the task? If you’re breaking the task down, who is responsible for each section?
        • What steps do you need to do to reach your goal?

        Here’s a bad example:I want to have a better job.

        This example is poor because it’s not specific enough. Sure, it’s specific to your work, but it doesn’t explain whether you want a promotion, a raise, a career change, etc.

        What about your current job do you want to improve? Do you want to change companies? Or are you striving for more work-life balance? What does “better” really mean?

        Let’s transform this into a good example.

        I want to find a new role at a Fortune 500 company that improves my current salary and work-life balance.

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        If you’re not too sure what the specific outcome should be, you can use mindmaps to brainstorm all the possible options. Then choose a few or one from the mindmap.

        With the example above, to become a better growth marketer, I have to explore different learning options like online courses, blogs, books, or in-person courses before I made a decision.

        Measurable

        Goals need to be measurable in a way where you can present tangible, concrete evidence. You should be able to identify what you experience when reaching that goal.

        Ideally, you should go for a metric or quantity as quantifying goals makes it easier to track.

        Here’s a bad example:

        I will get a promotion at work for improving quality

        Here’s a good example:

        I am going to land a promotion to senior VP by improving my work quality. When I say work quality, I will measure this by projects completed, revenue earned, and success factors important to my superiors.

        If you’re having difficulty measuring your goals, you can use a goal tracking app. They’re a great way to measure your progress, especially if it’s time-based.

        In addition, I love to use the following strategy to keep myself accountable and ensure I’m hitting goals:

        Reminder emails.

        I schedule emails to myself asking for measurable data on my goals, and even CC others to hold me accountable.

        For example, if you work with a team, CC them on your email to keep yourself honest and on-track.

        Here are five methods you can use to measure your progress towards the goal:

        1. Keep a record – Have you recorded all your actions?
        2. Assess your numbers/evidence – Are you breaking your commitments?
        3. Create a checklist – Can you simplify your tasks?
        4. Stay on course – Are you moving forward with your plan smoothly?
        5. Rate your progress – Can you do better?

        Achievable

        When it comes to being able to achieve your goals, you should stick to Pareto’s principle. If you’re not too sure what it is, it’s the 80/20 rule.

        Don’t just attack and go for everything at once! Pick things that give you the most results. Then, work on the next objective or goal once you’ve completed your first ones.

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        Here’s a bad example:

        To get more work-life balance, I will examine all factors of my work and how to trim down the time I spend on them.

        Here’s a good example:

        This week I will record my time spent on projects to analyze the amount of revenue or success they generate. Projects that fall short of production will get less time and resources than others. 

        Relevant

        It’s always important to examine your goal to ensure it’s relevant and realistic to what you’re doing.

        This is where the bigger picture comes in.

        Here’s a bad example:

        I want to be promoted to CMO because I need more responsibility.

        In this case, it’ll be unlikely for you to receive a promotion if the purpose and reason behind your goals are not strong.

        Here’s a good example:

        I want to be promoted to CMO because I enjoy digital marketing. I’m currently excelling in X, Y, and Z digital marketing practices, and I believe that via a promotion I can further grow the business via X, Y and Z.

        The why will help you grind out in moments when you just want to throw in the towel, and also provide more purpose for your goals.

        Timely

        And…finally we’ve hit the deadline.

        Having a due date helps your team set micro goals and milestones towards the goal.

        That way, you can plan workload throughout your days, weeks, and months to ensure that your team won’t be racing against the clock.

        Let’s start with a bad example:

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        I’m going to land a new promotion this summer.

        Now, let’s turn this into a great example:

        Within the next month I will increase marketing revenue by XX%. Then, within three months I will expand the digital team, hire two new employees and scale it. Within five months I will leverage this success into a new role.

        So that’s how you create a measurable goal.

        Here’s a summary of the example above in the order of its acronyms.

        Overall Goal: I want to transition into a new role with a reputable company.

        • S: I want to find a new role at a Fortune 500 company that improves my current salary and work-life balance.
        • M: I am going to land a promotion to senior VP by improving my work quality. When I say work quality, I will measure this by projects completed, revenue earned, and success factors important to my superiors.
        • A: This week I will record my time spent on projects to analyze the amount of revenue or success they generate. Projects that fall short of production will get less time and resources than others.
        • R: I want to be promoted to CMO because I enjoy digital marketing. I’m currently excelling in X, Y, and Z digital marketing practices, and I believe that via a promotion I can further grow the business via X, Y and Z.
        • T: Within the next month I will increase marketing revenue by XX%. Then, within three months I will expand the digital team, hire two new employees and scale it. Within five months I will leverage this success into a new role.

        But before we finish off, I want to leave you with a note:

        If you want to ensure you reach your goals, make sure you’re accountable. Ensure that you will stick by the goal and deliver the results that you want. Because sometimes, the goal might not just be for you. It could be goals for your clients, customers, and even loved ones.

        For example:

        Here, Housecall Pro promises customers that they grow up to 30% in one year.

        By placing that statement on their landing page, they’re keeping themselves and their goals accountable to their customers.

        For personal goals, tell your friends and family.

        For professional goals, you can tell your peers, colleagues, and even your clients (once you’re ready).

        Bottom Line

        So to wrap things up, if you want to measure a goal, be SMART about it.

        Start with a specific outcome in mind; make sure it’s measurable, achievable, relevant, and timely to your existing schedule.

        While 92 percent of people fail to reach their goals, you can be the exception.

        Reach your goals by setting targets and objectives together.

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