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36 Free Killer Apps You Shouldn’t Live Without

36 Free Killer Apps You Shouldn’t Live Without

I consider myself an app nomad; I’m constantly exploring apps and installing and uninstalling them as needed until I find ones that will really help me make the most of my phone and days. Here’s a cream of the crop list of apps I’ve scavenged and compiled (by category) to help you seize the day using your device.

Communication & Social

1. Wickr

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    For users who pay extra attention to information security, Wickr allows you to send and receive top-secret messages, pictures, videos, audio clips, and files. With the ability to permanently erase deleted files from your phone and set expiration dates for your messages and media, while still offering a fun and user-friendly texting app, Wickr allows you to take control of your privacy.

    Platform(s): Android, iOS

    2. Rundavoo

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      Rundavoo is an online and mobile group scheduling app for social outings with friends. With Rundavoo you’ll be able to spend less time planning and more time enjoying your friends. Whether you’re a planner or not, Rundavoo helps you get your friends together for that spontaneous dinner or a much needed planned event.

      Platform(s): Android, iOS

      3. Google Hangouts

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        Hangouts is a messaging app that lets you send and receive messages, photos and more, and even start free video and voice calls – one to one or with a group.  Hangouts allows you to keep in touch with friends across Android, iOS, and the web, and it will sync chats across all your devices. The app is easy on the eyes, and one feature I particularly like enjoy is that all calls to other Hangouts users are free!

        Platform(s): Android, iOS

        4. Textra

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          Textra is simply an elegant way to text. With a boatload of features, including pop-up notifications, floating notifications, and a ton of customization options, Textra has long since replaced any other text messaging app on my Android. It’ll help save you time when communicating with your friends and family and will allow you to focus your attention on the important messages you receive.

          Platform(s): Android

          5. LinkedIn

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            LinkedIn’s professional social networking app makes it easier to build your personal brand, make connections, stay informed with personalized news, and more — right in your feed. With some customization features and the ability to invite connections with a few taps of your screen, you’re right on your way to building a stronger professional network. One thing about this app which can get a little frustrating is the fact that when you use the search bar to find a person, his/her profile often disappears a second or two after being retrieved in the search results.

            Platform(s): Android, iOS

            Productivity

            6. CamScanner

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              CamScanner will quickly replace your home scanner and will often be a quicker and more accessible alternative to your office scanner. With a no-nonsense interface, sharing and collaboration capabilities and text recognition and search abilities, CamScanner will most definitely become one of your daily go-to apps.

              Platform(s): Android, iOS

              7. Dropbox

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                Arguably the world’s most popular cloud storage provider, Dropbox is a free online syncing service that lets you bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and allows you to share them easily. With easy-to-use apps available for both Android and Apple fans, use Dropbox to save time and avoid ever having to email yourself a file again!

                Platform(s): Android, iOS

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                8. Gmail

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                  Google’s recently updated Gmail app allows for an intuitive, efficient, and useful interface. Get your email instantly via push notifications, read and respond to your conversations online & offline, and search and find any email. Use it to manage multiple accounts (even the non-Gmail ones), view and save attachments, and set up label notifications. The app’s Android widget allows you to see a list of your recent emails and create a new message with a single tap.

                  Platform(s): Android, iOS

                  9. AirDroid

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                    AirDroid allows you to access and manage your Android phone or tablet from Windows, Mac, or the web, wirelessly, for free. Even when your phone isn’t around you, or you’ve got too much going on to handle, you can take control of your texting, file transfers, notifications, and even your phone’s camera! One drawback to AirDroid is that you can’t send messages to your contacts via third party apps such as Whatsapp.

                    Platform(s): Android

                    10. Google Keep

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                      Google Keep allows you to create lists, text and voice memos in an aesthetic and organized manner. If you want an app to sync with the rest of your Google products while being able to share your documents and collaborate with others with ease, Keep is for you.

                      Platform(s): Android

                      11. SolCalendar

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                        This visually-engaging, powerful piece of app will help you live a passionate life, by providing effective time and task management tools. SolCalendar really is the full package, with a range of customizable widgets, an intuitive interface, and an awesome to-do function which will help you stay on top of life.

                        Platform(s): Android

                        News & Reading

                        12. Pocket

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                          Pocket is an app I use on a daily basis. Use it to easily save articles, videos, and other web content for later viewing. With Pocket, all your items go to one place, so you can view, organize and share them anytime, on any device, even offline. It’s super easy to use and provides a number of reading options when it comes down to accessing your content.

                          Platform(s): Android, iOS

                          13. LinkedIn Pulse

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                            As a LinkedIn fanatic, Pulse has quickly become my number one news reading app. You’ll get the knowledge most relevant to you in a bite-sized and beautiful interface. Get news from the world’s most trusted sources and leaders and follow new sources that are meaningful to you – all with a few taps of your screen.

                            Platform(s): Android, iOS

                            14. Salon.com

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                              Salon.com’s app offers fresh insight into the most important and interesting news of the day, with topics ranging from politics and entertainment to business and technology. The app allows you to share content-rich articles with images and video on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, or by email.

                              Platform(s): Android, iOS

                              15. RT News English

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                                RT is a 24/7 English-language news channel. The channel and app’s coverage focuses on international headlines, giving an innovative angle set to challenge viewers worldwide. What I particularly like about this app is the level of insight and analysis they provide, which is typically left out by more mainstream media channels. With easy article sharing abilities and live streaming, the RT app will help keep you updated on what’s really going on around the world.

                                Platform(s): Android, iOS

                                16. Nuzzel

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                                  Nuzzel is a super-easy way to see news from your friends. Discover the top news stories shared by your friends on Facebook and Twitter, without being overwhelmed or missing anything. This app is very user-friendly and even shows your top stories in your iPhone’s Notification Center.

                                  Platform(s): iOS

                                  Health & Fitness

                                  17. Strava

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                                    Strava is my go-to running and cycling app. It allows you to track your runs and rides with GPS, join Challenges and see how your running and riding compares with friends. If you’re serious about fitness and tracking your results and progress, or you’d like to get serious, this is the app to help you get there. It’s extremely accurate in terms of mapping routes and capturing results and allows you to explore new paths and routes around you.

                                    Platform(s): Android, iOS

                                    18. MyFitnessPal

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                                      If you’re looking to improve your diet and get serious about your lifestyle, you’re looking at the right app. With a seemingly endless database of items (4,000,000+), MyFitnessPal’s awesome calorie counting app allows for maximum accuracy when you’re trying to achieve your lifestyle changes. Phone not in range? No problem. You can also enter your meals online, with automatic syncing between your pc/laptop and your mobile device. With amazingly fast food and exercise entry, you’ve got a new weapon in the war against your love handles! The only thing I’d wish they include is alternative/healthier food suggestions to help you reach your goals faster.

                                      Platform(s): Android, iOS

                                      19. Cookpad Recipes

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                                        Cookpad is an unique cooking community app where people post recipes and pictures. It’s your personal recipe composer. After cooking your recipe, other people can post the photo of their own attempt of making the recipe and others can comment. This app has tons of cool features, from a shopping list, to a meal planner and even a forum. Cookpad will help you spend less time thinking about what to cook and will give you the motivation to get straight to cooking.

                                        Platform(s): Android, iOS

                                        20. Fooducate

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                                          Fooducate is a great alternative to MyFitnessPal. It helps you achieve healthy weight loss, while being able to track your progress and discuss with the community. What really differentiates this app from MyFitnessPal and other healthy-eating apps is that Fooducate goes beyond simply counting the calories in your food items and suggests healthier alternatives to help you reach your weight goals. However, unlike MyFitnessPal, Fooducate only allows you to track food activity; there is currently no way to track your exercise/fitness routines.

                                          Platform(s): iOS

                                          21. My Diet Coach

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                                            My Diet Coach will motivate you, help keep you on track, resist food cravings, emotional eating, exercise laziness and other obstacles. How so? It provides motivational arguments, guidelines, tracking challenges, getting virtual rewards for your achievements, helpful reminders and notifications with your goal and your motivational photos. One con about this app — it’s currently only available for women. There’s also no word on if there will be an app released for guys anytime in the near future.

                                            Platform(s): Android, iOS

                                            Money & Budgeting

                                            22. Wally

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                                              Wally is a personal finance app that helps you take control of your money. With an intuitive user-friendly design, Wally helps you understand where you money is going, set and stick to budgets, balance your income and expenses, and achieve your financial goals. You can also save receipts with each transaction, export data to Excel, and backup your data with iCloud.

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                                              Platform(s): iOS

                                              23. Mint.com

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                                                Mint pulls in all your personal finance accounts and investments into one place, so you can track your spending, create a budget, receive bill reminders, and save money. What’s really great about Mint is that you can set up all your bank accounts in just a minutes. One drawback to this app is that it can sometimes be tedious to add a personal bank account or credit card to your profile; the account verification can be a huge turn off.

                                                Platform(s): Android, iOS

                                                24. Financius

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                                                  Financius is a simple application that helps you log and track your expenses and keep an eye on your balance. What I particular like about Financius over other finance apps, such as Mint, is its simplicity and the fact that it’s very easy on the eyes. This app is sure to help you better manage your finances! The one slight drawback about Financius is that all of your accounts and balances must be manually input; there is currently no feature which allows you to link your personal bank and credit card accounts to the app.

                                                  Platform(s): Android

                                                  25. Goodbudget

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                                                    Goodbudget is a money manager for budget planning and personal finance management. It has a unique “envelopes” feature, which allows you to allocate money for different people and purposes in your household. Use this app if you’re looking to keep an eye on your kids and other family members.

                                                    Platform(s): Android, iOS

                                                    Shopping & Saving

                                                    26. The Hunt

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                                                      The Hunt app will keep you from ever wondering where someone got that amazing outfit from again! Post a pic of what you’re looking for, and the community of over three million savvy shoppers will help you find it, style it, or buy it for less. As a member of community, you can return the favour and help others with your own style expertise. Trade fashion tips, get advice, and discover new places to shop.

                                                      Platform(s): Android, iOS

                                                      27. Flipp

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                                                        Say goodbye to flyers! Flipp delivers your favorite circulars and Weekly Ads to your fingertips. With Flipp, you can easily search for the items you need, quickly create a handy shopping list and price match in a flash at the checkout. This has become a staple app which I use for every grocery trip.

                                                        Platform(s): Android, iOS

                                                        28. Etsy

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                                                          The Etsy app is the official mobile app for Etsy.com — home to the world’s small businesses and a great alternative to Amazon. Etsy will help you discover over 17 million unique items from 800,000 sellers around the world, while allowing you to shop and manage your orders with ease.

                                                          Platform(s): Android

                                                          29. LivingSocial

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                                                            LivingSocial will help you save up to 80% on great local restaurants, relaxing spas, unique products, and exotic vacations. Use the LivingSocial app for Android and iPhone to help you discover and share the best things to see and do in your city. Although this app is quite good, there are also many alternative apps which can be used, such as Groupon, Dealfind, etc.; it’s all a matter of tastes and preferences.

                                                            Platform(s): Android, iOS

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                                                            Other Goodies

                                                            30. How to Tie a Tie

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                                                              Never ask your coworker, friend, or dad to help you tie your tie ever again. With a seemingly endless list of knots (20, to be exact) and accompanying instructions, pictures, and videos, become a tie-tying pro for any occasion you’re challenged with.

                                                              Platform(s): Android, iOS

                                                              31. Waze

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                                                                Waze is the world’s largest community-based traffic and navigation app. Join drivers in your area who share real-time traffic and road info to save time, gas money, and improve daily commuting for all. You can also actively report accidents, police traps, and other hazards you see on the road. Get road alerts along your route and find the cheapest gas prices around you shared by the community. Plus, you can add friends, send locations, or keep others posted on your arrival time. One thing which really frustrated me about the app when I tried using it was that it was impossible for me to add my home and work addresses to the app though I’m not sure if this is a general issue other uses are experiencing, or if it was just my device.

                                                                Platform(s): Android, iOS

                                                                32. Easy Taxi

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                                                                  Never will you have to wave down a taxi again! Easy Taxi allows you to easily book a taxi and track it in real time, with just a tap of a button. All you have to do is wait for the app to automatically locate your address using GPS, confirm your location, and tap “Request taxi.” Then, stand aside and watch how Easy Taxi assigns a nearby driver.

                                                                  Platform(s): Android, iOS

                                                                  33. Duolingo

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                                                                    Duolingo will help you learn some of the world’s most popular languages, including: Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Irish, Danish, Swedish, and English in a fun and free way. Speaking from experience, the Duolingo app can be used as a standalone method of learning a language, or alongside the excellent website for extra notes and immersion features. I really wish there were more languages offered, such as Arabic, Hindi or Mandarin, and there is definitely room here for development.

                                                                    Platform(s): Android, iOS

                                                                    34. TED

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                                                                      TED’s official app presents talks from some of the world’s most fascinating people: education radicals, tech geniuses, medical mavericks, business gurus, and music legends. Find more than 1,700 TEDTalk videos and audios (with more added weekly) on the official TED app. What’s awesome about the TED app is not only is it incredibly easy to use, it’ll help you learn a ton of stuff in over 22 languages!

                                                                      Platform(s): Android, iOS

                                                                      35. BestParking – Find Parking

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                                                                        BestParking steers drivers toward the cheapest and most convenient parking garages and lots in 105 cities and 115 airports throughout North America. Use this app to help save yourself money, as well as the frustration which comes from crazily looking around for a parking spot during your commute.

                                                                        Platform(s): Android, iOS

                                                                        36. Carrr Matey

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                                                                          Never lose your car in a parking lot or a busy street again! Carrr Matey guides you back using a compass or walking directions. Its’s perfect for airports, stadiums, shopping malls, etc. Plus, use the timer to park at meters worry-free. My favourite feature about this app is that it does all of this in a pirate theme!

                                                                          Platform(s): Android

                                                                          Featured photo credit: young girl working with tablet in the street via shutterstock.com

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                                                                          Last Updated on September 18, 2020

                                                                          How to Be More Self-Assured and Get More Done During the Week

                                                                          How to Be More Self-Assured and Get More Done During the Week

                                                                          Time is a great leveler isn’t it? We all have the same 24 hours in a day. Even if you’re self-assured, the day may never feel quite long enough.

                                                                          Why is it that some people can be so much more productive and achieve so much more in a typical day, while others struggle to achieve anything apart from feeling time crunched and overwhelmed?

                                                                          Everyone I know and work with wants to make the best use of their time. They want to learn how to be more self-assured, happier, and work less—all while growing in their career.

                                                                          How effectively we use our time—and how we actually work in our business—can make a huge difference to the amount we accomplish in a day or week. It can also make us more focused and more confident.

                                                                          Do you want to have more thinking and creative time? Do you want to spend more time working on your business rather than working at or in your business? In this article, we’ll show you how.

                                                                          Get More Done by Gaining Confidence

                                                                          What if you had a strategy for making the best use of your time that brings you more joy and allows you to focus on the biggest activities and opportunities in your business? You may find the following outline below to be helpful:

                                                                          1. Create an Exciting Vision

                                                                          If you don’t know where you’re going, how do you know when you get there?

                                                                          You want to be more productive and spend more time getting the right stuff done. Well, you need to create a compelling and exciting vision of your future.

                                                                          What does this future look like? How will you feel when you get there?

                                                                          Creating a new vision, especially one that is a lot bigger than where you are right now, has a way of igniting your passion. It may be something that feels hard to achieve, but every step you take towards that bigger vision will certainly build your confidence.

                                                                          Create a vision board to feel more self-assured.

                                                                            Commitment to this vision, and accomplishing continual daily progress depends on your ability to look at any situation you’re faced with or currently in, feel self-assured, and see something bigger ahead.

                                                                            Also, when you know where you’re headed, you will instinctively start to see all the new opportunities and connections that will get you there.

                                                                            Make a vision map to get you started on the path to better productivity. This doesn’t have to be fully actualized, but you should know at least what direction you are heading.

                                                                            2. Build a Strategic Plan

                                                                            Once you have your future vision mapped out, the next step is to build a strategic plan to get you there.

                                                                            Your future vision may be for 3 years or 5 years, or you may choose a longer time frame. Any timeframe over 3 years may feel like a long way away.

                                                                            You may wonder how you are ever going to feel confident and motivated on this bigger future years from now when you feel as though you have so much to accomplish today.

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                                                                            The first step is to decide on some specific goals for the next 12 months. Don’t list too many or you may begin to feel overwhelmed.

                                                                            The magic number for me and my clients is usually five annual goals.

                                                                            These are big goals that will create massive change in your business and life and bridge your current situation to your bigger future; accomplishing these goals one by one will help to increase your confidence on a daily basis.

                                                                            3. Get on Goal Planning

                                                                            Get yourself a piece of blank paper and a pen and divide the paper into 4 columns: A, B, C, and D.

                                                                            Ask yourself the question: What is great in my business and life right now? Write these things down in Column A. This might be a couple of things, five things, ten things, whatever feels right to you.

                                                                            Then ask yourself: What things are happening right now that I don’t want in my future? Write these things down in Column B.

                                                                            This is your opportunity to take a step back and look at the things that are simply not working. You may list people that are bringing you down or projects that you don’t want to work on any more. Maybe you’ll include a service offering that’s going nowhere. It could be the people you’re working with, or it could be your pricing.

                                                                            Now, let’s look at your personal strengths. Write down everything that you’re great at in Column C.

                                                                            These could be things that you’re doing right now and having success with. It could also be things you know you’re awesome at but you’re not spending enough time on.

                                                                            Column D is for your biggest opportunities. Is there a new service/product you could offer your ideal customers? Is there a new innovation you could bring to market? Just take some time out and really think and list these things in Column D.

                                                                            Once you’ve analyzed everything you’ve written down, take some time to really think about what goals you want to set for your business and life in the next 12 months.

                                                                            4. Set Outcomes to Build Confidence

                                                                            You now have your goals, and you’ll feel self-assured and raring to go. They are written down and you’re committed to achieving them. You feel self-assured and motivated.

                                                                            But how do you ensure that you stay on the correct course to achieve these goals?

                                                                            Managing and juggling day-to-day projects can get in the way. Dealing with problems can get in the way. Staying on top of orders, managing cash flow, and handling day-to-day stuff can move your ship off course.

                                                                            You want to be productive and achieve your goals, but you also need to ensure the day and week runs smoothly.

                                                                            One way to ensure this happens is to set 90 Day Outcome Goals; within those Outcome Goals, put some specific process goals that need to be undertaken.

                                                                            Let’s say you want to get 10 more speaking jobs in the next 90 days, and you know that you typically convert 50% of opportunities.

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                                                                            Therefore, your process goal needs to be to have 20 conversations in the next 90 Days to deliver the 10 new pieces of work. You will then work out who you can have those conversations with.

                                                                            It’s smart to overshoot, so you will more easily hit your target. This is a clear plan to work through because with every win, your confidence will grow.

                                                                            5. Completely Commit to Your Success

                                                                            If you are not truly committed to achieving your goals, then chances are that you won’t reach them.

                                                                            Motivation can only take you so far. It is the intentional commitment[1] and emotional investment in your future success that will move you forward.

                                                                            Think back to any time that you really committed to achieving something. There must have been a reason you actually achieved what you set out to achieve. What motivated you?

                                                                            Were you fully invested? Why did it matter? Did you have to be really courageous to achieve it?

                                                                            How did it feel when you achieved it? What difference did it make?

                                                                            When have you felt truly self-assured? When you are committed to something, then you are propelled into action. Your mindset is focused, and your body follows; you want to get it done.

                                                                            And, when you do get it done, your confidence goes through the roof. You feel a level of certainty in achieving the goal you set out to accomplish.

                                                                            6. Focus on Your Strengths

                                                                            To feel self-assured and build up the confidence needed to achieve our biggest goals, we need to focus on our strengths.

                                                                            What are you best at? What are your unique skills? You want to spend as much time as you can working in the areas that you’re great at.

                                                                            Multiply your strengths. These areas are where you add the biggest value. They often bring you the biggest amount of joy, and you feel more and more confident when you are using your unique skills.

                                                                            If you think there is a specific capability you need to learn or be better at, spend more focused time in that area.

                                                                            Many of us want to do it all. We want to be good at everything. We want to offer a lot of services. But, in reality, there are some very specific things we are great at; nobody is good at everything!

                                                                            Spending more time adding value in the areas where you excel can create breakthrough results and boost confidence.

                                                                            7. Embrace the Present

                                                                            Sometimes we spend so much time thinking about the future or worrying about the past that we forget the present moment[2].

                                                                            Are you spending most of your day reacting to things, or have you taken the time to think about what your perfect day looks like?

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                                                                            We all have the opportunity to create rather than react, to decide what we do with our day. All of our future success can be created in the present moment if we just take a step back and take action.

                                                                            Sometimes, doing it now is more important than doing it perfectly. There are hidden opportunities in every moment. We need to make sure we don’t miss them if we want to feel self-assured.

                                                                            8. Calm the Whirlwind

                                                                            The day-to-day life in business and life can be hard, which leads us to feel less self-assured.

                                                                            Your mind may be full to bursting with all of the things you feel you have to do. The phrase “I don’t have time” has almost become an instant reaction by so many people when new opportunities are presented.

                                                                            There is a whirlwind happening inside our minds.

                                                                            Appointments, notifications, tasks, phone calls, errands, cash flow, staffing issues, networking, marketing all can clutter up our timeline. The sheer volume of things we feel we should do creates procrastination, stopping us from pursuing the projects and people that matter.

                                                                            Many of us feel we have to do everything within our business.

                                                                            Rather than simplifying things and doing less, we do more. We work longer, which creates a lack of energy and focus. Because of this, we lose clarity on our biggest opportunities. If you feel this way, take some well-deserved time off.

                                                                            Look at where you’re spending your time. How much of your time is being spent moving your ideas forward?

                                                                            In the next 90 days, if you could delegate or outsource more daily tasks and spend more time focusing on where you add the biggest value, what difference would it make?

                                                                            Calm the whirlwind by slowing down and doing less.

                                                                            Focus on areas that you add the biggest amount of value. By doing this, your energy levels will increase, your confidence will grow and you will have more success.

                                                                            9. Take More Time off

                                                                            This may seem counterintuitive, but taking more time off to recharge and refocus can pay huge dividends.

                                                                            If you are constantly fighting fires and caught up in the myriad of different activities that you have to do each day, then how can you move your business forward?

                                                                            You may be being pulled in difference directions without any focused time on your biggest projects. If that’s the case, then it’s almost impossible to gain any real momentum in moving your business forward and hitting your goals.

                                                                            The best way to get off that treadmill is to take more creative time out of the business.

                                                                            Could you realistically take one day off per month to work on your business? If you could, what would you do with this time?

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                                                                            Just imagine no distractions, only focused time on the strategic development and growth of your business.

                                                                            Every day off per month could have a different focus: New product innovation; Thinking about your biggest clients; Improving operations.

                                                                            Add to this a quarterly review to check in with your goals progress, and this could have a dramatic effect on where you spend your valuable time.

                                                                            10. Celebrate Wins

                                                                            Sometimes you just want to get through the day, right?

                                                                            You have so much to do. There are so many things on your task list that you just complete what you can and then start another day. But what would happen if, at the end of each day, you took some time out to look at what you’ve accomplished?

                                                                            Celebrating success keeps you motivated and helps you become more self-assured. It is not just another day. It’s a day that included things that should be celebrated.

                                                                            If you’re struggling to feel motivated, try celebrating a couple of wins each day.

                                                                            Celebrating success combined with the gratitude you have for achieving those wins will boost your confidence and inspire you for the next day.

                                                                            11. Give Yourself More Space

                                                                            When was the last time you gave yourself time to think?

                                                                            Within the hustle and bustle, it can be difficult to give yourself a little bit of space and time to just think[3].

                                                                            Imagine giving yourself just an hour a day to just let your mind wander or think about a specific thing.

                                                                            If you think about it, we can all free up an hour a day for something without really losing any efficiency or really impacting our business.

                                                                            In fact, that hour could be transformational for your business and life.

                                                                            A new idea for a product could form, or an idea for adding value to your existing clients could materialize. Perhaps you could do a check in to your ideal future and your goals. You could decide that you want to take your business in a new direction.

                                                                            Try this: Just sit alone for an hour with a notebook and let it be your creative thinking time. See what happens.

                                                                            Final Thoughts

                                                                            Ultimately, being self-assured happens when you have a clear direction.

                                                                            This, coupled with having clear goals and working in your unique skill-set, gives you the biggest opportunity to be more productive and get more of the right things done.

                                                                            The old mantra that “less is more” is right on the money. By giving yourself more time to work on your goals, you will inevitably increase your confidence; at this point, your ideal future can be anything you want it to be.

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