The Toolkit To Achieve Your Goals
In this 3 part blog series, we have talked about setting the right goals, the framework to achieve those goals.
We are going to talk about the physical and digital tools you can use to help you on your journey.
The Digital Toolkit
Asana -To organise the projects.
Google Calendar - An overview.
Hours Tracker - To make sure you are spending the right amount of time on each project.
Self-development folder-A place to store the information to grow.
Way Of Life - A place to give you a visual overview of how you are doing in your life, goals and habits.
You want to be clear on your goals and what steps to take (and when) to achieve them.
Asana is a great project management application and perfect for managing the projects that we have spoken about in the previous posts.
Put the tasks that are needed to complete the project into Asana. Write down every little task and schedule it, so you know exactly what day you need to do what. Add a deadline and hold yourself accountable.
For all of your recurring jobs, I like to put them into a system where it reminds you when you need to do the job. An excellent example would be something like a content calendar, so you can visually see when things need to be done.
Hours Tracked allows you to track how much time you are spending on each project. I love this tools as it will enable you to be conscious of your work and know when you are neglecting a project or spending too much time on it.
Self Development Folder
A self-development folder is a place to keep you inspired. Make sure you visit it regularly! It’s a place where you can keep links to inspiring posts or photos. Evernote is a great platform for this kind of thing as you can add screenshots, links, images and text. I like to keep a list of the following:
Favourite and inspiring podcasts.
Favourite book names.
Blogs that I enjoy and that challenge me.
Links to courses.
A self-development folder should consist of things to help you become your best self.
Way of Life
'Way of life' is an app that helps you visually see how you are getting on.
After you have determined your goals, you should spend some time learning who you want to be. Small habits lead to significant changes.
Questions to journal:
What do I look like?
What does my space look like?
How do I spend my time?
What does my best average day look like?
Who am I with?
What kind of things do I eat?
The list goes on, but essentially you want to determine who you want to be and what habits will get you there.
For example. Say one of your personal goals is that you want to fuel your mind with food better, but you eat terribly. Your habit could be to swap one of your bad meals for a well-balanced meal instead. You can apply this way of thinking to all of your projects.
The Physical Toolkit
The physical toolkit, however, is the tangible things to help you stay on track and achieve your goals.
A vision board can be a very powerful tool when done right. The problem is many people just fill it with images that do not resonate with them. If the image does not resonate with you, your lifestyle, feelings and goals, then do not put it on your board.
Clear desk, clear mind. Keep your workspace professional, clean and motivating.
You want to fuel your body and mind with the good stuff. The kind of food that you put in your body is a tool.
Coffee, maca powder, yerba mate tea. All natural tools to help you perform at your best.
Our sense of smell is so powerful. Use essential oils and scents to help you feel certain ways. For example, grapefruit and peppermint when you need to feel energised or lavender and eucalyptus for when you need to feel less stressed.
A candle is not only visually pleasing but allows you to fill your room with a particular scent. A scent that will trigger your brain to go into focused work mode.
A journal, to work through all decisions and thought processes. Journalling allows you to be there for yourself.
A Cosy Nook
Creating a space to be creative and motivated is so important. It acts as a physical cue when you enter the space your mind goes to work mode.
Music is such a powerful tool and makes us feel so much. It can even change our thinking. Create a playlist but be mindful of your choices.
Record yourself reading your affirmations. Tell yourself every day that you can achieve.
What do you do now?
Start planning and implementing changes.
Create a folder for your digital toolbox and create a space for your physical items. The only person who can change your life is you.
So get ready, go!
About the author
Chloe Slade is the Marketing Manager here at Cone and focuses on creating content that brings business and lifestyle together. Chloe is keen makeup lover, foodie and loves to work from luxurous destinations.