3 of My Favourite Tools Right Now

I thought I’d kick off the weekend with 3 of my favourite tools right now. They’ve all come into my life relatively recently (one just this past week), but they’ve each had a profound impact on how I run my life and my business.

Let’s start with the Carrot app.

1) Carrot

Kudos to my BFF for turning me on to this one. As far as I know, it’s only available in Canada.

This app syncs up with your Fitbit or your Google Fit account and tracks your steps. If you meet your daily step goal, you’re awarded points towards a loyalty program you’re a member of. They also occasionally release quizzes and challenges for you to earn bonus points.

Since I don’t drive and walk almost everywhere I need to go, this app was a no brainer to sign up for!

Currently it’s partnered with these loyalty programs:

  • Drop
  • Scene
  • Petro-Points
  • More Rewards
  • Aeroplan

They say they’re working on adding more programs, too.

You can get the app at www.carrotrewards.ca. If you sign up with my personal bonus code of katyt9957 you’ll earn 50% more points and I’ll get some bonus points, as well.

2) The Momentum Planner

This showed up in an ad in my Facebook feed about a month ago and it’s easily the best six bucks I’ve ever spent (it was a special offer to get a half-year of the planner for half the price… so yeah, it’s still only $12 and totally worth it).

One of the many things I love about this planner is that it’s teaching me just how long it takes to perform different tasks, and how much energy is required to perform each task. Until I started using it, I didn’t really understand how much time I need for the various things I do. Now that I’m starting to grasp it, I’m able to better plan for the week ahead and stay on top of deadlines.

The planner itself is broken out in to annual, quarterly, monthly, weekly and daily sections, with a focus on setting goals and then breaking down those goals into actionable steps. It’s right up my alley and I highly recommend checking it out.

Find it at www.productiveflourishing.com. (Not an affiliate link)

3) Mailbird

Mailbird is an email client for Windows that my work wife helpfully found for me last week after I finally decided to break up with G Suite.

Not only is it an email client, it also integrates with a number of other apps, including Facebook, WhatsApp, Slack, Trello, Asana, and Google Calendar – to name a few.

I’ve written extensively about my true feelings towards email and how I manage it. I do whatever I can to spend as little time in it as possible!

Since switching over to Mailbird a week ago, I’ve been really pleased. I almost enjoy checking email again. Almost. The learning curve for the switch hasn’t been difficult, either.

You can find out more about Mailbird at www.getmailbird.com. (Also not an affiliate link)

What are some of the tools you’ve been using in your life or business that you absolutely love? How do they help you? Inquiring minds want to know!

By | 2017-10-02T15:48:49+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 3 of My Favourite Tools Right Now
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