Saturday, February 2, 2013

Apps to Make Your Dreams Come True!

I have been learning so much in the last few days! I recently discovered a website called Creative Live and I've been devouring their content. The way it works is that experts are scheduled to give courses, many of them spanning 3 day-long workshops. You can watch the workshops online live for FREE and give feedback, and you have the option to buy the course recording at a discounted rate.

In the last 3 days I've taken a great Graphic Design course, and another in Self-Directed Learning - something referred to as Hackademics - life-long learning outside the traditional academic environment.

I have pages upon pages of notes from both these classes and have networked with a lot of fabulous people I met in the chat rooms that are open during the stream! So far it has been an absolutely wonderful experience and I can't wait to learn more. I really recommend Creative Live for anyone :)

In the spirit of learning, self-improvement and goal setting, I've rounded up a few apps I use often to help keep track of my goals and help me along on this crazy path of lifelong-learning.

Everest available on iPhone - This one is for setting long-term goals and recording steps to get you there. Great for tracking progress, linking up with people who share your goals and getting out there to finally realize your 'Everest'.

Unstuck available on iPad - this app is GREAT for when you're stuck in any situation and need a little advice, guidance or insight. You answer a few questions, it places your personality and situation into a category and helps you find steps to move past your 'stuck' point.

Lift available on iPhone - similar to Everest, Lift is an app for when you set daily goals for yourself to 'drink 8 glasses of water', or 'write'. It keeps track of every day that you accomplish your goal and encourages you to build good habits!

Evernote for everything! I mentioned Evernote in my last post, but it bears repeating. If you make lists or take notes on anything - do it in Evernote. In fact, all my hand-written notes from this week will be typed up and backed up in Evernote, along with the collaborative notes that we at the Creative Live chat rooms have been working on.

TED - This is just pure inspiration, and worthy of note.

These apps really help me, and I hope that they help you too!

So get out there, write down your dreams, turn them into goals and do it, do it, do it!!

Do you have any personal productivity apps you love? Share!

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