New Year’s Reso – WHAT???

Posted on February 19, 2013 by Tanya


Calendar with Apple

Now that we are into February, I am sure that many of you have already forgotten your 2013 New Year’s Resolutions. Admit it – I have! So, how do you make resolutions that work for YOU and allow you to make the freshness of a new year last all year long?

Here are three tips:

1 – Make your resolutions simple and easily doable. Yes, there’s an app for it! Here are several worth checking out:

TouchGoal LogoTouchGoal

TheHabit Logo The Habit

CheckMark AppCheckMark Goals

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2 – Re-make your resolutions. Yes (after January) and allow them to be flexible! You are human and you will slip, make mistakes and so, just start over.

3 – Write them down – somewhere so that you can review them. This can be on paper or online, but somewhere you are likely to look. Put it in your calendar a few months down the road and this will serve as a reminder to follow up with your progress.

Regardless of how you want to handle your resolutions, if you like making them or like making goals, take advantage of the free apps above to monitor them. It takes just a little time to download and try them out, but can save you a great deal of time down the road if one works for you. After all, what’s the point in making resolutions at the beginning of the year if you don’t really try to keep them?

So – recommit to check in with them every few days or weeks. Allow for some back tracking. And, above all, try again! If you need help, you can call on Structured Chaos to help you better manage your time and get more out this year with less stress and more productivity!


PayPal Now Accepted!

Posted on February 14, 2013 by Tanya

In an effort to become more “techno-savvy” and to more fully understand apps I talk about, Structured Chaos now accepts PayPal when making a purchase in person. This is how it works:

Open a PayPal account:

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Request the PayPal Here free credit card reader:

PayPal Card Reader

Download the PayPal Card Reader App in iTunes:

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And begin using it! If you are a small business, this is a wonderful way to broaden your reach and accept more than just cash and checks. Plus, this app allows you to itemize purchases, include tax and tips, and send a receipt to your customer via email. This is all part of managing your time – and hopefully increasing your sales.

Let me know your thoughts and if PayPal Here works as well for you as it does for Structured Chaos!