How Salesforce Can Help You Stick to Your New Year's Resolutions - Internet Creations Blog

How Salesforce Can Help You Stick to Your New Year’s Resolutions

new year's resolutions text on blackboard

new year's resolutions text on blackboard

Ah, it’s that time of year again! You’ve had the holidays to eat entirely too much, drink, and reflect on all the bad things you did in 2015. This year is going to be different though. You promise to be a “new you” and stick to your New Year’s resolutions, right? Well, if you’re reading this post and haven’t broken your resolutions yet, I want to help you stick to them…at least for another week or two.

It may come as a surprise, but the platform you’re already using in your organization can be key to helping you make 2016 your year. Here’s how Salesforce can help you stick to these four common New Year’s resolutions:

1. Live a Healthier Lifestyle

Did you know that you can track your fitness progress in Salesforce? Neither did I.

At Internet Creations, we wanted to start an internal fitness challenge, but we needed a way to document our progress. Our App Support Specialist, Joseph Reale, got to work on implementing a solution. Not only did this encourage healthy competition, but it also helped everyone stay on track, go to the gym more often, and stick to their fitness goals. Learn how Joe created a Fitness Participant Object in Salesforce to track our daily times spent doing physical activities.

2. Boost Your Productivity

I’ll admit it: I used a paper notepad to keep track of my tasks when I first started working here. Shocking, I know. At Internet Creations, we help organizations be more efficient by aligning people with technology, and here I was using bits of paper to manage my tasks? I felt like a hypocrite. There had to be a better way.

It wasn’t until I was introduced to TaskRay that I realized that I could track my tasks in Salesforce! Now I have all of my tasks organized and planned out with due dates. I can even collaborate with my manager and team members through Chatter on specific tasks. There are plenty of other task management apps on the AppExchange, but my favorite is TaskRay.

3. Learn Something New

Another common resolution I hear all the time is to increase knowledge on a particular subject matter. Everyone who uses Salesforce knows that it’s always improving, so there’s a good chance that this one is on your list.

How can you learn new areas of Salesforce? Well, if you weren’t living under a rock in 2015, then you’ve probably heard of Trailhead, the fun way to learn Salesforce! Our team has gone through several Trailhead modules already, and we all agree that Trailhead is useful and relevant whether you’re an admin, developer, or business user. (You can read our Trailhead reviews here.)

4. Level Up Your Professional Development

Many people will use the new year to reinvent themselves, whether that be in the form of  promotions within their companies or changes in their professional career paths.

Earning Salesforce certification(s) can open up more job opportunities and higher salaries to you, and there’s a certification for everyone. Salesforce recently introduced new certifications, including Platform App Builder, Email Specialist, Social Specialist, Pardot Specialist, and Platform Developer 1 & 2. Certifications not only show that you know your stuff, but they also give your customers a reason to be confident in you. Having Salesforce certifications on your resume and LinkedIn profile helps you stand out as well.

Are you using Salesforce to stick to your New Year’s resolution? Let us know in the comments!