Wednesday January 22, 2014 | 08:00 AM
Posted by Rob Gould

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We're now well into what we can safely call "the deep freeze", aka January 2014. If you're anything like me, you're already having trouble sticking to your New Year's resolution(s). In fact, all of this hypothermia-escaping hibernation has lead to extra pounds and lots of general laziness. Sad but true. Clearly I need some help. So, it was in this spirit that I took a hard look at many of 2014's best apps to help you to stick to your guns.

Following are some of the best I could find. Covering everything from searching for a new job (I have the worst boss — myself) to learning a new language to losing those extra holiday pounds. If you see something here you like, or if you think I've left out a great app, I'd love to get your feedback. You can leave it in the comments section here, or you can find me on Twitter at @bobbbyg.

You can also read a post I wrote on this topic earlier this month here.

As always, I had a lot of fun talking with Erin. It's a pleasure to work with her and the team at WMTW 8 ABC. I want to thank them for asking me to come on the show. I'm looking forward to shooting more segments soon.

The Super Bowl and all of its social media marketing awaits. Stay tuned ...


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Rob works as a digital marketing & public relations consultant to agencies, brands, and individuals. He has 20 years of marketing experience. He also currently serves in a volunteer capacity as director of pr/communications for TEDxDirigo. From 2005-2011, Rob served as director of social media & agency communications at The VIA Agency (Portland). Prior to VIA, Rob worked with several PR & advertising agencies in London & Boston. He is a graduate of The University of Vermont (UVM) and a Maine transplant (2002).

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His real-life interests include art, travel, writing, design, psychology, the beach, & exercise (grudgingly at times).

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