Get Smart with a Smarter Note

Write yourself a note and you have it for the future. Write a smarter note and you will give your “future” self an advantage, saving time and reducing frustration. What are the elements of a smart note? It needs specificity – action words and enough details that your future brain will understand what you were thinking.Continue reading “Get Smart with a Smarter Note”

Are Your Goals on Your Todo List?

A really important part of the GTD methodology is the idea of horizons of focus which include personal and professional goals. I’ve not seen an app directly integrate goals into the workflow except for Doit.im and FacileThings. For years I have been using task/project manager solutions without goals directly tied to the work I haveContinue reading “Are Your Goals on Your Todo List?”

Paper planners – have a supportive workflow

In my early days of using paper based Franklin Planners, I wrote my tasks and transferred incomplete tasks the next day. It was a huge turn off. I never felt that was a useful process. When digital solutions arrived I jumped in and never looked back. Now I realize that it was the method thatContinue reading “Paper planners – have a supportive workflow”