I mentioned the other day that I have been finding my productivity workflow has been slowly molding into a combination of technology and paper.
My Work GTD-Moleskine Set-up
I have set up a new large Moleskine squared notebook at work to manage all my tasks and reminders. It is a modified GTD system that has 3 main areas. At the front is my Inbox. At the back is my Projects, and about half-way is my Contexts.
I have modified my Inbox in one important way. I start every day by entering and highlighting the date. All my notes, ideas, and tasks go in this inbox. I use the Projects at the back to keep track of my banking and lending clients.
I have been thinking about my information workflow recently, and more specifically have started to examine what works best to control the flow of data that comes my way throughout my work day, and make sure I record it.
I have two parallel information systems running in my life. The first is my Remember the Milk GTDish system where I document all the important stuff I need to recall later on. Birthdays, appointments, grocery lists, multi-step projects like mortgage applications. Anything that isn’t done on the fly or during the day, gets dated, context added, etc…I use RTM for pretty much everything I need to do or remember in my personal life. I also flag future reminders(tickler list) and my Waiting-For list for both work and pleasure. But not everything seems to go in there… Continue reading “My Moleskine – Remember the Milk System. Old vs New.”
I have a been working on a personal productivity project for a couple of years now. It started slowly, but I wanted to get a system of organization. Something that I could use consistently.It started with me focusing on electronic databases. Then, how to implement a good retrievable electronic document database, along with contacts, email retrieval, and all the while hoping to get at all the paper cluttering my life.
I have a project I need to finish. Not because I really have to, but because I said I would to someone I never met. Many months ago I got an email from Stever Robbins’ assistant/publisher/helper to ask if I’d be interested in reviewing his upcoming book, ‘9 Steps to Work Less and Do More‘. I said sure! Send me a copy of the book and I’ll review it on my blog…The irony of commiting to reviewing the book is that I need the time to read the book, rarely read paper books as I’m a computer gunkie, and can’t seem to get to the task, and I don’t have the time management tools available to me to Work Less and Do More…Yet. Continue reading “Is Technology your Good Witch or Bad Witch?”