That’s It I don’t understand all the DIY and decorated planner types that lay out the months, weeks, days and even the entire year and all the trackers before they even use their bullet journal. I’m set for June.
"Time Management" experts seem to encourage getting everything out of your mind and into your trusted collection device - like a planner or app. I've heard the term 'brain dump' used many times over the past number of years. I became familiar with the term 'grasscatcher' list over 35 years ago. Brain dumps or grasscatcher … Continue reading Overwhelmed by Distractions?
I'm sure I'm not the only person who spends a great deal of time pondering goals and how to reach them. Recently I decided to rethink my long term and intermediate goals to help me gain more focus. As 2019 came to an end, I recognized that my long term goals had perhaps gotten out … Continue reading Goal Setting Reset…
I'm a prolific reader of fiction. My average over the past 35 years has been around 60 books per year. I will admit that my recall of material is not that great as speed reading doesn't really help my retention, which is why I have certain books that I read over and over again, I … Continue reading Reading Goals
Here is what my 2 Field Notes system looks and hopefully functions like. I'm using a simple cover and 2 Field Notes Sized books. It is very thin and fits well in my hip pocket. The left side book is for calendars and planning out in the future. I do rely more on Google Calendar, … Continue reading What My 2 Book Modified Bullet Journal Looks Like
I know that I’m probably the only person who has ever made a decision about planning materials/supplies/systems that turns out to be wrong. Since I am, please indulge me and read along so that you can avoid the same sort of mistake. One of the real keys for any planning system for me is that … Continue reading What If I’m Wrong?
I've been using the same basic planning method for around 30 years. I've veered off a time or two to try digital methods, other "systems" etc. But I've always came back to the old Time Power system. Of course, I've adapted it to take into account that I am likely exposed to 100 times more … Continue reading Just a thought…
I'll freely admit that I am a dinosaur when it comes to planning. I started with a pocket sized Daytimer, progressed to a desk-sized Daytimer then when the organization I worked for paid for it, a Franklin planner which was pretty much a clone of the Daytimer, but with worse paper. I was a fairly … Continue reading Paper Planner + Digital Tools
I participated in my first time management workshop in June or July of 1982. I don't remember the name of the presenter, but I do remember the name of the workshop - Time Power - and it was a session on using a pocket Daytimer to plan your priorities. Even then it wasn't really about … Continue reading Getting to the Vital Few
Today is day 2 of the great restart. I thought I would share a couple of pages from my notebook. I'm adapting the bullet journal concept to fit my needs. First off, I hope to use time every morning to plan out my actions during my discretionary time. Today is pretty wide open, so I … Continue reading Note taking