This past weekend, I had a really solid Weekly Review. Every six months or so, I have a longer, more in depth review. In this review, I do the following:
- Sit with Moleskine and fountain pen, and have a brain dump. Get everything out of my head and onto paper.
- Organize these items by context and due date.
- Combine them with the items I already have in my hard landscape, and review for any updates and new actions.
I’ve put the Palm into the dead tech drawer and have gone to a Weekly Moleskine planner for my mobile GTD system. Is paper making a Lo-Tech comeback?
Bill Westerman has come up with a very interesting paper-based method for his GTD System. I first learned about it at Dave Gray’s Flickr site. After reading the comments, I saw that Bill blogged about it on his site.
This is very interesting to me for two reasons:
- My own re-thinking of my system. I thought about going back to my HP iPAQ 4700 for calendar and Outlook 2007 for tasks and NA’s, but then…
- Yesterday I bought my first Fountain Pen. I got a Lamy Safari in Blue with a Fine nib from PenCity. I am very excited about getting it, and this would be a perfect way to use it…ALL of the time.
Thank you Jesus! some helpful hints for us folks that work from home.
- Find ways to motivate yourself. In an office situation, you have a supervisor and co-workers who motivate you to complete your work but when you are working at home, you only have yourself to push you to succeed.
- Maintaining a professional attitude. Keeping your interactions businesslike will ensure that the client does not begin to doubt the amount or quality of work that is being put into their projects.
- Considering hiring a day care provider. Those who have young children may find it difficult to attend to the needs of their children while fulfilling their job obligations.
- Avoid interruption. Be clear to your family that you have a set work hour that require concentration. Set aside a dedicated time for them.
- You don’t have a manager – so plan your objectives and goals which you could measure how successful you are at work.
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