- Merlin what is productivity?
The best advice we can offer is to just put your head down, push yourself harder, and try to figure out what you need to change today to get a little better.
“Productivity” isn’t about about making more widgets per hour or being efficient and organized for its own anal-retentive sake. Real productivity means getting faster at moving the crap off your desk so you can have room to focus on the creative work that only you can do.
Since Evernote can recognize text within images—including your handwriting—you can still stick with pen and paper if that’s what you prefer in certain situations. Once you’ve taken your pen-and-paper notes, though, consider scanning them or snapping a picture and adding them to Evernote. Now your handwritten notes are also searchable, and they’re sitting in the same bucket as all your other notes and bookmarks. My handwriting, as you can see in the screenshot, isn’t the cleanest on the planet, but Evernote still does an formidable job of recognizing most of the text within my handwritten notes.
As the tagline on the website mentions, Lifetick is “Goal setting. Made simple.” And, after a couple weeks of using the service, I have to agree that it is simple. It’s also well designed, stable, and extremely useful. When you first log into the system, you are asked to set up your core values. I based mine on the main areas of my life I address in my Strategic Plan. (For example, three of my core values are health, marriage, and career.) After you establish your core values, you then create goals and tasks for these areas of your life.
Let’s pretend that today is a day where you will get no new input. No email will arrive. No one will try to chat online with you. No newspapers will land on your doorstep. No colleagues will want to meet or talk to you. Your phones will not ring and there will be no blogs to read. Yes, you still have a job, family and a life–but the floodgates of new input have stopped–at least temporarily.
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I’ve got some big news for GTD enthusiasts and followers of David Allen’s Getting Things Done systematic approach to personal productivity. David in conjunction with the David Allen Company have just launched a new YouTube Channel dedicated to Getting Things Done.
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