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Discussion in 'Education, Learning, Books' started by LightHouse, Mar 28, 2016.

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    I am glad you pointed that out, sometimes I forget that in my writing but when i speak I always explain Why we do things right behind the explanation. Perfect timing for you to mention this as I am re-writing this post (updating) to put on my new site, and this will be a good point for its structure. Thanks @John Walker , Rep+
     
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    Feel free to let us know whenever you add this to your site. :)

    I'll be implementing this other method soon though and going through this thread.
     
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    This system works so well im recommending it to everyone:) Im sure you wont mind @LightHouse :)

    I would like to share my versions i use to the format lighthouse posted, This is the veriation i use for my self I wonder what verriations other guys use on the original format ?

    Personal trello board (this one is mostly like the original lighthouse posted but with some extras) :

    Personal Inbox (can be household chores to hobbies i want to pickup) | Inbox work (this one is for my side buiness) | today | wait/inprogress | finished | booklist/ things to learn (an ever growing list of things i want or need to learn or read) | Ideas (Ideas for earning money)

    But this wasent enough for me i wanted to fit in my long term goals somewhere so i made a second board with the following (its still in the concept fase so it may need more tweeks)
    You can see this board as a funnel from my one thing, to the first board with daylie tasks:

    Life goal | goals within 5 years | Goals this year | Habits/projects to work on | morning /evening routine

    Life goal is my one thing I want to do before i die (from the book on thing)

    Goals within 5 years and this year are things that work toward my on thing or working on my self (working on my social skills ect.)

    Habits /projects to work on, are habits or projects that will help me accomplish my goals

    And the morning/evening routine is something i have recently implented and am trying out what will hoopfully also help towards accomplishing my one thing.

    Ill post my routine at the end of the post.


    Then I have also made a board for my work (i want to keep my job seperate this board is just like the original Lighthouse board with some extras (i have one colom where i keep lists of important information like phone nrs ect.) i use to use excel but now i have everything in one place what helps alot!

    And last week i made another board for my colleges so we can share tasks and keep an overview on the status of certain tasks. (the only problem now is this board and my own work board overlap so i need to figure something out for that you cant move tasks from board to board...







    Here is my routine for now for those that are interested:

    morning fitnes atm pushups and stomach excersizes to get started (i do my real workout allways in the everning)

    meditate

    Self love excersise

    Affirmations

    Visualize my one thing happing (I do it on the speach i would give when i have accomplished it, what was rather emotional when i dit it for the first time) but i some times just visualize on my other goals and sometimes I also visualize my perfect day.

    write my day journal

    walk through trello

    And read a book
     
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    Hey Stomping Acorns,

    I reading through and you mention you use BuJo. I using it for little while now and I like it, mainly because there is something about pencil, paper and your own thoughts.

    I also use evernote, asana and other digital apps, yet I have not integrate it together, work in progress. This post is about 2 years old and like to ask you:
    1) do you still use your BuJo
    2) migration use quite a bit of time, do you use also digital app
    3) one and two are yes, would you mind to share few principles how to use them together?

    Thanks,
    David
     
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    I agree, there's something about pen and paper. The BuJo author is a huge believer in whittling your list down - my biggest takeaway was when he said "the best list is one that has nothing on it". Since that time, I've been moving away from to do lists and relate everything to goals.

    I personally think that if you are a high information user and/or you are engaged in complex projects, like running a business, that BuJo can be too limiting. One of it's life enhancing features is that it slows you down enough to make you think...and that's also its drawback in these two situations. So....since then, I've tried more online tools. I really like Favro but don't need a 5 user license, so I'm currently setting up Clickup, which someone else here mentioned. I particularly like the deep hierarchy you can get in Clickup, and I'm finding even more cool features. I still pull out paper when I need to think but then I transfer any takeaways into my online solution.

    I do also use OneNote extensively. I have several notebooks for business and personal as well as research. So Clickup is for planning my work - what to do - OneNote is for keeping all of the complex information needed to complete those actions - how to do it, in essence. For example, if a task requires only a few simple notes and those notes can be thrown away when the task is done, I would add them directly to the task in Clickup. Otherwise, those notes go in OneNote.

    Tell us how you're using BuJo and how you're integrating it with your apps. I don't see why you'd use Asana with BuJo, so I'm curious to see how you're thinking about it.
     
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    Thanks for detail response.

    I found pen and paper good for transferring things that matter, not so much for little to do’s like what to buy, etc.
    There is something about taking a thought and writing it down, it makes me feel like I am creating already something tangible and as I do I usually progress more with the thought.

    I don’t think it matters what system we use, stickies, journal, phone, computer or ……. As long as we get good clarity about what is MUST for today and progress is done towards important outcomes. The system to do so is only part of an occasion. The discipline to choose what’s most important for today and get it done is another. Often, I get home and after dinner I want to watch tv show. It’s right there where discipline, drive, passion or whatever it is for that particular person make choice to do something productive instead. Organization tools may help to keep important outcome front of your eyes but choice will make it happen.

    To answer your question, this works best for me so far:

    · I write in Bujo in AM and PM, it takes usually 5 min or less. I write there the most important things for my life

    · Since asana has easy entry, I dictate on phone anything I want to dumb out of my head throughout a day. All follow ups, calls, thoughts, ideas, progress on projects, all the quick things.

    · In the morning I organize asana from computer. In “my tasks” is everything I recorded. It takes 5-15 min to go over asana tasks and projects. Once done I write on top 2-4 top things to do (from Bujo)

    This work well for me for now, there is still more finetuning I need to do and that is beauty of this process. I often get inspired by effective ways to organize and be more efficient like this thread.
     
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    Thanks for this thread, I was thinking about creating my own management system, now I think I would give this one a try and then if it works for me, modify it according to my needs.
     
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    This thread is a well of useful information. Thank you all for contributing! :)

    A lot of the techniques here have helped me tremendously with being focused. Over the past year I've taken the best of them and combined them into a professional solution for entrepreneurs: Satistime!

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    It streamlines the whole process from goal setting to daily routine - all the while being lightweight and easy to use. The centerpiece is a dashboard that always gives you an accurate status of where you stand with your goals and what is on your agenda:

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    Have a look, give it a go, I hope it will help you as much as it is helping me!

    If you have comments or questions, best send me a direct message. I don't want to hijack this thread any more than I already am ;)
     
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    Ive used the GSD system over the last week and have found it useful to hone in working on the priority things more, and not letting procrastiantion prevent me from getting to the actual important things.

    I thinks its ok to still use paper and other things to doodle, experiement and jot. But then as those things formalise to acttions popping them in trello in the GSD format is really good.
    The other bonus with trello is you can have others of your team log in and see where shit is up to, or even take on a task themselves etc.

    I alos like that its flexible and plain and not so rigid like other 'proper PM' software, so it suits this purpose well.

    One thing that might help others - is that its good to be free to explore a bit and go off task sometimes as you are freestyling on some 'gold work' or idea. thats where some good stuff can happen, so sometimes i thinks its ok to go 'off script' and follow some rabbit holes as need be.

    Cheers.
     
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    Love it, thanks for your input Lee
     
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    Hey, hope @LightHouse does not mind this.

    I found this very similar (or maybe even inspired) by David Allens "Getting Things Done" productivity bible. So maybe someone wants to go deeper into this, might be an interesting read.

    When I started implementing GTD/GSD in the first few days I had to figure out what to do afternoon, because I did more than I do in two days in a half day :D I guess it is not a bad problem to have :D

    What I love is simplicity. Regarding tools - I still play with different tools a bit. I don't use kanban style tools. I use Calendar, MS To Do and doc or keep for project planning. Would love to switch everything to one place, but Google Tasks just looks too messy for me.

    Regarding tools, I try to go as simple as possible and this is why.
    1. I try to build my productivity around the system, not the tool. Even the greatest tools can go tits up. There was a story that one of the greatest to do apps Todoist go out of business for some time. Everyone had to migrate. And migrating is like switching houses - the process sucks. If google docs will shut, I will switch to word or whatever.

    2. I want to add team members simply, so they don't have to pay or I have to pay additionally.

    3. I want to have all three parts - Calendar, To Do list and PM tool as integrated as possible.
     

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