I’m always trying new ways to stay organized and productive.
So last week, I decided to take it “old skool”! I went to Staples and picked up a composition notebook.
That’s right. For a buck ninety-nine, I purchased a 200 page notebook.
For the past year or so, I’ve been using iGoogle to keep track of my daily to-do’s. But lately, it’s become unruly. So I went back to basics.
The Notebook Returns
Oh notebook, how I missed you so.
When I first started my online business back in 1998, I used a simple notebook to stay organized.
All of my contacts, to-do lists and follow-ups were stored in there.
Since it’s not possible to keep thousands of my contacts in a notebook anymore (thank you gmail!), I am now using the notebook for my daily ‘to-dos’
It’s So Simple
Before I leave my office for the day, I spend about 10-15 minutes going over my important things to get done for the next day.
It could be tasks like “finish sales video” “create webinar presentation” “call 10 potential affiliates” “write an article”, etc.
Then, when I arrive the next morning, I hit the ground running.
And notice how I didn’t write things like “check email”. That’s done in chunks only AFTER my important tasks are completed.
When a task is done, I just cross it off. And let me tell you, crossing off that completed task feels REALLY good.
In a world that’s plugged in 24/7, there’s something that feels so natural about simply unplugging and writing in a notebook.
Oh, the joys of simplicity.
And for just $1.99, you can’t go wrong.
How do YOU organize your business? Comment below…