Record everything so that your mind is free to be creative and focus on the present. Always have pens available, reduce the use of paper where possible because it can't be backed up or searched or shared. Moving tasks to your jobs to do list after a meeting. Using abbreviations like mtg sign mktg etc.
- It's vital to write everything down.…And by this I mean record everything somehow,…not necessarily on paper.…I'll come to paper versus not paper in a moment,…but first, just to clarify everything.…Every idea that you have should go…into an app like Evernote.…Every job-to-do should go on either your master list…or your daily list.…Everything you agree to should go into your diary…or onto one of these lists.…And everything that other people promise you…should have a promise date and go…into your diary or calendar.…
Every film that's recommended to you,…every price that's quoted, every good or bad restaurant,…everything that you might need to access in the future,…stick it all into Evernote or something similar…so that you don't have to keep it in your brain…clogging up your creativity.…I have no idea what I did last week,…and I have no idea what I'm doing next week.…It's all in my diary, if I need to look at it.…The past is gone, the future is planned,…and both are not in my head.…So I have all of my brain free to concentrate…
The most efficient people use technology and established systems of organization to manage their tasks and maximize their time. This course shows how to put these time management techniques to work for you.
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- Managing your inbox
- Managing repetitive tasks
- Using lists and calendars
- Maximizing spare time
- Organizing information digitally and on paper
- Getting the most out of technology and software
- Writing effective email
- Reducing filing