A lot of people are surprised that I don’t work off of to-do lists anymore. Yes, I have used them for the past 30 years in business but over the years, I’ve learned so many ways of doing things differently. I am going to share these with you today in the hopes of helping you manage your time and energy better with your business, team and clients.
Evolving ways of doing and listing down tasks and priorities
Back in the day, the only way I knew to organise my activities was having a to-do list. Next thing you know, I had lists of lists and an overwhelming amount of sticky notes. It was good but it wasn’t helping me focus and prioritise in a calm and well-regulated manner.
Technology and apps then became available, but all were list-based too. Asana, Trello, Slack, Monday, Flow, and many more apps came to help you with to-do lists and bring in team members to help with each project, add channels, share files, communicate, and help with task progression. These are good apps, but can still be a little bit of overwhelm.
What is discussed in this episode:
- Striving for streamlined and high-performing workflows and teams.
- 2 things that we do to have a sense of flow and ease.
- An overview of how I manage myself and my tasks.
- Working through my 12-month plan.
- How I manage my monthly planning.
- The system I use for my weekly planning.
Book – Personal Kanban: Navigating the Work | Mapping the Life, Jim Benson