December 15, 2023

Crafting My Solo Productivity Symphony: Desk, Document, and Calendar

I’m sharing my experience with a new task management system I tried out this week. Since September, I’ve worked solo after having had assistants and teams working with me for over a decade. After some trial and error, I found a system that worked for me and completed all but two tasks.

I based my system on Jeff Huang’s article, “My productivity app is a never-ending .txt file.” Instead of the .txt file, I used a Google Document to list all my tasks and added it to my desktop and iPhone home screen. I then scheduled my day and added everything to my calendar using Fantastical. Whenever I completed a task, I struck it off the list – those desktop calendar reminders were incredibly helpful. If something didn’t get done, I moved it to the next day.

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You might have noticed that I numbered my podcasts. This is to make it easier for you to find specific tracks based on your needs or mood. If you have already listened to the latest episode, I recommend vintage episodes 15, 99, and 162 as they are currently popular. Also, I can’t stop thinking about Jeni’s Boozy Eggnog Ice Cream – it’s definitely worth a try!

Until next week!

Myleik

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