Remember Time Manager?
I was running a workshop this week, and one of the participants had obviously just discovered that Outlook does more than just Email. He’d discovered ‘Tasks’, which held the promise of efficiency and memory as yet unachieved.
I still get caught by this in Daylite, as I schedule stuff into the future (specially sales / KIT calls, which are driven by Activity Sets and Pipelines), only to have the electronic tyrant remember them all, and present them when they’re due - usually I’ve scheduled all 500 tasks for the same day.
The result is a feeling of being overwhelmed, and unable to cope, which hardly leads to a productive day!
I think a lot of people have forgotten this - there are so many PDA apps / devices that claim to manage all your To-Dos for you.
Ryan’s system kinda reminds me of TimeManager (TMI), which is an organiser-based system from a Danish (?) company. The key is regularly reviewing all of the To-Dos, and actively selecting things to move to priority: today.
It worked for me before I had an electronic PDA (too long ago . . .), so perhaps it’s time to try this system again - with Ryan’s electronic enhancements to save the cost of pencil lead and erasers!