Guest Blogger: Sally J. Smith
After your teleseminar with Carolyn Edlund, I was inspired to map out a system that would help me manage all the details of my very full list of goals.
I sat down and wrote out what my ultimate goal was and then the various opportunities I have to get there. Then under each one of these projects, I described the steps needed to get me to completion for that particular activity.
Artist Sally J. Smith shares how she organizes her projects.
I realized that having this information written down in list form wasn’t enough. I wanted a way to track my progress, so I made this visual organizer.
On a piece foam core, I made trajectory lines for each project. Dots mark specific steps that need to be taken to get to complete that project .
As I complete steps, I move the colorful “markers” from left to right, [...]
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The Get Organized class starts with a kickoff call Tuesday night, and then the INSIGHTS series begins on Thursday night with an interview with Evon Zerbetz. Oh, yeah, and then I head into the mountains next weekend for a book party in Carbondale, CO. With all of this going on, it’s imperative to be organized. I’m no busier than anyone else, but I’m learning to schedule my time more effectively. I’ve learned so much from my productivity consultant, and I’m lucky to have the help of able assistants.
I have a long way to go–especially with my electronic files. Anyone else would have looked at them before and thought they were organized. But data comes in so fast that I couldn’t [...]