Successful IM'ers/Entrepreneurs - Do you use a Calender/ToDo List?

Do you use a Calender/ToDo List?

  • Yes

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  • No

    Votes: 4 40.0%
  • Not anymore

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Heiko

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Hi there,

i was wondering how many of ya'll successful IM'ers/Entrepreneurs use a calender or to do list in order to work themselves through the day/week/month? How is your list built up? Do you do the boring tasks first or last? Do you update it weekly, monthly, daily? Do you use a notepad, do you use a program or do you use an old fashioned calender?

For me, i only use notepad at the moment. Every evening i write down my tasks for the next day and sent them to my eMail. But i feel like there must be better ways out there to improve performance.

Let me know your thoughts! :)

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I have a magnetic whiteboard stuck to the side of my computer, which is on top of my desk, so I write todo stuff there. It's insane how much it helps.
 

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Everyone use calender? I mean why only successful IMers? But I do keep track of things on small notebook.
 

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i used to have a pen a paper all the time in my desk. it was great
but i dont want to use paper anymore
so i got a second screen (vertical)
where i put trello app other apps works great.
 

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Everyone use calender? I mean why only successful IMers? But I do keep track of things on small notebook.

Because if 20 people who have failed are using the same method of tracking time and tasks, and 20 people who are successful are using a different method, I would want to know more about the method successful people are using, compared to the method that people who have failed are using.

@Heiko to answer your question, I've bounced around a lot. I spent the past several months not using a to-do list at all, and instead tracking my accomplishments for the day. I'm using Taskade currently. I was a big fan of Todoist for a while, but stopped using that as it became too clunky and not fluid enough for my needs.
 

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I started using Trello about 6 months ago and it has helped me tremendously. Trello has some features, such as setting tasks to reoccur every week/month/etc, or organizing tasks by due date, that are not possible if you are using an old-fashioned paper list or calendar. After trying out a dozen productivity and organization strategies, using Trello turned out to be the most useful
 

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I use a to-do list but I break every task down into 30-minute time blocks (I try to use the Pomodoro technique- 25 minutes work, 5 minutes rest). Just type it out in a text document every Saturday for the week ahead using the same template.

I find that if I don't have specific tasks written down on my to-do list, I just won't do anything. For example, yesterday from 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM and 6:30 PM to 7:00 PM I had nothing written down, so I just did nothing. Problem is, there's plenty of things to work on/do, but if I don't have things planned out and written down I won't do them (I'm a little too robotic).

When you've been self-employed for 3-4 years your motivation runs out and discipline takes over, but you can't be discipline when you have "nothing" to do.
 

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Trello for planning + Google Calendar for appointments + Google Keep & Tasks for To Do
 

payal23j

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Well i am using notepad and mobile where i keep my today list what next need to work on and always scroll down skype and email whether i fail to do anytask or it's done.
On skype I am updating the day to day task status so i know what i have to next either i'll update them once the work completed but i keep them with my VA's, so they buzz me in the evening before leaving an office what they did today. Since starting i started with a DSR (Daily Service Report) where i am getting daily status from each VA's what they did today and where they left the work.
 
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