Everything’s so easy to do and so easy to use. When it’s time to start a new job, when it’s time to learn something new, and when it’s time to do it right, the best way to start is to stick with a little bit of manual activity and keep it in the background. The best way I know to do this in my life is through some exercise.
I’ve been known to get stuck in a work/life/sleep/house/baby rut. I’ve also found that I’m not the best at keeping up with the technology I need to keep track of. So I like to start with a little bit of extra manual work to get my brain in the zone.
I think one of the best ways to do this is by making a little technology work sheet. In my case this is a simple spreadsheet with a few different fields that track my work. I then make a bookmark for each day with the date of the day I’m supposed to be working on.
I like to set up a bit of a “calendar” to keep track of what I need to accomplish for each day so I can just add a simple bookmark to each day to remind myself of where I’m on my workday. Once I’ve got the calendar figured out, I can use it to track the date, time, and location of my work, and the day I need to get to work. This is great for staying organized and on track with a busy schedule.
I can’t say I have a ton of work. I do have a job on a daily basis, but it is a fairly small one. But I also have a lot of free time (if you don’t think a lot of people have a lot of free time, check out this post for some of the weird and wonderful things you can do when you have free time).
I really wish everyone who needs to spend so much time tracking data could write their own blog. But the problem is that most people cannot. I mean, I know I can, but I cant. For one, I have a lot to do. Second, I have a lot of free time.
The good news is that there is a way to get started on your own blog. You can even use a free service like Blogger or WordPress, or even Google Sites to get started. The problem is that you have to be very careful about what you use and where you put it. I know how to use it, but I really wish I could. Google Sites is really easy to use though, and I would recommend it to anyone starting out.
That’s it for this week.
A lot of people have been asking me about this one. I think it’s a lot of people who have been on some project, an actual project, and have found it a bit hard to deal with. I would love to hear any feedback on how you did what you were doing, just to let you know how it works out.
I actually wrote this document and submitted it. At first I thought maybe it wasn’t going to get past the reviewers. I was wrong. It did. So I’m going to share it with you. I can’t remember if I submitted it or not, but I wanted to share it with you, because its a good thing I did.