The Eisenhower Matrix is one of the classics in the world of productivity. It's all at once understandable and intuitive – and it gives us the tools to put our priorities into perspective. It helps us to come to grips with what is of real importance. And once again... WorkFlowy is the ideal workspace for … Continue reading The Eisenhower Matrix in WorkFlowy: Important VS Urgent Tasks
Last year August I came out with a post on "140+ Background Colors for Your WorkFlowy Lists". Since then I've refined the style quite a bit... AND added to the repertoire by putting together 2 additional styles. Both are solutions which are a lot more minimalist – and you can still cherry pick from over 140 … Continue reading 3 Markedly Different Dynamics to Color Code your WorkFlowy Tasks
All of us can benefit from the concept of timeboxing – the dynamic of breaking our workflow down into bite-size blocks of time. Some of the benefits we tap into: added focus, increased mental agility and perspective. For me, the Pomodoro Technique has been a way to "steal" blocks of time here and there... to … Continue reading Francesco Cirillo’s “Pomodoro Technique” – in WorkFlowy
They say it takes 21 days to form a habit... but how to even get through those first 21 days?... and then go well beyond? And how does it play out in WorkFlowy? Here's a show-and-tell of Jerry Seinfeld's "Don't Break the Chain!" hack – a strategy I've used scores of times to build habits … Continue reading Jerry Seinfeld’s “Don’t Break The Chain!” method – in WorkFlowy
Decisions, decisions. Often when creating a new WorkFlowy outline you'll have to make a choice as to your setup. Do you set your outline up according to chronological date? Activity? Context? Location?... etc? WorkFlowy tags allow you to have your items or tasks in multiple categories... they can be in more than one place at … Continue reading Your Items in Multiple WorkFlowy Contexts with Tagging 101
Ever had a problem with procrastination? Hmmm? Of course, you already know that one of the main causes of procrastination is really that many of our tasks are too general… too vague... too fuzzy. We don't have a physical next action to make a start on. The powerful and oh-so-simple GTD “Next Action” dynamic has all the elbow room and leg space you’ll … Continue reading Overcome Procrastination by Breaking Down Your (GTD) Next Actions in WorkFlowy
Could it be that our productivity is being decimated because we take the expression, “Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.” too much to heart? Could it be that we can get away with putting stuff off until tomorrow… and come out on the other end so much more productive for it? A shout-out … Continue reading Do it Tomorrow – Yes, Really!
Last year I wrote a post on a really smart (but rather convoluted) way of “tracking changes” in WorkFlowy, à la Microsoft Word (that is, for those who use WorkFlowy for collaborative purposes). It worked rather well for me at the time – but I’ve since moved onto a solution that requires zero hacks and doesn’t conflict with what your … Continue reading Tracking Changes – WorkFlowy and Google Docs Play Nicely
Sign up! Next Thursday, October 26th at 11AM PDT (Pacific Time/ GMT-7/ UTC-7) we'll be hearing from WorkFlowy co-founder, Jesse Patel, and full-stack developer, Jacob Green, about what’s happening right now behind the scenes at WorkFlowy. Go ahead and register for the webinar by clicking on the link below. Even if you cannot make it … Continue reading Webinar: A Chat with Jesse Patel and Jacob Green about what’s in the Pipeline for WorkFlowy
Some time back I came out with a post on The Power of Reading Books in WorkFlowy. Once in a while I do get books into WorkFlowy. Books that I want to suck the marrow out of. That’s a full-blown post you should check out… but how about the aesthetics of reading? Aesthetics that make it that much … Continue reading Reading ‘The Art of War’ in WorkFlowy. In style.