Oct 11

Use A Notebook to Multi-task Effectively

It’s easy to suck at multi-tasking.

Sure, you can do it … but that doesn’t mean you’re doing it effectively.

For me, the past couple of months have been a bit of blur. There was a pretty serious accident in the family, I’ve moved away from the yellow pages company and now work for a marketing agency, and my partner at wearabl has moved on to another project. All of this on top of multiple projects I’m trying to grow. Things just haven’t been going smoothly for me.

It wasn’t until recently I realized I’d been working without what I consider one of the most important tools in my creative process … my notebook.

Without my notebook, there’s no where to work when I’m in between places … there’s no where to organize my thoughts into actionable tasks, and there’s no where I can look when lost.

To me, the notebook isn’t just a tool … it’s a place.

If you find yourself struggling to produce your creative work, try jotting down a quick to do list. Whether or not you use a notebook doesn’t matter, just create a list of things you want to complete and then strive to complete them.

When you’ve completed your list, make another.

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  1. Heather Stone
    March 16 at 5:31 am · Reply

    Hi Christopher,
    Awesome post on an old-school approach to getting organized. It’s really important to remember that there’s always a way to accomplish your goals, even if you don’t have access to high tech solutions. Thanks to member Entrepreneurosaurus for sharing this post with the BizSugar community.

    • Christopher Rice
      June 20 at 9:12 pm · Reply

      Thanks for the kind word words, Heather. And, yes, thank you Entrepreneurosaurus … not only for sharing my article, but also having such an awesome name!

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