n. tomorrow - a mystical land where 99% of all human productivity, motivation, and achievement is stored.
Buy a journal or planner, start a free account with a service like Trello, find a sticky note pad lying around the house – whichever of these methods you choose or whatever method you come up with on your own – and begin a time management system.
Share any of your practices with our online community or at the next local meeting!
To start, I (Casey) am going to come clean about an addiction I have – color-coordinated organization. I was one of those students in grade school that relished a new packet of different-colored markers that I could use to assign myself homework in my perfect color-coordinated planner system (red for math, blue for history, purple for science...you get the idea). Not much has changed now. You'll find random sticky notes around my flat with "Today's 'Must Do' Tasks; Today's 'Can Do' Tasks" that make my husband's eyes roll to the back of his head. So it's fitting that I'm the one writing this prompt, because these habits probably make Kyle's eyes roll as well.
Even with a small, fledgling business, it's going to be very easy for tasks to get away from you. Whether you're producing and selling one simple product or starting a multi-person company with many links in your business chain from you to the customer, you will be multi-tasking, and things can easily get out of control.
We all know that very tempting thought that lingers in the back of our minds – "I can just do it tomorrow." Tomorrow is that promise land where things never actually have to get done. I am certainly not perfect and do not manage to tick off every item on my to-do list on time, but I thought I'd share some of my habits that have helped me stay on track when things feel like they're getting out of hand.
We could go on about time management for much longer, but those are a few suggested practices that should help you get organized!
 Baubata, Leo. The Essential Time Saving Guide for Busy People. https://zenhabits.net/the-essential-time-saving-guide-for-busy-people. 27 Jan 2017
 Cardini, Paolo. Video: Forget Multitasking, Try Monotasking. https://www.ted.com/talks/paolo_cardini_forget_multitasking_try_monotasking 27 Jan 2017