Making your mind your playground

domingo, 20 de novembro de 2011

domingo, 22 de maio de 2011

Wording, worth remembering

‘I have to’ is every procrastinator’s favorite expression. It’s also the most disempowering.
(Neil Fiore)

Wording, worth remembering.

Use Choose to ... (empowering) instead of
Have to (disempowering)

I should . . . change to I choose, I want, I could . . .
I need to, I must, I have to . . . change to It’s imporant to me to . . .
I can’t . . . change to I choose not to, I’m not willing to, I can . . .
I’ll try . . . change to I will, I intent, I’m aiming for . . .

domingo, 24 de abril de 2011

On paper

Dear Jeff.

I am very sympathetic to your concept of being paperless. I've been trying it myself for a while. I also like the idea of using Apple gadgets to do so, they are already my pets. I still agree with Malcolm Gladwell that only digital media isn´t enough. First I like the physical act of writing and, my practice showed me, nothing is more simple and straigthfoward than take quick notes on paper. So, my plan is to use paper for thought, digital media for storage, organization and fun.
What is working for me right now is:

1.Loose leaf (breast pocket)
Bucket (in GTD sense) for quick notes, daily checklists and ideas.
Daily review.

2. Notebook (moleskine-like)
GTD lists and contexts, reading summaries, plans, follow ups.
Weekly review.

3. Digital
Calendar, contacts, passwords, chess, music, movies and podcasts.
Readers: Kindle, Bookman
Quick notes: Scribble Lite, Fountain Pen
Chess: Fritz, Stockfish, Schroedder, GameClock
Assorted: aSleep, iLuvMozart, ArtLite,Moleskine,Convert Units,Y!Music,Twitter

4. Other resources I found in my way:
Journaling Arts Blog and Store
Ink Noveau
Post-it and the book
Visual Notetaking and Visual Problem Solving