AN EASY WAY TO PLAN YOUR DAY
List your top three priorities for today, your must do’s.
List up to seven additional activities you plan to accomplish.
Mark each task as done, started, delegated, or deleted.
At the end of each day, rate your performance and productivity.
The challenge with apps
and traditional paper planners
If your smartphone is anything like mine, it’s a digital graveyard of productivity apps you’ve collected over the years. The reality is, smartphones are great for capturing things, but not so much at helping us put those things into action. Out of sight, out of mind.
The problem with a lot of paper planners, journals, and notepads is that they are either too big, too small, too structured, or have no structure. It’s time for something simple, easy, and actionable that can keep us focused throughout the day.
It’s In The Cards
Every day needs a plan,
but every plan needs flexibility
Cards won’t replace your calendar, digital tools or favorite notepad. They simply change how you plan and execute your day. So if you use an electronic calendar like Outlook or Google, you still will for your long-range planning, appointments, and on the go.
If you use Trello, Airtable, or Monday.com for managing tasks and projects, great! You’ll continue to do that too. Cards are designed to simplify the daily planning process, giving you a distraction-free view of what you want to accomplish today.
It’s Ridiculously Easy
How It Works
At the beginning of each day, list your top three priorities and up to seven activities on a Today card. Estimate the time it will take to complete each activity. The back of this card a dot grid you can use for notes, jotting down ideas and reminders.
At the end of each day, evaluate your performance. On a scale of 1-10, rate your productivity and time estimates—carryover any unfinished activities onto a new Today card or transfer to a Catch All card.
2. Catch All
The Catch All becomes your master activity list—one place for all future and activities you plan to execute. Keep one list or divide them into categories and projects.
Use the Catch All cards to fill out your Today cards. The Catch All continues on the back for a total of twenty-eight activities.
3. This Week
Use this card to identify your top three objectives for the week: list priories, important meetings, events, and deadlines. The back of this card a dot grid you can use for notes, jotting down ideas and reminders.