The Wall Street Journal and Analogue Productivity

I’ve never tried iCal. I use Google Calendar at work of course—refusing to accept co-workers’ meeting invites would be confusing and rude—but the idea of reducing the rest of my life to tiny cells on my phone screen fills me with dread. – Paper Planners in the Digital Age

Just like Florsheim, I’m all in on analogue productivity. For me it’s a Bullet Journal instead of a day planner.

The only thing I use digital tools for is collaboration with clients. For that I use Trello.

The big draw for me is that no one but me can add anything to my calendar or task list. My wife can’t put anything on it, like she used to when we had a shared task list.

The repetition of writing things down during the migration phase in Bullet Journal helps filter what tasks are important and what are only things I wish I could do.

I eliminate so much more and make so many fewer commitments on behalf of future me, which was always a problem with OmniFocus. I’d bump a due date a month into the future, and still not have the time to do the task.

So I’d kick the can further down the road.

If this whole analogue productivity thing with Bullet Journal sounds like something you’re interested in, watch for February. I’ve got about 40k words coming on how I do everything from planning to goal setting and client management.

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