Day 1: Assess your sitch + make goals.
- I do have systems in place but I rarely use it. It almost always seems like itâ€™s more effort to set everything up in The Hit List than it is to do the project but I realize Iâ€™m kind of an idiot and can convince myself of damn near anything so I talk myself out of an important step. I need to be using it and take 10 minutes to set up the projects correctly and then follow through with the outline.My files and email, however, are meticulously organized (because God help me if I lose something).
- I have these massive checklists for projects that go from planning, development, launch, and post launch. They need to be updated, desperately.
- I need a â€œfunâ€ goal to keep my brain amused soâ€¦I need to find colored poly folders for different projects
- I need the NAS to be my cloud repo. Need to set that up in DynDNS and use it. Dragging and dropping stuff with DropBox is getting to be a bummer.
- Setup Priority Matrix. I need Dailies M-F, Saturday & Sunday, Internal Projects, Billing, and Personal.
- Redo corporate website.
- Find and use a habit helper (app, accountability partner, etc.).
- Migrate to a new PIM (1Password)
- Devote 4:45-5pm each day to these goals and the daily task (minimum)
Day 2: Clean your computer desktop.
This took HOURS. I had files from 2009 on there. @_@
Day 3: Delete unnecessary files from your computer
Didn’t delete unnecessary files but I moved ancient project files to the NAS
Day 4: Delete unused media from your website and blog folders.
Deleted my “Skitch Uploads” folders
Day 5: Refresh your about page.
Completed July 2, 2014
Day 6: Clean and organize your email.
I actually keep up on this. The first half of 2013 has been filed.
Day 7: Declutter your physical workspace.
Day 8: Organize your client/project process.
Day 9: Analyze each pending project for the time + emotional commitment vs. the value it adds.
Day 10: Excuse yourself gracefully from any pending projects/commitments that are going to drain you.
Day 11: Create organized folders for each client/project.
Day 12: Clear out your blog of stuff that doesnâ€™t really fit your brand anymore.
I deleted everything and started over.