This is not a “get stuck making pretty lists of things” lesson. Because if you’re anything like me, you’ve probably alternated between doing NO planning, and spending so much time on creating a pretty system with all the bells and whistles that you don’t get any of it DONE!
I’ve spent far too many hours wandering the aisle of the office supplies store looking for just the right whiteboard, or buying markers in all the colours, post-it notes, a fancy diary, stickers to remind me of what needs doing, magnets, washi tape, all of it!
And don’t get me wrong – if those things work for you, run with them. But if you’re using them as an excuse for avoiding actually getting shit done, stop it now.
At the end of the day, what you need is a system for understanding how your brain works, and a way to set yourself up for success – in the simplest, most straightforward, easiest to achieve way possible.
In other words, it doesn’t need to be pretty – it just needs to work!