Anders Nordås wrote a blog post where he talks a little about how he uses his beautiful moleskin notebook. I will pick up his challenge and write about my favorite tool, Post It notes.
As many who know me are aware, I always have a pad of Post-It notes and a pen in my left pants pocket. I use the sticky notes for todo-lists, note taking in meetings, planning talks and doing brain dumps. After the jump, I post a few examples of Post-It notes from my pocket.
I accumulate tasks on a TODO list. Sometimes the tasks are organized by topics, other times not.
As I complete tasks, I scratch them out (not done), or check them off (done).
When the TODO list looks sufficiently messy, I just rewrite it and throw the old one away.
Who needs Visio?!
After a meeting, I refine my notes from the meeting until I have the distilled conclusion on a single note.
I often draft documents or emails while on the bus. I usually go through about ten Post-Its (to be thrown away) before I have my final outline. Creating this outline took about 5 minutes.
When there’s a lot on my mind, it can be hard to sleep. If I just get it all down on a piece of paper, I can sleep like a baby.
When people ask me for my contact information, I have stopped digging around for a business card. Feel free to drop me a mail!
Tag you’re it! How do you make notes?