Archive for the Planning Category
Posted on January 23, 2013 by LJ Earnest
My husband, who used to be an electrician in the Navy, was called on to do work on the ship. Often it was said, “It will only take five minutes.” But as my husband is fond of saying, “There is no such thing as a five minute electrical job.”
Even replacing a lightbulb on a ship usually became a much bigger project. He learned this, and how to buffer his tasks.
Posted on December 28, 2012 by LJ Earnest
Instead of our regularly scheduled program, this week I am going to open my planning sessions for the new year. So I’ve looked back, and I’ve looked forward. I’ve written out the dreams, and the ways I can get there. So what does that mean? Changes in the Blog Blog […]
Posted on December 27, 2012 by LJ Earnest
So I’ve taken a look back. Now I have a blank landscape ahead. I made a list of 100 things I’d like to do in 2013. We’ll call these contours in the landscape in front of me.
But where am I going?
Posted on December 26, 2012 by LJ Earnest
Part of the planning process is that I have to come up with 100 things to do in the new year.
In 2012, I struggled with this, big time. It took me almost three weeks to get enough material. Most of them I didn’t care if I did or not, really. The results of my 2012 list can be found at Planning For the New Year: My 2012 100 Things List
This year, it was much easier. I did it in three sessions, not because I didn’t have ideas, but because I didn’t have time to complete it all at once. So here is the list:
Posted on December 25, 2012 by LJ Earnest
Instead of our regularly scheduled program, this week I am going to open my planning sessions for the new year. Part of the process of planning is looking back to find out what I did accomplish. It is easy to lose sight of the accomplishments after they have passed by. […]
Posted on December 24, 2012 by LJ Earnest
I’ve been working through my planners, and I remain convinced this is the best thing I can do for myself as I go into the new year. I don’t do resolutions, because those end up being more things to be ignored on the task list. I don’t do firm goals, because things change, and I don’t want to be tied to something that is no longer in my best interest. And I don’t have a life purpose or a mission statement that drive things organically in my life.
But at the same time, I feel like I need a road map.
Posted on December 19, 2012 by LJ Earnest
There are things that I do repeatedly that follow the same pattern. Most of the time, simple checklists will suffice because you just need to know if you did a task. However, I have recently run into three situations where I needed to record more information about the tasks so I didn’t lose track of things. Here is how I simplified tracking these repeating events:
Posted on December 5, 2012 by LJ Earnest
Part of the planning for the new year using the Incredible Life Planners is to list 100 things to do during the year. While it may seem silly, I have found over the past two years that this is a place for mini-goals. Without these lists, I doubt I would […]