Productivity Tool - RV Business Coach
November 18, 2013

Productivity Tool

I’m always on the lookout for ways to improve my productivity. I especially enjoy finding ways to apply technology to  automate mundane or repetitive tasks; simplify tasks; or otherwise make my life easier and/or more productive.

Sometimes these new things really help me out. Sometimes they offer great promise, but aren’t quite ready for “prime time.” And sometimes, they fall in the category of “tech on top of tech” — fun toys, but not something I’d recommend to others.

Today, I want to share a highly effective productivity tool I recently discovered. This tool is surprisingly low tech — it’s a paper worksheet. It’s called The Priority Insight Tool by Evie Burke, and it’s available for free at One Insight Closer.

Let’s face it. Most of us are really busy, and we can easily generate more things to do than we have time to complete. So how do we decide which ones get done, and which ones get put off or dropped? Evie has created a great way to sort through all of your tasks and “things to do” and decide which ones need your focus based on whether they produce income or have a deadline.

Of course I’ve looked at ways to apply technology to this tool. I’ve considered several options, including doing it in Evernote, either as a table or using Evernote’s check boxes.  But so far, everything I’ve come up with just feels like “tech on top of tech.” So I’m using the paper version and just moving the “winning” tasks into my Evernote to do list.

I’ve been using this tool for a couple of weeks now, and I find it really helpful during my weekly planning session.

So head on over to One Insight Closer and check out The Priority Insight Tool. Post below and let me know if you find it helpful, too. Also let me know if you prefer the “low tech” pen and paper version or if you’ve found a way to integrate technology and still keep it simple and powerful.

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