The one thing I rarely encounter in my life as a coach and lifestyle designer is someone with a shortage of ideas, dreams, or goals. It’s usually quite the opposite. We are full of things we want to do, content we want to create, and lifestyles we want to build. Where we sometimes get stuck is in the execution. Not because we are not motivated.
We spend lots of time and expense creating systems to “get ‘er done.” Some of us use digital resources to create our productivity process. Others use paper planners.
Which are you? Regardless of what we use, sometimes we find ourselves not maximizing our resources and therefore, our productivity.
I totally get those who live for the paper planner lifestyle. There is a learning correlation between and something very carthartic about writing in a planner.
But what if I told you that you can use digital resources, specifically your cell phone or tablet, to help support and amplify the effectiveness of your paper planner?
The 3 tips below aren’t meant to replace what you do in your paper planner. Actually, it’s designed to help your paper planner be even more of a source of productivity for you.
Adding appointments/meetings to your calendar is not to replace writing them in your paper planner. The number one reason I suggest doing this is to add the travel time to your appointment/meeting for in-person appointments, and to add any necessary prep time for your virtual appointments.
This could be the game changer for some of you to maximize the productivity of your paper planner.
Two reminders or appointments to set in your digital resources:
If you think that taking time to plan and consult your planner isn’t a good use of your time–consider this quote from Benjamin Franklin
The content and data you reference in your planner (blog posts, photos, spreadsheets, etc.) can be stored electronically. A simple way to connect where you store them is to add the program or app in parentheses next to the item on your calendar or to do list. That way, you don’t have to remember where you created it. You don’t have to figure out if you created it in Canva or Photoshop. Every minute saved in looking for something counts!
I want each of us to build a productivity process and system that works for us. But that means we also have to work it.
Adeea R. Rogers, known as The Trendy Socialite, believes her calling is to help empower others to develop and pursue their purpose. And as a result, she is known as “The Purpose Pusher.” Adeea seeks to equip others with the motivation and tools necessary to create and design the life they want. Adeea believes in creating the change you want to see through creating events, communities and movements. She created International Natural Hair Meetup Day (INHMD), giving women around the world the opportunity to guide each other in their natural hair journeys. In July 2015, she co-founded Black Biz Live, a community-based initiative where black owned businesses are featured on livestream platforms. Adeea’s perspective on living a purposeful life, personal branding tips, and content marketing ideas, cause her to be a sought-after event host, workshop facilitator, speaker and panelist. She also hosts a podcast, The Trendsetters Podcast. Adeea has a profound love for three things: Her Savior, Jesus Christ, Starbucks, and Statement Jewelry.