How do you – To Do?

To do graphicHow do you capture all of those ideas that pop into your head, during those inspirational moments, whenever they happen?  Are you able to remember them and write them down later or more likely as Christina Tosi comments in this weekend’s WSJ Soapbox on Innovation you “grab whatever’s convenient” and capture the thought as it comes to mind.

The creative process can be fun and invigorating, but also maddening when that “great idea” that just popped into your head, just as quickly leaves – exit stage right.

My favorite medium for jotting down ideas or creating a focused “to do” list is the 3×5 index card vs. many of the sexy electronic smartphone apps available on the market today. A couple of the newest “to do” apps reviewed in this weeks Gear & Gadgets section of the WSJ include Any.do, Carrot To-Do, Asana and Wonderlist.

To do or not to do, that is not the question. Capturing the “to do” and then figuring out what to do, and in what order usually is. Have a good start to your week.

Dave Oshlag has been helping companies large and small stay organized and focus on the right projects for more than 25 years.  His specialty is saving hours of time wasted on disorganized systems without spending thousands of dollars. He’s best known for enabling massive changes in productivity with tools like W5 Templates that are simple, streamlined and get people organized quickly.

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