I have been using Michael Hyatt’s Full Focus Planner™ since it was released, and it quickly replaced my previous planning systems. The planner is built on a mystical simplicity that just works. Its cover immediately cries out, “Simple elegance!” After a year of using the planner, I noticed the lineup of identical books with no distinguishing characteristics. So, whenever I needed to refer to something from the past, I had to pull them from the shelf and look inside until I found the quarter I needed. I decided to customize the covers so I could easily distinguish one from another and satisfy my OCD linearity of time among my planners. [Read more…] about Customizing the Covers of my Full Focus Planner™
Email. I love it. I hate it. All day long, I used to hear that “ding” telling me that new mail has arrived. I have a laptop, a smartphone and a tablet. Wherever I go, I used to get numerous audible or vibration notifications that new email has arrived. I was too connected. Most people are. That near-constant “ding” and frequent vibration had become distractions that were preventing me from focusing on the tasks at hand and accomplishing what needed to be accomplished. Even worse, these audible reminders would rudely come during appointments and conversations!
Maybe you only have one connected device, but you know the email quagmire too well. You have many new, unread, emails in your Inbox, and perhaps thousands you’ve already read. My goal is to keep my email Inbox completely empty (Inbox Zero), and that frees me from the weight of email distraction. Here’s how to do it.