Happy New Year to you, my beloved reader! May 2017 be extremely successful for you and your loved ones.
As I was pondering about my first post in 2017, a thought struck me. Why not share my personal productivity workflow? It has worked really well for me and I hope you find it useful too.
Here is a sketch I made over the weekend. Don’t worry if it is confusing, I will walk you through it.
The workflow depicts the way I consume, organize and create information.
- Interesting stuff on the Internet – Such stuff come through various sources. Twitter, Quora, Facebook, LinkedIn are a few to mention. I use Pocket to bookmark stuff for later reads and Evernote to clip interesting content
- Random Ideas – So much of reading give rise to ideas. I use a pocket notebook to jot down ideas on the go. I personally find physical notebooks work well with idea generation. From here they get into Trello
- Idea Branching – Normally, one idea gives rise to multiple sub-ideas. Mindmaps do a great job here and my choice of tool is Lucidcharts
- Idea Organization – Workflowy, my recent find, is wonderful to organize ideas as a set of bullet points. All I love is the minimalism with this tool
- Actionable Tasks – Ideas are worth nothing without actions. From Workflowy and Trello, well-organized ideas turn into tasks (of course with reminders and deadlines). After playing with various task management tools, I settled on Wunderlist
- Spreading the Ideas – When it comes to good ideas, dissemination is the key. I prefer to do it on my own websites and WordPress is my default choice!
- Teaching – Lastly, I use all the knowledge gained in this workflow to teach others. Udemy and Teachable are the two platforms of my choice (watch our for my courses here 🙂 )
Though I use a lot of tools, a pen and notebook do wonders when I cannot streamline my thoughts. I am sure it dies with most of my acquaintances.
So, what is your productivity workflow? Do you use some excellent tools which I missed? Do give a shout and I am all ears!