Over the years I’ve come into contact with various and sundry time management tools. I used the Covey system, a host of day timers, and even tried inventing my own tools. I finally gave up on time management because I didn’t want to put my life in a box. I figured if I ran out of time to do all the things I wanted to do on a certain day then I’d just pick up again the next day. I finally just started making lists and scratching the items off the list as I completed them. That proved to be the most effective time management tool I’d ever encountered.
Then I started an Internet business.
I don’t do much on paper any more. It’s all digital. So I struggled with ways to manage my time online. I have struggled with time management tools because I have found that they usually end up taking up time themselves – updating, planning, rearranging, etc. The time I took to stay organized took up more time than it was worth. I could get more done just by doing it. All I needed was a list.
I didn’t know digital time management tools could be useful. I’ve used Outlook’s calendar feature, but I don’t like it. I needed a list, a list I couldn’t put on paper. Enter Sidekick.
Sidekick is an old software program. They quit making. It’s not even available any more. But it’s a wonderful tool. So simple and it does everything I need it to do. No bells and whistles. It’s like a list on my desktop. And all I have to do is gone down the list and scratch things off when I finish them. Sometimes, simplicity is best.
The Old Man
The Old Man is the operations manager for SEO Service Provider. If you want a copy of Sidekick just let him know. He’ll be happy to e-mail you a copy.