I was asked a question the other day that I get a lot:
“With all of the projects you work on, how do you stay on top of everything that you have to do?”
I’m going to show you what I’ve recently switched to for my analog note taking, and why I have them set up the way they are.
Yes, I said “them.” Oh, and here’s a link to that awesome Uni-Ball pen I show in the video: https://vo2gogo.com/get-pens
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Hope this helps!
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You’re right… we couldn’t read the letters on your FaceBook pen… what was the name and model again of your favorite blue Gel Pen ?
Oh and btw I don’t think you’re being a nerd at all. I think its simply that as we grow older..many of us begin to notice and appreciate items that are high quality.
Love organizational tips like that video… thanks from Nova Scotia.
The pens I use are the Uni-Ball Signo 207 medium-point blue ink. I’ve put the link for the pens on Amazon above the video: https://vo2gogo.com/get-pens – hope that helps!
Great video! I’m not quite the office supply nerd that you are, but I do have my moments. :)
Currently I use notebooks for individual project details (specific voices, accents, relationships and story line) and a google sheet for deadlines, RH information, etc. So, a bit of the micro versus macro.
Nice tip on the pen, may need to check that out. I currently use an upgraded Bic pen, Bu3 grip which has a nice flow, a rubberized grip, and comes in three colors.
I do enjoy your daily videos. I watch them in the morning with my coffee and each one helps put me into a positive working direction. For the future, I’d love to know how you schedule your day. Do you have a routine you follow, like auditions in the morning, projects in the afternoon? Or are your days so mixed that each one is different?
Thanks again for sharing your knowledge and expertise.
I find that my organization is always a bit of a work in progress. However, I have been using Evernote a bunch recently and really like it. I am able to access it from different platforms and it uses ‘notebooks’ as a way of organizing things. I guess I have become more digital in my organization.
I have not been able to get into the concept of using online calendars. When my bank offered me a free day planner book I jumped at the opportunity. It just works for me. I don’t have that many projects going at once. All I need is a place to keep track of projects and deadlines that I can find at a moments notice. And I don’t have to turn on a computer or phone to read it.
So valuable. As David Allen says, “Your brain is for having ideas, not holding them.” And analog is the way to go—tons of brain science to support the “impressionability” of ideas when engaged with physically (as you know!). Thanks for this! Ideas for how to start working with my new Levenger…
LOVED this video! You spoke to my soul. So nice to hear that someone thinks JUST LIKE ME! I live for organization. It helps clear my mind and spirit. I’m in the process of re-hauling my entire house so we can make a big move and so I can get through all my VO2gogo courses with clarity and sanity. I’ve always loved the concept of both written and digital formats but wondered if I was duplicating efforts. However, it feels right – so therefore I will continue to do what makes me happy. I currently use Opus One for my digital thoughts and a daily calendar notebook for additional quick written ideas. I will incorporate your Front and Back burner ideas since I use a similar process but will take your notes to refine my ideas. You’re the best David!!
David your a nut…keep up the good work.
Funny David, but I’m with you — Love to write it first, organize and then type into digital form. When I was a kid in Toronto and L.A. my favorite stores where the stationery ones. Paper, Pen Pencils, notebook colored penciles etc. Better ‘n candy to me. LOL