zim and others were better for notes (light-weight, cross-platform)
pearltrees is better for web clipping
but perhaps I could try again as a combined - note-taking and goal tracking and journal keeping system ? 7 Must-Have Notebooks in Evernote. Evernote can be a powerhouse for storing all kinds of important information. The trick is that you have to trust the system and commit to using it full-time.
Photo Credit: othree via Compfight cc Over the years I have switched back and forth a dozen times between various online storage tools. Now, I use only three services to house 99% of everything I need: Nozbe for task and project management, Google Drive for traditional file storage and spreadsheets, and Evernote for capturing and organizing everything else. By the way, I discussed my triple threat of productivity (referring to these three tools) back in episode #14 of the podcast. Why I Love Evernote I started using Evernote in 2008 and then quickly gave it up because it was a blank slate and I didn’t know what to do with it.
Today, I have hundreds of notes inside a few dozen notebooks that organize nearly every scrap of critical data in my life. Top 7 Notebooks in Evernote 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Which Notebooks Do You Use the Most? The Goal Setting Problem No One Ever Talks About… | Dr. Anthony Fernando. If you’ve ever listened to any personal development programs relating to productivity, time management or goal setting, then I’m sure you’ve heard the “Write Your Goals Down” mantra many times before… However, one thing no one ever seems to talk about however is WHERE to write your goals down. For a long time I used to write my goals down in a notebook. The only problem with this approach was that I would then fill the book with notes on other topics, and it would eventually get lost in the back of a cupboard or drawer. The next time I’d think about my future and decide it was time to set some goals, I’d go out and buy a brand new notebook, and start the process all over again from scratch… One of the most useful things you can do to develop clarity around what you really want to achieve in life, is to make the decision to write down and keep your most important goals in a single place that you’ll always have access to – Your Goal Repository.
The Ultimate Goal Repository Yearly Goals. 5 Days to Your Best Year Ever! 3 Powerful Ways I Use Evernote to Make the Most of Every Week - Bill Zipp on Business. The last seven days seem like a blur. You were crazy busy, but it doesn’t feel like you got anything done. At least not the stuff you needed to get done. It’s like someone else was driving the car of your week, and you were stuck in the back seat hanging on for dear life. And the worst part? Most every week is like this. Even the weeks where you’re trying to take time off. Something always intervenes and sends you off in a totally different direction.
It’s Not about Making Lists It’s a common misconception that increased productivity involves making long lists of things to do. In other words, who’s driving your car? This is where most productivity software falls short. Here are three things that I do in Evernote to make the most of every week: 1. Before a task gets placed in my task list or before a meeting gets scheduled in my calendar, I make sure that I have a view of the things that matter most. Doing this involves answering these four questions: What kind of person will I be? 2. 3. How to Use Evernote to Overcome the Biggest Challenge in Achieving Your Goals. When it comes to achieving our goals, the biggest challenge usually isn’t a lack of resources or time. It’s our own memory. It doesn’t matter how big or important a goal is, if we don’t review it, it’ll fade from memory.
It’s almost as simple as the old saying: “Out of sight, out of mind.” We know this from practical experience. Can you name a book you read a month ago? How much of it do you remember? The same problem affects our chances of reaching our goals. What Happens When We Lose Track Life comes at us in a rush. We have to keep an eye on our goals or we’ll lose sight of them. That’s certainly my experience. What that means is that we need an intentional, regular review process for our goals. Making the Gaps Work for Us A regular review process keeps our goals in front of us so we don’t lose sight of them, but keeping our goals out in front of us also gives us a strategic advantage in accomplishing them.
How? In my experience, Evernote is the best tool for this job. Evernote Template for Setting Realistic Goals. Following on from my earlier post about how to set and achieve realistic goals, I’m sharing my own goal template I use. This is a template that you can use in Evernote. Or, you can simply write it down somewhere. However, if you’re using my recommended approach for setting and achieving your goals, you’ll want to use Evernote.To use this template, simply copy and paste this Evernote note. Or, copy and paste the below. I’ve added it here for those people that may not yet using Evernote (though I’m stumped as to why you wouldn’t be).
The Goal Template: From: How to Set Realistic and Achievable Goals on Cloud Productivity. Replace the text under each heading, and all the stepping stones with your own goal. What Is It? Describe what the goal is. Why It’s Important To Me Explain to yourself why you want to achieve this goal. Why I Want It Describe how you feel as if you have achieved the goal.
Impact On… Others and Relationships My Finances My State of Mind and Body Stepping Stones. How Evernote can Help you Achieve Your Goals in 2015. If you are going to achieve your goals in 2015, you must have a way to track your progress, so you actually achieve it. There are a variety of tools for doing this. Author Michael Hyatt provides tips on how he uses Evernote to organize his life and focus on accomplishing business goals for the new year. Hyatt is the author of The New York Times bestseller, Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World. He is also the founder of Platform University and the massively popular course, 5 Days to Your Best Year Ever. Like millions of other people, I use Evernote as my “digital brain” to store ideas, notes, web clips, receipts, recipes, important documents, event details, and more. I couldn’t get along without it.
But, did you know you can also use it to help you achieve your most important goals for 2015? 1. 2. 3. You can use Evernote to track your goals by following these four simple steps. Step 1: Type all your goals into one summary note. Figure 1: Create a Goal Summary Note * Number each goal. 10 Productivity Tips to Tackle, Track Your Goals. Productivity is often a nebulous concept. Knowing when you’ve achieved a productive state can be even less concrete. Evernote is a tool you can leverage to capture ideas and goals, and keep track of your progress. Here are ten tips to use Evernote for goal setting and achieving well into 2015. 1.
Write clearly What does productivity mean to you? What are you hoping to accomplish? 2. Getting other people interested and invested in your goals is a great way to create accountability. 3. With Evernote’s Web Clipper, you can browse the Web and collect inspiration related to the things you set out to accomplish. 4. Each day brings its own challenges. Tip: At the end of your business day, use Evernote to do a quick status check. 5. As we head into the third month of 2015, it’s easy to lose focus of the goals you set in early January. Tip: Try using Michael Hyatt’s system and template to keep track of all your important goals for 2015. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.