When my system falls to pieces
3 Aug, 2020

When my trello, spreadsheet prioritizations, product roadmaps, or whatever fall to pieces I have two options:

  1. Fix them
  2. Get things done anyways

The reason they usually fall to pieces is because too much was going on and so they weren’t maintained for a brief period.

That’s when I find I usually do better to pick up a pen and paper and make a list of some things I’ll do right now and just do them. It’s a clarifying process and helps there be fewer pieces to pick up anyhow.

Here’s to you, amazing sharpie fine-tip pens and cheap dot-grid spiral bound notebook!

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