Be a good... Project


#1

I have discovered a handy project strategy I wanted to share in case it’s helpful to others. I created a project folder titled “Be a Good” and then I populated it with single-action lists that correspond with several roles I have: self, wife, daughter, friend, colleague. I don’t put everything here, it’s actually a pretty short list, but sometimes it’s the perfect project for the things I want to do to be the person I want to be.

For example, a friend is running a marathon in November. I created a task, “Email Dale good luck w/the marathon” and put it in the “Be a Good: Friend” project. I need to send some souvenirs I got my dad from Yellowstone… “Be a Good: Daughter.” I want to jot off a note to someone was especially kind to me at a recent conference… “Be a Good: Colleague.”

Anyway, it’s worked well for me and so I share in case it works for you.


#2

The clever thing about that is it makes you think about other things you could add to the lists, maybe more so than if you just had a tag for each person.


#3

Great idea, Beck, and thank you for sharing it!


#4

This is brilliant!
Task management and aspirational personal growth rolled into one.
Thanks.


#5

Great idea, I did a similar project for correspondence. Monthly reminders to contact friends & family. My work takes me all over the world and sometimes its a challenge to keep in touch.


#6

Cool idea. I’m going to try it. Thanks for that!


#7

I’m going to give that a go, too. Thanks. :)


#8

I have been doing it for a while with the emoji tag such as 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦


#10

Nice, reminds me of Ben Franklin’s daily routine based on practicing virtues.


#11

That’s a great idea, thanks for sharing!