In which I wish to acquire kickass organizational skills.
January 9, 2013 12:24 PM Subscribe
I have a small niche food business. I have no organizational skills. You can see where this is going.
posted by Kitteh to work & money (15 answers total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
Because I love doing it and turned out to be really good at it, I decided last year to start a vegan baking business. Given where I am, a small city in Quebec, that is both a blessing and a curse. Blessing because no one here is at all doing what I do, and a curse because it's very hard to jumpstart things like this because my French is so-so.
But that's another AskMe for another time.
Right now: my biggest problem is that I am terribly terribly terribly organized. As in "flailing wildy in despair because I do not know what to do." (That's not entirely true. I sort of know what I have to do; it's just I don't know how to form cohesive plans of action.)
Hive Mind, what do you recommend for getting your ducks in a row? I tried using Remember the Milk and promptly forgot about it. I am very half-assed with Wunderlist. My husband bought me a copy of Getting Things Done by David Allen--and so far, I know many many people who swear by it--and I read the first chapter then forgot about it.
I'd like to be able to structure a proper real work day--though I do everything from home, obviously--and not feel guilty when my husband gets home and asks me how my day went. (For the record, he is my biggest and best cheerleader. I couldn't have asked for a more supportive partner.) I'd like to end the day feeling like I got one step closer to my dream of having a bricks-and-mortar bakery rather than curling up in the fetal position and calling myself a loser.
Organize me! Give your skills/tips/tricks! (Bonus if there is a really really really good app for iPhone/iPad or if you know how to life hack the David Allen book.)
I am pretty sure I could rule the world if I could just get effing ORGANIZED.