Praise The Humble Notebook

Notebooks appear to be making a comeback (some of you readers might even say it never went away in the first place). With all the apps for making task lists or recording your notes, don’t underestimate the simplicity and effectiveness of a notebook.

Its uses are many and unlimited. You can use it to write down …

  • Things you want to do
  • Ideas for just about everything
  • Random thoughts to flesh out later
  • Phrases you hear and want to remember
  • Stuff to add to your task list – instead of trying to remember it

Keep it handy while you work. Use it to capture any distracting thoughts or fleeting ideas that pop into your head. Just quickly jot it down, get it out of your head and get back to business.

Wisdom from the ultra-successful …

Mogul, Richard Branson takes one with him wherever he goes. He has said on more than one occasion that he wouldn’t have been able to build Virgin without a simple notebook.

Greek shipping magnate, Aristotle Onassis once said, “Always carry a notebook. Write everything down. That is a million-dollar lesson they don’t teach you in business school!”

And productivity guru, David Allen says, “Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them.”

Uber productive people free their minds by writing everything down as the thoughts come to them.

So, use a notebook … get more done.

About Georgina Forrest

Georgina Forrest is a Productivity Coach & Organizing Specialist at Smartworks! Enterprises Inc. in Red Deer, Alberta. Her credentials include Certified Professional Organizer (CPO®), Organizer Coach, and membership with Professional Organizers in Canada (POC) where she has attained Gold Leaf status – a designation acknowledging her as an experienced professional organizer. Her specialties are geared toward increasing productivity, streamlining administration and decreasing stress in the workplace. She will teach you how to manage your time, space and information so you can be more effective and efficient at work. Additionally she offers training programs, productivity coaching and time management-related presentations.