Brett Kelly, author of the Evernote Essentials ebook, has owned the “Evernote help” domain for almost as long as Evernote has been around. His Unofficial Evernote manual, Evernote Essentials is the must-have book for squeezing all the power you can use out of Evernote. Whether you’re a newbie or an Evernote guru you must have Evernote essentials, because Brett Kelly knows more than you. That’s why the guys over at Evernote gave him a job in 2010. Brett consulted with them during the writing of Evernote Essentials. The Evernote brains trust were so impressed with the way in which Brett was able to demystify Evernote in Evernote Essentials and make Evernote’s full power available even to novices who have never used evernote before.
When the Student is ready, the master appears
My Evernote Sucks
I had do my what I can to find the best ways to use Evernote. Loads of people have been on this site trying to convince me that Evernote sucks or that Evernote is only good for bookmarks or Evernote is no good as an offline tool or that Evernote can’t be used for fitness or goal tracking or capturing reciepts or this or that. I don’t really waste my time responding, the guys complaining that Evernote can’t Manage their projects or park their car for them have missed the point completely. Evernote is simply a productivity tool. A very powerful and flexible tool but a tool nonetheless. I can use the butt of a saw to knock in a nail but it’s probably not the best way to do it. If DevonThink or Springpad or remember the milk works better at certain tasks by all means use them for those things you don’t win any extra points for using Evernote for Everything. (though I’m becoming more and more convinced that you can) Continue reading »
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Do you struggle with achieving your most important goals in life? Do you often feel as if you are a slave to clock? Has your office, home office or home become a cluttered and incoherent mess? If you're anything like me you're probably also constantly licking your wounds from the war against the creeping clutter which keeps trying to scale the walls of our mind.
Well I have good news for you, these are not problems at all. They are symptoms. Feeling disconnected from our goals, slaving away against the clock fighting the unending battle against clutter are all signs your personal organisation system is deficient. You do not trust it and with good reason. It simply doesn't work.
Evernote and a sprinkling of Getting Things Done Principles are all you need to get on back on track. If you haven't yet, click on the link to your right and join Evernote for free now. If you've been using Evernote for any length of time, you'll likely know all about Evernote's great benefits and ease of capture. With the constant pressure to perform and achieve our goals there is no better time than right now to start organizing our lives and moving closer to our goals.
Setting goals in EvernoteSo you want big shiny pretty goals and objectives for the new more organized life you crave, first things first. What areas are you going to be setting goals in.
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Collect, Capture, Organize and Review
Using Evernote to set goals is a 4 prong process for me. Collect, Capture, Organize and Review. The strength of Evernote when it comes to Goal and objective setting is the ease of capture. Keeping track of our goals during the year ahead is not going to be easy. We need to keep track of everything that's happening in our lives and affecting our goals and we need it in one place dammit. That one place for your goals this year is going to be Evernote.“'I need milk' and 'I need to decide whether to buy this company' both tie up space in psychic RAM. The solution is simple. Write it down. Look at it. Do it or say to yourself 'not now'.” David Allen author of Getting Things Done
Goal setting in Evernote, the seriesI'll be writing a Series of posts this week that will take you step by step through the process of applying principles from Getting Things Done (GTD) and the power of Evernote to create a watertight system to catch all the information in your life and put it into motion to keep you on track with your goals and objectives for 2010. GTD is a personal productivity system based on David Allan's seminal text, Getting things. Getting things done (GTD) truly is a manual for stress free productivity in your life. Getting things done (GTD) focuses on managing your own creativity and and energy levels rather than clinging to the illusion that time can be managed. GTD is focused on the nuts and bolts of keeping a trusted system of organisation which will free our mind to focus on the most important matters of your day. GTD is not about time, GTD is about peace of mind. Ok just in case you were unsure, I really highly recommend this book, if you haven't already read GTD, buy it now! I will cover the process of: Collection: Collecting information about the areas you'd like to achieve success in Capture: How to get everything into your system GTD focuses on this area most, ensuring complete capture is the only way to keeps our minds at peace. Organize: Set your system up to work for you. A simple GTD system to organize your workspace and evernote for easy access to track your goals. Review: Setting up a system of review based on GTD that will keep your information up to date and keep you focused on your goals like a laser. In the series I'll look at a real life example of a goals I'd like to achieve this year. I won't unpack each goal in each example but I will use parts of my real plan to illustrate how you can apply GTD and Evernote to achieving your goals and objectives in 2010 and why Evernote in conjuction with Getting things done (GTD) is the best way for you to capture and track your goals in 2010.
Check out the full Evernote GTD Series Here:
- Goal and Objective tracking in Evernote Pt. 1
- Goal and Objective tracking in Evernote Pt. 2- Capture
- Goal and objective tracking Evernote Pt. 3- Organize
We’re making an announcement about something new. Something we’ve been working on for a little while. Something that will change the way you interact with Evernote, and, maybe even, change how you think about Evernote.
Speculation is rife about the Evernote blog announcement about what July 14th will bring. So what is the evernote announcement on the 14th July going to be? This is my personal Evernote wishlist none of which will end up being the July 14th Surprise no doubt. Continue reading »
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I’ve spent the last 4 years learning Wing Tsun and more recently Krav Maga too. What’s great about martial arts? Everything about it resonates with me. From the more prescriptive traditional martial arts to the canabilistic Krav Maga and Mixed martial arts of the present.
The more you learn the more there is to learn. I’ve only just started competing at 33 years young and it’s become clear that I need to bridge the disconnect between the fighting arts and actual fits and starts of fighting. The mastery of any one art is to be pursued but that’s not to say that there is no value in exploring the martial way and finding that all of the world’s martial arts are more the same than they are different.
I’m busy looking at setting up some Evernote notebooks specifically designed for a martial artist and martial arts instructors.
I’m looking to start my own school in the coming months and I need to start gathering my thoughts and building lesson plans.
High level I see a need for notes on individual techniques, forms experientil knowledge theoretical knowledge martial philosophy and collected resources.
Hopefully with the correct layout use of evernote tags I can start laying the grounding for written coursework and a structured syllabus for my future students.
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