Being More Productive with Printable Paper Tools

tools-guyAs a home based business person, sometimes its hard to stay focused and organized. Okay – most of the time. Being your own boss is great, but let’s face it, you aren’t going to be breathing down your own neck every minute of every day. This is why so many of us pro nesters love productivity tips, lifehacks, and motivational techniques.

One of the most popular and one of the best is David Allen’s Getting Things Done. The problem is that it tends to be overkill for many home-based businesses. It was designed for the harried executive, and though it can be tailored to specific needs, that process in and of itself can be daunting.

Enter David Seah’s Printable CEOTM Series

I stumbled upon David’s printable forms earlier this year and have found them to be a great resource for capturing and managing tasks. Unlike a lot of systems, the forms are focused on being simple and easily readable – tools that clearly show what you’re doing, what you should be doing, and how much you’re doing.

The Printable CEOTM(PCEO) was born from a desire to focus my time more productively. For me, that means things that make my freelance practice sustainable and fun. The Printable CEO name comes from the idea that a good CEO should focus primarily on those things that move the company forward; since I can’t afford to hire my own CEO, being able to print one out seemed like the next best thing! :-)

The series consists of several forms, each designed to outline or capture specific tasks, actions, and goals. I’ve found the new variation of the original Concrete Goals Tracker and the Emergent Task Planner to be my favorites, and the ones I use most often.

Take a look at the Printable CEO Series page if you’re looking for some useful forms for tracking tasks and moving projects forward.

Related Resources

  • D*I*Y Planner (I’ll talk more about this in an upcoming post. Another favorite.)
  • PocketMod – The Free Disposable Personal Organizer
  • PigPogPDA – A Moleskine Hacked into a Complete System