Wednesday, April 20, 2011
How I Plan to Take Over the World
The leather hardcover on the right holds my five year goals and a simple ledger of income from teaching, touring, merch and local performances. I spent some time in this notebook yesterday revising my 2011 goals, expanding them where necessary.
The softcover notebook on the left is my planner. This is where I keep track of where I'm supposed to be and when. I also keep track of my income from teaching, merch and performances. (This means I can just take this notebook on the road with me.) I put major points form my goals in the to-do page each week so I know what I need to tackle to stay on target.
The little red notebook is new. I needed a place to jot down ideas as they came to me. I also needed a place for mundane lists to help me conquer my goal targets. This is where I write down that I need five yards of stretch velvet for that new costume or that I need to remember to pick up makeup wipes before my trip. It's small enough to put in my handbag or a back pocket. I can make daily progress and appear less forgetful.
I spend so much time pondering things that I can't keep my life on track without writing things down. If you have plans to take over the world, I hope you find a system that works as well for you as these notebooks work for me.