A blank piece of paper – a blank notepad – is like an invitation to create something.. and right away.
Yesterday, I picked up a shiny new legal pad of yellow paper at one of my stores. With this blank notepad in front of me for just the afternoon, I managed to scratch out agendas for three upcoming meetings that I am sponsoring, planned out a major project’s timeline that is due in mid-May, and updated a significant amount of personal planning.
All of this while sitting in a meeting and individual recaps – and managing to fully participate in those discussions while completing the tasks above. Mind you, there was a bit of downtime in between these recaps and the other events.
Sitting down this morning at a Starbucks cafe with wireless internet access, I find that I filled more than thirty pages of this notepad with scribble – which I’m rapidly turning into MS Word documents and e-mails.
Ahh, the smell of productivity.