I am interested in learning how founders maximize their productivity when time is limited. (I’m a sole founder.) What do you use to manage that process - basic to do lists, email reminders, Asana? Have you ever measured your productivity with programs like RescueTime?
Paper. Actually a notebook Besides the advantages of not crashing and portability and no battery issues etc. There are some recent studies out now that show that both reading and note taking from and on paper, seats the idea more solidly in our brains. One study had the same mystery story read by a group of readers evenly and randomly divided between eReaders and the paper book
Both groups scored equally on reading enjoyment and speed of reading. But the paper book one outperformed the eReader in terms of event sequencing within the plot
Similarly there have been some studies done of note-taking in the classsrom. And folks who take laptop and tablet based notes had more verbatim notes, but the ones that did paper notes had more accurate emphasis on the issues the professor was seeking to highlight.
So to me, it means sitting down at the start of each day with my daily log
This is all done along the left hand side of the verso (left hand) page
Then I transcribe to the left side of the recto (right hand) page in the order they are going to be done assigning a start time to each item - that way I can identify what fits where in between meetings etc.
Then as I get stuff done, I strike it out. If I make only partial progress - I tick mark it and make a note to the right as to how far I got and next steps.
I rarely finish everything on a page, and I find that the things that sit at the bottom of a page for 2-3 weeks eventually don't need to get done and probably weren't important anyway