This is the way that Da Bei has done it:
- I prefer working as part of a team
- I am more efficient and alert in the morning
- I am energized by an active, fast-paced work environment
- I prefer taking time to reach a well considered decision than a quick one
- I like working with both my hands and head. Head is preferred.
- I prefer a neat desk
- I prefer a day that is planned and predictable
- I am more productive under a tight deadline
- I prefer focusing on one task at a time
- Incoming emails normally distract me
- I prefer asking questions in person
- I prefer a quiet work environment
You may want to consider making your own list: After I read this one that Da Bei did, I know I just couldn’t resist doing mine, and when you do so from pure stream of consciousness, it’s very self-revealing. Take a look at what I mean, first my list, and then my [albeit biased] observations about it.
- I can work anywhere I have my laptop, however
- With solitary work I much prefer my home office
- The keyboard has virtually replaced my hand writing anything, yet
- When offline, I must have paper and pencil with me at ALL times
- I can’t get much done unless I feel organized with the complete picture first
- I much prefer quiet when digging in – no music, no background noise
- I can multi-task, but only with my “own” stuff
- I must focus on conversations singularly and with full focus
- I love tricks, tools, toys and hacks, but
- I hate learning new software: it’s strictly my means to the end
- I love mornings, I’m pretty useless past 9pm … even 8pm
- Deadlines are good for me, I go down rabbit trails easily when I have unscheduled, unstructured time on my hands
- No wonder duplicating my home office in Oahu has been such a big priority with me.
- I really have to get a new laptop that is wireless compatible, but
- No wonder I’m still one of the world’s only hold-outs without an iPod, absolutely no desire for it at all.
- No wonder my blank journals are piling up and getting re-gifted: I love buying them, but I don’t write in them much as I used to.
- No wonder my notes are horrible when I’m immersed in the conversation of team sessions and group-think. Lesson’s been learned in a round-about way — whenever possible, I always schedule another half-hour of time alone to brain-dump after meetings, coaching calls, trainings, anything with other people.
- No wonder I was a prime candidate for GTD — in so many ways, I was/ am absolutely ripe for the picking!
- No wonder the biggest value of my Weekly Review has been reinventing the use of my calendar.
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Stream of consciousness now!