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Managing My Calls

June 4, 2008

 

Jose’s Call Pad… I know innovative : ) 

 

So I have noticed a personal problem that seems to haunt me like a spector in the  movie Scrooge.  I get calls and with my not so great memory I forget to make some critical calls.  I have tried the Palms and PDAS,  but have been good at failing to use them.  I think that with the time I spend checking email and browsing through the forum of www.thefourhourworkweek.com,  I get burned out.  The last thing I desire to do is type my voicemails and action items on an electronic device.  Please double click on the picture so you can see what I wrote clearer.  Sorry for the picture not being the greatest, but I used my cell phone for that picture.  Anyhow, enough about the problem, here is my simple solution:

 

Solution:

  1. Date each page of half page.  Which ever you prefer.  Only do a day at a time.  We are not trying to plan out each and every second of our lives.  
  2. On the left hand side write calls or voicemails.   This column is made for incoming calls or voicemails you receive through out the day that require action.    Whether it is the postal client calling you or your ISP calling you they get the left side of the sheet.
  3. On the right hand side you will write the action taken.  You will only do this when it is complete.  You will do this so to keep yourself accountable.  Examples: you returned a call, you said NAH! they are not getting called back, or you resolved the issue.  Any of these will be written down.  This is done to ensure that you did follow through.
I wanted to keep this post simple, because it is very simple.  As the awesome Bruce Lee said, ” One does not accumulate but eliminate.  Is is not daily increase but daily decrease.  The height of cultivation always runs to simplicity.”  

Jose Castro


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