A very good guest post by Matt Mazur - if you enjoy this (and I think you will), then you can find his blog at mattmazur.com. He currently runs two business apps: Preceden.com, a tool for making timelines, and jMockups, a high fidelity web design tool. Here's Matt -
Nine Tips for Getting Started with Life Tracking
Inspired by Sebastian’s posts about the benefits of life tracking, I decided to try it for myself. After several false starts, I’ve now been doing it for almost two months straight and have had some great results. In this post I’ll explain how my current tracking system works and I’ll share some of the lessons I’ve learned along the way.
How it Works
Every Sunday morning I print an eight page document that I use throughout the week to track various aspects of my life. The first page is an overview, which I will fill out at the end of the week to summarize my results. The remaining seven pages are devoted to each day of the week.
On The High Tech Hobo
- Albert Einstein
Homo sapiens used to be a results-oriented species. It didn't matter how someting was done, all that was mattered was the size of the kill, or the amount of nuts and berries that were brought back to camp; this fostered innovation: better weapons for killing prey faster, increasingly more efficient methods of transporting goods, revolutions in cooking food, and so forth.
But recently along the line during our development, something began to change...