With so many to do items on your plate these days, its easy to lose track of those one or two items that are really important today. We designed Mark to assist with this and items that bubble up to the home screen that we call “Marked” items. These are items that have priority, or a due date that is coming up.One powerful productivity tool I’ve been using lately comes from a book called The One Thing by Gary Keller. Basically, Gary talks about the power of identifying one and only one thing to do each day and do it no matter what happens! Be relentless until your one thing is done. If you haven’t read it already, I highly recommend you do so, it will give you focus and help you identify what one thing you should do.
What’s the ONE Thing you can do such that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary?
Take a second and let this sink in… What’s the ONE Thing you can do such that by doing it everything else will be easier or unnecessary? Is there something you can automate? Outsource? Delegate? The key is to build your process or system so you can take yourself out of the loop. Using Mark, I like to identify my one thing using the high priority marker. Simply swipe from left to right on the item you wish to mark as high priority and click the red H button. Now that this item is high priority, it will show up on your home screen as “Marked”!
Each night, I decide what my One Thing will be the next day (usually this is a lower priority item already on my mind), I mark it as high priority and I’m ready to execute the next day. It will always show at the top of my list and thus keep me on track. If I finish my one thing, I complete my other less important tasks and then I will graduate another item to be my one thing. It’s really quite amazing the progress you can make by taking the time to focus your energy. When we developed Tile Shades, it languished on and on for weeks always getting interrupted for something more important. Once I started putting it on my list as my one thing, it was done within a week!
If you’ve read The One Thing, I’d love to hear your thoughts on it, leave a comment below or shoot us an email. Have another way you’re using Mark to organize your tasks? We’d love to hear your system too!