Today I didn’t just hit Inbox Zero, I also hit Google reader Zero. it was a monumental achievement – I haven’t hit Reader Zero in months.
I used the Task Snowball method, derived from the Debt Snowball method I just learned on the Get rich Slowly blot (though the post was from 2006).
Basically, Task Snowballing goes as follows:
- List all your tasks from least effort to most. It helps to make a physical record, on paper.
- Devote a set period of time to the tasks.
- Cross ofthe tasks in sequence as quickly as possible.
This may also fall into the Get To Done mode of thinking, or Cult of Done problem solving theory. Either way, I have no email, no Reader items, no new Waves, and now, a new blog post under my belt, and it’s only 9:41 am. I have two hours later today to tackle some of the others.
The significance? go look for my last blog post. Then wait for my next. I bet the time is shorter from now to the next, than it has been between this and the last. Snowballing in action.