Folder Structure P.A.R.A.
The only folders you need are four:
- A project is “a series of tasks linked to a goal, with a deadline.”
Examples include: Complete app mockup; Develop project plan; Execute business development campaign; Write blog post; Finalize product specifications; Attend conference
- An area of responsibility is “a sphere of activity with a standard to be maintained over time.”
Examples include: Health; Finances, Professional Development; Travel; Hobbies; Friends; Apartment; Car; Productivity; Direct reports; Product Development; Writing
- A resource is “a topic or theme of ongoing interest.”
Examples include: habit formation; project management; transhumanism; coffee; music; gardening; online marketing; SEO; interior design; architecture; note-taking
- Archives* include “inactive items from the other three categories.”
Examples include: projects that have been completed or become inactive; areas that you are no longer committed to maintaining; resources that you are no longer interested in
# Areas vs Projects
# Projects vs Goals
Each Project must have a clear goal and an end time. This helps me to organise it correctly
Hobbies and dreams must not be in projects and goals! They are good to have, but not here.
- define your projects apart from any particular program or tool. You** will always need to use multiple programs to complete projects. You may use a centralized platform like Basecamp, Asana, Jira, or Zoho**, but technology is advancing too quickly on too many fronts for any one company to do every single function best.
- formulate your Project List and then replicate that list across every single tool you use, now and in the future. I recommend doing so down to the exact same spelling, punctuation, and capitalization, so that your transitions between programs are as seamless as possible.
- use only four levels deep (using Evernote as an example, the levels would be: application > stacks > notebooks > notes).
# Actionable vs non-actionable
between actionable and non-actionable information