If you’re anything like me, you probably have several different projects going on at any one time. From balancing your social life, perhaps a family, career(s), new business ideas, studies, ah, the list goes on (at least in my case it does). I’ve always considered myself a strong organiser. I mean that’s what I do – I organise myself, others and organise different ways to organise effectively. At times, I’ve need to tell myself to STOP, to simplify.
As much as I love organising, it’s easy to get sidetracked and spend crazy amounts of time organizing rather than DOING. This is especially the case when you’re not only organising yourself, but also others. Recently, I worked on a side project with some friends all of whom were in different timezones. Setting tasks via email just didn’t seem to be working. I couldn’t have come across TRELLO at a better time, what a blessing!
Such a simple tool, TRELLO enabled us to set up a multi-user task board with useful functions such as checklists, attachments, due dates, the list goes on. This has to be one of the simplest, user-friendly programs I’ve ever used. It literally took a couple of minutes to set up and before I knew it, it was all systems go. The sheets of papers I had floating around the office, notes written on the whiteboard and who knows how many to do lists, are now all conveniently stored online in one Trello board per project. Of course, I’m able to access this from my tablet and smartphone. Regardless of where I am I have visibility of what needs to be done for multiple projects simply by switching between boards.
So, if you’re looking for a new tool to help organise and simplify those task lists, look no further. I urge you to give TRELLO a go. You won’t be disappointed!
A HUGE thank you goes out to my partner in crime Catherine Ferray Simon for introducing me to Trello when we met at a Virtual Support Seminar she held (seems like a lifetime ago)! It has changed the way I operate on a daily basis.