A Listbean Update, A Sale and A Productivity Tool
I want to start off with a quick update on the launch of Listbean. We are on day 3 and the buzz is still going strong. In two days we’ve had nearly 5000 people visit the site and nearly 400 people have signed up and have already started to customize lists and create their own. The feedback we’ve received so far has been spectacular. Here is a handful of the shout outs Listbean has received on Twitter.
- Such a great concept & execution, Sherri! RT @serenejourney For the evening list lovers, my new site launched today: http://listbean.com – @mandiehman
- Still swooning over @listbean. – @srgruber
- congrats to @serenejourney on the launch of Listbean.com — looks fun – @chrisguillebeau
- Very proud of cool new biz launch from @serenejourney – Listbean. Very useful for organizing yourself! http://www.listbean.com/ – @pamslim
- Like making lists? Great site from Sherri Kruger @ZenFamilyHabits with tons of pre-populated lists.Very convenient. http://bit.ly/9VYGt2 – @vered
- LOVE IT! – @simplebites
- this is really very cool!!! – @lance02
- Attn List Lovers!! New list site – Listbean- just lauched! Loving it! – @overcomingbusy
Thank you to everyone who has checked it out, signed up and who is currently in list heaven. To celebrate the great reception of our new project I’m having a sale on my e-books for the rest of the week! From today until Sunday Your Life | Live it. Love it. is only $10 (regular $19.95) and Gratitude Journal is $4 (regular $5.99). I am very grateful to you all and I hope you have a great rest of the week!
Simple Yet Powerful Productivity Tool
I touched on this in the guest post I did yesterday at Well Grounded Life. This surprisingly simple tool has helped me keep a lot of projects going and never leave me wondering: “Well now what?”
Here is what’s required:
- A scrapbook
- colored post-it notes
- a pen
Told you it was simple. I’ve divided the scrapbook into different sections each for a different project I have on the go. Each project also has its own color of post-it note. As ideas come to mind for the various projects I have going I simply jot them down and stick them in the appropriate section.
At the front of the scrapbook I have a “working-on” section. There are only ever three post-it notes in this section at one time. They can all be from one project or from three different projects it doesn’t matter. But those are the three things I work on until they’re done. Once done the post-it notes are thrown out and I look through the rest of the sections for my next things to work on.
The beauty of this system is it forces you to focus on only a few things and you’re never stuck on what to do next. It’s great!
I have to thank Pam Slim of Escape from Cubical Nation who introduced this idea in the $100 Business course I took recently. Instead of a scrapbook however, Pam uses a flip chart. I thought a flip chart was a bit impractical for me in my tiny home with no real office space so I opted for a scrapbook instead. It works beautifully!
Photo courtesy of: Kristian D