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January 2006

Sand for Your Inbox – January 2006

Happy New Year!

Welcome to the first communiqué from Idea Sandbox.

To maintain your interest, I will provide useful messages on a regular basis (my goal is monthly) providing valuable tips, tools and techniques to help you think and work more creatively.

Here’s the first tip…

If you want to be more creative and develop better ideas, one of the first steps should be to start an idea journal… your place to jot down ideas, questions, and observations… anything that comes to mind.

Your journal could take any form ranging from 3×5 cards tucked into a pocket or purse to a computer based system. No matter which system you choose… the secret is selecting something you can keep with you at all times that allows you to write down thoughts whenever they come to mind.

Having your idea journal handy when you have a neat idea, inspiration, question will allow you to capture ideas before they slip away.

Michael Gelb in his book Low Tech

Do It Yourself Planner – From the D*I*Y Planner website, download and print templates to create your own planner system.

The Hipster PDA – The Hipster PDA is a fully customizable organizer for your data. Settings are easy to customize, never needs re-booting, and costs pennies to operate.

Levenger 3×5 Solutions – Low tech, but high class… Levenger offers really cool tools supporting the use of 3×5 cards.

Software

PC-based

Mac-based

  • Curio by Zengobi
  • Personal Information Managers – via Pure Mac website

Voice Recorders

Digital Recorders – via Amazon Search

iPod Voice Recorders – via Google Search


Blatant Sales Pitch

Do you have goals, but don’t yet have a plan?

Need a strategic planning session but don’t have time to plan or lead it?

Please send me a note (paul [at] idea-sandbox.com), and I will help you and your business.


I wish you health, happiness and great ideas in this New Year!

Take care,
Paul's First Name

Paul

Paul Williams
professional problem solver
Idea Sandbox

Idea Sandbox • Seattle | Amsterdam

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