The easiest way to work is to work.
Exactly! That single sentence says it much better than I did in my rambling answer.
You seem like a pretty organized dude in just about every aspect of life. I'm pretty good at staying on task and organized when I already have workflows set up. It's the setting the workflows up part I have trouble with. Think you could talk about how you workflow your workflows? I'm two for two on getting answers, jerk.
Thinking too much about thinking will kill you. Same goes with setting up workflows for your workflows. If you spend all of your time figuring out systems, you’ll never actually use the systems and get anything done. People love to talk all day about GTD and whatnot, but they end up spending so much time writing about GTD and thinking about GTD and setting up various GTD processes, they never actually G anything D.
Simplify, man. You don’t have to have a system for everything. You just need to do stuff and whatever form makes that easiest, go with that. I keep a private todo list split up by work projects and home projects, and we have shared todo lists for Karbon that we all work from. It works pretty well. We only change things and set up new workflows if something isn’t working or someone comes up with a better solution.
Maybe I’m not understanding the question completely because I instantly become edgy when someone talks about process and process management. I’ve spent too many years at agencies where half of every day was spent on process and I wanted to die.
How late do you sleep every day?
My average wake time is 10AM. I’m not a morning person. Never have been, seemingly never will be (though we’ll see what happens when Oliver is 3 or 4 years old and I am forced into it). I don’t work well in the morning and I’ve learned the most logical thing is not to fight it. I wake at 10AM and I go to bed around 3AM.
Is your wife designer / developer too ?
God no. If she was all we’d do all day is sit in front of computers and bitch about code or UI. That possible alternate life gives me nightmares. Don’t get me wrong, I like designers and developers, but I don’t think I could be married to one. In fact, I’m not sure how my wife can stand being married to me.