I tend to be focused on everything. Every client. Every lead. My own website. Remodeling my house. Errands. Social networks. Cool things happening in science. Useful gadgets. Personal growth. New developments in my industry. Etc. etc. etc. etc… This is great for intuitive leaps, but not for focused work.
PersonalBrain lets me gather my all my random thoughts, make connections between them… and then focus. I found it while searching for mind-mapping software, but it goes beyond mind-mapping to include an entire workspace. Tasks, contacts, schedules, files, and cool ideas all have a place here. So do dreams, life goals, and personal values. I’ve only been using it for a few weeks, and it is already lowering my stress level and boosting productivity.
PersonalBrain has a free version and paid versions. When you download the free version, you get a 30-day trial of the Pro version. Smart marketing. I’m finding a lot of Pro features, like calendar entries and multiple file attachments, incredibly valuable. After 30 days, they’ll be an essential part of my workflow. I love clicking on a calendar entry or a task in my to-do list and getting all the connections, notes, and documents laid out in front of me. Everything I need, and nothing that I don’t.
I’ll be writing more about ways to use this tool. For example, I’ve entered elements of my personal definition of success, and started linking them to things I’m doing. Where are the gaps? Am I doing things that have nothing to do with my definition of success?
Download the trial version and see how it works for you.