Daily Form: Enhanced Points, Queue, Tracking

Daily Form: Enhanced Points, Queue, Tracking

Day 3 Evolution Today’s update has a few refinements to add more tracking and logging features! For fun, I tried explaining them in this 5-minute screencast; get a behind-the-scenes peek at the form in its Adobe Illustrator shell.

Changes in today’s form variation (detailed further in this explanatory screencast):

  • I added some simple counter/trackers to the silo areas. There’s two examples: one for drinking water, and one for tracking sales.
  • I refined the way I’m annotating the point values for the daily accomplishments, using subscripted numbers instead of the horrible starbursts.
  • I added a “focus queue” line, which is sort of like the “three things to do today” area of the Emergent Task Planner
  • I added a “remember this” sticky, so I could put important things there to catch my eye. I can move it around.


p>The form continues to remain largely monochrome, since I’m printing this out on my laser printer. I am starting to also get a feel for how this would work as an application, should I build something based on it, though that is not a priority until I get the physical and digital product sales pipeline to the point where it can support me taking the time to do the development.

I just printed out the revision for today and am going to back-fill some of the data. It is starting to feel pretty good; I just have to make sure I’m looking at it often enough.

Incidentally, I am using my Excel Timesheet to supplement my record keeping for this form. The timesheet is the detailed event logger, and the MGT as the bigger-picture guidance tool.


  1. hornbeck 13 years ago

    Looks good, can’t wait to get a copy and try it out.

  2. Family Lifeboat 13 years ago

    This is the best out of the box thinking on organizing and tracking I’ve seen. This is great. I’ve been so frustrated. ToDo lists and Next Actions haven’t been doing it for me. I’ll experiment with this idea myself. It’ll take a full page of paper but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

  3. Lynn O;Connor 13 years ago

    Dave –this is so interesting –I keep printing out what you’ve done, and think about my ongoing problem in time-planning beyond one day. Keep going, this may be a form a really need (like the mini ETP).


  4. Federico Figueredo 13 years ago

    +1 Support for the screencast. Might want to do some further video editing but I think the resource cost for that (basically time) might be too high.

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      Dave Seah 13 years ago

      exactamundo! :-)