Exploring outside of the Comfort Zone (or should we called the Dangerous Zone)

It is by this time not a secret that I am testing Nozbe. I have been an Omnifocus user for a really long time, and have come to take for granted many of the great features that came with that software.

I decided to test Nozbe for many reasons but one is to make sure I am using Omnifocus effectively. You see, I don’t remember the last time I took everything out of Omnifocus and begin with a clean slate and even when my system had worked well, I have learned that sometimes you need a radical approach to things in order to simplify and be even more effective.

You may also know that I am co-writing a new book with Michael Sliwinski called #iPadOnly that we will be releasing at the end of June. If you have follow Michael long enough you will discover that he basically re-do his office once a year. It is always something that it had fascinated me, but that I had never done because I was of the believe that: “if it is working, do not mess with it”

The problem with that believe is that since things are working you also don’t discover new ways to do things better. It was because of that reason that I decided that this year from July 28th to August 2 I will re-do my home office, my tools, and document the week long process here.

Part of that process is Omnifocus, but because I knew I need more than a week to accomplish that I begin the test on May 9 and will continue until July 31st. There are many things on OmniFocus that have come to be second nature and that I am honestly struggling while using Nozbe, but it is also a great opportunity to discover and evaluate my system.

The problem with our comfort zone is that set us in a dangerous place that if we do not pay attention we may get stock and instead of continue moving we move at a slower pace every time. (until we stop moving)

OmniFocus it is something in which I know how to use. I am extremely comfortable using. I have tricked OmniFocus to do really cool things. The problem is that I need to make sure that it is really helping me to move forward or if this tool is keeping me set on the Comfort Zone. (that may be called better the Dangerous Zone)

I am sure during the next weeks I will be talking more about my experiences with this experiment and what I have learned from it.

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  1. Vimax

    An interesting dialogue is worth comment. I feel that you need to write more on this matter, it may not be a taboo subject but typically persons are not sufficient to talk on such topics. To the next. Cheers

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