By KDH Consulting Owner: Kelly Donlon Hoy
To devoted users of digital planning tools or apps, you’ll get no quarrel from me. I also like my various trackers and project management resources. They provide me with the ability to input, respond to, and monitor my work at the touch of a button, whether I’m out to dinner or on the soccer field. In other words, they easily and efficiently keep me on track.
This crazy year, however, I’ve added a new tool that’s totally old school: a huge whiteboard. I’m kind of obsessed and here’s why:
Having a whiteboard is like having a conversation with myself. It can serve as:
- A blank canvas to brainstorm new ways to serve clients
- A daily task list
- A spot to hold an inspiring quote
- A quiet reminder of my goals
- A tracker of my activities
- A visual cue for my priorities
There is something powerful about standing at the board, dry erase marker in hand. I get great satisfaction writing things, checking them off, and yes, even erasing them. One of the major reasons I love my whiteboard is its non-permanence. Erasing doesn’t eliminate the work I’ve done. Instead, it allows me to create and recreate, to adapt and evolve. And isn’t that a good description of what work is all about today?