GFP050: Prioritizing and organizing your farm to do list

The list of things to do is ever expanding on the farm. There is always more to do, and even simple tasks become complicated if left to long. The worst is to repeat a past mistake because you had forgotten about it, or you have remembered it wrong. I have been working for years to find a system that works for me in terms of organizing and record keeping. Am I done? Heck no! I have a long way to go yet, but I have learned some good things along the way. In today's farm podcast episode I share many of those strategies that I have used and the ones that I still am using today.

Life is about balance. I don't have to tell you is you tend toward doing everything in the "analog" world, keeping a notebook, writing on the free monthly calendar with the beautiful natures scenes on that you got from church or the volunteer fire department fundraiser. Or if you tend towards the "digital" world where everything happens on your smart phone, tablet, or desktop computer. What I can do is point you to a few creative ways to use those systems that have been working for me.

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In this farm podcast you will learn:

  • Different strategies for organizing tasks on your farm
  • How record keeping keeps you from making the same mistakes over and over
  • Pointers for the Luddites and the tech geeks in all of us

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Quote of the episode:

"The role of leadership is to transform the complex situation into small pieces and prioritize them." - Carlos Ghosn

Take aways:

How are you keeping organized so you can prioritize your tasks?

Are you keeping records so you know what happened when you're faced with same situation in the future?

Share your answers in the comments section below.


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