A better way to get things done.
List makers are a unique group of people who like to make lists over and over again. Even if only five of the 20 items on the list are complete, they feel the need to write a new list every time.
Does that sound like you?
Separate personal tasks from work tasks and all other miscellaneous tasks.
Group same topic tasks on the same page, so you don’t have to search for them.
See when a task is in progress but not entirely done yet.
Note when it’s in the hands of another, and you are waiting on them.
Get a real handle on how long something takes to get done.
Easily find and prioritize your daily to-do’s.
Add due dates and mark completed ones without rewriting your list.
Insert additional pages and reorganize them at will.
Remain neat, tidy and productive.
See how much you’ve accomplished by topic.Write extra notes as you please.
Start by using the three ribbons to separate your Discovery Tasker™ into sections if you please (i.e., personal, work, misc./school). Don’t worry too much about how many pages are in each section because our disc binding system allows you to easily add, reorganize, or delete pages to beef up or lean out any section. That’s pretty cool!
Topics Specific Pages
If grouping sections isn’t enough to keep you organized, we’ve also designed each page to be topic-specific. This way, you don’t have to search all over the place for other relatable tasks. Not only is it this efficient, but you’ll also see the bigger picture per topic or project.
Here’s an example of how Sections and Topics work brilliantly together.
Let’s make one section work-related. In that section, you will have multiple pages, each devoted to a specific topic.
For example, one topic-page can be for “new website development,” another can be for “product development,” etc.
Another entire section can be for your personal life, with topic pages relating to home renos, school bake sales, etc.
You can use and name the sections anything you want! Some users might want to delegate all three sections to work. The beauty is that you get to choose.
Quickly identify when a task item is in progress. Which means “I’m working on it.” And some things take time! With typical lists, you never feel a sense of accomplishment until something is fully completed. This column allows you to feel a sense of accomplishment every step of the way.
One of the biggest frustrations in completing a task often involves waiting on someone else to do their part first. We are not an island unto ourselves and sometimes have to rely on others to help with part of the task, so you can then do your part before finally marking it completed. This column allows you to see when you are in waiting.
We think we know how long something will take to do until it takes us way longer than we thought. We need to estimate better the time it takes to complete a task if we want to get real and get things done. This column allows you to put in the number of minutes you think each task will take.
This section is the reality check column where you mark how many minutes each task took to complete, helping you see how accurate you were in the estimating column. Moving forward, you will have a better understanding of how long a task takes so that you can schedule more effectively/efficiently/ and productively in your planner next time. In other words, you can get real with things and get smarter in the process.
1 – You’ve never done this task before, so don’t really to how long you think it will take to complete
2 – You enjoy specific tasks so much that you want to spend the day doing them, so put in too many minutes
3 – You hate specific tasks and limit your time and exposure even though they require more attention. We call that procrastination.
Everything has a due date, and sometimes they change, and sometimes they don’t. So, use a pencil in this column just in case. Having a hard due date or a self-imposed due date is a motivator in itself. It’s a way to meet deadlines, stay focussed, be productive, and stave off procrastination. Filling in this area each time you record a task is the starting point of getting things done.
Reading each due date on your lists of things repeatedly throughout the day as you finish one task and are looking to do the next can be a deterrent to getting anything done, and this column eliminates that frustration. Instead, scan the dates just once each day and mark the tasks that need completing that day. This check box will help you quickly recognize by a glance at what is on the books for the day.
This column is the moment for which you’ve been waiting. It's the place where you can neatly colour in the circle that shows you have completed that task: no strike-through lines, nothing erased, just a simple dot that says it all. So neat and so efficient, you’ll never want to rewrite a list ever again. You can look at your beautifully filled pages with pride of completion.
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