I’m a huge fan of lists and tasks. I LOVE to check things off. In fact, I still write a grocery list each week and walk through Sprouts with it; my pen happily scratching things off as items land in my cart. I also write out a menu each week for dinners and lunches (breakfast doesn’t vary too much at my house) and, if I skip writing it, I always end up with a ton of random food I need to cook at the end of the week. Hmm…is this turning into a food blog?… Get…back…on…track. 🙂
My love of lists and tasks flows into work too so I was pretty excited when Crystal asked me to sign up for Asana. If you’re not familiar with Asana, it’s a platform to keep you organized, on task, and track and manage a team.
Here’s a peek at my dashboard.
With Asana, you can set up teams and projects, assign tasks to yourself or others, create tasks to recur, assign subtasks and, depending on the paid vs free version, the list goes on. There is also a mobile app so you can quickly and easily reference your list at any time. The best part once you’ve completed a task? You get to check it off!
If you’re looking to get more organized, Asana is a great tool for a small team. And, as I mentioned in the email, studies show that you’re 42% more likely to achieve goals if you write them down. Or in this case, type them down.
I put everything I need to get done on my Asana and I check my tasks for the following day at the end of each day. This eliminates the panic of “did I remember to do blank” and makes it easy for me to assign items to the team without a ton of back and forth emails. I rely so much on Asana that I told Crystal if the site ever went down she’d probably just find me walking in circles in my office. Don’t worry though. You can back up your tasks to your calendar so you won’t lose them if the site goes down. 🙂
And for the record, we’re not an affiliate of Asana. We just love sharing best practices and helpful tools with our small business community to stay organized and efficient. And this one checks both of those boxes!