My favorite organizational tool this year is the one that almost made me rich.
Mulling over the ongoing problems with my tickler file, it hit me one day: why not have some way of sending myself an e-mail that will arrive at a certain time in the future? You wouldn’t need a program or an app, just an e-mail address that acts like a well-timed boomerang. Use it right out of your current e-mail thingy.
All people have to do is put the time and date for their reminder in the subject line or in the e-mail address, and Boom! It’s done. This will be the sweetest Getting Things Done tool ever!
Just as David was settling down to work out the knottier aspects of e-mail servers, I thought to Google the idea. And there it was:
EXACTLY AS I HAD PLANNED IT. Those people are making a killing on MY idea. But if you can’t beat’em, join’em! I use followupthen.com every day, and my e-mail inbox is empty for the first time I can remember.
Next time, though, we’ll beat them all to the punch. This next idea was temporarily ruined by Windows 10, and then we heard that Microsoft was planning to STEAL our idea and build it into an upcoming Windows update—but we’ll beat them. They can’t execute it the way we can. You see, the brilliant part of our idea is that—
Actually, I’d better not say. You never know who reads this blog.