We Aren’t Broken: How to Get Organized by Jen McCown

Even when I try my best, I’ve always had trouble concentrating, keeping organized, and showing up on time. Being a great student or an outstanding employee kind of requires those skills, among others. So, I – and a lot of my techie compatriots – spent years of our lives grinding our teeth and searching for ways around those problems.

We’ve read articles and videos about productivity hacks, to-do lists, apps, reminders, calendars, Pomodoro timers, Kanban boards, and on and on. We compare notes online and at conferences: “What are you using to keep track of your schedule? Oh yeah? What’s the URL?”

I’m older and wiser, and now I know that we are not broken. We just need the right tools. I’m so wise, in fact, that I know the right tool: the Bullet Journal method.

In this session, I’ll tell you a little about what a Bullet Journal is, what problems it can solve, and how to set one up yourself. When you’ve got the method in motion, you’ll have your brain on a page: to-do lists, projects, notes, appointments, priorities, ideas, quotes…everything and anything you want.

Bring along a blank notebook, or to open up a document, to start your own “BuJo” if you like!

Jen McCown is CEO of MinionWare, LLC; a Microsoft Certified Master for SQL Server; and an independent consultant. Jen is a member, volunteer, and speaker in PASS, the North Texas SQL Server User Group, and the PASS Women in Technology virtual chapter.