Like a kid on Christmas, my excitement was uncontainable this morning when I walked into Rocket Matter HQ. Sitting on my desk was a box of twenty or so pads of daily planners I had custom printed to my specifications. I pulled out one of the pads, which consist of twenty-five 8 1/2″ x 11″ color printed pages with a gummed strip at the top, closed my eyes, and pressed the fresh planner to my face.
I love my daily planners, and this is the second version of one I designed last year. Daily Planner #2 improves on the first version by allowing me to list tasks, track Pomodoros, and increases the size of the note-taking section.
It might seem odd for the CEO of a software company to rely on paper for a daily planner, but to me, there’s something helpful about using pen and paper for the day at hand that reinforces what it is I have to accomplish. Plus, there’s a certain analog from the computer world that informs how I work.