As you move through your days and weeks, inevitably your task manager will become messy.
This is true whether you’re using advanced software, not-so-advanced software, or pen and paper.
You’ll add tasks without sorting them appropriately or marking deadlines. You’ll complete a task, but forget to mark it as complete. You’ll take on a new project, but forget to write it down. And of course deadlines and project requirements can change. In short: your task manager gets out of sync with reality.
To stay on top of your tasks and projects, do a weekly review.
In a weekly review, you make sure your task manager is up to date. You bring your system back in line with reality. You take a look at all of your projects. And you prioritize.
So how do you execute a weekly review? I use an efficient and effective nine-step process—and I’m sharing it with you in this cheat sheet.