FollowUpThen helps me clear our my mental space to focus on important projects while capturing other important and creative ideas. - Julie Cohen
This post marks the beginning of a new theme for our followup.expert blog: user stories. FollowUpThen is such a flexible system, and there are so many ways to use it. Rather than hearing tips from us (software nerds), we thought it would be more productive to ask our users to share tips with each other. (If you'd like to share your story, get in touch! We'd love to hear from you.)
For our first interview, I had the pleasure of connecting up with Julie Cohen, a successful business owner, author, speaker and executive coach to ask her about how she uses FollowUpThen.
As with many of our users, Julie finds FollowUpThen to be a better tool that to-do lists in many circumstances. For those of us that spend much of our day in our email inboxes, this makes a lot of sense – with autocomplete, a quick reminder is, after all, only a few seconds away.
Read on to see how Julie uses FollowUpThen to make sure ideas don't slip through the cracks, manage an expanding business and stay on top of her email.
How do you use FollowUpThen?
I recently launched a new part of my business – a year-long leadership development program that has a million moving parts. FollowUpThen allows me to make sure I don’t miss a detail, and keep on top of everything else that goes through my head.
What problem does FollowUpThen solve for you?
Keeping a million balls in the air. FollowUpThen helps me clear our my mental space to focus on important projects while capturing other important and creative ideas.
Does FollowUpThen give you any super-powers?
Yes…uber-productivity and organization. I'm able to do more and focus on the best and right priorities. FollowUpThen gives me greater confidence that nothing is falling through the cracks.
When do you use FollowUpThen vs. other productivity tools (calendar, to-do lists, etc)
As I’m always in my email, I’m finding that I FollowUpThen instead of to-do lists. When I think of something I need to do, I create a FUT, and know it will happen at the right time. Totally lessens my worries, and creates more time and space for bigger thinking and doing.
Executive Coach, Author of Your Work, Your Life…Your Way: 7 Keys to Work-Life Balance, and CEO of Work. Life. Leader. Work. Life. Leader. is a holistic leadership development programs for emerging and developing leaders. Companies provide Work. Life. Leader. to their top talent when the want to train, retain, support and develop their new generation of leaders.