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Tips & Tricks Tuesday: Asking yourself questions

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 by Andrew Conkling

Aside from more direct tasks, Remember The Milk can help you keep track of a variety of things. This week's tip, shared by cole.jennette, demonstrates keeping track of questions you want to be on your mind… perhaps as a way of making a decision, something to check on, or just being extra considerate!

Probably one of the most helpful things an assistant has ever done for me was to be persistent with questions. "What have you done about the budget?" "Did you talk to Steve yet about his daughter" Etc.

For some items on my to-do list I don't neccesarily have tasks for them yet. They're just things I need to think about. So I put questions to remind myself.

  • What song are we playing tomorrow?
  • How do we deal with the electricity bill?
  • Have the projector lamps come in yet?
  • What camera did you decide on?

There could be endless possibilities. For me, each day brings tasks, but it also brings questions I need to deal with.

It also helps if you're not naturally considerate like me. For instance, I just put in my list: "How is Mindy (my wife) doing?". As I look through my to-do's I'll remember to check on her and see if she needs anything. (She has a little bit of a cold.)

You could feasibly tag these as questions and make a whole separate list, but I haven't found a need to. They seem to play nice with my other simple tasks like, "Remember the milk!".

Thanks for sharing this tip, cole.jennette! You're our Tips & Tricks Tuesday winner this week.

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