The dust has settled, and all of our equipment, literature and miscellaneous other supplies have finally been put away (well, mostly). We’re tired, our voices hoarse from three days of non-stop talking, but above all, we’re grateful.
The Los Angeles NBM Show was wildly successful for us. We got to see several of our existing customers and vendors, and connected with many potential customers. We were excited to show off all of our new equipment, such as the dye sublimation printer and the heat press, as well as having the support of so many of our vendors. We had numerous Manufacturer Representatives in our booth, discussing the latest and greatest tools, equipment, and methodologies to those who visited in our booth. A BIG Thank You to everyone who made the trip out to see us!
What do you use to manage your projects, lists, receipts, and/or notes? How do you keep track of things you need to do, and what has already been done? Do you reach for your trusty stack of Post-It note pad when an idea strikes?
I used to have Post-It notes stuck to my monitor, multiple notepads with barely legible words scribbled on them scattered on my desk, numerous Word documents on my desktop, and a spiral-bound notebook that I kept all of my great ideas in — a notebook that I never referenced. And on the rare occasion that I did, I could barely make out what I had written (in my defense, I’m a lefty — we notoriously have horrendous handwriting).
I finally came to the point where I knew my ‘system’ wasn’t working for me anymore. I needed a more sophisticated way to manage both my professional and personal life.
So I set out on a hunt for a better solution. I tested a multitude of different tools (Google Keep, OneNote, Simplenote, etc.), but none of them had the functionality I sought. I eventually came across Evernote and decided to give it a try. After using it for the past few months, it’s hard to remember how I got by without it.