Nothing Falls Through

When you complete each project step, you will re-process it, choosing a “New Next Action” and writing “Project Name – New Next Action” on the correct date or major context list. Do this before you cross off the old step. This way, projects can’t stall and your weekly reviews are as short as possible.

Write each task with the project name followed by the single next action, like this:
   Project Name – Next Action
   Cat shots – Call vet 555-1234
   Remodel – Choose plumbing bid
   Controller hire – W/F Midge to call
The dash (with spaces) is important: it makes the action stand out visually.

Handle multiple next actions at once by adding other tasks with the same “Project Name”.

Future next steps are handled as explained in Large Projects.