8 Ways to Use the New Asana Board Layout

8 Ways to Use the New Asana Board Layout

For the past few years, Asana has been an indispensable tool for managing my daily to-dos and large projects. While I love almost everything about Asana, there was one feature that was conspicuously missing: a way to manage work that moved through predefined stages (like a blog post going from idea to draft to published). Well the Asana designers must have been reading my diary because yesterday they announced new board based layouts! Now when you create a new project you can choose a list-based or a board-based layout.

While the new board layout is great, not all project types work well as a board. To get you thinking about how to use this new feature, I will walk you through 8 different project types that are perfect for a board layout.

New in The Book Club: Essentialism

New in The Book Club: Essentialism

I hope you enjoyed reading “Manage Your Day to Day” from 99U. I love learning about the strategies other successful artists have used to get past the challenges of running a creative business. “Manage Your Day to Day” offered a great overview of how we can create a daily routine that enables us to be creative and productive. Many of the artists featured in “Manage Your Day to Day” talked about making time for your best, most significant work, but didn’t offer much advice about how to determine what that work is.

Our next book, “Essentialism” by Greg McKeown, will do just that. “Essentialism” is a deep dive into how to determine where you should spend your time and strategies for eliminating the rest. 

What To Do When You Are Creatively Blocked

What To Do When You Are Creatively Blocked

We have all been there, you are working away and suddenly you encounter a huge creative block. No matter what you try, you just can’t get past it. When you are experiencing a creative block, resist the temptation to doubt yourself or “power through it.” Stop, take a step back, and ask yourself what kind of block you are experiencing. Once you know the nature of the problem, it will be easier to solve.

Creative blocks come in many forms. Here are six of the most common creative blocks and what you can do to get past them.

How to Make Time for Your Goals

How to Make Time for Your Goals

When I was an undergrad, I studied Latin and Ancient Greek. One night after I had finished translating a particularly difficult passage I took a step back and read what I had translated. The last line in the passage was so shocking that I remember it to this day. It read “Count no man happy until he is dead.”

What I Learned Using the Pomodoro Technique for a Week

What I Learned Using the Pomodoro Technique for a Week

Part of working in a creative industry is learning how to structure your day in a way that helps you get things done. A new method that I have put to the test is the Pomodoro Technique. After one week of using this technique I have made great strides in increasing my daily productivity, so read on and learn how to apply this technique to your work day. Be sure to download your free weekly planner sheet too!