Keeping Track Of Your Ideas

In this lesson, I’m going to show you an easy way to keep track of your ideas.

In my old music notebooks, I used to write down ideas – exercises, techniques, an idea for a tune, an arrangement, and so on.

I used to use a little star symbol to indicate an idea that I’d like to develop. It meant I wanted to evolve the idea somehow.

The problem was finding the things I’d tagged because I’d make hundreds of notes.

Now all my notes are digital which makes them all searchable, and I use a tag, ‘evolvex’, to find all the ideas I want to work on.

The ‘x’ is so I return only the terms I want, and not all files on my hard drive that have the word ‘evolve’ in them (it’s highly unlikely that evolvex appears anywhere I haven’t tagged it.

So, if I’m stuck for something to do, I just type ‘evolvex’ into search and I’m shown all the things I could work on at that moment.

I LOVE stuff like this. Systems and what not. Check out this page which has a list of tools and resources I use all the time.

Over & Out

M