My little black book does not contain names of ‘special’ friends like a certain former New York Governor .
Mine is dull by comparison.
But for me, the ‘little black book’ is indispensable.
It can be a major help to the Program Director looking for ways to record and track ideas.
For years I carried a bulkly Franklin Planner. It was my depository for notes, ideas, appointments. You name it. The Franklin was always with me.
I’ve tried keeping notes and appointments in PDAs, a Treo and on my computer. Nothing works quite as well as paper at least for me.
Moleskine makes a variety of small bound notebooks that are perfect for keeping ideas. This is the legendary notebook used by writers like Hemingway.
The hard backed cover is a perfect writing surface.
An idea book is a great way to manage the ideas as you get them. I use a section in my Outlook software to index each entry for easy retrieval.
Sometimes the silliest entry turns into a great idea. But it would have been lost if I hadn’t entered it into my book.
You may be amazed at how many ideas you have in a week just by recording everything into your book.
Moleskine products are available at a variety of on-line retailers, Barnes & Noble, Borders and other booksellers.
No I don’t have stock in the company.