WorkFlowy Finally Won Me Over–And Why It Matters For Your Clients

flatscreen monitor with notes written on it Did you tell me about WorkFlowy?

MJ did. Kathy did. Lou did. Bo did. I’ve kind of lost count to be honest.

But I didn’t listen.

Not the first time someone mentioned it. Not the second time, either.

When MJ said it had a mobile app and was keeping her more organized, I almost listened. But then I didn’t.

Kathy told me how much it was helping her stay on top of her do list.

Then one day I finally got frustrated. Super frustrated. I’d forgotten about an important task that was hiding in a sea of sticky note reminders. And this meant getting it done immediately in order to make the deadline.

It also meant I needed to re-evaluate how I was tracking my to dos.

Suddenly the idea of WorkFlowy was very appealing… so I finally checked it out and gave it a try.

More than a month later I’m using it daily and love it. It works with the way my brain tracks things.

I’m also sleeping better.  Because when something comes to mind that I need to get done I can add it easily from my phone, ipad, android tablet, laptop, PC, or anything else connected to the internet.  I can take a quick look through it at night and add anything I need to do the next day.

You’ll also notice I’m blogging about it and sharing it with you.

What’s my point?

How many times did I need to hear about it before I signed up?

I needed to hear about it over and over, learn a little about the benefits it had, and then the “perfect storm” situation had to happen — that’s when I finally gave it a shot.

You know all that work you’re doing right now?  You’re sharing helpful content on your blog, connecting with people on social networks, consistently sending email to your lists, making offers, creating cool things, encouraging others to share you and talk about you.

Keep creating awesome things and stay focused on being of service to the world around you.

It’s going to pay off. Be patient. You’re on the right track.

You and WorkFlowy.

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  1. You sound like me with the little yellow sticky notes. I have learned how to use my google calendar and that has helped me out so much! I’ll have to go take a look at WorkFlowy.

    1. I’ve found it helpful just as a basic way to stay on top of things. I really like it. :)

  2. I just installed and played a bit with it. It is a simple, easy to use tool that should get the job done. No learning curve whatsoever. However, my weapon of choice is Wunderlist, which I highly recommend to those looking for something that can do a little more than WorkFlowy.

    Thanks a lot for sharing. I am the kind of guy who is always looking for new apps to check out. :-)
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    1. I’ve heard good things about Wunderlist. Thanks for mentioning it, Churchill.

  3. I’m definitely going to check it out. I use Trello for task management and a new software called contractually for client management but it’s still missing something.

    Thanks for this post and creating the UBC :-)

    1. Cool. I’ll have to take a look at those, thanks for sharing them, Alishia. :)

  4. Michelle, your post is a metaphor for entrepreneurs to stay persistent and consistent. Michael Bloomberg said persistence is one of the keys to his success.

    I’ve been there – questioning whether or not I should give up because my results were taking too long to show up.

    But the passion, that gut feeling that says I’m on the right path, the realization that there’s no plan “B”, and the knowing, beyond a shadow of a doubt, entrepreneurs need a confident mindset, keeps my persistence alive.

    One day, an entrepreneur has an AHA moment, the realization I’m the “WorkFlowy” he/she needs to get unstuck. And I open my e-mail, or answer the phone and someone wants a strategy session.

    Persistence pays huge dividends!
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    1. Persistence does pay off. :)

      And that gut feeling is worth listening to. When we’re on the right path, it might be filled with twists, turns, and mountains, and take a little longer than we hoped, but keep going and we’ll get there.
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  5. Dear Michelle, Since my blogs are Christian, your example really hit home. Sometimes, I wonder if my blog posts of help in sharing The Message. Christ has made major differences in my weight and my life and I feel negligent in keeping it to myself. Your post conveys, with applying this parallel, that people might not be open to hearing The Message, initially, but when it’s the right timing for them, they might. Thanks so much for the pep talk and the real world application. Debbie Seiling

    1. Hey Debbie, glad this was encouraging for you. :)

  6. Hi Michelle,
    May be this is a bit out of topic. It’s interesting how to know your process from knowing something to finally take action. It’s true that people takes time to decide on certain things, until the “perfect storm” about to come then we become confidence with our decision.

    I’m new to workflowy by the way. Going to check it out. Thanks
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