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80% - My Google Calendar (GC) reminders

This page is 80% done. The status of other web pages in this site will vary from 20% to 100%. When all web pages and the site are 100%, I will make it a template. Go to http://groups.google.com/group/lifeworkplan-gs and click on "Join this group" to subscribe to get an email when I have done that. Also, please view the An advisory web page.

Introduction to Google Calendar Reminders

Google Calendar (GC) http://www.google.com/calendar/ is a powerful tool that you can use to send yourself email notifications of LifeWork planning activities you want to perform in the (near) future.

You may make a note in your paper calendar (Daytimer, etc.), or your digital calendar (Outlook), but you may forget to look at it. But you seldom miss an email. Create a GC event that will send you an email to remind you to do some LifeWork planning activity.

Over time, I will be adding a "#" at the beginning of the sentence of a LifeWork planning activity. The "#" will be a hyperlink - or what some people call a "permalink". When you click on it a URL/link will appear in your browser's address box. You can COPY that URL/link and PASTE it into a GC event. When you get a GC email with that link in it, you can click on it and return to the exact line where that "#" appeared so you can pick up where you left off.

General procedure

The general procedure you will follow to create a GC event is ...

  1. Click here to go to GC
  2. Click "Create event".
  3. PASTE your clipboard contents into "Description". You can do final edits there.
  4. In "Reminders" select "Email".
  5. Select appropriate "Repeats" ("Daily", "Weekly", etc.)
  6. Click "Save".



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Remind me to continue where I left off in the LifeWork planning process

  1. Don't risk being distracted and forgetting about the LifeWork planning work you are doing. Set up a Google Calendar (GC) reminder with a link to where you left off.
  2. Go back to the last LWP activity you were working on and COPY the link there by clicking on the "#" (?).
  3. Click here to go to GC. PASTE the link into "Description".
  4. COPY/PASTE the following text (or variant) in front of that link: "I'm reminding you to click on this link to resume the last LWP activity you were working on - ".
    1. I urge you to write a short paragraph of WHY LifeWork planning is important to you so when you read it you will get back in touch with the reason you started this process.  "LifeWork planning is important to me because ..."
  5. Select an appropriate "Repeats" or a specific date/time.
  6. In "Reminders" select "Email".
  7. Click "Save".

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Monthly reminders

  1. After you have done the initial work, or even before you complete it, you will most likely forget about LifeWork planning (LWP) since it is not something you do every day, every week or every month. Therefore, you should create this Google Calendar (GC) event so you get an email to remind yourself to resume your LWP activities or review what you have done.
  2. When you receive that email, you will most likely wonder if you really need to work on this right now. Therefore, it is important that you get back in touch with the reason you started LWP. If you haven't already done so, go to this LWP activity and create your version of the Google Template (GT) entitled "LifeWork planning is important to me because ... ". COPY the link to your version of the GT.
  3. Open a separate browser window and click here to go to GC. PASTE the link to your version of the GT into "Description". COPY/PASTE the following text (or variant) in front of that link: "I'm reminding you to review the following document you created on mm/dd/yy where you described why you made the decision to devote at least [enter the amount of time you decide to spend per day, week, month, year] to do LW planning (LWP) and to use LWPS to do that LWP. Please click on this link to resume the last LWP activity you were working on - [Go back to the last LWP activity you were working on and COPY the link there by clicking on the "#" (?). PASTE the link here.]."
  4. In "Reminders" select "Email".
  5. Select "Monthly" in "Repeats" .
  6. Click "Save".

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Six (6) month reminders

  1. COPY one of the following sentences:
    1. A semi-annual reminder about ? : I'm reminding you to click on this link - http:// ??? to prepare for ?
    2. A semi-annual reminder about ? : I'm reminding you to click on this link - http:// ??? to prepare for ?
  2. Click here to go to GC.
  3. PASTE the text into "Description".
  4. Select the date your want to get an email each year. Consider a week after your birthday.
  5. In "Reminders" select "Email".
  6. Select "Monthly" in "Repeats" .
  7. Click "Save".

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Annual reminders

  1. COPY one of the following sentences:
    1. An annual reminder about your stories: I'm reminding you to click on this link - http:// ??? to write another story, do the analysis and reprioritize your stories.
    2. An annual reminder about your future transitions: I'm reminding you to click on this link - http:// ??? to prepare for a future transition.
  2. Click here to go to GC.
  3. PASTE the text into "Description".
  4. Select the date your want to get an email each year. Consider a week after your birthday.
  5. In "Reminders" select "Email".
  6. Select "Yearly" in "Repeats" .
  7. Click "Save".
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