In working in the management consulting world I was introduced to the concept of process improvement via methods like “lean manufacturing” and “six sigma.” The premise of these concepts is that an individual or group analyzes a business process (typically a manufacturing chain) to identify and eliminate waste an inefficiencies, resulting in saved costs and a more efficient process. When I was introduced to this idea I thought, “why can’t I do this to my entire LIFE?!”
So I did!
I selected a few elements of my life that needed improvement and I analyzed all of the inefficiencies that plagued those things.
The first thing I analyzed was this website. Geremology.com was born in 2002 and has become my pride and joy, but updates tend to trickle through sparingly. I searched far and wide for answers and, finally, I pinpointed the root cause of the inefficiency to be my laptop–my massive, 17″ wide monster-truck of a laptop.
My computer tends to be too big to comfortably lug around for journaling and editing pictures on-the-go, but when I get a chance to write I am often distracted by the millions of other things happening on the gigantic screen. To fix the problem and boost productivity I bought a nice, portable, simple laptop whose purpose is to keep me connected while on the go and keep me on task when it comes to writing.
Phase I of “Six Sigma, Geremy Edition”— Complete.