I have been considering coming up with a new name for my blog.
Up until now, I have used the word “system” to describe the 2Time approach, but am starting to think that I have it all wrong.
I have never wanted 2Time to replace GTD®, Covey or any other particular system, but instead to support them and act as an umbrella framework or as an approach that could be used by a user to evaluate every other system that exists, but most importantly their own. The 2Time approach is looking more like a tool for people who are developing their own time management systems,and my experience tells me that there are very few who are following a system that anyone else designed with anything close to perfection.
The only system they are following perfectly is their own.
2Time is also a way to evolve their time management system from wherever their starting point is, to any point in the future they wish to be. I see this as a natural next step for someone who wants to create their own system.
In the same way that web 2.0 has come to be about user generated content, I see the next step in time management systems being the creation of user generated systems. In other words, there is a revolution on the way to what I might call “Time Management 2.0.” In much the same way that Web 2.0 has been about user-developed content, I think that the same level of user-determination is coming to personal productivity.
My only surprise is that no-one else is seeing and saying the same message, as it seem obvious to me that it only acknowledges what people are already doing. They take classes, and read books, and go off to do their own thing. Sometimes it works out, and sometime it doesn’t, but I plan to keep spreading this message until a light bulb goes off, and becoming the designer of your own system is realized as an obvious thing to do.
Which brings me back to the name of my blog. Should I call it:
The 2Time Management Approach (no more claiming to be a system)
2Time Management (a shorter more spiffy title)
2.0Time Management (Hmm… maybe I can ditch the zero)
Time Management 2.0 (self-explanatory, and catchy)
The Time Management 2.0 Revolution (dashing and a bit dangerous)
The 2Time Management Framework (my company is called Framework Consulting so this may be confusing.)
I’d love to hear your opinions on this issue of a new name. I think the clearer the name, the more easily someone will spend 30 seconds on the site and immediately realize that they need to log off and go design their own time management system (That might not be a good thing… 😉 )
But it would be a great experience, and if I could leave this work I have started in capable hands, I’d feel on top of the world!