Creating and working toward a vision

Projectica’s purpose is to help you create a vision and plan making it real, first for yourself and then to collaborate with others.

We build our lives out of needs and hopes, but in the process, we all get overwhelmed and side-tracked.  I’ve been through enough figure-out-your-dreams stuff to know that seeking and over-thinking is just a waste of precious time. So the first things I’m offering you are about you getting clear and organized. And I did it all to help hustle myself out of this problem, and now I’m giving it to you. With this, I’m learning how to design a better set of tools so people get unstuck and get collaborative.

First, I wrote a quick-start guide on procrastination. Some procrastination is due to lack of clarity, or a tension between several equally-desired courses or outcomes. So I created a life planning tool I call Life’s Battle Plan. It’s an email series that walks you through all you want to do in life, so you can journal your way to making a plan (a real workbook will be available after I make the changes that you, the users, tell me you need.) It has a free monthly agenda called a Tactical Chronograph. These will help you become who you want to be both now, as in this week, this year, and in the future.

Become a part of this beta design group by ordering any of these at the Shop, and subscribe to the email list, too. 

Using your free time and skills to improve the world

A few years ago I had an idea based on my frustrations with both the deep need for volunteering and its limitations. It shifted the way I thought about the way volunteering is usually done. I came up with a design and realized it needs a lot of validation testing, and so that’s where I am today.

Projectica.org will, at one point, become a SaaS tool for people to collaborate on projects for their common good or for the wider community. They’ll use their available time, their skills, and according to their interests. Projects are efforts that are finite (they have a beginning, middle, and end), fun (even if they’re problem-solving), voluntary (unpaid, except for the rewards of participating), real-world (analog and physical, digital takes a back seat), and not-for-profit. Examples are clean-ups, pop-up events, funding drives, arts festivals, and more. Have you ever organized one of these projects? I would love to hear from you

I want to understand how I can help others volunteer and collaborate on spontaneous or community projects. Therefore, I need to know more about how people tend to volunteer already. Please fill out this less-than-five-minutes, anonymous TypeForm survey. My goal is to have 100 responses or more, so I have a bell curve of people’s interests and gaps.

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Why?

The world is a better place when everyone shares their gifts and gets a chance to collaborate to the best of their ability.

To this end, I want to

  1. help people get clear and then be effective at the things they want to do,
  2. make co-operative efforts with other people easier, and
  3. make obstacles to collaboration irrelevant.

Obstacles can be whether you know people or find out about opportunities; also, unfortunately, if they will include you. Obstacles are also the time you have available, and the skills you can offer, and your ability to learn.

Basically, I want to make tools that increase the world’s capacity to care, initiate, create, and respond. In the future world of work, there’s going to be a need for greater meaning and cooperation across communities.

So if you agree, and want to be part of any beta testing, receive freebies and other tips and things to read or use, sign up to the email list (this link is to a page, and not a pop-up). Choose the “Projectica / volunteer collaboration” option. That’s how I’ll communicate with you. (You’ll also get the opt-in freebie, like everyone else). And thank you.