The Latin suffix -ica means ‘a collection of.’ This website is a collection of projects.
Projectica is my website, the company by which I offer my work to the world. I conceive of a project, start validating and designing it, and then throw it down to see if anyone picks it up. (Who is “I”?)
My focus has been to give you easy-to-use tools that help you plan and create what you want. The road to success requires clarity, action, and confronting your blocks. Starting small and honest builds your success. Momentum is motivating.
Totally! I know! I’ve seen it referred to as “productivity porn.” And my patience for it is limited.
By sharing the concise and actionable tools I designed from what I learned from practice and research, I can help you can bypass “analysis paralysis.” I just want to give you a scaffold upon which you can hang your own process and ambitions. I made the template; you fill it in your way.
What I’ve done here is (hopefully) bullshit-free, 98% Woo-free (there’s a little suspension of disbelief, priming you for observation), and everything except commitment-free. Because to do anything worthwhile in life, you have to commit!
So give them a try. If you don’t like something, tell me how I can make it better.
My hypothesis of why this is important
Empowered people are happier and more collaborative. They inspire others to help, but they also know what they have to offer. They can see what needs to be done and step in and do it. (Responsibility! It’s a good thing.) And this is where self-management becomes project management.
I first thought of Projectica as Software-as-a-Service to help people turn their “wow!” ideas into projects for their friends, communities, and non-profit organizations by helping them plan, recruit, and publicize from one place.
A lot of awesome, necessary things are NOT getting done because people don’t know how – and sometimes don’t have the charisma, no matter how well-intentioned – to pull people and resources together for things that are bigger than themselves. Most good ideas are murdered in their infancy this way.
I struggle with this. Everybody with a big idea struggles with this. So I’m doing research to help design what could become a collaboration space. And I see it as a necessity because people need self-starting and open-access ways to create meaning, support each other, and address the problems they see.
As for why it’s a .org site – as a social enterprise – one that makes money, but provides a social benefit – it will earn the .org. The plan is to enable people to build reality out of their desires for whatever reason they wish, provided it’s for a not-for-profit motive.
Data compliance and Privacy Statement
I’m using third parties to collect information about using this website, which is pretty inescapable these days. I have the following things tracking users anonymously:
Google Analytics, Facebook, Hotjar, Jetpack, WooCommerce, and Mailchimp. You may see others if you use the browser plugin “Ghostery.” I’ll know who you are if you sign up to my mailing list (welcome!), and it’s so I can better serve you. Otherwise, all I know is if and when many people use a particular part of the website.
Real businesses don’t sell email addresses and personal information; I have no intention of doing that.