I'm not sure there is one answer to your question. For me, I wouldn't want to have carry around this much information in my paper system. Perhaps a list of recurring annual projects could be kept in the Projects section, with a start date. Then schedule a tickler either in your calendar or tickler file for when you think you want to begin each project. Like, "begin tax prep," etc. A complete list of actions for each project could be filed in separate file folders, or else in your planner under Project Plans/Notes.I have some projects that occur routinely each year ( tax prep, Christmas tasks, sailboat winterizing, purging year end files, etc). Do these re-occurring projects fall under "Areas of Focus and Responsibility"? If so, where/how are areas of focus and their related projects captured in the paper system?
The only issue I see here is that there would be a significant amount of transfer of these 3 next action lists to other next action lists, like @phone, @computer, @errands, etc. Perhaps you could have more than one project list (work-job, work-consulting, work-new) then still from those lists next actions for @phone, @computer, etc.Would there be any downside to having 3 action lists ( @ work-job, @ work-consulting, and @ work-new revenue stream)?
I use file folders, or computer docs (for repeating annual tasks) for larger projects; paper planner for smaller projects that don't require extensive planning; I also am experimenting with evernote software, for brainstorming ideas for various projects.I like the idea of having a section for plans/notes in the planner to capture thoughts as they surface. I also have folders set up in my files for the same projects. Seems like I am capturing notes in two places and sometime duplicating. How do I fix that?