Trouble with 20,000 feet and beyond
Good afternoon! First post here!
A brief intro before getting to my issue/problem:
I'm a twenty-something In-house Art Director for a local health food store. I do just about all of our print advertising and some of our web advertising. I am largely responsible for the entire production process on any given print piece (layout, assets, spelling, grammar, delivery, proofing). Of course, being a one-man-art-department means I'm juggling just about everything that gets printed or has graphics.
I've built a pretty comprehensive foundation from ground-level to projects, but getting past the Areas of Responsibility is proving to be very very difficult. Much of the trouble comes from never having gone to school for my line of work (I come from a family of printers and typesetters, it's in my blood); I have essentially taught myself the entire process from start to finish.
Part of my upcoming 2012 resolution relates to the Quantified Self concepts, and I'm very excited because QS and GTD seemed made for each other.
My question, then, is thus:
How did you get through these higher-level planning stages? How did you organize them while you constructed yours? Tips and tricks are very much welcome!