I use two categories for 10,000 to 50,000 foot management. All 10,000 foot items (projects) go in the projects categories, with their prospective next actions in the appropriate next action lists.Originally Posted by invincible
I use a second category (I called it "My Life", but you could call it "After Takeoff" or any other name that makes sense to you) for everything above 10,000 feet. I have an outlook task for every focus area (20,000 feet) with a list of the primary objectives, roles, goals, and projects, etc. for each area. I also have one task called Mission/Vision in this category that serves as my top level (50,000 feet). This sort of glosses over 1-3 year goals (30,000 feet), and 5-10 year goals (40,000 feet), but for me those really relate to focus areas and specific projects. For me a 30-40 K level question is really about answering: Are my current focus areas right for where I want to be long term? So by answering that question, and getting focus areas right I'm also handling those areas.
As for you're examples above, for me your 7, 30, and 90 day targets would all be individual projects (or sub projects) managed at the 10 K level.
My system works for me and it was designed partly because of the 15 category limit that Palm places on tasks. If you don't sync with a palm you could add more categories. However, it may not be necessary, because as you move up in altitude there are a lot fewer focus areas/goals to think about.
hope this helps.