January 1, 2012 Leave a comment
Yes it’s new year’s day again, the day where everyone traditionally makes new and personal commitments for the next year. Almost for everyone these commitments are focussed on improving their personal life in one way or another.
I’ve also chosen this day to announce my latest project, ‘Goe Leven’, as the intent of this project is very much the same as our personal commitments: Improve personal life. You may not know this yet, but ‘Goe Leven’ is actually a Flemish sentence that means ‘living a good life’. And that’s just what I want you to do.
My mission is simple: Through an online platform I want to help you simplify the hectic life that you are leading today so that you have more time to enjoy it.
Over time, I will be releasing multiple services, apps and maybe even devices that are all intended for personal use for you and your family, at home, in the garden or on the go. And all of them will have the same goal, make day to day life simpler and give you some peace of mind.
Today, the first of these services is launching in preview. It’s an action management service that allows you to organize your daily chores and projects at home. I’ve named, and based, the service on a methodology called, ‘Getting Things Done’, by David Allen. The method rests on the principle that a person needs to move tasks out of the mind by recording them externally, into a trusted system like ‘Goe Leven’. That way, the mind is freed from the job of remembering everything that needs to be done, and can concentrate on actually performing those tasks and gives you more time to be simply relaxed.
The platform is available as of now from http://www.goeleven.com and, if you’re interested, access to the private preview of the ‘Getting Things Done’ service can be requested in the store. I will onboard more people in small groups every week so that I can take the proper time to help you with any questions or issues that you may have.
Also, if you have an idea for additional services for personal use, or if you have a major personal topic on your mind that you think software could solve, let me know via the wishlist at http://goeleven.uservoice.com.
I hope that all of you may have a ‘Goe Leven’ as from now on 🙂