I’m an inspiration-driven person. What this means is that I must do everything I can not to loose my inspiration when I’m working.
Since the Mac Office programs sucks at templates, I’ve had serious issues with this.
The company has a folder on the Dropbox with document templates, but I have my own way of structuring and working, so if I’m about to create let’s say a proposal, it takes me ten minutes to find the template and to structure it the way I want it. And it kills my inspiration.
So, I’ve copied my favorite templates, adapted them to my liking and placed them in a private folder. Then, I’ve downloaded the app Shortcuts and and assigned commands for opening these documents.
if I want to open the proposal template, i just press SHIFT+CTRL+P and boom, the document opens. I then press “Duplicate” and in less then two seconds, I’m doing actual work in the document. Lovely.