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PARA Examples

The following are real-life examples of each of the PARA categories drawn from the Forte Labs team.

Projects

Personal

  • Plan trip to the Netherlands
  • Plant seeds in the garden for the fall
  • Can pickled cucumbers and blueberry jam
  • Assemble camping box/es
  • Plan trip to London
  • Wedding
  • 50/30/20 budget plan
  • Move to the city
  • Digitize psychotherapy notes
  • Meditation retreat

Professional

  • Attend email marketing conference
  • Hire a Social Media Writer
  • Find new clients
  • Update company website
  • First tax advisor meeting
  • Acquire storage server
  • Set up time logging system for our team
  • Film TV show pilot
  • Hire executive coach
  • Find new coworking space

Areas

Personal

  • Krav Maga/Muay Thai training
  • Apartment
  • Psychotherapy
  • Parents
  • Learn Portuguese
  • MS treatment
  • Friends
  • Personal writing
  • Cat/dog
  • Volunteering

Professional

  • Video production
  • Website administration
  • Taxes
  • Company systems
  • YouTube channel
  • Professional wardrobe
  • Human Resources
  • Legal affairs
  • Podcast
  • Administrative

Resources

Personal

  • Alexander technique
  • Embodiment tools and exercises
  • Ayurveda recipes
  • Family photo archive
  • Guided meditations library
  • Cat-sitting checklists
  • My poems
  • Notetaking templates
  • Music I like to play
  • Date ideas

Professional

  • Email marketing
  • Business Data Analytics
  • Startup and business lessons
  • Company brand guide
  • Clients database
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Business cards
  • Design assets
  • Readwise highlights
  • Mental models

Archives

Personal

  • Ex-husband’s docs
  • Birthday party
  • Balcony makeover
  • Family vacation summer 2023
  • Lawsuit 2019
  • Boy Scout committee chair
  • Family estate planning
  • Book club
  • Flood insurance claim
  • Oaxaca trip

Professional

  • Former clients
  • Film school application video
  • University coursework and thesis
  • Online writing course
  • Fellowship application
  • Keynote speech
  • Business plan
  • Paid family leave
  • Virtual Summit
  • Website redesign

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