Jott A Note To Yourself
Last weekend I was in the John Wayne airport waiting for my flight home from the Southern California Writers Association. The airport gift shop included some items celebrating 100 years of John Wayne. I almost purchased something that I didn't need--another coffee mug. Why?
I loved the saying on the inside of the coffee cup. In fact, I pulled out a scrap of paper and wrote it down: "Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway." I suspect each one of us face situations where we are scared to death and summon the courage to saddle up anyway and move ahead. It was a line worth remembering--even if I didn't purchase the mug.
I wrote down this saying using the tried and true method of pen and paper. Because my script is difficult to read, I usually print the words--and depending on the care I take when I do it, even those words are a challenge to read sometimes.
With a tip of the hat to Mike Hyatt's excellent blog, I've learned a new method to jott these notes or memos and have them magically appear in my in box without cost. He wrote about a service called Jott.com.
The registration is simple. You confirm your email where you want the note to be sent. You also confirm your cell phone number and say where you want the note to go or "me." I've tried it several times and the transcription is accurate and comes within about 15 minutes of the recording. It's perfect for many different applications--and it’s free. Jott.com provides a number of ways to use the service.