First Day of the Project

Free as a bird!

Posted by Mattias Axell on November 2, 2015




  • Catch up with e-mails and start preparing for FSCONS 2015 in Gothenburg

Desired Outcome

  • Cleaned and made a room easier to work in.
  • Written 30 e-mails
  • Updated abstracts for events at FSCONS.
  • Nominate one of my projects to Social Innovation Summit.
  • Organized two meetings for the week.


  • Send e-mails, start with meetings / calls.
  • Update abstracts
  • Do nomination
  • E-mail

Rules and Roles

  • Use Pomodoro Technique


  • 08.30-12.00 Pre-noon
  • 12.00-13.00 Lunch
  • 13.00-18.00 Afternoon


What have I Done Today?

  • I sent the e-mails and prioritized
  • Got the abstracts for FSCONS done.
  • Did the nomination
  • Cleaned a room so that I am able to work on it if necessary.
  • Got in touch with Wikimedia Sweden and Betahaus Sweden, hoping to work at their offices when I am in Stockholm.

What Tools have I Used?

  • Appreciative Inquiry
  • Asking good questions
  • Storytelling
  • Metaphors
  • E-mail

How do I Feel? How do I Feel about the Project Today?

  • I feel that there are a lot of things around me that takes time from the project. It is quite difficult but I intend to get things done.

  • Regarding the project I feel that I got off in a good way considering the circumstances.

What Surprised Me?

  • How much time all this took. Although I am not surprised in a way with everything that is going on around me.

What has Changed?

  • That I seem to get the possibility to work at the offices of contacts which is great!

What are the Next Action Steps?

  • Start working on the presentation & participatory dialogues for prototype sessions at FSCONS 2015 in Gothenburg.
  • Continue to work on the launch of Fr├ą
  • Do some invites for potential events in two weeks in Northern Sweden.

Photographs by The Commons.