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Do you use contexts to:
1. utilize descrete time between planned events? or
2. do actions at planned times?
There's no 3d option, it looks like :)
I was wondering if any of you wanted to share fun ways you use GTD. Of course use your definition of fun ;-). Here is one of the things that I do:
When I have to call customer service, or wait in line at the DMV or any of the myriad of other times that I interact with people who are in customer...
As I try to apply the GTD system I end up putting too much on my plate in next actions. From the book I understand that for a project I should identify the next action needed to carry it along. After the NA is completed I add another one until the project is done, and if I drop the ball and don't...
I work in the systems department of a large company. I've encountered an interesting trend in my workplace lately and I wonder if others who work in a similar situation have encountered anything similar at one point or another.
Once in a while our testing environments break because of...
What is the best part about doing GTD? Is it the enhanced productivity that gets accomplished? Is it the sometimes newfound ability to stay calm when faced with numerous hard choices? Or is it something else?
What is the best part?
my work week is different every week: I travel from not at all to the whole week (all variations in between are possible!). Working from a home office increases the challenge.
And my personal life is no routine either, as my partner is like me in terms of travels and his two kids...
Has anybody taken the time to make documentation for their GTD system? Really complete. With how it's used. Very explicitly. I would assume the simplest usable system would be at least 100 pages. Probably more because it would need to contain examples of how to use it to be meaningful.
What is the difference between a general reference and a specialized reference?
When should you organized by topic, person, company etc rather than an A-Z alphabetical filing order?
I'm practicing GTD for several years but I don't think it's really possible to have 100% of my commitments/projects/etc. captured, processed and organized unless all I'm doing are weekly reviews non stop all the time.
The problem with an incomplete system is that I don't fully trust it when it...
Would reading GTD forums be considered a project? Or would it be something that simply goes on my @Computer list (but not on my Projects List)?
I've always wanted to introduce GTD in my workplace. I've brainstormed a few ideas, and listen to some the Connect one on one interviews. Some people have started book clubs and intro meetings to GTD (PPT). I heard some where its just " you gotta read this book by David Allen, order 10 copies now"....
I'm going through my inbox and have got to the notes from a conference I recently attended. They are full of miscellaneous facts form the talks that I found interesting enough to jot down. The problem is I'm not sure what to do with them. Here are a couple of examples:
ITK Kinase inhibitors...
I'm a company executive manager. I read through GTD book and started implementing. I compiled out of my current Next Actions and Projects my present-day Areas Of Focus at Work:
- Projects Control (includes projects of company departments)
As I'm a thinking creature I...
If you use a checklist for routines separate from your calendar and action list. When do you check it? How do you integrate it?
DA says he checks his calendar first, then action lists. It seems like routines sort of fall in between.
So you'd go calendar-->routines-->action list
I've had the book GTD for about 6 years now and just started on implementing the whole process again in earnest for the third time. This time from a professional perspective, which I think is going to help me to really make this happen. I've been reading some of the topics here and find...
The file drawers containing reference material in my office are getting full.
Two statements in Making it all Work got my attention: 1) Keep drawers less than three-quarters full and 2) Purge files at least yearly.
Generally speaking, what thought process is useful to purge the...
Let´s say you should do tons of work
- well aware of their necessity -
but you don´t have time/energy/mood
for doing it.
Instead, you waste some time doing less helpful things (like playing useless cellphone games), aware of the fact that it´s not taking you any step further.
How do you...
I was inspired to post this question after reading David Allen's latest newsletter, which ends with the quote "99% is a bitch, 100% is a breeze." I'm embarrassed to admit this, considering how long I've been reading this forum and dancing around 'kinda' doing GTD, but never completely. However,...
Is it appropriate to have the "At Home" list in the same folder with the A.S.A.P. actions if you take your folder to the work office each weekday?
Would be very interested in anyone’s experience: I have tried a number of online task management applications (actually, I think I’ve tried them all) to help with my GTD setup. Some (Todoist comes to mind) are really good for getting perspective, whilst others (Nozbe) are very good at organising at...
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