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Taking a risk posting this half financial half productivity thread on GTD forum, but why not add sophisticated categories (like GTD does) to your expenses??
All my 10 Outflows
* = should limit
** = should avoid
So every month I can see the total number of giving expenses, giving:IRA,...
It seemed like this was a very popular idea for a while, but I haven't been hearing too much about it anymore.
I've run into a little snafu with the initial collection. My house is such a complete clutter fest that I would fill up a room or two with the amount of stuff I'd have to collect. Do I just start with the small stuff and write down the bigger things? Do I create projects out of...
Anyone have a list of things they want to do when they are taking a break to relax? When I am tired and need a break, I can never think of something relaxing to do, but when I'm working I have all sorts of things running through my head that would be nice to do if I took a moment to relax.
Would anyone be willing to sell their copy of "Getting Things Done Fast" audio cd's? Or if anyone would be willing to rent them to me I would really appreciate it. I would pay for shipping and any rental fee you may charge of course. I can not find these cd's to purchase anywhere and ebay...
I would like to know how much did it take for you to implement GTD and master it?
Thanks for your answers.
DA Described 3 types of projects.
The majority just need a defined outcome and the next action
15% need some mind-mapping, brainstorming.
5% need massive 50k-20k outcome vision, planning evaluation.
For the first type. How would this work?
While I can handle the keep the inbox of general regular email empty pretty well by putting messages into folders that are filed and done or into waiting for or do later mailboxes where I seem to get totally bogged down is my large number of e-mail lists and the mail they create.
I subscribe to...
I received the following error after installing GTD.
"Unable to select database '' - check your db setting in config.php!'
I receive this when browsing to http://myhost/GTD/install.php I also receive it when connecting to http://myshost/GTD/
Any help is appriciated.
Hi, sorry to ask such a basic question - :confused:
I have tons of phone / contacts lists scattered throughout my office.
Different projects, family, ongoing clinets etc.
I need a way to organise these so i can access what i want easily. I also want it to be transportable, maybe even...
I've finally now "know this like I know money" (to quote Merlin), that my system will never be perfect. I now believe this with more certainty and fervor than anything else in GTD. There is no free lunch, and there is no way my system can be what I want it to be at all times, but rather is a...
Good morning, I was driving to work today and I browsed my @Errands category and I noticed I had a nice list but I didn't have the actual place that the next actions could be done in the first place, for example,
buy bulbs and get mulch at Home Depot
as oppose to:
Home Depot: buy bulbs and...
I am having trouble integrating habits into my GTD system. By this, I mean projects to develop daily habits - such as getting daily exercise, or meditating each day for 15 minutes, or setting 30 minutes aside to read.
I find I have a lot of actions in my GTD system, and seem to forget...
I really like the GTD Outlook Add-in.
I find it necessary to work in Outlook and the Add-in has enabled me to use Outlook effectively and efficiently for "runway" type items such as next actions, email traffic, waiting-fors and appointments.
The Add-in is weaker, however, with projects....
I've been using gtd for some years now but am new to this forum.
I've really seen how using these guidelines make one more effective, but 've noticed a pattern though, of when I can't follow gtd, and would like to know how others deal with it.
For example the next action...
So far, so good. I am seeing benefits to the GTD approach.
I have a question related to the "DO" section of the workflow diagram.
Why is priority listed as the the last thing you do after context, time available, energy,etc.
Let's say I start out in the morning returning some calls. If I...
Per the outlook white paper, I am using tasks to manage my projects and next actions.
Some of the next actions in my @computer list cannot be done until I receive confirmation of an agreement, which I am trackling in @waitingFor. So, they really do not belong in my @computer list because...
I have a habit of saving EVERYTHING digital. My review folder has cycled from having 10-20 folders to literally 100-200+ folders. I've changed my organization system around from shoving items in folders, to labeling a file with a "folder name" meaning if I saved an online chat. instead of...
I am getting better at making my next actions very 'doable' -- nice, concrete, initial steps that in turn lead to a whole sequence of actions.
Trouble is, I often initiate that next step, do a lot of work on it, and finally decide that it is not 'right' -- so when I stop for the day, I haven't...
I have just introduced the in-tray clearing process to my team. One of the participants offered "Your in-tray is like a holding pattern". How appropriate given the runway -> 50,000 ft analogy for review.
What happens to a plane left too long in a holding pattern?
The same goes for things...
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