New to GTD and help required please
Having read the book twice, read a lot of the posts on here, there are still grey areas. I understand the overall process as follows:
Gather stuff in life and put into in tray to sort. If multiple steps, becomes a project
A Project – has multiple steps and is located in separate file for each (manual or electronic). Here is all the appropriate reference material for this project also.
The desired outcome for the project has a “title/goal” Eg. Organise successful Christmas ball, and this title is on the file and matches the title that is onto the active projects list (this list gets reviewed in the weekly review, when completed, gets removed)
With each step needed to compete each project, it has a NA, this NA gets listed on the relevant task/tool list eg at phone, errands, at pc, in office.
however, my problem is understanding these many details:
Quest 1 - if you have a big proj like christmas ball and there are 20 steps you have brainstormed that need to be compelted eg organise tkts, venue, performers, staff etc. Do each of these which have more than one step become a smaller proj located in the main file? or just separate files that also get listed on the long list of active projects? (hints and tips please)
Quest 2 - Do you have a list attached (like a things to do) for all the NA you need to do for that small or large project? Or, do you look at the step you are up to in the project and Eg. write down on the at pc - email venue re 14 dec date and that is that project finished for the moment ( then when at pc do all items on the list for all active projects) then when time avail you go back to your proj, assess the NA and repeat?
quest 3 - Where do the folders of refernce a-z come into it, I presume they are just storing info kicking about the office/home you may need in some order, but could also be expired reference materials from completed projects. Is this correct?
Quest 4 - Any tips that people can put forward with anything I have listed would really be amazing. thanks
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