In terms of actually implementing it all and tieing things together the approach I take is:
I have an evernote note that just lists all my projects in one note (10,000 feet) another note that lists my areas of focus (20,000 feet) and another that lists my goals (I tend to blur 30,000 and 40,00 feet a bit and struggle with writing down what I think my 50,000 feet purpose is).
I review each of those in my weekly review.
I then have a separate notebook with project support materials for each project big enough to need it that I review as necessary for each project but at least during my weekly review.
I have a evernote notebook that I use as a sort of electronic tickler. if you start the title of each note with the date you want to be aware of it in the yymmdd format you can sort by date. it's not a true tickler because again I usually only look at it during my weekly review and transfer items to my calendar (outlook at work, google calendar at home) or my next actions list (outlook at work, toodledo at home) as appropriate.
I also have a someday/maybe Evernote notebook that I review during my weekly review. Some items (buy investment property) are one item per note while others (books to read) are lists.
so basically each week I review (read) my goals, areas of focus and someday/maybe lists to decide if I need to add any new projects or one step next actions to my lists. I then review my projects list to make sure I have a 'next action' for each project (in some cases this could be a waiting for or a future appointment). I also check my next actions list to make sure it doesn't include anything that is actually a project, and past and future calendar to see if they trigger any projects or next actions.