I am a sales professional who spends approximately 1/2 the day in my car and with customers. Currently I used a Classic Size Franklin Covey planner for my day to day needs.
The challenge I face in using the GTD is how to carry my binder and
laptop without breaking my back and fumbling with stuff in front of a client? My GTD binder is two inches thick, my franklin binder 2 1/2 inches thick and my laptop etc I feel like I a moving an elephant every day.
If I carry my GTD binder and laptop and associated files/literature I am hauling 12 to 18 pounds of stuff around. In fact I carry a laptop case and a briefcase instead of one heavy bag to balance out the load.
When I am in front of a a client I find I need my calendar, phone list, record of events and the to do list handy. (FYI-I like to schedule my to dos for a certain day. I move stuff from my master list to the date in my weekly wrap-up) Carry a classic size binder, client file, and legal pad and balancing all on your lap is a challenge.
I tried a palm pilot for two years and found I am too visual and like to write my daily record of events and notes as I go. I never got the writing down in the Palm Pilot and found the screen area too small.
What are other on the road folks doing to implement GTD without hauling around so much stuff?
I thank you in advance for your ideas.