I began this posting on the general forum, but it seems that the answer may be tech-related, so I'll quickly recap here, then post my questions.
I have a corporate job where I work from a home office and on site with 20 fixed clients. All info is done on a corporate laptop on WinXP, on which I am barred from adding any software of my own. I use MS Outlook, which operates through a firewall.
I also have my own company, which takes 10-15 hours per week. This is run from my home PC, running Win98. I do not have Outlook on this PC. I cannot access corporate resources from this PC because of the firewall,except for the "mymail' function of Microsoft Exchange which does not allow you to add new tasks.
Both computers are hooked up to my home network, so I can share files between them.
I am trying to set up GTD, but can't figure out a way to 'meld' these two lives onto one machine. I do have an older Palm Pilot, but it is currently not set up to sync on the laptop because I am using 3rd party programs (which I will give up if need be).
Someone in the other forum suggested creating a Word or Excel system for GTD -- so, my questions:
1. Is there a better way that you can think of?
2. Is there an existing template/system already designed in Excel or Word?
3. How would I integrate the emails into a Word/Excel format, or is it better to have 2 parallel email systems?
This is mind boggling ... thanks for any ideas.