I get the forums via RSS each day (thanks so much for that feature!!!!) and have made a number of product purchases based on recommendations from this group:
1) I got a diving slate. I forgot who suggested that, but you are a freaking genius! What a super idea for recording notes in the shower. They are so cheap too! I got one for $10 at scuba.com.
2) I purchased MindManager X5 Pro. What a super program for laying out ideas! A shame it doesn't include project tracking and various charts or I would just get rid of Microsoft Project. Why would you want to lay out a project in Project when you can do it visually and intuitively in MindManager. PCMall.com is selling MindManager X5 Pro for $235 right now. Much better than the $350 Mindjet wants.
3) Just purchased Getting Things Done Fast! I'm anxious to hear the 2-day seminar via CD. Should be helpful. I already own Getting Things Done and Ready For Anything on CD.
4) I purchased Managing Management Time: Who's Got the Monkey? by William Oncken. That was hard to get since it's out of print. Thankfully, in the Internet age, I was able to get it as a used book on Amazon. Very good read and helpful to me. I'm already "moving my fulcrum".
5) I purchased Organizing from the Inside Out by Julie Morgenstern and already looking for Making Work Work to come out on CD.
Thanks for all the helpful suggestions people! I see every forum post but don't respond much.
Let me make a suggestion. I see lots of debates about where to put notes on your PC. I use My Notes Center - http://mynotescenter.com/. The program lets you create notes in a hierarchical tree. Really nice. The notes are free form text. Works great for me and the price is very nice - $25.00. I've been running GTD out of My Notes Center for a couple of years now. Really helpful.
One of the nice things you can do with My Notes Center is have it "pop up" when you press a certain key or combination. That's really handy for all the interruptions we're all trying to catch and trap in our systems.
Like I said before, I read every post that's created but don't post as much as I would like. Thanks for all the suggestions and even more, thanks for all the encouragement as I see everyone struggling/wrestling with implementing GTD each and every moment.