Nice to see this discussion here!Originally Posted by alsa
While there were surely many factors involved, I attribute GTD when the pedal hit the metal and made a choice to come to Thailand. GTD clearly helped me keep my feet on the ground when I decided to make it happen in less than 2 weeks. Looking back, I made lots of mistakes and left many incomplete projects and loose ends. I have since written them off as a learning experience in transforming the entire context of my life - "mind like water" was my mantra at the time!
One of the first things I did was checkin with a local agent in regards to the Thai translation of GTD. Once I found out it was in the works - it was nice to hear GTD culture was here! Now that was 3 years ago and have yet to see it on the shelf - you could say I've been patient in the spirit of "Sabai Sabai!" In my book, GTD is still here via these forums - so a quick thanks to y'all!
My GTD structures have transformed dramatically - I went from a full-fledged Outlook/GTD Add-in on a laptop, filer, tickler, GTD notebook to a one-sheet mindmapped influenced Franklin-Covey compass, paper calendar, and next action-tagged email on an Office 2.0 desktop.
It would be hard to say that Thai culture or my environment influenced my choices - perhaps, perhaps not. I am on a mission to bring the most innovative of cultures to Thailand and what perhaps is more challenging, sit here like a sponge at get my own culture being a Thai-born American.
For anyone interested, I still have in my backburner, a GTD Binder with tabs translated to Thai I once did as a learning exercise one day and make good use of my Brother PT-65TH