I have been using GTD since the beginning of the year. Before then I based my work on the Covey method of attempting to be PROactive as often as possible, rather than REactive.
My problem is that my business is highly REactive and fast moving; I have any number of great ideas and projects (many, alas, somedayed) which could transform my work if only I could get to them. My business (which I do own and employ around 10 people in) is a difficult one to delegate; many of the important customer relationships are with me and a lot of the technical and commercial information - to say nothing of many years of experience - is in my own head.
GTD has been invaluable - a watershed in my career - in better handling the myriad of interruptions, phone calls, opportunities, "could-you-justs" and appointments that make up a day. My runway is clearer than it has ever been and I will be eternally grateful to DA just for this. And yet... I still struggle to find the time to deal with the PROactive work - the projects which, if completed, will advance my business and move me into another gear. In GTD terms, I suppose, I am struggling to get off the runway.
I recognise that this problem arises very much from the business that I have chosen to operate in, but does anyone else recognise or have you succeeded against this problem?
How did it work out for you? Do you have any advice?