I have read the GTD book and decided to take on the challenge. I began with my desktop, applying Chapters 4-7. I can already see benefits, however, I'm puzzled by a few things. Not sure if these were covered in the workshop or if those who have operationalized this approach can help.
1) New Project-Job Search
This is a new project on my list. I anticipate there will be many files, calls, next actions, and waiting for's. I think this needs to be a separate file, not part of the general reference. I'm also thinking a separate page under calls, actions, waiting for dedicated to this as well as for emails. Does anyone else have experience using GTD for a job search project?
2) Financial Files
I have a separate system in place for this already that is working well. I'm thinking this should also be a separate file and not part of general reference. Where do others store their files?
3) "IN" review
I completed my inbox review. I would up with a small stack of papers that I could not figure out what to do with. These are things that went on my calls or next actions list that are 1 step and take longer than 2 min. to do. However, once the action is completed, the info on the paper will likely be tossed. It doesn't seem to make sense to create a new folder. Should I create "Calls" or Action folders for these or put in a pending basket? For now they are back in my In which I know if a big no-no.
4) Proj Files
Are these labeled alpa in the general file or Proj-X, Proj-Y, etc. What about Someday Proj files that you are not committed to right now?
Where do you keep track of things that you need to complete in a particular week or complete in a certain month, but there is flexibility to do around other hard dates/times on the calendar. For example: grocery shopping.
Looking forward to hearing what's working well for others.