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aerospace engineer, Star Wars nerd, PowerPoint hater, and family barista, @wuerl


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answered Dealing with “waiting for reply” emails
Jun
30
answered Is there a proven method for managing emails?
Jun
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awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
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awarded  Citizen Patrol
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awarded  Beta
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answered Does more display space make you more productive?
Jun
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wiki created sleep-transition excerpt
Jun
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answered Multitasking and GTD - Linear vs. Non-Linear
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awarded  Quorum
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awarded  Editor
Jun
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revised Methods for Goal Setting
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Jun
27
answered Methods for Goal Setting
Jun
27
comment How can I bring productivity techniques that work for me to a new employer?
As a consultant you have to be wary of backlash. The best way to help is to lead by example and as Alexandre says ask the questions that cause others to wonder why you care and how you'll use the information. The people who will ultimately have the capacity to implement your productivity/GTD techniques will take the next step of following your lead on their own, the others may not care enough to try so pushing isn't going to help.
Jun
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awarded  Commentator
Jun
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comment What tools/techniques are useful in managing notes in different physical/digital locations?
TJB makes the most important point. Capture however you need to but process into a single system.
Jun
26
answered How do I register deadlines in a GTD system?
Jun
25
comment Where should I file my Next Actions from Projects in Freemind?
If you rename something but don't change its essence, then by definition the names are synonymous. Since you point out that Next Actions != Today, a change was intended, which I see now upon more careful reading. I think you're suggesting that when building the today list someone decides what next actions to accomplish today. David Allen recommends against this in his book (and against putting things on a calendar that don't really have to be done today) because if you don't get to them for some reason you've broken an agreement with yourself. I think a today list is akin to calendar misuse.
Jun
25
comment Where should I file my Next Actions from Projects in Freemind?
@Tom: I don't advocate getting rid of projects. I said that once a task becomes a next action, it doesn't really matter what project spawned it. All that matters is that it's something you've decided you want to do, that it can be done whenever you're in the correct context. If you're putting what you call "next actions" in a list for things that you can't do until the "next or some day" then they're not next actions, they're future actions--by definition. GTD doesn't want people to decide when to do tasks ahead of time, only decide if they can be done. Task selection is done in the moment.
Jun
25
comment Where should I file my Next Actions from Projects in Freemind?
@Tom: Agree, most GTD systems allow storing tasks in projects and tagging by context, but the screenshot implies things have one home. Given this restriction, the most useful place for a next action task is in the right context list. If they're stored in disparate projects it is not "a single click" to see all next actions that can be done @web, it requires traversing every project. If someone has so many actions they could do "right now" at a computer that it's scrolling off the page then the system is not the problem, rather the number of open projects and unaccomplished tasks.
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