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Jul
1
comment Summary of Getting Things Done (GTD) system
I up-voted this as a good starting point for the OP. At the same time I strongly encourage him to take the time to read the book (it is not very long) and then start using the system. Then go back and read the book AGAIN in about six months, for a completely different experience. I don't think that anyone can "get" GTD through a single reading or a couple weeks of mechanically going through the motions. You have to review the ideas, apply them and then come back and check yourself. YMMV.
Jun
28
comment How can I improve my workplace to have less interruptions?
What kind of work are you doing?
Jun
28
comment Methods for reducing time spent in meetings
This assumes that you are the one running the meeting.
Jun
28
comment Methods for Goal Setting
+1 for Time-phased. A goal without a deadline is nothing more than a wish.
Jun
23
comment How to use GTD both at home and at work
I use #2. I use OneNote at work and Evernote for all my personal projects. I do GTD in both places with a slightly different model. I like not having to cross-pollinate the two sets.
Jun
23
comment Would improving my penmanship improve my productivity?
Cool! I had no idea that this was an option. I too have heinously bad writing but let myself get away with it by always having a keyboard of some type nearby. I also carry a voice recorder and record ideas rather than handwriting them and then transcribe them later. I'm going to take a hard look at this book. Thanks for the tip!
Jun
23
comment What is the linkage between “next actions” and “projects” in GTD?
I think that this answer also gets at what I'm thinking about. I'd like to be able to see all my information at once, in one spot, tied together by tags but also by direct relationships (items being able to point to "parent" items). So many of my projects have large titles so that I've created a separate folder just to hold the names of them. I suppose I need to just prune them entirely, both in number and in title length.
Jun
23
comment What is the linkage between “next actions” and “projects” in GTD?
Yes, this was kind of what I was thinking about, wanting to be able to have a linkage of what's next, what's dependent, etc. Maybe I spent too much time in MS Project in the past.
Jun
23
comment What is the linkage between “next actions” and “projects” in GTD?
I suppose that's the missing piece for me - I'm great at collecting, and processing, but I get into the weeds when it comes time to organize, being a very detail-oriented individual. The reviews are not as consistent as they should be and things get ahead of me. Rather than trying to come up with something that is "correct" from the point of view of data consistency (i.e., next-action items pointing back to their parent project) maybe I need to concentrate on working the system more as Mr. Allen suggests. Thanks!