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May
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comment What kind of permissions are necessary to give a workshop or write a book about GTD?
GTD is a registered trademark of The David Allen Co. - gettingthingsdone.com
Mar
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awarded  Yearling
Nov
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answered Email delegation/procrastination on the desktop
Oct
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comment How *exactly* do you manage all of the various things you need to do during the workday?
A couple of things: 1. I don't think this is a valid question in the stack exchange sense - because you're asking for recommendations - not the canonical answer to a question. 2. I think you might have hit a point where simplification of the system is needed - if you are not familiar with Getting Things Done by David Allen (very bottom-up) - that seems where you're trying to go (try The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Covey as well for a more top-down approach). ps. You may also want to consider the Pomodoro Technique after looking at the first two.
Sep
23
comment Why is there so much hype about mind mapping?
I don't believe your experience mirrors my own when it comes to mind-maps; so, I'm not sure this question actually has an answer. Mind maps are brainstorming tools - not diagramming tools - at least in my circles. If, however, someone is only familiar with those types of diagrams, it may just be easier for them. I've never encountered an individual or group appearing to make claims that mind-maps should be used for something other than brainstorming. Can you point to a reference?
Jun
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awarded  Revival
May
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comment How to incorporate the processing diagram of GTD on paper?
@AnishaKaul - See answer.
May
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answered How to incorporate the processing diagram of GTD on paper?
May
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revised How to maintain Day-Specific Actions such that they don't become Daily To-Do lists?
grammar and clarity
May
18
answered Is It Worth The Time?
May
18
comment How to incorporate the processing diagram of GTD on paper?
+1 For index cards, bulldog clip, and pen. Would've done another for mentioning that GTD was written during a prevalence of a paper-based reality.
May
18
comment How to incorporate the processing diagram of GTD on paper?
I'm not sure I'm following with the concept of "filling this diagram". The diagram is just a series of question/answers, which you move each item through one at a time; so, you wouldn't have something just sitting at a step.
May
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revised How to maintain Day-Specific Actions such that they don't become Daily To-Do lists?
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May
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answered How to maintain Day-Specific Actions such that they don't become Daily To-Do lists?
May
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awarded  Commentator
May
11
comment Becoming efficient and thus reducing how much we work & stress?
Another take away from the Pausch talk I would recommend is: Doing the right things adequately is far better than doing the wrong things beautifully.
Apr
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awarded  Enthusiast
Apr
11
comment “It could be done better and more efficiently” at the end of projects
@Muz - Agreed. That is why you are not spending 70% of the time "just sitting around thinking about it" - you should be testing your hypotheses as well. However, with a mindset that this is not the final thing. The problem being addressed in the question is things later are better - which is true - but, only after experimentation; however, Pablo seems to be working under this thing I am doing now is the final way. Hope that clarifies "planning" in the context of the answer.
Apr
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answered “It could be done better and more efficiently” at the end of projects
Apr
9
comment Reviewing Past Productivity
I don't what platform you're on, but the Reminders app for bothApple platforms comes for free and has a "completed" list sorted and grouped by date.