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revised How to get back to track after being lost?
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Aug
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comment How to get back to track after being lost?
Oh, I see. I'll edit my answer later.
Aug
29
comment How to get back to track after being lost?
I'm not sure if I understand your comment about "paying for the chance to find a solution": you mean, you do not want to invest the 14$ for the book? I see that reading a book about a new productivity methods is a risk of procrastination. However I know some people who started with GTD, lost track of their tasks and projects and finally found help in Linenbergers method. Believe me, I rarely buy a book, I mostly borrow them in Libraries, but this is one I bought. If still you don't want to buy it, have a look at the free ebook first: michaellinenberger.com/free1MTD.htm
Aug
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answered How to get back to track after being lost?
Aug
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comment How to get back to track after being lost?
Did you have a look at Michael Linenberger's book, which I recommended you recently (productivity.stackexchange.com/a/7669/566)? Having a "trusted system" for managing tasks and projects and their priorities can help finding back to the most important things to end such a period of "feeled" failure and frustration.
Aug
29
comment What is the key to be able to start a project?
I'm not sure if I understand your point correctly. Could you please explain, why you are not satisfied by what you do? If you want to code the solution for a problem and it finally works, this should be a satisfaction, no?
Aug
27
comment How to take notes when reading technical books
which software are you using for the personal wiki? Are you then breaking the notes about one book into "atomic" pieces, or how do you organise the notes from reading in this wiki?
Aug
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comment How to take notes when reading technical books
very good points. I also made this experience (with a very long project, where it may take weeks or months since the last time working on it) that writing some kind of short "working diary" is extremely helpful for restarting quickly. However I would also recommend to make notes about the content (as this is at least for me the only way to memorize - I forget really quickly, if I have only read something without taking notes. Same is true for meetings).
Aug
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answered What does a digital tickler file look like?
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comment Hierarchical notetaking application
@xralf: "EDIT: Finally, I have found out that Workflowy provides this feature via tags. So, this is the answer" you can write an answer to your own question and accept it, if this is the solution to your problem. IMHO the question and the existing answers are still useful and worth being kept here.
Jul
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comment How to use kanban board to do GTD?
@TomBurther: welcome on stack exchange! As you seem to like Raystafarian's answer, you could/should vote it up with the upward arrow symbol. As you even seem to be willing to follow his suggestions, you could also mark it as your accepted answer. (see here: productivity.stackexchange.com/about)
Jul
15
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Jul
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revised How to quickly prepare for technical presentations?
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Jul
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comment How do I set priorities and estimate completion time for 30 projects, 600 tasks?
@RobertoDelgazzo: I do understand your frustration. For giving a more concrete answer, you might give more detail in your question what you're actually doing and what tools you are using for maintaining your task list(s). You say, "this is all known". Did you read Michael Linenberger's books, especially the one I mentioned in my answer?
Jul
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answered How do I set priorities and estimate completion time for 30 projects, 600 tasks?
Jul
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comment Hierarchical notetaking application
this was also my first thought. I've started using Emacs and org-mode more than a year ago and sure it needs some time learning the basics, but it es extremely powerful, flexible and can be easily extended to your needs. For note-taking I prefer Freeplane (freeplane.sourceforge.net ), but for storing and organizing notes, todos and projects, org-mode is amazing!
Jul
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comment Hierarchical notetaking application
My first thought was Emacs org-mode (already proposed by jxy: productivity.stackexchange.com/a/5767/566)! I did never work with workflowy, just hat a short look at the demo-video, but I'd say that orgmodecan do everything that workflowy does (creating and reorganizing hierarchical lists) + much more. If you like it more "visual", you could try Freeplane (see my example workflow here: productivity.stackexchange.com/a/7618/566)
Jun
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comment Is there an email/forum productivity tool which can automate reply generation?
@apathetic: maybe my approach with Freeplane mindmapping software could be used as a base to create something more sophisticated. Freeplane can be extended easily by Groovy scripts. productivity.stackexchange.com/a/7618/566
Jun
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answered Is there an email/forum productivity tool which can automate reply generation?
Jun
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revised Need to have focus and correct bad habits
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