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    Hi,

    I created this simple list to help out (new) members here. The information in the book can be overwhelming but here's a list of 30 behaviours you can adopt to reach "mind like water".

    (I drafted an incomplete list, so please help add to it! And please correct me if I'm wrong)
    1. Think about your stuff more than you realize but not as much as you're afraid you might.
    2. Ask yourself "What is it?"
    3. Ask yourself "Is it actionable?"
    4. Throw away anything that has no potential future action or reference value.
    5. Decide on outcome and add it to a projects list.
    6. Do any next action that requires less than 2 minutes.
    7. Look at your calendar
    8. Look at your next action list
    9. Determine the purpose of each project.
    10. Envision WILD SUCCESS (Why not the best?)
    11. Sort items on your next actions list by categories.
    12. Dedicate workspace
    13. Label your file folders
    14. Collect anything that doesn't belong where it is forever
    15. Date everything
    16. Look at your maybe list
    17. Look at your projects list
    18. Look at your waiting for list
    19. Delete and clear inactive or unreal notes.
    20. Look at your tickler file
    21. Perform weekly review every Friday afternoon
    22. Sort your next actions list so that you have low-energy tasks to do
    23. Draft a list called Areas of Focus
    24. Draft relevant checklists
    25. Ask yourself "what are longer term goals you set and what projects do you need to have in place to make them happen?"
    26. Use outlines to plan projects
    27. Block out time to handle vertical thinking about each project
    28. End conversation with the question "So what's the next action here?"
    29. Participate on forums
    30. Review GTD book

    Cheers,
    Calvin

  • #2
    Wow Calvin! You gave me something to pin on and you made me realize a lot of things that I missed.

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    • #3
      This is great

      This is a great list. I like "participate in more forums". Thanks for getting this started.
      Originally posted by ctklai View Post
      Hi,

      I created this simple list to help out (new) members here. The information in the book can be overwhelming but here's a list of 30 behaviours you can adopt to reach "mind like water".

      (I drafted an incomplete list, so please help add to it! And please correct me if I'm wrong)
      1. Think about your stuff more than you realize but not as much as you're afraid you might.
      2. Ask yourself "What is it?"
      3. Ask yourself "Is it actionable?"
      4. Throw away anything that has no potential future action or reference value.
      5. Decide on outcome and add it to a projects list.
      6. Do any next action that requires less than 2 minutes.
      7. Look at your calendar
      8. Look at your next action list
      9. Determine the purpose of each project.
      10. Envision WILD SUCCESS (Why not the best?)
      11. Sort items on your next actions list by categories.
      12. Dedicate workspace
      13. Label your file folders
      14. Collect anything that doesn't belong where it is forever
      15. Date everything
      16. Look at your maybe list
      17. Look at your projects list
      18. Look at your waiting for list
      19. Delete and clear inactive or unreal notes.
      20. Look at your tickler file
      21. Perform weekly review every Friday afternoon
      22. Sort your next actions list so that you have low-energy tasks to do
      23. Draft a list called Areas of Focus
      24. Draft relevant checklists
      25. Ask yourself "what are longer term goals you set and what projects do you need to have in place to make them happen?"
      26. Use outlines to plan projects
      27. Block out time to handle vertical thinking about each project
      28. End conversation with the question "So what's the next action here?"
      29. Participate on forums
      30. Review GTD book

      Cheers,
      Calvin

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      • #4
        I will use this from now on.

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        • #5
          Great list!

          Good job, Calvin!

          How about this one:
          31. Celebrate your successes and completions.

          Love your list!

          Dena

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          • #6
            I'd change

            21. Perform weekly review every Friday afternoon

            to

            21. Perform weekly review every week

            Different days for different people. The key is a regular / weekly review.

            Mike

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