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ArcCaster
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Joined: 01-03-2007
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  • First, I applaud your starting with deciding where everything should go. It will make all your processing easier.

    Second, a thought on hierarchy: It is good for managing complexity, separating things into logical groups. But it also introduces complexity, burying things in various prairie...
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  • If it is done, and if the first area is an active one and the other inactive, I would put it in the inactive one, out of the way of current and future projects.
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  • I too tried using Outlook's features to translate emails to tasks. It only took a couple of times searching unsuccessfully for one of those emails to decide that I do not want to translate -- it was an email, I remember it as an email, and I want to be able to find it as an email -- so, rather than...
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  • I agree. I should not have expanded my 'best practice' into the broader realm of next action lists.

    So let me take a step backwards and narrow my focus:

    For me, reviewing my day and deciding exactly where I want to start the next day, then allowing that chosen start point...
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    ArcCaster posted a Visitor Message for Barb
    Hey Barb,

    Just did a quick browse after a long absence -- saw you switched to EverNote. I just started using it a couple weeks ago as my reference system. Are you using it for GTD as well? Is there an EverNote topic in this forum?

    Rob...
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  • I think it is a project-specific thing. Our next-action list contains a single next action for each of many projects. However, as a technical writer, I can spend the bulk of my day on a single project, starting from my 'next action' list. That next action may get completed in the first hour of my day,...
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  • Maybe related -- but on a daily, not a weekly, basis -- on those days that I start planning my next day in the closing hour of my current day, I find that both the remainder of that closing hour AND my next day are wonderfully productive. The question I ask is 'what is next'? And 'what is next' is...
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