Posts Tagged ‘Empty Inbox’

Tricks for capturing Waiting For emails
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Tricks for capturing Waiting For emails

One of the key buckets in your GTD system is Waiting For.  So what’s the biggest creator of Waiting For? Sent emails. Sure, you could slog through your Sent folder for which ones you actually need to make sure to track, but that’s like searching for a contact lens on the beach.  Good luck having […]

Giving more attention to your kids than your BlackBerry
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Giving more attention to your kids than your BlackBerry

We wanted to share this amazing letter from Kevin, who recently attended a GTD Mastering Workflow class.  He describes what he did after the class, including a wonderful experience of connecting with his daughter.  For those of you feeling like you’re in “always on” mode in your work and personal life, Kevin’s story may be […]

When email becomes a two-headed monster
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When email becomes a two-headed monster

Q: I think email is becoming a two-headed monster. It is vital but more and more people ignore them, don’t read fully etc. How can we move forward with accomplishing goals in this environment? Are there ideas you can offer regarding effective corporate communications and task handoffs? David Allen’s answer: Essentially email is no different […]

Getting the most out of Gmail
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Getting the most out of Gmail

The better you are at using a tool, and the more you love the tools you use, the more effective they will be for your GTD system.  David Allen has said time and time again, learn at least the basic speed keys for the tools you use the most, so the tool is not slowing […]

Can GTD help with too much email volume?
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Can GTD help with too much email volume?

In my earlier blog post about getting your email inbox down to zero, GTD’er Gil asked the question, “So, what do you suggest when the problem seems to be the sheer quantity, not just mail management practices?” There are two things I would look at:  Speed + Input One angle to consider is to get […]

How to weed wack your inbox down to zero
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How to weed wack your inbox down to zero

If you’ve ever tasted Inbox zero, you know there’s no going back. It’s a powerful reference point in mastering GTD.  The key is knowing how you did it, and how to repeat it on a regular basis. (Yes, it’s not just about getting it there once–anyone can do that with Ctrl+A, Delete. )  The answers […]

When your desk becomes your Inbox
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When your desk becomes your Inbox

Ever have your desk (or office or house) become your Inbox?  Paul Garth, Director of Technology for the David Allen Company, recently moved his office space. For a short while, his entire desk was his Inbox. We couldn’t resist taking before and after photos.  As David Allen says, GTD is not about never being out […]

Getting Email Under Control
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Getting Email Under Control

Getting Your Email Under Control by David Allen Managing the flood of email messages that most of us need to interact with on a daily basis is a growing challenge. No one’s volume is diminishing. That “beast is out of the barn,” and we’re not going to be able to shove it back in! So, […]