Posts Tagged ‘Next Actions’
Getting started with context lists
Q. What do you recommend for lists if I am just starting with GTD? A. One of the biggest challenges that I see when people are setting up their lists initial in their GTD system is they are not really sure what contexts to use. Typically what I recommend is starting with really basic contexts; Agendas to hold the […]
Marching orders, or at least a wise recommendation
Have fun in your command. Don’t always run at a breakneck pace. Take leave when you’ve earned it, spend time with your families.
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Personal digital assistant or paper for on-the-go collecting
Even though most people always carry their phone, some of the most savvy GTDers also use pen and paper for collection. The key is to know what methods reduce the friction in your system.
What are the first steps to take for an immediate change?
Get a notepad and inbox, capture everything that has your attention. Decide the next actions on each and all of them. Review that total inventory, keeping it current, at least weekly.
Which is more stressful: email or no email?
With the GTD approach to getting email under control, you can stay connected, or take a vacation away from email, and trust that your decision is healthy.
Why ABC Priority Codes Don't Work
Before you spend another minute creating yet another list with ABC, 123, or high-medium-low codes as a way to define your priorities, read my essay this month. You may discover there’s a more natural path for getting you what you need to get the right things done.
Working on job one
There are very few times and places we really have the appropriate energy level, tools, and uninterrupted time frames towork on some of our “most important” work.
Who distracts you the most?
Is your software programmed to grab your attention in ways that make your time-management job harder?
Your Browser is a Productivity Tool
From the Business Center at PC World, GTD is listed as a browser-compatible productivity system.