Last week was pretty busy so I didn?t have any time to drop any knowledge on ya, so to make up for lost time here’s a double wide version of ye old power links….
In my last post, I wrote about The Importance of the Weekly Review. Now I want to show you how to automate this process by entering a series of tasks into Outlook using a simple VBA program. This will enable you to enter the list with a single mouseclick.
Next Action is a Getting Things Done todo-list tracking tool. It’s a personal database for your GTD info.
Features Include: ¶
- Free and Open Source.
- Fast and snappy.
- Easy to use.
- It runs on your computer, so you can use it when you’re not connected online.
Your home is filled with clutter of all shapes and sizes. This is why you are unable to keep it clean. You have too much STUFF. All we ask is that you set a timer and spend 15 minutes a day decluttering. That’s it. Anyone can do anything for only 15 minutes, even if you have to break it down into 5 minutes segments. These are the five tools we give you to help you declutter and also make it fun for you!
We all know that if we leave our dishes and countertops until the morning, we need an ice pick to scrape off dried on food. After a long day few of us want to spend an hour scrubbing a room that is just going to need it again in 8 hours. Use this method to keep your kitchen running smoothly without making you feel rundown.
And research shows that you can make yourself more alert reduce stress and improve cognitive functioning with a nap. Mid-day sleep, or a ‘power nap’, means more patience, less stress, better reaction time, increased learning, more efficiency and better health. Here’s what you need to know about the benefits of sleep and how a power nap can help you!
A Google meeting features a lot of displays. On one wall, a projector displays the presentation, while right next to it, another projector shows the transcription of the meeting. (Yet another displays a 4-foot image of a ticking stopwatch.) Google executives are big believers in capturing an official set of notes, so inaccuracies and inconsistencies can be caught immediately.
I’ve just started using mind mapping software to help with brainstorming, I find the whole visual aspect very helpful in getting the creative juices flowing. But nothing can replace the tactile joy of grabbing a Moleskine, going to a great local coffee shop and dreaming out loud on paper.
Coming up with a killer idea is no easy feat. I’m talking about that perfect idea that makes you consider dropping out of school or quitting your job to pursue it; something that could have a huge impact on a group of people, if not the world. In this article, I will attempt to present a method that might help you come up with and cultivate a powerful idea.
One technique which works extremely well to help you in increasing your overall concentration levels is to sit at your desk and do practically nothing for a few minutes or in other words meditate. Your mind needs to be completely devoid of any thought for that period. Just 10 minutes of meditation before handling each task would be sufficient.
In this episode, David and Merlin talked about ways to patch the leaks in your GTD system — including the role of ubiquitous capture and scrupulous review.
Recent studies show that green tea can help greatly in the process of losing weight. It does it by increasing the body’s metabolism. If consumed regularly, it can help you burn as much as eighty calories extra. In a year, that’s about 8 pounds; you lose that much just by drinking, even without diet and exercise.
Last week, Mindjet gave us the opportunity to visit an online webseminar with David Allen. In a (technically challenged, I must say) hour-long webseminar, The Dave gave us some insight in how he uses his own GTD-principles. He gave us a little glimpse in his own mindmaps, for instance his 20,000 feet goals, a brainstorm-map about hiring a new P.A. and the futuree of the David Allen company
I just found this cool open source application which allows you to synchronize your Google Calendar and your mobile phone. It works for most phones including Blackberry, though I guess its best served on Symbian (considering the source.)