I’ve actually been working on the first official GGTD podcast and it should be out really soon! As always your comments are welcome…
Can you find true happiness at work?
Pleasure by itself does not bring happiness. We can experience pleasure (e.g. eating, sleeping, sex) without an investment of psychic energy. Enjoyment on the other hand, happens only as a result of an unusual amount of attention. Pleasure is fleeting and, unlike enjoyment, does not bring complexity (growth) to the self. If one only invests energy in new directions solely for extrinsic rewards, one may end up no longer enjoying life, and pleasures become the only source of positive experience.
MindAlign Mobile a new way to stay in contact?
MindAlign Mobile is a new client for installation on BlackBerry (see below), Windows Mobile and Palm Treo devices. It connects to the MindAlign Server, and by default, displays the filters that the user has set up on their desktop. Because of the limited screen real-estate on the device, Parlano made the decision to display these filtered channels by default, and give the user the power to see anything or everything else if they wanted to. You can write into a channel when you’re on one of these devices, thus being able to participate in ongoing conversations from anywhere.
Lifehack.org has had a bunch of groovy post’s in the last few days so here is a mini mega link fest!
The way this works is simple. Get your post-it note pad and take off about 30 pieces to put up on your wall, while labeling each with a number, 1-31, for the days of the month. This month my calendar goes up to 28, but for March I’ll have it up to 31. Think of 30boxes.
It’s a theory of mine that the way you manage your emotions is critical to managing the rest of your life. If you are confused and/or distracted by something emotional – ie. not tangible and in your head – it will negatively affect your work and the people around you.
Originally touted as a personal productivity machine, the Crackberry is quickly becoming a time trap and the corporate drug of choice. If you have one, think about how many times you check your Crackberry in a day. Once, twice, or hundreds of times a day? Try counting. A lot of managers like to get their staff onto them so they can more easily intrude on their personal lives.
Nance Labs has a great post on understanding the power of self management
When you start to go over what makes GTD tick, you’ll find something important at the center of it all: yourself. David termed it as “The Matrix of Self-Management” and it has two axes, “Vision” and “Control.”
via naunce labs
Calgoo goe’s live today…anybody care?
In case you haven’t heard of Calgoo, it’s a calendar that allows you to roll all of your calendars, (GCal, iCal, Microsoft) into one, with sharing among contacts. It looks like it’s a desktop/online combo with a download required.
A short post but a very important question is asked…
If an executive, a knowledge worker, simply deals with “stuff as it shows up,” he will quickly find that he has misspent his time on the operational aspects of his work at the expense of the strategic work which his title and responsibilities require of him. The secret to effectiveness, therefore, is to clearly define the successful outcome of his role in the organization.
via eric mack
Would you make better decisions if you mind mapped them first?
Marcus Ingemann, in his Mind Mapping Power Pack, outlines a number of intriguing techniques for visual mapping. One of them is called “The Scale.” It can be used any time you need to compare several items or choices with each other. It’s a marvelous way to visualize the advantages and drawbacks of a number of choices you’re trying to compare, so you can come to a better informed decision.
via mind mapping software weblog