Just open an e-mail, jot down a couple notes in the reply field, hit CMD-S (CTRL-S for Windows users), and click out to wherever you wish to go next. The e-mail doesn’t get delivered, and you now have reference material directly attached to the message.
Keep your thoughts together. Put them in order. Rearrange. Organize. Bring them with you, wherever you go. Pick the size that’s right for you. Choose your favorite color. This isn’t your everyday notecard or flashcard. This is Ring Bound. This is for students, artists and business people. Myndology. Fresh. Smart. Good thinking.
As some of you might have read in the recent interview I did at Black Belt Productivity (thanks guys!), I’ve moved from an all-paper GTD system to a hybrid setup. The primary difference is the employment of Tracks to track my projects, actions and a sort of basic, digital tickler. This wasn’t a whimsical decision, mind you.
Flow (like GTD) is about action. However, that action must be defined by a series of self-awareness tests to ensure that the actions are worthwhile. In essence, you must strive to make certain that the actions you engage in bring you enjoyment, which is defined as different from pleasure.
One frigid November day, the Behance Team tried a bit of an experiment. We designated two areas of our loft-space office as “Action Areas.” With blue painter’s tape, we isolated both a portion of a counter space and a corner of the floor as areas reserved for items that require action. The concept: When you walk by, everything you see requires action. If you have a minute, take action. Members of our team started placing letters or packages that need to be mailed in the Action Areas. When anyone brings in snacks, they place them in the Action Areas.
Is GTD becoming so mainstream that David’s teachings are being watered down somewhat?
[Michael] I think that the blogosphere and Internet has definitely helped the spread of GTD into the mainstream. Without the Internet, I would not have taken up GTD to the extent that I have. The fact that GTD is really just “radical common sense” lends to the ease of entrance into using the system. I don’t feel that David Allen’s teachings are being ‘watered down’ as much as they are not being as adhered to as they probably should.
What good is creating a task list if we can’t get things done? This is where Neptune steps in. Neptune is a web based tool that allows users to set reminders for tasks and events through an easy to use interface.
Starting a couple months ago I began researching how I could effectively be reminded about my goals on a daily basis, but not be overwhelmed by tons of information or underwhelmed by boring goals written on a piece of paper. My research has payed off. I’ve leveraged my interest in information visualization, organization, and mind maps to create a unique approach to goal setting, and I want to share this technique with you. The entire process of getting your goals into the mind map takes 4 steps:
Record all your big shower-induced thoughts on our reuseable note tablet. Waterproof crayons (included) capture the flow of your creative ideas, to-do lists, and more for easy transport to and from the bathroom. Complete with crayon caddy and suction cup mounts.
That morning latte or espresso may not be the pick-me-up people think it is, a study has revealed.
University of Bristol researchers say the caffeine eases withdrawal symptoms which build up overnight, but does not make people more alert than normal.