A true believer sings the praises of GTD…
Mr. McKay says he follows the productivity websites but “draws the line where people describe in detail how they made a pen holder for their Moleskine and then get into a debate about which pen they use.”
Mr. McKay confessed his own moment of system overload on his blog, CanuckFlack.com, when he wrote about “staring at a desk covered in GTD flowcharts, Covey checklists, coloured folders, varying sizes of Moleskine notebooks, and the latest DIYPlanner.”
iPhone GTD wallpapers…
Finally I found the time to re-create 2 of my GTD-wallpapers for iPhone,
using MindManager7, Powerpoint2007 and Photoshop
Both wallpapers are in PNG format and if you want to download these, just click the images bellow 😉
Good post on how to get started with GTD…
Once I read the book I had the same problem. Where do I start? I found myself trying to get everything into one system, trying every sort of software. But still, little projects and actions fell through the cracks of an incomplete system. So I tried it step by step. At work, I started using the GTD addin for Outlook and committed myself to try to get an empty inbox every week. I also tried to do a Weekly Review at set times.
Now you can Twitter from Outlook with OutTwit…
Digital Streets reports that OutTwit will let you update Twitter from Microsoft Outlook 2003 or 2007. While I like the idea of being able to Twitter from every application, I’m not sure we actually need that level of access to Twitter. However, for those who live in their email clients, I can see the benefit.
via Twitter Hacks
Just downloaded the uber-PIM Chandler and I’ll let you know if it doesn’t suck.
A Long Wait is Over – The Chandler project, which has been building an open-source PIM with group collaboration and GTD baked in for quite a while, is out with their preview release, which they say is stable enough to trust your data to. Looks ambitious and potentially interesting.
via Web Worker Daily
Why you should write stuff down…
When we write something down, research suggests that as far as our brain is concerned, it’s as if we were doing that thing. Writing seems to act as a kind of mini-rehearsal for doing. I’ve written before about how visualizing doing something can “trick” the brain into thinking it’s actually doing it, and writing something down seems to use enough of the brain to trigger this effect. Again, this leads to greater memorization, the same way that visualizing the performance of a new skill can actually improve our skill level.
Interesting post on placing a monetary value on your time…
For many, buying with credit is akin to paying with funny-money. You want something, you pull out a plastic card and shazam, you own it. By translating the number of dollars you pay for something into hours of your life spent working, you can make well-informed choices regarding what you’re willing to pay for with your life energy.