Writing Assignment: Write A List Of Lists

02.15.2013 GTD

For some people, writing a list is like writing a contract. Once something is on the list, if it is not done then the listmaker has failed. For others, making a list is a delaying tactic. They make lists to avoid actually doing things. Making a list gives the appearance of doing things without actually […]

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Falling In Love With Field Notes

07.17.2012 GTD

I’m late to the game, but I am head over heels about Field Notes memo books. I’ve been using the Levenger Shirt Pocket Briefcase and 3×5 note cards for many, many years. It’s a wonderful way to capture ideas or to make a note and hand it to someone else. Whenever I wear a sports […]

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Simple Productivity Task Of The Day: Delete Something From Your To-Do List

11.17.2011 GTD

This is one of the most powerful tools in helping yourself get things done: delete things from your to-do list. I didn’t say to check them off as completed. I said delete them. If you make long lists of things to do, you probably have things on that list that don’t really need to be […]

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Simple Productivity Task Of The Day: Draw Your Day

11.15.2011 GTD

To-do lists are made of of words. Lot of words. Too many words. Your list may seem impossibly long. You’ll never get all of these things done. And sometimes, often, it’s hard to see how you’ll do any of them today. Seeing is the key word. Seeing your list as pictures might just help you […]

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Simple Productivity Task of The Day: The Shape Of The Day

04.26.2010 GTD

One of the things that calendars, to-do lists, and most productivity planning tools do poorly is let you view both close-up details and long-range perspectives of your schedule at the same time.  Here’s a simple practice used by my friends Ann and Gary Ralston from Ralston Consulting called “the Shape Of The Day.”  It can […]

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