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An introduction to my obsession with GTD

On my old blog I posted several times about my obsession with the Getting Things Done (GTD) process.

For those of you unfamiliar with the principal, it’s a process for managing your time and what they often call “the fire hose of life”. It’s a system that everyone implements a little differently, what I call “working the GTD system”. This is where the blog comes in, occasionally I’ll post something about how I “work” my system here.

Now, I realize that you shouldn’t post about what you’re going to post, you should just post it. I didn’t want those that are use to getting martial art posts to be confused about the topic change.

In discussions with Sterling we feel this blog is really about “stuff we want to blog about” more then any specific topic. That was the spirit of the podcast, and I think it makes sense that it’s the spirit of the blog as well.

In brief my current system includes:

  • gmail for collection (using SMS to send myself notes when I’m not on a computer)
  • gtdagenda.com for next actions, project lists, and ticklers.
  • google calendar for appointments
  • evernote for reference and list keeping

I’ve tuned my system to a well oiled machine. It’s all free/cheap and all web based, so nothing is tied to a specific computer.

I’ve heard a lot of people talk about using a paper based system, and I’m tempted to try it, but for now I’m sticking with the technology.

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Written by Dan

April 6, 2009 at 8:15 am

Posted in Life, Productivity

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