I’ve been beating the GTD drum recently, and several months ago moved my email, address book and other daily tools to my PowerBook so here’s one last (for the time being anyway) for others who are interested in both who might not be ready to dive into KGTD: an old HawkWings posting, on Getting Things Done in Apple Mail. There may be some updates to the tools he writes about, but it’s a starting place.
I mentioned I’d been off the net today; the funny thing is that I was productively working on a website. E, at TPI, has been good to me in these few months, contracting me to build their new site and finding other gigs to work on for her. This week they’ve got a contract for some content and part of that is web-based, so they called me. I really appreciate that, thanks.
Oh, and as for off the net today – they’re moving their office down the hall, so things are in a bit of disarray. No biggie, we had everything we needed. It was actually pretty nice, working without any network distractions.
When you’re trying to dig yourself out, it’s important to know which shovel to use. When you’re trying to Get Things Done, it’s important to know what your verbs mean. If you don’t know your verbs from a hole in the ground, see Merlin’s post. Check it out.
GTD refers to Getting Things Done, David Allen’s Macintosh-based system for making sure that no task, no decision, no obligation gets missed. It doesn’t matter if you’re a Mac user, a Windows user, or a Linux user – or indeed someone who uses no computer at all (though I’m not sure how you’d be reading this), I highly recommend getting a copy of the book. It doesn’t matter if you use David’s system, just that you use a system. Free your mind from itself, get the little details into a system, allow your mind to flow.