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So here I am swamped by a tonne of “stuff” to do. I guess everyone these days is busy. That’s what I hear anyways. When was the last time you heard someone complained because they didn’t have enough things to do? Or that they had way too much time on their hands?
Yeah, I didn’t think so.
Anyways, I’m trying to get all this stuff done. I have the feeling that realistically I could finish all I have currently on my plate and more. But it seems the faster I peddle all I get is more stress not real results.
So I decided that I need a new method. What I’m using right now, the patent pending “seat of your pants” method isn’t really getting me anywhere.
I look around and when it comes to productivity and organization, there is one method that has an almost cult following; aptly named, Getting Things Done (by David Allen). I’m hoping that it is for good reason that it has swept through the intertubes like wildfire.
I’m hoping that its for real and that it will help me get more done in a less chaotic, stressful manner. But most of all, I’m hoping that following the method won’t have me spending hours and hours on the method itself.
Believe it or not, I actually got Allen’s book a few years ago but since it has been sitting on my shelf. Ironic that I just didn’t have the time or just procrastinated reading it. Thankfully, now I can just google the term and read a slew of summaries and tips on the method.
I’m taking this weekend to try and get things under control and start applying GTD. If you have any experience with it and wish to offer a tip or have a good story of how it helped you (or how it didn’t), I’d love to hear it.
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