Merlin’s weekly podcast with Dan Benjamin. We talk about creativity, independence, and making things you love.
Mike Mahon: Whacking the stupid out of his system
Merlin Mann | Nov 16 2005
Wow. I love this practical outline of stuff Mike Mahon does to get things done. It's primarily a list of useful life-hacky stuff that helps him keep it together, but it also repeatedly brings the funny:
I'm so going to install a "Big Don’t Forget This Stuff Box" right now.
Of my many sins in this mortal coil, the one I might regret most is helping cause one book called "Getting Things Done" to become synonymous with everything from paper to kitchen timers to -- well -- having a job, I guess.
A lot of what Mike's doing here is only orthogonally related to David Allen's actual book (which is so totally okay with me), but it does mostly share reverence for one of the most important lessons of GTD: until you figure out your relationship to all the "stuff" in your life, you're just spinning your wheels. Making hard decisions about your "POS" and whacking the stupid out of it is also just huge. It's the point when you stop thinking about riding a bike and just start pedaling.
Great work, Mike -- and, seriously, congrats to Gina and the Lifehacker crew on their continuing hot streak. It's been really swell and useful the last few weeks in particular.
|EXPLORE 43Folders||THE GOOD STUFF|