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grant balfour | May 19 2008
Two stories that I know I should be learning from:
Matt Wood | May 15 2008
Slate is running a special issue this week on procrastination, a series of stories on why we waste time, what we do when we waste time, and how different types of people waste their time.
My favorites of the bunch so far:read more »
grant balfour | May 9 2008
The aptly named "Positivity Blog" recently had a rather compelling overview of Bruce Lee, Productivity Guru.
Like our own dear Merlin, Mr. Lee was from the Bay Area and took a lifelong interest in the fundamental rules underlying systems; unlike Mr. Mann, Bruce Lee could break Chuck Norris in half but never once listened to Zen Arcade.
Merlin Mann | May 7 2008
Merlin Mann | May 6 2008
I'm still in a de-cluttering mode these days (more on that soon), so I was intrigued by this resource, which arrived this morning via Mrs. Folders.
While primarily a trade group for "professional organizers," the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization site has some handy documents and links to help with identifying and solving pathological problems with clutter and hoarding.
If you can tolerate the site's gruesome ardor for PDFs, you'll find some informative and eye-opening stuff. From their fact sheets page:
I really liked some of the Tips for Overcoming Procrastination for the Chronically Disorganized Individual or Household (excerpted):read more »
Merlin Mann | May 2 2008
And, if you're in a real "grab the shovel" mood, don't miss his link to a metric buttload of GTD apps.
As ever, though, friends, just remember: GTD's power is in what it does to your approach and to your thinking; it's not about magic beans and doo-dahs. Never allow yourself to obsess over tools to the exclusion of actually completing tasks. This is about action.
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