43 Folders

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Merlin’s weekly podcast with Dan Benjamin. We talk about creativity, independence, and making things you love.

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”What’s 43 Folders?”
43Folders.com is Merlin Mann’s website about finding the time and attention to do your best creative work.

Hello World!

Long time reader, first time poster. :cool: I'm 35 years old, and I've been a productivity / office supply / time management junkie for most (more than half) of my life. I was given a pocket-sized DayTimer when I was 15 to help me stay organized in my new sales job. I was the youngest guy in the Time-Power seminar, and have always had a planner since then. I went to FranklinQuest, then they respawned as FranklinCovey. Over the years I've spent hundreds of dollars and thousands of hours trying to tweak my system.

I had just bought and was playing with Life Balance on my Mac when I read a forum post about doing GTD with it. I Googled it, bought the book on Amazon, and the skies opened up.

I then Googled "GTD Mac OS X" and I found this place. I made my first Hipster Nov 2005, and have given away at least a dozen of them. I've also refilled my Franklin binders with DIY goodness.

Didn't mean to write a novel. :o

Glad to be here.

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