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Greetings from West Hollywood, CA

I want to Get Things Done!

A friendly hello to the 43 Folders community. Just another overwhelmed person here. I'm tired of being caught in this vicious cycle of stressing about how I'm going to do everything I want to do with my life which causes me to be physically and mentally exhausted all the time which causes me to not be able to do everything I want to do with my life which causes me to stress about how... I've read about and tried to implement a few related systems, but nothing has worked for me so far.

Just reading through a few entries here, this community is by far the most active, engaged, and friendly that I have encountered. I'm really looking forward to implementing the 43 Folders system and becoming an active member of this community. I'll be talking to you guys soon :)


About dary.merckens

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Dary Merckens is a Web Developer for ESPN.com, developing social, distributed applications that can be seen on sites such as Facebook, MySpace, and iGoogle. He discovered David Allen's "Get Things Done" system and the 43Folders implementation while trying to organize his myriad activities and projects. He's found them to be the most effective program for organizing his widely varied pursuits which include (other than work) post-modern composition, Scrabble, calligraphy, personal fitness, French cuisine, jazz guitar and piano, New York Times crossword puzzles, screenwriting, golf, tennis, and squash, wine and scotch tasting, chess, and many, many others.




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