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Whats you "Trusted System"

Hello all. I am brand new to the GTD system (Started one week ago). I am haveing some problems finding a good trusted system. I asked Merlin for advice and he directed me to you the reader for help. I am looking for suggestions on how to get this system into my life. thank you in advance for your answers and suggestions. Have a Very Merry Christmas

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Now that's a pretty big...

Now that's a pretty big question. I started typing a response that listed the tools I use, but then I realized that it did not really describe my "system." If you're interested in the tools, I'd be happy to post that list, but to describe my system I'd probably just point to certain pages of the GTD book. The essential parts are tools and habits for:

1) Capturing (note-taking and recording tools)
2) Collecting ("IN")
3) Filing reference material (file cabinet)
4) Deferring items to the future (tickler file)
5) Keeping track of hard landscape of time commitments (calendar)
6) Tracking projects and next actions (lists)

If you could expand a bit more on what you're looking for in descriptions of our "trusted systems" I'd be happy to provide more info.





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