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Merlin Mann | Sep 12 2006
Shiran Pasternak writes to ask:
This is a really good question -- especially given how many people are suffering from the first-world problem of having way too many cool Mac apps to choose from for this kind of work. The short answer is to slim down the number of tools you're frequently using, but to then be sure you also do something smart and repeatable with everything you've captured. The longer explanation...read more »
Merlin Mann | Aug 16 2006
LifeDev lays out some good tips for "idea dumping," based on these seven ideas.
Of course I'm a big fan of #1, but I also think there's some terrific advice in #3 (Plan for not planning on it):
Merlin Mann | Jul 24 2006
As laid out in Chapter 5:
And, as David succinctly states elsewhere in the book, if you don't use a dedicated inbox in the context of a healthy collection habit, your whole house or office turns into your inbox. And that just doesn't scale. Failing to do so in recent weeks may be why you've fallen off the GTD wagon.
So, just as you learned Collection as the first step in implementing GTD (and to subsequently maintain your system), it's precisely the place to start when you're trying to properly get back into it.
And for the errant GTDer, I feel like the most powerful collection exercise is what DA calls "the mind-sweep."read more »
Merlin Mann | Sep 14 2005
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