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GTD Actions? Need a boost

I'm not sure if I've started down the GTD path "the right way". I stay really busy ALL THE TIME and didn't read the GTD book.

Instead, I listened to the audio book in my car while driving between home, work, and client sites. The audio book definitely has made me a believe in the system!

You can imagine, however, how difficult it may be to implement the system when you don't have the book to refer back to :)

Anyway, I figured I'd try the Outlook Add-In Trial. I'm on my second day using it and I've already cleared my inbox! :)

I'm a little confused, however, that I'm not using the "actions" correctly. The add-in comes with some default actions like:

@calls @computer @office @anywhere

I understand that those default actions imply a location or means by which the action is completed - but calling them "actions" doesn't make sense to me.

Since most of my work is already done on the computer, I've altered these defaults to ones that make a little more sense to me:

@database @CMS @invoicing

Those are actually the systems I use to perform my various tasks.

Anyway, I'm wondering how these actions should/are being used by the 43f community? Am I going in the right direction? I'm already pretty clear about the higher-level categories like incubating, reference, someday, etc. It's these other actions that I'm not clear on.

Thanks - and forgive my wordiness :)

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