Category: Lifehacks and Productivity

Irresolute?

Instead of resolving to make big changes at the beginning of the year, I’ve been taking advantage of the quiet time around the holidays when work slows down and I have a few extra days to decompress. It’s basically a mini staycation without even burning vacation hours at work. That almost makes it even more relaxing since I’m not spending...

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The Human Touch – Customer Service Tip

Thanks to the Download Squad for turning me on to this tip: Sick and tired of navigating automated response systems (a.k.a. computerized mazes) when calling for help, reservations, information, etc.? Many of these systems have ways to get to a human, but only after navigating menu after menu. Some really obnoxious systems try to make you think there is no...

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Albus Dumbledore is a GTDer

In preparation for the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, I’ve been rereading the first six books. When I got to Goblet of Fire, I realized that Dumbledore has found his own system for GTD. He clearly knows the critical concept – empty your mind of all the open loops and put them into a trusted system. With...

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Not Quite Getting Things Done

I had a bit of a challenge on Friday trying to get things done. I sat down at my computer and stared at my inbox, task list and notes with no clue what to do next. I looked through everything briefly and felt like I had not been doing my GTD homework (esp. the weekly review) for years. In fact,...

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2006 – Day 2

Well, I’ve made it through almost another whole day of 2006. This weekend was quite a mixed bag. While a good part of it was spent being lazy and playing on the PC, I did get some stuff done. I spent the past week at work and a few days at home refocusing on Getting Things Done (GTD). This approach...

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