Tag: GTD

  • Sometimes Your To-Do List Is Best Left Unfinished

    On Monday we discussed using context and prioritization to better organize our to-do lists. Keeping the highest priority items at the top of our lists ensures that we’re getting the¬†right things done in order to make real progress toward achieving our goals. Less important tasks get relegated to the bottom of the list and naturally […]

  • Prioritize And Contextualize Your To-Do List

    An integral part of whatever productivity system you decide to establish is a mechanism for managing all of the tasks that you’ll have on your plate at any one time. Some will call this ‘task management’ and employ any number of synced apps or custom systems to stay across everything. Others will go the pen-and-notecard […]

  • Build A Custom ‘Inflow’ To Stay On Top Of Things

    The internet is full of interesting things (including this blog!). So many interesting things, in fact, that the line between staying informed and falling into a bottomless pit of distraction is sometimes difficult to distinguish. How can you stay on top of the things that matter most to you and avoid the distraction trap? By […]

  • You Can’t Create A New World Until You Handle This One

    On Monday we discussed the importance of establishing a productivity system that will turn our many inputs into valuable outputs. David Allen, the author of¬†Getting Things Done, recently offered this reminder about just how important these systems are: Not optimally handling the world you’ve created, right now, produces deep resistance to creating a new one. […]

  • You Need A System To Convert Inputs Into Outputs

    Last week I discussed the value of segmenting your time into ‘input mode’ and ‘output mode’ in order to stay focused on getting things done. If you talk about input and output with an engineer or a manufacturer, they’ll tell you that a system is what bridges the two – that funnelling input through a […]