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Build Your Own Productivity Style by Remixing the Best

Build Your Own Productivity Style by Remixing the Best
Good article. I'm primarily a GTD-er, but I'm also a firm believer is mixing and matching to get what works for you. I've done several presentations at work on task management and GTD and to get past peoples' fear of what looks like a complicated and monolithic system, I explain that there's really just three fundamental principles involved: write everything down, define a next action, and review your lists. That often gets them to the stage of thinking "oh, I can do *that*", which at a minimum is going to make my work life easier and at best will lure another unsuspecting soul into the world of productivity geekery. :) Also, *thank you* for discussing the issue of non-work productivity. So much of what I read on this topic equates "projects" with "what you do at work".

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