Everything In One Place GTD App Getting started with "Getting Things Done" This article was originally posted during the first week of 43 Folders' existence, and, pound for pound, it remains our most popular page on the site. Please be sure to also visit related pages, browse our GTD topic area, plus, of course you can search on GTD across our family of sites. I’ll be talking a lot here in coming weeks about Getting Things Done, a book by David Allen whose apt subtitle is “The Art of Stress-Free Productivity.” You’ve probably heard about it around the Global Interweb or have been buttonholed by somebody in your office who swears by GTD. (It probably takes a backseat only to the Atkins Diet in terms of the number of enthusiastic evangelists: sorry about that.) Like I did the other day with Quicksilver, I wanted to provide a gentle, geek-centric introduction to Getting Things Done, so that you can think about whether it might be right for you. The Problem with “stuff” Stuff is bouncing around in our heads and causing untold stress and anxiety. GTD is geek-friendly
Getting Things Done: How to Take Control of Life Taking control of your finances is easier when the rest of your life is in order. If your mind is swamped with worries about work, or home improvement projects, or obligations to friends and family, personal finance can become a low priority. You have other Stuff to worry about. David Allen’s Getting Things Done provides a system for tackling all of the Stuff in your life. I’ve avoided mentioning Getting Things Done before today. Introduction Getting Things Done (GTD) is about productivity. How ‘Getting Things Done’ Works Our lives, says Allen, are filled with too much Stuff: we think about Stuff, we worry about Stuff, we never get all the Stuff done that we need to do. Whenever an item is taken from the Collection Bucket, ask yourself: “Is this actionable?” If the item is not actionable: toss it in the trash,file it for future reference, orplace it in a regularly-reviewed tickler file for possible future action. If the item is actionable: Here’s a graphical representation:
Logical Paradoxes Gtdagenda.com GTD Toolbox: 100+ Resources for Getting Things Done Getting Things Done, also abbreviated as GTD, is a popular time management productivity method created by David Allen. The method is just as popular today as it was back in 2007 when we ran our GTD Ninja post featuring more than 50 apps to help you be more productive and organized. But there are a host of new applications out there to help you be even more productive this year. Below are more than 100 of them. What are your favorite GTD tools? Tell us more about them in the comments. Complete Solutions iGTD - A free Mac OS X app. Kinkless GTD - Free Applescripts for OmniOutliner Pro for implementing GTD-style task management. OmniFocus - A Mac OS X GTD system that also works with your iPhone. tasktoy - A GTD app that includes printable lists and mobile access. Todoist - A simple GTD app with a built-in calendar, Gmail integration, and more. GTDInbox - A Firefox addon for using Gmail for GTD. Nexty - A PHP GTD tool that you can install on a local server. TaskFreak! Collect and Process Notezz!
GTD Cheatsheet – An Intro on the GTD system The system created by David Allen in his popular book Getting Things Done focuses on freeing up your mind’s RAM (or resources). The GTD system simply takes all or our mental and physical “stuff” in our lives and organizes it into a system where we can easily: 1) Act on it or 2) Store it and retrieve it later. The GTD Cheatsheet is a small, condensed version of GTD. 1. 2. 3. 10 Habits of Remarkably Giving People Think about people you truly respect. Think about people you truly admire. Think about people you love to be around. They may not be rich. Yet you love to be around them--and you would love to be more like them. They give: generously, selflessly, and without expectation of return. Here's what they give: 1. Relatively few of us work hard to find reasons to praise the person who simply meets standards. Remarkably giving people can often see the good in another person before that person sees it in herself, providing a spark that just might help her reach her true potential. 2. While it's relatively easy to ask for help, it's harder to ask for help when the assistance is personal. I once went to a meeting to talk about layoffs; by the time I got back to the plant word had already spread that cuts were coming. He thought and said, "Just tell everyone you tried. Unfortunately I didn't do it often enough. 3. Showing patience is a remarkable gift--because, ultimately, it shows how much you care.
Getting Things Done Next Action Analysis Next Action Analysis(TM) is a new approach for assessing the state of your projects and next actions. It reviews your ResultsManager Daily Action dashboard and scores the state of your system on five dimensions (5 F's). Installing and running the software The fastest way to get rolling is to run the Setup Program. Scoring The overall "NAA" score is an average of assessments across the five dimensions. Maximum score at goal level and then 50% reduction for each additional "-50%" amount. To improve your score see Next Action Analysis Advice. Software Output The ao_next_action_analysis.mmbas macro calculates the metrics above on your next action dashboard and adds a branch to it with the reports output. In additional to the scoring the report includes advice on how to best improve your score and also includes several metrics and lists extracted from your dashboard including: Note if you have "Map Centrals" or "Ongoing Projects" you can remove them from the lists by adding a "mc*" category code.
From Forever 21 to Online Shopping, Why Fast Fashion Is So Addictive — The Atlantic In wealthy countries around the world, clothes shopping has become a widespread pastime, a powerfully pleasurable and sometimes addictive activity that exists as a constant presence, much like social media. The Internet and the proliferation of inexpensive clothing have made shopping a form of cheap, endlessly available entertainment—one where the point isn’t what you buy so much as it's the act of shopping itself. This dynamic has significant consequences. Secondhand stores receive more clothes than they can manage and landfills are overstuffed with clothing and shoes that don’t break down easily. Consumers run the risk of ending up on a hedonic treadmill in which the continuous pursuit of new stuff leaves them unhappy and unfulfilled. Shopping is a complex process, neurologically speaking. The researchers then showed the subject the item’s price. While pleasure kicks in just from the act of looking, there’s also pleasure in purchasing, or more specifically, in getting a bargain.