Getting Things Done The GTD method rests on the idea of moving planned tasks and projects out of the mind by recording them externally and then breaking them into actionable work items. This allows attention to be focused on taking action on tasks, instead of recalling them. First published in 2001, a revised edition of the book was released in 2015 to reflect the changes in information technology during the preceding decade. Themes Allen first demonstrates stress reduction from the method with the following exercise, centered on a task that has an unclear outcome or whose next action is not defined. He claims stress can be reduced and productivity increased by putting reminders about everything you are not working on into a trusted system external to your mind. Workflow Logic tree diagram illustrating the second and third steps (process/clarify and organize) of the five-step Getting Things Done workflow. Next, reflection (termed planning in the first edition) occurs. Implementation
Change Agent: Rottenberg's 'crazy' world mission NEW YORK — After graduating from Yale Law School nearly two decades ago, Linda Rottenberg spent time working in Latin America for Ashoka, a non-profit focused on promoting social entrepreneurship. She quickly earned herself a nickname: la chica loca — that crazy girl. It's not what you think. The moniker wasn't the result of wild nights in the clubs of Buenos Aires and Santiago, but rather courtesy of her insistent and incessant declaration that places such as Argentina and Chile could be engines of a new economic revolution. "I was convinced the next Steve Jobs or Oprah could come from the emerging markets, if they were only given a chance," says Rottenberg, 44, a whirl of focused intensity in her spartan Lower Manhattan office, where intellectual-chic décor mixes stacks of books with a swiveling coffee table that recalls a Calder mobile. "There was talent, but there was no trust" among local investors, she recalls. Rottenberg is all about the in between. Endeavor's formula is simple. 1.
26 Free (or Free-to-Try) Content Curation Tools Content is still king, but it isn't always practical or cost effective for marketers to produce brand-new, meaty, thought-leadership level content pieces on a regular basis. That's where curating content can come in handy. Content curation offers a nearly limitless method of fueling your inbound marketing efforts. Unearthing and sharing the quality content of others allows you provide your audience fresh content on a regular basis to serve any interest, industry, or market. What's more, sharing and celebrating the work of others helps get you on their radar and can forge valuable, long-term relationships with the content authors. To help you curate, here's a list of 26 tools you can use to find, aggregate and share your content with the world, be it in a blog roundup, big list of resources or to share via social. 1. A granddaddy of content curation, in practice if not in tenure, Pinterest is one of the Internet's most popular sites for culling content. 2. Price: Free 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 9. 10.
Five Task + Project Management Tools Just for Freelancers Most project management tools are meant for people running larger teams of 5+ people. If you’re using them as a solo freelancer without any team members to manage, they can be a little clunky & overwhelming. But there are several tools that can help you run your business & your projects as a solo freelancer–here are five: Planscope Price: Free 14-day trial, $24/month for Freelancer plan Features: Planscope goes a step beyond basic project/task management and adds in features–most of them related to proposal creation–that will be incredibly helpful for service-based freelancers. Ideal for: Freelancers and consultants who work in industries where a lot of client communication is required. Klok Price: Free version, one time fee of $20 for pro version Features: Klok lets you keep track of how your time is being spent and which tasks and projects it’s being spent on, laid out in a calendar format (with color coding!). Thrive Solo Price: Free beta at the moment Flow Wunderlist
Getting Things Done: A New Practice for a New Reality This is the first entry in a fourteen part series discussing the time management classic Getting Things Done by David Allen. New entries in this series will appear on Tuesday afternoons and Friday mornings through July 16. The first question a lot of people are going to ask is why am I writing a fourteen part series on a time management book on a personal finance website. Sure, there’s the obvious maxim that time is money, but what does that actually mean in people’s lives? This book has changed my life radically over the past several years and has made my current life possible. The best way I can think of to explain how it has helped is to use my own life as an example, and so I’ll be doing that over and over again throughout this series. Right now, I have three young kids at home that each require some time and focus and attention, as well as a wife and a marriage that need care and feeding. Whew. The thing is it’s not possible without a system of time management that actually works.
Universities that teach you to change the world Just three months after graduating this year from the University of Waterloo, Jonathan Rivard’s startup company had generated $130,000 in revenue. No, the 28-year-old is not another high-tech hotshot from the university in Waterloo, Ont., known for its innovative graduates. He is among a new generation of social entrepreneurs who want to make the world a better place, and make money doing it. Social entrepreneurship – whether as new or existing ventures, with an environmental or social-justice focus – is a hot topic on campus. Universities are adding courses and programs, establishing incubators to nurture ideas and offering mentoring and other support for those who see a career in this expanding sector. “It is a generational zeitgeist, no doubt about it,” says Anita Nowak, integrating director of the Social Economy Initiative, at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management in Montreal. New initiatives are popping up on campuses across the country. Last year, Ms. Mr. Prof.
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Left Brain Vs. Right Brain: The Eye Opening Insights We at Lifehack have given you voluminous information about your brain and how it functions. However, this one is probably one of the most worthwhile to know. But wait, before presenting the data, we have some questions for you: If you are philosophical and have a way with people, what side of your brain do you use most of the time? Is it the left or the right? If you are always driven to achieve, and always ready with a to-do list, do you prefer your brain’s right portion or the left? What is the relevance of this information, anyway?
10 Inspiring Videos That Will Change Your Life If you’re seeking for the purpose of life, here’re 10 successful people telling about life lessons. Watch these inspiring videos to find out the surprising facts you haven’t known about life and get motivated to lead a meaningful life. 1. Dan Pink: the surprising science of motivation 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Get more inspirations for your life: 31 Questions That Will Change Your Life Internet Archive: Digital Library of Free Books, Movies, Music & Wayback Machine 8 Ways to Train Your Brain to Learn Faster and Remember More You go to the gym to train your muscles. You run outside or go for hikes to train your endurance. Or, maybe you do neither of those, but still wish you exercised more. Well, here is how to train one of the most important parts of your body: your brain. When you train your brain, you will: Avoid embarrassing situations: you remember his face, but what was his name? So how do you train your brain to learn faster and remember more? 1. Twyla Tharp, a NYC-based renowned choreographer has come up with the following memory workout: when she watches one of her performances, she tries to remember the first twelve to fourteen corrections she wants to discuss with her cast without writing them down. The practice of both remembering events or things and then discussing them with others has actually been supported by brain fitness studies. What is the simplest way to help yourself remember what you see? For example, say you just met someone new. “Hi, my name is George” 2. Say you are a procrastinator.