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David Allen: Getting Things Done

David Allen: Getting Things Done

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity (9780142000281): David Allen 50 Life Secrets and Tips Memorize something everyday.Not only will this leave your brain sharp and your memory functioning, you will also have a huge library of quotes to bust out at any moment. Poetry, sayings and philosophies are your best options.Constantly try to reduce your attachment to possessions.Those who are heavy-set with material desires will have a lot of trouble when their things are taken away from them or lost. Possessions do end up owning you, not the other way around. Become a person of minimal needs and you will be much more content.Develop an endless curiosity about this world.Become an explorer and view the world as your jungle. Stop and observe all of the little things as completely unique events. Read “Zen and the Art of Happiness” by Chris Prentiss.This book will give you the knowledge and instruction to be happy at all times regardless of the circumstances.

Getting Things Done Personal productivity system and 2001 book The GTD method rests on the idea of moving all items of interest, relevant information, issues, tasks and projects out of one's mind by recording them externally and then breaking them into actionable work items with known time limits.[b][c] This allows one's attention to focus on taking action on each task listed in an external record, instead of recalling them intuitively.[5] First published in 2001,[4] a revised edition of the book was released in 2015 to reflect the changes in information technology during the preceding decade.[1] Themes[edit] 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. The most annoying, distracting, or interesting task is chosen, and defined as an "incomplete". An inboxA trash canA filing system for reference materialSeveral lists (detailed below)A calendar (either a paper-based or digital calendar)

Program | FutureMidwest Conference Getting Things Done Hauptprinzip der Methode ist, dass der Nutzer alle seine anstehenden Tätigkeiten in einem Verwaltungssystem notiert und dadurch den Kopf frei hat für Wichtigeres, nämlich die Erledigung der aktuellen Aufgabe, ohne befürchten zu müssen, andere Aufgaben zu vergessen. Überblick[Bearbeiten] GTD - Übersicht Die GTD-Grundsätze sind: Sammle alle Tätigkeiten, die erledigt werden müssen, in einem logischen und vertrauenswürdigen System außerhalb deines Kopfes.Entscheide diszipliniert über jeglichen Input, den du in dein Leben lässt, damit du immer weißt, was der nächste Schritt ist. GTD trennt Termine und Aufgaben. Die Einführung von GTD beginnt mit einem vollständigen Zusammentragen aller „losen Enden“. GTD - fünf Phasen der Projektplanung Alle Elemente des Eingangs, deren Bewältigung aus mehr als einer Tätigkeit bestehen, werden als Projekte bezeichnet. Die Pflege des Systems erfolgt mittels einer wöchentlichen Durchsicht. Prinzipien[Bearbeiten] GTD-Arbeitsablauf Erfassen[Bearbeiten] Nächste Schritte

Adopting a “Does It Really Matter?” Philosophy As developers, we’re naturally obsessed with details, conventions, and semantics. There are only a few professions that I know of that will take the time to avoid moderate compromises like using conditional comment hacks or failing W3C’s auto-validation services; we’re in league with stalwart saints and by-the-books building inspectors. There’s nothing wrong with that, the nature of the job requires us to be perfectionists, if for nothing else than our fear of peer criticism. And our peers are a harsh bunch – they’ll berate us for the div tag that should’ve been a block-styled h2 tag, or for creating a layout that breaks in Iceweasel 1.05. I know this only because I do it myself and because I’ve produced work that I’m not proud to say came from the fingers typing this same article. Some take this to extremes (and again, guilty as charged). This takes up time, quite obviously. The "Does It Really Matter?" The DIRM philosophy isn’t for those of us that are just starting out. The Process

Exploring the 'Net and Star Trek with Pearltrees Over the past few days, you may have noticed that we've embedded a new tool known as Pearltrees in certain articles on TG Daily. As you can see, Pearltrees embeds a significant amount of supplemental information related to a post in a way that is easy to navigate, while giving you a chance to preview content before you even click a link. There's a lot more to Pearltrees, though. During a recent interview, the company told us they are engaged in building an expanding a comprehensive "social curation" community. What does this mean for you? Well, you can "team-up" with people who share your interests to curate a topic, thereby providing improved context, more depth and high-quality information. "Obviously, it would be pretty difficult to find all of this content in any reasonable amount of time using Google or another search tool," Pearltrees rep Oliver Starr told TG Daily. To collaborate on a topic, simply click the "team-up" button in an embedded pearltree, like the Star Trek one above.

Maslow's hierarchy of needs Maslow's hierarchy of needs, represented as a pyramid with the more basic needs at the bottom[1] Maslow's hierarchy of needs is a theory in psychology proposed by Abraham Maslow in his 1943 paper "A Theory of Human Motivation" in Psychological Review.[2] Maslow subsequently extended the idea to include his observations of humans' innate curiosity. His theories parallel many other theories of human developmental psychology, some of which focus on describing the stages of growth in humans. Maslow used the terms "physiological", "safety", "belongingness" and "love", "esteem", "self-actualization", and "self-transcendence" to describe the pattern that human motivations generally move through. Maslow's theory was fully expressed in his 1954 book Motivation and Personality.[5] The hierarchy remains a very popular framework in sociology research, management training[6] and secondary and higher psychology instruction. Hierarchy Physiological needs Safety needs Safety and Security needs include:

24 Things You Can Do With an Index Card While many of us are almost completely digital, and do just about everything on the web, there’s a growing movement to go back to analog. Paper is retro, it’s portable, it’s quick and dirty, and even aesthetically appealing. And of paper systems, along with my Moleskine notebook, index cards are my favorite. How can using index cards keep me organized, you ask, ever so quizzically (almost mockingly)? Glad you asked. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24.

The NY Times Online Paywall Finally Goes Live After 14 months in development, long-awaited “metered” model launches The New York Times' much-hyped, feverishly-anticipated online paywall went live on Monday at 2:00 p.m. (ET), as scheduled. And so far, the world has not fallen off its axis. The Times' long-term plan is to charge "heavy" users of the site between $15 and $35 per month for digital subscriptions to access the site, but the paper is offering all subscriptions plans for 99-cents each for four-week trials as part of the launch. To mark this historic occasion, here are links to most of The Wrap's articles on the Times' paywall — as well as other approaches to paid content online. >> New York Times to Unveil Online Paywall in the Afternoon >> Times: Paywall Freeloaders Will Be 'Mostly High School Kids,' Unemployed >> How Much Money Can the Times Make From its Paywall? >> New York Times to Launch Online Paywall on March 28 >> Times Paywall Enters 'Final Testing Phase,' Will 'Launch Shortly' >> NYT Co.

holykaw.alltop Brilliant ideas strike people all the time. Perhaps you’ve been inspired at some point with the notion for an innovative product or process. But it takes more than just some clever firing of the brain circuits to turn an invention idea into a working, tangible product. And then it takes even more work to develop it into a mass-market phenomenon This article offers a brief look at the labor-intensive, potentially lucrative process of bringing an invention to market. The obstacles inventors must hurdle to come up with a good idea, legally protect it and entice people to buy it are tremendous. Full article at Total aggregation of Photo credit: Fotolia Stop Organizing Your E-mail, Says Study - Technology Review (Build 20110413222027) If you’re the type to meticulously file your emails in various folders in your client, stop, says a new study from IBM Research. By analyzing 345 users’ 85,000 episodes of digging through old emails in search of the one they needed, researchers discovered that those who did no email organizing at all found them faster than those who filed them in folders. By using search, the non-organizers were able to find the email they needed just as easily as filers. They also didn’t have to spend any time filing email in folders, putting them ahead overall. Other results from the study (pdf) pointed to ways in which existing email clients might be improved. The study also suggested that if you want to keep your (and others’) email inboxes tidy, you should do everything you can to keep your conversations in existing threads. The researchers involved found threading so useful that they even suggested a way it could be improved, which they call “superthreading.”