Wednesday, January 6, 2010

GTD Update

Last time I wrote about my Process slacking. I can now report that I'm on a weekly schedule I stick to. I process mainly on Sunday nights. I've found that now this is scheduled: I enjoy doing it, it's easy, and I actually look forward to it--which helps exponentially in motivating me to sit down and get started.

I now need to focus on two more things before I can claim to completly implement the GTD process. The first is that as stated, I'm not in love with my task collection list "FusionDesk" since it doesn't come with deadline alerts (that's extra as part of the paid package). The only way I'll be reminded of a deadline is if I open up the app and scroll through each project category. This is more manual than desired, and overall does not provide the satisfaction of knowing my GTD system prevents anything from slipping through the cracks. The only real option here is me forking out the $$ for the paid version I guess....ugh.

Next I want to explore D. Allen's 5 Horizons of Focus which live in the very back of his book, thus I haven't gotten to them and didn't even know they existed until I started reading "Making it All Work" his latest book (don't laugh, Enna) which emphasizes their importance. I'm curious about them. This will help me fully implement GTD so I'll add this to my reading list within the next month.

Next up, more reports on my GTD implementation and a post on my New Years Resolutions which I'm still finalizing. For a great resolution blog post check out Andrew Hyde's post here.

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