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tim sprosen

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The concept of the "closed list" is worthy of some  attention.
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Mark is fantastic, I like his first book best.
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Timothy Belcher

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Alas, there are but 24 hours in a day. And when you have a seemingly insurmountable load of work, it can be a quite a challenge to even know where to start. But remember that history's most legendary figures -- from Beethoven to Beyonce -- had ju...
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Francisco Sáez

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Brilliant insights here!
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tim sprosen

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Thankyou +tim sprosen. Funnily enough I downloaded that episode earlier this week after hearing/reading about it elsewhere.
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Francisco Sáez

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The Matrix of Self-Management shows you where you are at any time and helps you correct your direction
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Michelle Gunn

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GTD VSG 03/13 LIVE CALL

Join us for the next GTD Virtual Study group’s live call tomorrow, March 13th.

Hi, everyone, and sorry for the last minute reminder. I've been under the weather this past week. Should make for an interesting call... But on the plus side, I have a new Boom mic, so the audio quality should be much better from here on out ! Thanks for bearing with us while we worked out the kinks.

So join us tomorrow... We're going to have a great discussion -- hope you can be there!

-Michelle Gunn



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Ben Hailey

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I'm very new to GTD, haven't even done the collection phase yet, but I already have a few questions before I jump into everything this weekend. 1st, my job includes a lot of office work that repeats every week. I have set days where I like to send this report, or update this database but they aren't hard dates as usually do them a few days before they are actually due. What is the best way to work these into my GTD system? A project for weekly work tasks, perhaps? I'm going to be using Nozbe for most of my GTD system. Any suggestions specific to this question will be greatly appreciated as will any general 'Getting started' suggestions!
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Great suggestions from everybody! I've set up a Weekly Routines project in Nozbe for my stand-alone tasks that must be done every week and it seems to be working pretty smooth so far (only a few days in so that might not mean much!). I haven't really decided how I want to utilize Contexts in Nozbe just yet but your suggestion sounds like a really good idea, Curtis. I have a gut feeling I will really come to rely on Contexts as I continue to integrate Nozbe into my work stream. 

Denise, you were right! It did seem overwhelming once I gathered all my stuff together (and that was just in my office!). Luckily I was able to set aside enough time to really process everything I had gathered so I was able to take my time and methodically plod through everything.  It was actually a really exhilarating experience. And a freeing one as well. 

Thanks for everybody's comments and suggestions. Feel free to continue leaving them. I've still got a long ways to go to master the art of GTD. 
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Rocky Clark

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Does anybody have any examples of how you make the best use of contexts in GTD? I feel like if I use work, home, errands, etc as my basic structure, I will always have a million items in my work context & not many tasks in the others. I almost feel like work should be divided up more, but that could be wrong 
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So thought I'd share the context I added for this week. Since I've only been using it a few days, to soon to tell if it will stick. 

I have an inherent "yes/sure, no problem" issue. Which we all know leads to overwhelm. So during my weekly review last weekend I added "promised this week" as a new context. This way I can filter what is already on my "do", "due" and "promised" it also hopefully allows me to look at what's really already on my plate and say "no" or "not this week". I'm not adding it to tasks already on my lists only new stuff that comes in, i.e. in my weekly Monday meetings there's usually two-five items that get assigned my way that everyone wants by Friday and a few more that come in via email. So far I've said "yes" to two at the meeting, a couple via email and nope - maybe next week on the rest. This may mean I need another "promised next" just to hold them till my weekly review where they would change to "this week", not sure.

But I got to check three of them off today and marking "complete" on a "promise" feels really good.
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Hey guys! I'm thinking about making productivity more fun, more specifically, about gamifying GTD.
Any ideas, suggestions, experiences?
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Thanks for sharing +Gareth Buxton. I'll check it out.
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tim sprosen

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About your goals and what to focus on?
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Francisco Sáez

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Do you still need to separate the concepts of work and personal life?
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I keep them mixed, except for my project lists. 
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tim sprosen

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Enjoyed some recent discussions about the horizons of focus and got me thinking about a piece I wrote a while back.
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Ralph Knüppel

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It's good to get inspiration from others successful systems and methods but I'm trying to figure out what works best for me. 
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zendone

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IQTELL

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Does your job make you fly a lot? Frequent jet lag can impair your memory. What are your quickest solutions to get rid of a jet lag?
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/health/article3639884.ece
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Will Curtis

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Would anyone be interested in a UK meet-up to discuss how we integrate Evernote in to our workflows and what we use it for? #meetup
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Bojan Dordevic

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How do you focus on "doing things"?
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What +Scott Rixon said. Keep the goal in front of you and push yourself to a better future you.
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Francisco Sáez

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Attending a MOOC? Here are some tips about organizing it, in a GTD way.
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Ian Dunsford

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"Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate, hate leads to suffering" procaimed Yoda to a young, arrogant Anakin Sykwalker. I'm suffering from fear. Whilst I don't think that my fear will lead me to kill innocents, and place the galaxy in turmoil, it is causing some procrastination.
One of my goals for the past two years has been to sort out my horizons of focus. I've been doing GTD for maybe 4 years, but I've never got past the mapping out the projects stage. I'm still very much (to carry on the Star Wars analogy) a Padawan.
I've recently realised why. I'm scared that when I consider my 50 000ft horizon of focus, my reason for being on this earth, I'll be disappointed.
Broadly speaking, I want to be a good father, good husband, live in relativley good health, and make a difference to people's lives through my work. Is that enough (for a horizon of focus) or does it need to be more specific?
This is a really personal question, but would any of you fine people be willing to share yours? Or is there somewhere where one can see examples of 50 000ft horizons of focus? I've seen lots written about them, but no examples.
So from a galaxy not so far away (England), May the Force be With You.
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Ian, I've had the same problem for many years. I finally hired a life coach and I'm getting so much help with the 50,000ft horizon :) it might be something to look into.
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