Friday, July 15, 2011

Two mins on the positive impact of GTD workflow

My two minutes on this topic

Before adopting a GTD approach although I felt was very effective I was constantly stressed. My head was constantly busy

GTD allows me to dump a lot of my work into a trusted system. When it works I'm super efficient and very relaxed
Don't get me wrong. I fall fall off the wagon occasionally - but I've learned that that's ok. It's reasonable easy to get back on

Add this to approach to a team. We're all more productive, less stressed and hopefully have a little more fun

Yes. I still work too hard. Yes I still do too many hours and yes my life isn't perfect. But I do know it's better for GTD
GTD probably allows me to cope with the bad stuff more effectively. The bumps aren't so bad

My workflow tools
  • MacBook Pro
  • iPad2 (not the fatPad)
  • iPhone4 (5 when that comes out)
  • Omnifocus for Mac
  • Omnifocus for iOS
  • Evernote
  • Omnioutliner
  • Omniplan
  • Omnigraffle

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A rough plan and a few objectives

Didn't do too well with the new and improved approach to blogging. But in the interest of perseverance I thought I'd start again

My new plan looks something like this:
  1. Thoughts on the positive influence of the approach I'm advocating
  2. Efficiency vs Effectiveness
  3. A case study I have from work and some reflections

  1. Current position (A whinge)
  2. My thoughts on a new project I've created to address this
  3. Updates against this project
  4. Thoughts on personal networking (And the dreaded social networking)

As a rule I'll try and keep to two minute intense sprints at writing when the mood takes me and a weekly update with this rough structure

We'll see