Riffin’ on GTD

Riffin’ on GTD

Earlier in the month I took a week off, as I do every year, to join a group of about 80 musicians who gather to play jazz music in the hills of Surrey here in England. It’s an intense week, about 14 hours a day for seven days, filled with rehearsals, workshops,...
Future? Possible

Future? Possible

Back in September, my blog was a call to action. I wanted as many of our readers as possible to share with us their favourite reminders from their GTD systems. The goal was to turn over the microphone to you, to inspire, amuse, and reinforce the value of GTD...

How do you get started?

Back in September, I asked people to send in their favourite GTD Projects, Next Actions, and Someday/Maybe list entries. Loads of people have gotten in touch, and if that’s you then thank you very much for your support. Today I’ll focus on the Next Actions that you’ve sent in. 

Doing Isn’t Everything

Doing Isn’t Everything

Most of us are back at work now after the summer break. Hands up now – anyone struggling to stay busy? Didn’t think so. Staying busy isn’t a problem. There are always things to be getting on with, in both our personal and professional lives. But just being busy at the...

Are You Ready for More?

Who decides when things arrive in your email inbox? Most of us think this is a given. Things arrive shortly after the sender clicks ‘send’, right? That implies that the email senders in your life are in control. Your job is simply to be ready to respond....
The President’s To-Do List?

The President’s To-Do List?

I got an email from the White House the other day. Now, before you get impressed and/or accuse me of name-dropping, Barack and I aren’t close; I signed up a while ago for one of their mailing lists, and I get regular updates on their priorities and accomplishments. In...

“Thinking hard?” Hardly.

If you can walk, can you walk faster?  Of course.  Apply some effort, move those muscles more quickly, and your speed increases. If you can think, can you think harder?  I don’t think so. In my experience “thinking hard” doesn’t work.  I can still hear the voice of...
Are you a Worksop?

Are you a Worksop?

It’s been 30 years since the publication of one of my favourite books, The Meaning of Liff. In it Douglas Adams, who also wrote the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and John Lloyd created a dictionary parody that sought to give names to “common experiences,...