It seems to be an epidemic. There’s too much to do and not enough time to do it. That’s the primary reason that I haven’t been writing much lately. Trying to keep my head above water has left precious little time to reflect on my own practice as a leader or to be out looking for the kind of cool Internet applications that I love so much. Something has to change.
I bought a copy of Life Balance a few months ago and I like it. But I’ve always felt like there was a bigger system missing that I needed to make significant progress on getting and staying organized and working at peak efficiency. Lots of people on the Life Balance forums seem to be devotees of David Allen’s Getting Things Done system. I bought the book and plan to spend the next few days going through it and posting my thoughts.
Anyone else using the GTD method? (That’s what the faithful seem to prefer calling it.) To be fair, I’m probably overemphasizing the “system” part of this from what I’ve read. One of the things that attracts me to the GTD method is that it doesn’t require buying a particular planner or using a specific piece of software. It can be molded to fit whatever tools you prefer using. Check out the low-tech Hipster PDA to see what I mean.
This should be an interesting adventure.