Getting More Done, Mac Edition
Lately, I’ve started implementing David Allen’s GTD framework for “Getting Things Done.”
I’ve never been a huge fan of life coaches, “creative visualization to get what you want in life,” and all the touchy-feely “my parents didn’t give me ice cream once when I was five, so now I can’t have a serious relationship” communities led by “life gurus.” Mostly, I think they’re frauds that prey on the weak and vulnerable.
However, David’s GTD framework is rooted in practicalities, simple ideas and easy ways to think about getting what you need done, done. I highly recommend reading his book, Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity (available from Amazon) for an introduction to his work. Of course, his company offers workshops, personal coaching services, etc. — but just give the book a try first to see if it is a good fit for you. After all, it’s less than an $11 investment.
Although I’ve just got started using the organizational thinking and processes, I’ve found a couple of software tools that really help me stay focused on “what’s next.”
Click through to the following pages below to see how I’ve set up my system.