Organize IT Recap: The Productivity Map, 7 Hidden Lessons From GTD And How To Escape From Your Toxic Friends
Organize IT recap for 12th June 2009.
- In my last post I touched on the idea of living a productive lifestyle. Part of that is looking at ways of limiting, coping with or removing ineffectual or damaging areas of your life. We tend to think of such things as bad habits, poor diet, etc. but it can also apply to our friends as well. Scott Young recently wrote about how to deal with this difficult situation. I’m sure we’ve all had toxic friends at some point; people that take more than they give, drain you emotionally and repeatedly knock you down.You can also check out my past thoughts on the subject.
- Over at Simple Dollar, Trent covered seven hidden lessons from GTD. I’ve personally picked up a lot of these lessons over the years but I’ve never directly attributed them to GTD so it makes for an interesting read. What have you learned about productivity that you can attribute to GTD?
- On a similar theme, Glen at PluginID has covered five ideas that he has implemented to get more done, including doing the hardest task first, have visibile affirmations and only process emails once a day. On a related point, a while back I also discussed the four ideas I implement to get more done. Share yours in the comments!
- Dragos has created a detailed productivity map. Books have been published based on less developed ideas than this so it’s worth checking out. If you are familiar with the urgent/important quadrant you will be very comfortable with the goals/discipline structure of this productivity map. You can also check out my values/input chart from a while back.