contexts: weekly review

January 29, 2009

This is part of a series on Contexts where I explore some of the unique contexts I’ve been working with in my GTD system. While David Allen’s Getting Things Done has shaped a lot of my workflow, my efforts at implementing a weekly review have been half-hearted. For more than a year, I’ve scheduled an […]

thinking about contexts

January 23, 2009

As often happens with the new year, I find I have a renewed willingness to rethink everything. This ranges from the larger looming questions of life goals and purpose, all the way down the practical minutiae of how I structure my days and workflow. In particular, I’ve been revisiting the contexts that I use in […]

david allen's new book: making it all work

December 30, 2008

David Allen, the author of Getting Things Done, released a new book today. It’s called Making It All Work: Winning at the Game of Work and Business of Life. From Amazon’s product description: David Allen’s Getting Things Done hit a nerve and ignited a movement with businesses, students, soccer moms, and techies all the way […]

getting comfortable with omnifocus

August 22, 2008

I’ve made no secret of my love for OmniFocus and it’s integration in my workflow. As a result, I often have people ask me more about how to use OmniFocus, or even about how I use it specifically. I’m not surprised. OmniFocus does have a learning curve, and it is not intuitive for a first-time […]

getting things created

January 12, 2008

The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled. – Plutarch I am enamored with the concept behind this quote. In this age of information, it is commonly concluded that the chief role of the human brain is to remember and store all that information we come across. While […]

to-do guidelines

July 31, 2006

Since I’ve been on the topic of getting rid of clutter and getting things done, here is a list of to-do guidelines I scratched out a year or so ago to transfer to my computer. Ironically, I found it in a pile on my desk. 🙂 Most of these had some form of their origin […]