Merlin Mann posts his time and attention talk

Merlin Mann has posted his presentation from Macworld on New Time and Attention Sinks. It is pretty interesting and I learned a lot about how many times I am really distracted from getting my things completed.
Take a look and let me know what you think.

How To Avoid GTD Failure

Cranking Widgets Blog has a wonderful post, A Roadmap to Spectacular GTD Failure, that, as he puts it, “if you want GTD to over-promise and under-deliver, follow these simple steps…”
I think my favorite one is:

Make sure your filing system consists of unholy amounts of papers and crap strewn around your entire physical life – My office is too full of stuff to make room for a filing cabinet! I’ve had this “unorthodox” filing system for years and it’s only let me down… well, a couple of times. But who has the time to organize when you have as much stuff as I do!

I try to practice GTD, but I have been allowing too many distractions to come in, I have let my email become my filing cabinet, and I have not done a review.

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43 Folders Updates Site

One of my favorite blogs to read is 43 Folders.  It has a lot of useful information and is quite enjoyable to read.   Especially since I try to follow Getting Things Done by David Allen.
Well they have just updated there site and it looks great.  You can register to comment on stories, participate in the forum, and customize your visit to the site.

Take a look and check it out and I think that you will agree it is a great site to add to your viewing list.

Cyber Minimalist: How to Work (Almost) Completely Online | zen habits

Cyber Minimalist: How to Work (Almost) Completely Online | zen habits
This is a pretty interesting thing to contemplate doing.  Just move all your work online.  The problem is that there are times when you can’t be connected and that may be tough.  They still do some stuff on their laptop, but they just push everything back online.

But the post mentions that he carries a moleskin notebook for those situations.  That may help, but in my habits I have a hard time capturing that back online.

Something to think about and try.

Getting your inbox to zero

This is something that I am constantly trying to do and accomplish. It is hard, but when I achieve a zero inbox I find I am more productive and responsive.
Merlin Mann just did a presentation at Google and discussed getting to “Inbox Zero”. It is an interesting talk and perfect for those who study and need a refresher on “Getting Things Done” or as we know it, GTD.