Posts Tagged ‘inbox zero’

How much time should be spent defining work?
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How much time should be spent defining work?

Question: In your book, you talk about the 3 kinds of work: 1/ Pre-determined work 2/ Doing work as it shows up 3/ Defining your work What percentage of a person’s time should be dedicated to defining work? David Allen: No rules here.  “Defining work” usually takes about 30 seconds per input (email, notes, paper, […]

Inbox Zero is Not a Myth
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Inbox Zero is Not a Myth

We are often asked, “Does GTD stick long-term?”  Here’s a great demonstration from GTD’er Steve Fogel: It is a great thing to have this as the standard and comfort zone.  I would say in the last six months, I’ve consistently been here. What’s cool about GTD, is when you get here, it’s the starting point […]

Why are your lists repelling you?
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Why are your lists repelling you?

How do ever expect to get things done on your lists if you never step away from your Email Inbox?  Seriously folks, those lists need care and feeding too.  Just like the Inbox doesn’t get to zero on its own, your lists don’t ever get completion unless you: Do what’s on them Decide not to […]

How to weed wack your inbox down to zero
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How to weed wack your inbox down to zero

If you’ve ever tasted Inbox zero, you know there’s no going back. It’s a powerful reference point in mastering GTD.  The key is knowing how you did it, and how to repeat it on a regular basis. (Yes, it’s not just about getting it there once–anyone can do that with Ctrl+A, Delete. )  The answers […]