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GTD: Getting Things Done brand of productivity methodology
« on: December 14, 2020, 02:20:24 AM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Getting_Things_Done

Has anyone tried GTD? I am considering it but it's a big leap.
 

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Re: GTD: Getting Things Done brand of productivity methodology
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2020, 07:16:42 AM »
I've not read the book, but I have read about his system, and I use it in my home management planner for keeping up with all of my duties here at home.  I have made some adaptions, since my end goal is not productivity and success in the eyes of the world, but faithfulness to God in serving my husband and family.  However, practically speaking, there are alot of tasks that need to be taken care of and remembered.  I find the GTD method to be very effective in helping me not allow various things to slip through the cracks.
 
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Re: GTD: Getting Things Done brand of productivity methodology
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2020, 08:29:25 AM »
My main method:

Every weekend I try to do something to fix or improve the house/yard.  I usually plan anything major (lawn mowing, digging garden, plastering walls, etc.).  I have no difficulty remembering the main work items.  For all the small details, I let my wife remind me because she never forgets them.  Trying an actual planning system would be counterproductive for me since I tend to get bogged down in details and not actually complete anything.
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Sought some new sport to banish care,
And to his jester cried: "Sir Fool,
Kneel now, and make for us a prayer!"

The jester doffed his cap and bells,
And stood the mocking court before;
They could not see the bitter smile
Behind the painted grin he wore.

He bowed his head, and bent his knee
Upon the Monarch's silken stool;
His pleading voice arose: "O Lord,
Be merciful to me, a fool!"
 
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Re: GTD: Getting Things Done brand of productivity methodology
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2020, 08:54:51 AM »
I have the book...  ::)

The road to heck is paved with good intentions.
In conclusion, I can leave you with no better advice than that given after every sermon by Msgr Vincent Giammarino, who was pastor of St Michael’s Church in Atlantic City in the 1950s:

    “My dear good people: Do what you have to do, When you’re supposed to do it, The best way you can do it,   For the Love of God. Amen.”
 
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Re: GTD: Getting Things Done brand of productivity methodology
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2020, 10:30:04 AM »
I have the book...  ::)

The road to heck is paved with good intentions.

I'll let you in on a little secret.  You don't have to read the book to use the system.  Just follow the flow chart ;)
 
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Re: GTD: Getting Things Done brand of productivity methodology
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2020, 11:55:13 AM »
I have the book...  ::)

The road to heck is paved with good intentions.

I'll let you in on a little secret.  You don't have to read the book to use the system.  Just follow the flow chart ;)

Thanks!
In conclusion, I can leave you with no better advice than that given after every sermon by Msgr Vincent Giammarino, who was pastor of St Michael’s Church in Atlantic City in the 1950s:

    “My dear good people: Do what you have to do, When you’re supposed to do it, The best way you can do it,   For the Love of God. Amen.”
 
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Re: GTD: Getting Things Done brand of productivity methodology
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2020, 12:01:04 PM »
I have the book...  ::)

The road to heck is paved with good intentions.

I'll let you in on a little secret.  You don't have to read the book to use the system.  Just follow the flow chart ;)

Thanks!

I'd be glad to answer questions, too, if you like.
 

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Re: GTD: Getting Things Done brand of productivity methodology
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2020, 01:16:37 PM »
I have the book...  ::)

The road to heck is paved with good intentions.

I'll let you in on a little secret.  You don't have to read the book to use the system.  Just follow the flow chart ;)

If someone isn't dedicated enough to read the book, that someone isn't dedicated enough to stick to the system, I am sure.
 

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Re: GTD: Getting Things Done brand of productivity methodology
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2020, 01:41:47 PM »
I have the book...  ::)

The road to heck is paved with good intentions.

I'll let you in on a little secret.  You don't have to read the book to use the system.  Just follow the flow chart ;)

If someone isn't dedicated enough to read the book, that someone isn't dedicated enough to stick to the system, I am sure.

You are dedicated to being a dorkoid.
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Re: GTD: Getting Things Done brand of productivity methodology
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2020, 01:47:34 PM »
I have the book...  ::)

The road to heck is paved with good intentions.

I'll let you in on a little secret.  You don't have to read the book to use the system.  Just follow the flow chart ;)

Thanks!

I'd be glad to answer questions, too, if you like.

Thank you, Munda. I'll take a look at it tonight.  :beer:
In conclusion, I can leave you with no better advice than that given after every sermon by Msgr Vincent Giammarino, who was pastor of St Michael’s Church in Atlantic City in the 1950s:

    “My dear good people: Do what you have to do, When you’re supposed to do it, The best way you can do it,   For the Love of God. Amen.”
 
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Re: GTD: Getting Things Done brand of productivity methodology
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2020, 02:13:37 PM »
I have the book...  ::)

The road to heck is paved with good intentions.

I'll let you in on a little secret.  You don't have to read the book to use the system.  Just follow the flow chart ;)

If someone isn't dedicated enough to read the book, that someone isn't dedicated enough to stick to the system, I am sure.

Perhaps in the case of a man. In the case of most wives/mothers, we may not have time to read a whole book about a system, but we can take a chart, fill in our tasks/goals, and then do them according to the chart. Reading for me is a matter of time, not will.
 

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Re: GTD: Getting Things Done brand of productivity methodology
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2020, 04:26:06 PM »
I have the book...  ::)

The road to heck is paved with good intentions.

I'll let you in on a little secret.  You don't have to read the book to use the system.  Just follow the flow chart ;)

If someone isn't dedicated enough to read the book, that someone isn't dedicated enough to stick to the system, I am sure.

Oh ye of little faith.  Not only have I not read the book, I don't even own it; yet, I've been using the method for over a year now. 
 
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Re: GTD: Getting Things Done brand of productivity methodology
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2020, 05:50:39 PM »
I have the book...  ::)

The road to heck is paved with good intentions.

I'll let you in on a little secret.  You don't have to read the book to use the system.  Just follow the flow chart ;)

If someone isn't dedicated enough to read the book, that someone isn't dedicated enough to stick to the system, I am sure.

You are dedicated to being a dorkoid.

Quiet, you mongoloid (Soviet rape baby).
 

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Re: GTD: Getting Things Done brand of productivity methodology
« Reply #13 on: December 14, 2020, 08:52:11 PM »
I have the book...  ::)

The road to heck is paved with good intentions.

I'll let you in on a little secret.  You don't have to read the book to use the system.  Just follow the flow chart ;)

If someone isn't dedicated enough to read the book, that someone isn't dedicated enough to stick to the system, I am sure.

You are dedicated to being a dorkoid.

Quiet, you mongoloid (Soviet rape baby).

Heinrich, don't try getting back at him.  He's the master of ugly insults.  I think that he thinks judging others in the most insulting way is some kind of manly Catholic virtue.  Don't compete with that.

To TradGranny he said:
The fact that you don't think that she was not morally obligated to inform the world - and that you trust Congress to do the right thing, at the right time, and in the right way - shows that the crude oil fumes have gone to your head. People like you are the reason NewChurch is rife with homopedos.

In all Charity, it is possible, (or perhaps probable) that as a brand new Catholic, she simply trusted the only Catholic of which she knew: Fulton Sheen. In her desire to be humble and obedient, she did what he directed her to do.

Your name-calling is neither charitable nor Catholic.

To me he said "Buzz off with your Bergoglian attitude on judging." because I objected to his saying Daniel was toast because of his attitude.  I don't try to defend myself against all GoG said there; maybe I was somehow unfair.   But of course "Bergoglian" is a pretty rough insult for a Traditionalist!  Not as bad as what he called Heinrich and TradGranny.
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Re: GTD: Getting Things Done brand of productivity methodology
« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2020, 01:50:28 AM »
Anyway, most (not all) women don't need a book to tell us how to organise ourselves, it comes natural to us....seriously.
 
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