All posts tagged ‘gtd

Rewriting GTD

David Cain discovers “an interesting fact about our to-do items: they often don’t really need to be done at all.” He goes on to explain why a complex system like Getting Things Done can be tough for members of the Idler’s Guild: Procrastinators and other people without a track-record of steady productivity will have trouble […]

Cliffhangers and Hangovers

As we prepare for the arrival of Bolon Yokte’ K’uh and the end-date of the 5125-year-long cycle in the Mayan Long Count calendar on December 21 (which might also be the end of the world as we know it), I met my good friend and accountability partner Milo McLaughlin to record a podcast “before it’s […]

The Loop

The reason why I hate productivity systems is because they easily become a dominant part of “the loop”.1 And once they become a dominant part of the loop, they become a problem. A problem that keeps creatives from focusing on what matters – and from doing what they want to do because their muse is […]

How To Become a Productive Night Owl

Looking at the beautiful Cartagena afternoon sky and getting run over by a truck would be a sweet form to die. That said, I’m glad I managed to escape the truck this time and will consider using the sidewalk for future sky appreciation. Maybe there was another reason for my distractedness, though, as I was […]