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Getting Things Done by David Allen
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Mar 18, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: multiple-readings
Read from November 16 to 19, 2011

I raced through the book so I could use it ASAP! I'll rate it finally after I see if it provides the positive advantages I think it will. I'm a tough customer - an obsessive-compulsive perfectionist who has hoarded almost everything that caught wmy attention. The "collection" stage is going to be enormous with 3600 sq ft of living space, including 11 rooms, a double size garage, and 1 1/2 acres of land and gardening. Add to that the fact that I've been essentially disabled and bedridden with multiple intractable medical problems for more than 5 years. For the last six months, my physical conditions have been steadily improving so I'm ready and able to use my hypomanic state and support from my family to try and implement GTD. Wish me luck! (I've already taken the first "next action" - my husband bought me an automatic labeller for my file folders.)

3/19/2012 - As expected, after re-reading GTD (as it is affectionally known), I would have given it 6 stars (I did try to crayon in one more, but made a mess of my iPad screen). I have started using programs like Omnifocus, Evernote, Dropbox, Pinterest, SplashID, iCalendar, Contacts & various email accts. everyday. My husband will be coordinating our joint activity thru the "cloud." Right now, I still have Inbox "piles" in every corner of my house; however, they would have been much less in evidence if the men in my family hadn't decided to cull and (MY decision) catalog our remaining library. Hence the quick increase in the number of books on my Goodreads list. Based on how we processed the books, many did not pass through my hands. I don't want to think about how long adding in the rest of them as part of one GTD project is going to take!! Let's see - Context - library, den, kitchen, LR, MBR, my office, his office, model train workshop, basement, 3 guest rooms, & garage. But this book has the juice to make the process of finally organizing my life work! Buy that labeler (they really are empowering to you, the user) and get things done! Good luck.

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