Monthly Archives: December 2015

The Idea Box

Ideas! Everything initially starts with an idea. To really benefit from your mental fruits, it is vital that you systematically record and archive your thoughts. Of course, one excellent way to do this to utilize a daily journal. I do highly recommend journals as a way to capture your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Another method […]

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Projects List

What is a project? Some common definitions include any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted or a planned objective requiring concerted effort. These are both true and do capture the essence of ‘projectness’; nevertheless, as a pragmatist, I feel that fellow productivity expert David Allen offers a much more practical definition in his book […]

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The Problem With To-Do Lists

Here is the main problem with To-Do Lists: they are a potpourri of goals, projects, and tasks. They can be psychologically counterproductive as many items remain on the list at the end of the day. For example, here is an example of some items on a to-do list: Lunch with Dave Call Susan Review the […]

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A Stew Folder

I have always called this a Stew Folder; however, I have heard others refer to this same idea as a Slush File or a Temp File. If you already use a Tickler File, this concept can work in parallel with that system. Do to the amount of information everyone receives, it is common for there to […]

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The RRAFFT Method

Clutter is the result of incomplete actions. When an item has not been fully processed, it ends up in ‘limbo’ and does not have a final use or a proper home. How can you avoid an ocean of clutter? Use the RRAFFT Method. R: Review R: Read A: Act F: Forward F: File T: Toss […]

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