I have been reading a few articles on GTD (Getting Things Done) and being productive and in order.Â I came across this article by Marc Andrresseen (cofounder of Netscape and co-author of Mosaic)Â called The Pmarca Guide to Personal Productivity.Â I find this article interesting and makes me wonder if a person can really only check email twice a day.Â Then there is the first bullet which isÂ â€™donâ€™t keep a scheduleâ€™.Â Now I like that idea completely.Â I like the idea of making a to-do list with 3-5 items on it and making sure you accomplish at least those items in a day.Â He goes on to say use a 3Ã—5 card for this list and on the back write down the other to-do items that popup and you complete.Â Then at the end of the day you can look back on your card and see your initial to-do list is finished and then turn it over to see all the other things you accomplished.Â Marc says this gives you a great sense of accomplishment.
I am torn between using a PDA (personal assistant device) or 3Ã—5 card(s).Â I figure I need to get use to technology since that is what I do best.Â I currently use a Cingular 8525 cell phone by Cingular the new AT&T.Â I use it for my cellular phone and PDA.Â I will be sure to write a review on this in the near future.
My struggles with GTD or productivity is that I am like a fireman at my job.Â I can have some down time (lot sometimes) and then other times I am swamped and overloaded.Â So there is no real planning that can be done.Â A task list would only be for personal items I need to get done.Â Now if I have a new server to build and implement then yes I can use a task list and it works great.Â
I would like to hear what others have to say about this topic.
Have a great day and a wonderful week.