Zen to Done - GTD as modified by Leo Babauta

Zen to Done - GTD as modified by Leo Babauta

I am a GTD covert. I thought it was a new thing until I read the book. But it doesn't quite fit everyone's tastes. For one, I have no one to delegate to currently and when I do it will probably be through the internet where it will automatically be placed on a "Waiting For" list. Another thing is I have things that need done daily. Do I just erase and rewrite my first actions list every day or is there a better way. I am not the office type. I have an office but my backpack qualifies as an office than my desk.

I just downloaded Zen to Done by Leo Babauta. For less than ten bucks, you can't beat it. I figured a blogger has to have a handle on what I am talking about. Maybe I can stop my little modifications of GTD and the fact that I have to change about 43 habits from day one to start using GTD. I am on page 9 now. It's a great book so far. Leo also address some bitches about GTD I have had but haven't even mentioned yet.

4. GTD tries to do too much, which ends up stressing you out. GTD doesn’t discriminate among all the incoming stuff in your life, which again is part of its beauty. But the problem is that we put everything on our lists, and end up being overloaded. We try to do everything on our lists. This isn’t really a problem with GTD, but a problem with how we implement it. But it should be addressed.

Solution: ZTD focuses on simplifying. Take as much stuff off your plate as possible, so you can focus on doing what’s important, and doing it well.

Takes the words right out of my mouth. And puts them in better English. I owe the blog traffic here going up to GTD. I also owe an increase of about 67% in affiliate earnings in the last month to putting things in order and getting them done. If Leo's book is a good as I think it will be, maybe the increase over the next few months will be even better.

By the way, Leo is definitely on the A list. You can subscribe to his blog over a Zen Habits.

Oh and I will be writing further about the book after I finish it.

Stephan Miller

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