It’s been some weeks since Scoble mentioned attending a David Allen seminar. He made a few follow-up posts and I was initially sceptical. However, with his and others’ influence, a couple of GTD people, including David himself, started blogging and I subscribed to the feeds.
Little by little, the things that were said started to make sense to me and after perusing the GTD web site looking at the hints and tips I was convinced that this was something I could use.
I bought the book from Amazon UK and I’ve read 3/4 of it so far. Yesterday, I drove to the nearest Staples and bought the supplies I’d need to implement the system including one of these fancy labelling machines, some new letter trays, and a stack of new files. I’ve collected and processed most of the bits and pieces surrounding me and it’s amazing seeing so many horizontal surfaces (desks, shelves, floors, etc.) not covered in piles of ‘stuff’.
I’m using the GTD add-in for Outlook 2003 that others havementioned recently and so I have a nice stack of tasks waiting to be done. I also have a few new files and I’m running out of space in my filing cabinet so now would be a good time to restructure things and purge the stuff I don’t need to keep. Having a single unified A-Z filing system already seems like such a good idea I don’t know why I didn’t do it before.