I am a relative novice at Getting Things Done. No, I don’t mean that I can’t get things done (although lately I have been having procrastinating a bit). Rather, I’ve read David Allen’s book, Getting Things Done and have been keeping my inbox at zero, which means I have a bunch of things in my Notes ToDos that are my Next Actions and Waiting Fors. Having them there means they show up on my calendar for the day. I do a weakly review (stole that from Eric Mack of eProductivity). I am not on top of things when it comes to doing the weekly review. I had taken a test drive of the eProductivity template for Lotus Notes that REALLY helps with following the GTD methodology.
I would have bought a full copy of eProductivity, but the price was a little too much for me to justify it for my personal email. Unfortunately, work hasn’t embraced GTD and eProductivity though eProductivity IS being used by some of those that can make the decision to accept it and offer it. A month or so ago, the price for eProductivity was altered by offering 4 software levels, each with varying integration and capabilities. GREAT, I can now afford to buy a copy for home. But I didn’t want the LOWEST version. Hmm, what to do? Procrastinate! ICA just offered a Thanksgiving deal. For $139 (just $10 over the lowest level) I could get the Professional level of eProductivity. SOLD!
So I just downloaded the template, and . . . hmm, where’s Refresh Design on the Linux client? Guess since there’s no Designer, certain options aren’t there. DAMN.
No real problem though, just copy the template over to the Windows desktop machine and refresh there. Works like a charm, replicates up and down and now we’re all on the same page.
Watch here for more on my journey to learn eProductivity and how to Get Things Done.