I’m a bit of a productivity and time management system junkie…
At the very least I want to understand them, to see what I can borrow for my own approach…
Sometimes I try them — to see if they work better than what I have…
And usually, I end up dropping them or adapting them…
Because most productivity and time management systems are too complicated, or too much…
For the last few years, I’ve been using a variation on GTD — that’s Getting Things Done, from David Allen.
I LOVE the GTD approach.
It’s a collection of principles, habits, and processes that underlie pretty much every great productivity approach.
And it’s become famous worldwide because it works.
But it has a problem.
And in its complexity, I notice a lot of GTD users become very dogmatic.
They try to implement it to the letter — even beyond what I believe David Allen intended in creating it.
I, on the other hand, have always tried to pick up what worked for me…
And I’ve actively resisted the dogmatic approach.
I like to keep it simple because that helps me focus on getting my actual work done — and not just my organizing!
The other day, I found someone who thought very much the same way I did about it.
Leo Babauta, from Zen Habits.
In fact, he broke down GTD plus other systems into 10 simple principles and habits, in his book Zen to Done.
And even in that book, he offered a more minimalist 4-step productivity and time-management system that I think is about as simple as it gets.
Not only that, he encourages others to share his ideas.
So I recorded today’s video walking through his minimalist approach to productivity and time management.
And I encourage you to get his book if you want to go deeper — the link’s with the video.
Yours for bigger breakthroughs,
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