Life Hackery


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Getting things done with room for more.

My experience with GTD, Inbox Zero, and other Life Hacks.

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Life Hackery

  1. 1. Life Hackery Getting Things Done with Room for More
  2. 2. Life Hackery • Productivity Tips, Tricks and Systems that keep you focused on creating great stuff, what ever that may be.
  3. 3. GTD • Getting Things Done by David Allen
  4. 4. GTD Systems • Things • OmniFocus • Google for: GTD
  5. 5. GTD Basics • Projects • Contexts • Items • Actions
  6. 6. Things • Simple To-Do List • Filter your focus • Organize into Projects • Areas are Contexts
  7. 7. Inbox Zero • A vow to not spend more time on any given email then it deserves.
  8. 8. Email is Evil • Robs you of your attention • Derails your focus • Everything is Urgent • You’re paying mental debt, with interest, for every unprocessed email in your inbox
  9. 9. My Verbs • Delete(or archive) • Delegate • Reply • Process
  10. 10. Delete • You really don’t need it. • Act on it, or get rid of it. • If you really do need it, archive it. But don’t go crazy...
  11. 11. Delegate • If someone else can service them better, let them. • Give yourself a reminder to follow up to make sure the email got taken care of.
  12. 12. Reply • Don’t write a novel when a haiku will do. • Get good at quick replies, and process emails faster than ever.
  13. 13. Process • Does this email require me to do something now? • If it takes less than an hour to process, then Just Do It. • If it will take longer, capture in your GTD system, and move on.
  14. 14. Getting Started • Set up an Email DMZ • Quarantine your time • Schedule an Email Dash, once an hour. • Stay at zero by the end of each day.
  15. 15. Resources • • • • •
  16. 16. ... with room for more • If life has given you a full plate, then get a bigger plate.
  17. 17. Thank you! • Eric Marden • •
  18. 18. Special Thanks • Special Thanks to all the folks I ripped off for the topic of this talk, including Merlin Mann, David Allen, and Life Hacker. • This talk was driven from my experience implementing these powerful techniques.
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