I’m a big fan of being productive. In a pretty geeky way, actually. I love the Getting Things Done methodology. David Allen’s book changed my life. I’ve been reading Lifehacker since its inception and am always on the lookout for finding ways to be more productive. I’m busy; who isn’t? I’ve got young children, a growing business, friends and family I like to hang out with and a lot of hobbies that I like to spend time on. The days aren’t getting any longer and I. love. to. sleep. I’m not one of those people that can get by on four or five hours of sleep. I need a good seven hours to function.
So I’m constantly in search of new tools and ways to make my life easier, both personally and in my business. When I started writing this blog post, I thought I’d just talk about productivity, in general, but then I realized that there’s way too much to cover in just one post, so I’m going to break it into three parts. This first part will focus on the basics of Getting Things Done (or GTD), why it works for me and why it’s important to find your own “system” that you trust.