Over my Christmas vacation I discovered some great topics for increasing my personal productivity. They go a little something like this:
- GTD: From a book by David Allen. A basic flowchart and framework for personal task management.
(This is the equivalent of the .Net framework for your life.)
- Life Hacks: Any clever way to make your life more manageable and efficient.
(This is equivalent to the ASP.Net tips you’re always looking for to make you a better developer.)
- Moleskine: A well crafted journal made in Italy with an air of romance and a legend of many intellectual owners.
(This is the fancy computer you justify purchasing because, hey, if you’re gonna’ be a programmer you need good tools.)
- HipsterPDA: This is bunch of 3×5 index cards and a pen you keep in your pocket.
(This is part of your IDE.)
Programming analogies aside, the aforementioned topics above have greatly enhanced my personal productivity. I know some of you may be skeptical, but not unlike hypnotism, if you’re skeptical, it probably won’t work for you. 😉 You should continue your quest for enhanced personal productivity. However, if you’re interested in digging deeper into the geek’s productivity toolbox; I present to you:
Dusty’s Life Hack #1
How to Really Get Into “Getting Things Done”
- Goto D*I*Y Planner and download and print a pdf of the GTD workflow.
- Purchase the abridged audio version of “Getting Things Done” by David Allen on iTunes
- Turn the speed of the audio book up to “Fastest” and actively listen with the printed workflow in hand.
- In a little over 2 hours you will cover all you need to know to get started “Getting Things Done.”