Notes on Ready for Anything: 52 Productivity Principles for Work and Life by David Allen
- What are your current tasks? (100-200)
- phone calls
- brainstorming ideas
- What are your current projects?
- What are your current areas of responsibility?
- staff development
- asset management
- customer service
- How are your job and personal affairs going to be changing over the next year?
- intentions for change
- large projects
- How are your organization, career, and personal life going to change?
- Why are you on the plannet?
- get everything out of your head
- make decisions about actions required on stuff when it shows up
- organize reminders of your projects and next actions on them in appropriate categories
- keep your system current, complete, and reviewed sufficiently to trust your choices about what you're doing and not doing
- focus on positive outcomes and continually take the next action on the most important thing
"It's possible to own too much. A man with one watch knows what time it is. A man with two watches never quite sure." - Lee Segal
- if busy (action) & unclear: stop and review plans
- if planning (organization) & unclear: go to a whiteboard or blank piece of paper and do a mental coredump to get the ideas and information you may be missing
- if you are trying to freerange or get outside the box (brainstorming) & unclear: drop back and revisit the image of what success would look like
- if your picture is too illformed, return to your purpose