Monthly Archives: January 2007

Book Review – Great Quotes from Zig Ziglar – Motivation and Success

Zig ZiglarI had bought this book quite a while back and I must admit that I had not really looked at it. I have been away for the weekend and as always, I grabbed a few books I had not yet looked at and this was one of my choices.

This book is from Successories, the company responsible for the corporate motivation posters we all know and love. It is only a short book, 94 pages and is full of 250 quotes from Zig Ziglar and his friends.

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WordPress Plugin – Admin Tiger

I have just added the Admin Tiger plugin for WordPress 2.0 from

This is a fantastic WordPress plugin that vastly improves the look and feel of the WordPress Administration pages.

The current default WordPress administration area is functional, but I felt it could be improved. For several reasons, I didn’t want to touch the XHTML framework of the admin, but instead relied on the power of CSS2 to manipulate the presentation. The whole package has been wrapped up into a single plugin. Just install and activate. The new design will be immediately visible.

Be sure to check it out, you will not be disappointed.

Chapter 2 – Introducing the GTD Methodology

GTD Diagram

Well, I am now through with Chapter 2, entitled Getting Control of Your Life: The Five Stages Of Mastering Workflow. This chapter covers the five-stage method for managing workflow. These five stages are:


    1. The Four-Criteria Model for Choosing Actions in the Moment
    2. The Threefold Model for Evaluating Daily Work
    3. The Six-Level Model for Reviewing Your Own Work
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Open Loops, Managing Action, and Getting Things Done

Well, Chapter One is through. definitely food for thought!

One of the most valuable thoughts that i will take away from this chapter is the one about Open Loops. In the other time management and productivity books I have read, I have never seen mention of this principle. Other books I have read are all normally about creating a “system” that you can work to so that you keep track of all your tasks, with the all either nicely color coded or prioritized into As, Bs, and Cs. The As get done first followed by the Bs, and Cs.

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GTD Application – Tracks

Just found a good looking GTD application via another Jackens Blog. I must admit that it looks a good app and is right up to date, created in Ruby.

Even though I am only starting with the GTD book and methodology, I will provide information about all GTD applications that I come across. As soon as I have finished the book, I will be reviewing all of these pieces of software as I find one that I can use on my 17″ MacBook Pro.
Here is an excerpt from the website.

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Learning the Blogging Way

Well, the Blog has been running for three days now and I am averaging around 70 visitors per day. Over the next week I am going to focus on improving the way the blog operates.

I have been given an eBook by Joel Comm that covers Blog optimization so I will be introducing a lot of the concepts that Joel mentions in the book that appears upon first reading to be very good. As always, if anybody reading this has any comments on my Blog, or advice that can give, I would be very grateful for comments sharing their information.

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Chapter 1 – Starting with the GTD Book

Well, I had just returned from training and did not have much time but I was eager to read at least some of the book so that I could make a start reviewing it, and hopefully learning something from the “powers within”.

The book is split into three parts. Part 1 is titled “The Art of Getting Things Done”, and it consists of three chapters. The first chapter is titled “A New Practice for a New Reality”.

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