Yet another busy but productive week for me. Hope you have all enjoyed your weeks. Sure does not seem like a week since my first post with my weekly GTD and Productivity Links.
Here are my links for this week.
I will be back tomorrow with more about the little email experiment that I have been doing..
On the 14th of September I am running the Cancer Research UK 10K Run at Harewood House in Leeds. I am raising money for Cancer Research and also getting fit in the process.
You can sponsor me online by following this link and all the money goes to Cancer Research, so please feel free to give generously.
Motivating ones self to go out running is one of the hardest things to do. How many people do you know, maybe yourself included, who have started a personal fitness regime with great vigor, only to give up after only a few sessions? Go to any gymnasium and ask about the number of members, and then look at how many members are in the gym at any one time.
However, sign yourself up for an event and you find this is a great call to action. I used to train in Kickboxing around 10 years ago. I always remember my teacher telling me that when you have an upcoming fight, it really motivates you to pound the street and the heavy bag, to avoid your head getting pounded in. Well, a similar thing has happened with me and the 10k run. I am not a good runner and the 10k will be the furthest I have ever run. With this end goal in mind, I have been very focussed to allocate what is in fact very little time to go out running against a training schedule, hitting the trails three times a week.
So, do you want to reach some personal goal? If so, make a commitment and book something that means you cannot back out of it. Get support from friends and family and get them to sponsor you. The pressure really now is on and this will lead to you taking action to reach the goal, simple!
I will leave you with a great quote from Zig Ziglar, “You cannot hit a target that you do not have”.
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Email is one of my main communication methods and in a quest to try and improve my productivity, I am going to start a little experiment into getting the most out of email. Hopefully, this is going to lead to an ebook that I have been planning for a while. This ebook will outline my methodology for dealing with Email in the most productive way based upon my experience and knowledge gained from the books and methods I have studied.
So, to start this experiment, I am recording the number of times I check email per day, over a few days. I am out on a client site today so probably will not check it as much as if I was in the office.
I get the feeling that this will be the start of a great series of blog posts regarding email productivity.
In a bid to ramp up the content and readership of this site, I plan to start a new section of this blog with a collection of weekly links.
I am very active in the GTD, Productivity and Motivation arenas and I think it is great how many blogs are appearing right now.
I find some great things to read so it only makes sense to have a weekly summation of the weeks best links that I have found whilst surfing the web for relevant information.
So, for this week, my links are as follows.
- My fist link is a great review of my current GTD app of choice, OmniFocus. The review is brought to you from Productivity501, a blog that I subscribe to.
- My second link is another good review of OmniFocus. This time the review is from a neat site called MacApper. MacApper reviews all the latest Mac Apps and it has become a great site that I visit to find out about the little apps that are not mainstream and you don’t always here about.
- My third link is a comparison of Things and OmniFocus from MirthLab. Now, I use OmniFocus at present but I am going to review Things. I like the visual look of Things, but the functionality of OmniFocus is what wins it for me. Again, a better look at Things is what I need to see if I am missing anything.
- The fourth link is a collection of GTD tips for Microsoft Outlook. I used to implement quite a few of these tips before embarking on a journey with GTD and before I made the switch to the Mac. Worth a read.
- The last link for this week is The 4 Ideas That Will Revolutionize Your Productivity from Organize IT. I love these tips and I will be dedicating considerable time to writing about all of them in the coming months.
That is it for this weeks links, hope you are having a great day.
At the Bloggers Meet-up I attended on Friday I had the chance to get a beta invite code for Woopra.
In order to start using Woopra, you have to register for an account at the Woopra website. You can then add your websites to your account. If you have a beta invite code, your sites are enabled immediately. If not, you have to wait until they release some more codes and approve your site. I am unaware how long this takes at present.