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Nov 2 2008

Productivity, Motivation, and Personal Development Links – 2nd November 2008

Just watched Lewis Hamilton win the 2008 Formula One Grand Prix Championships. What an amazing grandstand finish. Lewis only needed 5th place to take the title and he was fifth right up to the last lap where he was overtaken. He managed to pull it back on the second to last bend, around 10 seconds before the end of the race to provide a real nail biting climax to a great F1 season.

Being proud to be British when it comes to sport is a rare feeling, so I will savor it..

Here are my collection of links for this week.

  • My first link for this week is from the 7Breaths blog and it is about how to set up Microsoft OneNote for Getting Things Done. I do not use Microsoft OneNote as I have a Mac, although the article does provide a good series of posts about how to integrate OneNote to a GTD system.
  • My second link is a good link from Productive Flourishing about why GTD Contexts are not right for the editor of the blog. This is a new blog discovery for me and there are some great posts on it worth a read about GTD and general productivity.
  • My third link is a link to a blog post showing Task Management on Windows Mobile and iPhone. Now the post is more geared towards Windows Mobile than the iPhone, the phone that I use but it still makes a good read.
  • My fourth link is a link to a post about tweaking your OmniFocus Workflow form the Poder.dk blog. I use OmniFocus as my current productivity application and I love any little nuggets of information such as this.
  • My fifth and last link for this week is a link to a great post over at GTD Times about how to perform the great GTD Balancing Act, the Weekly Review with Kids. Now, I have four children and I know how having children makes productivity and time management essential if you do not want things to slip, or kids that grow up not knowing who you are. The work/life balance with a large family is one of the hardest challenges that I have had to face and this post is a good read for everybody else, and there must be a lot of you in this situation.

That is it for this week. Looking forward to some more good posts next week where I will be revisiting my little Email Experiment!

Thanks, Andrew..

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  1. oVan said on November 2nd, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    I’ve watched F1 too, and I’m glad Hamilton won… the suspense was killing me!

    About the second link you’ve posted: the WM-version of the app is essentially the same as the iPhone one, from what I can see it’s mainly cosmetics that’s different.

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  2. oVan said on November 2nd, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    (I meant third link)

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  3. Ron Towns said on November 4th, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    Have any of you ever used a vision board to increase your productivity at work and in life?

    A vision board is a powerful tool that anyone can use to shape an ideal future through the power of intention and visualization. Learning how to vividly imagine your desired results — attracting your perfect soul mate, radiant health, abundant career opportunities, or building personal and community relationships to give back — is the first step on the path to making them happen.

    A vision board – which is a collage of images that represent your goals, dreams, and intentions – allows you to break through unconscious, self-limiting beliefs that have been building in your subconscious mind for years.

    Have you ever dreaded picking up the phone to make a “cold call?” You could use a vision board to turn self-limiting perception of cold calling into something positive. The key is to view an image or symbol, on a vision board, that represents the result of a successful cold call – is it closing the next deal, meeting a new business partner, or expanding your business?

    If you study your vision board twice per day, morning and night, this new positive emotional feel associated with the idea of successful cold call will shift your negative perceptions of a cold call in your subconscious mind, into something positive, allowing you to make more calls and attract more business.

    I’ve used this method for about 5 months now and its worked wonders so far – no joke.

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  4. Andrew Mason said on November 4th, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    @Ron Towns:

    Thanks Ron, i will have to check out the Vision Boards, sound real interesting..

    Andrew..

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  5. [...] provided a link in my last Productivity Links post to the Poder.dk blog covering tweaking your OmniFocus [...]

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