Productivity, Motivation, and Personal Development Links – 28th June 2009

I am writing this post on Friday evening as I will be on holiday in Northumberland when you read this post having a well deserved break with my family. Northumberland is a great place in the UK that we visit every year. Great beaches and great castles, my children love it!

This week I totally cleared my home office out and had it decorated. The new carpet was fitted today so now I am through to the exciting part, which is buying all the new furniture for my office.

I already have my eye on a nice chair and desk from Ikea and I cannot wait to get back into my office.

Here are my collection of links for this week.

  • My first link for this week is a great post from the Geek Girls Guide titled Hacking Mail and iCal for GTD. I came across this blog via Twitter when I started to look at some other people who post with the #GTD hashtag. Twitter is an awesome resource for finding information relevant to your interests. Great post if you use a Mac and and iCal as I do!
  • My second link is a link to an audio interview with Kelly Forrester and David Allen talking about the benefits of Twitter. Generally a positive review from David Allen about Twitter and interesting to hear David’s view on Twitter. You can follow David Allen on Twitter @gtdguy and also be sure to follow me @masontech.
  • My third link is a link to a good post from the PC Authority website with a long title,
    Is email wasting your day? The two-minute rule for Outlook, and other tips to feel like you’ve achieved something each day. Good article that is based on the GTD principle of the 2 minute rule. Worth reading.
  • My fourth link is a link to a post from the Simplicity is Bliss blog titled The Digital Tickler File Problem. Now, I have never implemented a Tickler File due to the fact that my workflow does not involve a great deal of paperwork or date sensitive work so I have had no need for one. However, this looks at the ways you can implement a Digitial Tickler System and the author even makes some application recommendations to help you achieve this. It is Apple Mac based so apologies to my Windows readers!
  • My fifth and last link is a link to another Mac tip so I apologize for the heavy Mac influence in my links this week. The link is to a great tip about Making the most of Mac Command-Tab. I mainly use Expose to switch between open Apps but reading this I may try to start using Command-Tab to keep my hands on the keyboard. One of the reasons I get on with the Mac so much is the never ending supply of shortcuts that can just make you work smarter!.

Well, I am going to finish packing for my trip and I hope you have all had a great weekend and I will be back next week!

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    Personal development seminars help you to acquire an attitude of accepting or overcoming the limitations that you have set for yourself. At personal development seminars you will meet people who are trying to make changes to their lives as you are, and who can sympathize with you. It is like working on a team, each participant has some insight to offer that will assist the rest of the people in the seminar.

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