How can you can connect a highly effective productivity principle with Mickey Mouse? Well, read this story on how you can use the GTD principles when visiting Disney World. Or any other amusementpark for that matter. We go to Disney alot, so I started a project called “Plan next Disney Trip” and stored on the…
[[image:netvibes_module.jpg::left:0]]Since a couple of weeks, I’ve been using Netvibes as my main startup page. I tried several of these dashboard/aggregator kind of pages but Netvibes gives me…well…good vibes. I have several tabs with the most important information for me to see in a glance. On my personal page I see my Gmail, Google Calendar, Mint referrers for this website, important news here in Holland a few other newspages. [[popup:netvibes.jpg:See for yourself. ::1:inline]]I erased some info on the calendar for personal purposes. Netvibes also supports other-than-RSS content like Flickr-photos, searchpanes, Writely documents and eBay integration. Very interesting which gives me the chance to write about it some more in the future, perhaps a sort of “tips and tricks on netvibes”? Anyone interested in this? One other thing Netvibes comes with are keyboard-shortcuts, yay! With the arrow buttons, enter, the keys n,p,k,j and some other combinations, I can quickly run through the messages. Anyway, as you can see I have several tabs and one of them is a GTD tab. Ofcourse, this comes with a few resources found on the ‘Net about GTD. I decided to open up this tab for other Netvibes users. So you can use this link to get a GTD-tab in your own Netvibes-page. Let me know if you plan on using Netvibes or if you already use it, what are your thoughts about it?
Last week, Mindjet gave us the opportunity to visit an online webseminar with David Allen. In a (technically challenged, I must say) hour-long webseminar, The Dave gave us some insight in how he uses his own GTD-principles. He gave us a little glimpse in his own mindmaps, for instance his 20,000 feet goals, a brainstorm-map about hiring a new P.A. and the futuree of the David Allen company. And yes, that brainstorm has a little box called “book 3” Hmmmm…. [[image:mindmap_copy1.jpg::center:0]] You can view the webseminar again and download the Mindmaps on this page. If you don’t have Mindjet’s Mindmanager, you can download it from the same page. You like what you see? Then stay tuned, because within a couple of days, I will give away a few free copies of Mindmanager! Yes, that is correct, the first ever competition on Whatsthenextaction.com. I need some time to write the article, so keep in touch through the RSS feed or the Feedblitz-emailservice!
The truth is that sometimes you have crap days, pencils need to be sharpened, or maybe you just dont have the tools or energy to do what you want the second you want. Thats life, pal. Deal.
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Mindjet invites us for a 1-hour Webinar with The Man, David Allen. On Tuesday, October 10, 2006, 10:00 AM PDT (that’s 7 PM for me on the same day…) you can join this free webseminar right from your browser. From the raving invitation:
Join us for a scintillating hour with Allen as he reviews best practices to increase your productivity, both at home and at work. Find out how technology – in particular Mindmapping and web conferencing – are powerful tools that Allen considers part of anyone’s productivity ‘bag of tricks’. Leave this web seminar with new ideas and concepts on how to increase your productivity in the four key areas of Allen’s model * Externalizing information and capturing notes * Defining current reality * Generating new ideas and perspectives * Organizing information We all know we should probably be more thoughtful, creative, focused, and organized – join us for this 60 minute web seminar with the person that Fast Company cites as “…one of the most influential thinkers on productivity” to find out how!
I already registered, maybe "you should too":http://www.webex.com/web-seminars/view_event/669437426!
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