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Put Idle time to Productive Use

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After my previous post about how to convert idle time on weekends into leisure time that you deserve, I have some tips about how to apply this concept to your work life

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Written by Mandar Vaze

August 7, 2008 at 9:55 pm

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GTD: Two Minute Rule

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I always keep reading about the famous “Two minute Rule”. Personally for me, it was the second most import thing I learnt from the GTD. (First one being, write down everything). Let me explain to you how I use this to help improve the productivity. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Mandar Vaze

May 26, 2008 at 11:34 pm

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Richard Bach and UTC

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I was recently reading The Bridge across forever , possibly third time in last few years. I was not aware of the whole GTD concept when I had read this book last time around. In his book, Bach mentions his habit of writing down his notes. He always has a notepad and pen handy. He used it to jot down his thoughts, notes to self. He always had notebook near his bedside table, to note down his out of body experiences, or experiences related to lucid dreaming.

This is very similar to the UTC mentioned in GTD. Richard doesn’t talk about rest of the GTD, but I have a feeling that person like him, who has accomplished a lot, must be following something similar to GTD.

Written by Mandar Vaze

December 22, 2007 at 5:26 am

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Nothing on your mind

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I came across following quote in an article about David Allen

Allen says his goal is to be free from worrying about anything he has to do. His techniques allow him the pleasure of having, much of the time, nothing on his mind. “People are afraid of the void, afraid of negative space,” he says. “But having nothing on your mind is one of the most awesome experiences.

CalmThis quote was very relevant for me in my current context. After I started following GTD, there came time when there was “Nothing on my mind” and it actually scared me. I had never imagined such a state of mind. But soon I realized that this was a good thing. It allowed me to think of more things to do, take on more challenges, to improve myself in certain areas, and learn new things. After all, this is what the blog is all about.

Thanks to Rich Dahlgren for the image

Written by Mandar Vaze

October 5, 2007 at 8:29 am

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Ubiquitous Capture Tool

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Portable Ubiquitous Capture Tool that fits in my shirt pocket, doesn’t require charging, or batteries for that matter. Refills are (almost) free, takes only few minutes to refill. I get lots of curious looks when people see me use one.
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Written by Mandar Vaze

September 28, 2007 at 11:02 am

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