Over at Mark Shead's Productivity501 we're running a Where Did My Day Go Contest in which a luck reader will win a copy of my daily planning guide, "Where the !@#% did my day go? The ultimate guide to making every day a great workday". I won't tell anyone if you slide over there and enter by making a comment ;-)
You might also check out the many ways people manage have come up with to plan their days. I cover the majority of them in my guide, and at the same time I enjoyed reading their ideas and stories. I was gratified to see mentions good of treating getting more productive as experiments taking place :-)
Finally, a little badly delayed catch-up on Mark's and other sites:
- You might enjoy Interview: Technology Investments : Productivity501, which has answers from me and other bloggers to the question, "How do you decide if a new technology is worth investing in or whether it is a waste of time?"
- Mark's Biggest Productivity Challenge question (I listed "discipline"), and
- CIO Magazine's brief interview of me in How to Handle Negative Online Comments, Hold a Concise Meeting and Decline an After-work Invite.
- I had a delightful conversation with Sam Carpenter, author of Work the System: The Simple Mechanics of Making More and Working Less. If you like my "no-nonsense ex-NASA engineer" approach to productivity, you'll want to check it out. His perspective of "Each thing we do is a component of a system." jibes with my "Everything in life is an experiment" approach. I love this passage: You must stand outside of it if you are to see how you are a part of it.
- Blog honors: I was pleased to see that I'm in the top 25 in Blog Rank's Getting Things Done category, along with sites like 43 Folders and Lifehacker. I'm also one of the "World's Top GTD Blogs" according to The Daily Reviewer. Thanks so much for reading!