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1. Productivity

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(Yes, yes, I promised another article about an Emacs-based PIM, but I wanted to write about this instead. I'll write about PIMs eventually.)

What does it mean to be more productive? I love reading about productivity tools and tips. I could spend hours just going through the discussions at http://www.43folders.com . However, all of this has to translate into concrete benefits. How can I improve my productivity? Improvements include:

  • Keeping better track of tasks
  • Keeping my goals firmly in mind
  • Making it easier for me to work on something than to procrastinate
  • Finding ways to see the big picture

Why do I want to be more productive? Well, I've got my Big, Hairy, Audacious Goals:

  • Get people hooked on computing by offering highly individualized, experiential learning characterized not only by strong technical content but also excellent delivery.
  • Help people totally rock through personal information management. I want to listen to people describe how they plan and how they want to plan, and I want to help them figure out how to support those methods through software or whatever.

With my BHAGs firmly in mind and a critical approach to trying out new tools, I've found that I can successfully resist the urge to migrate everything to the whizzy new PIM app of the day. This is important; otherwise I'd spend forever playing around with this stuff. I still love finding out how other people are doing things, though! =)

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