GTD + R :: Getting Things Done + RHODIA

It is very simple for the concept. I call it "Card game for push through the work" as metaphor. Anybody wants the tasks or work to get things done sooner. To get things done, you have to capture it. So I call it the GAME to clean up the tasks.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

What is GTD+R?

This guide provides an easily way for starting GTD and keeping doing it for the person who is trying to start GTD, or who tried it, but doesn't work.

I am a software engineer. I always need to thrash out the tasks in my work.
I list up the operation as task, check it it's done or not, and know the progress for the project.
The thrashing out the tasks is the most important factor for that the project goes well.

GTD declare the process how to act with the complete details.
"Collecting" -> "Handling" -> "Arrangement" -> "Review" -> "Exception"
It is easy way to clear up the work flow for anybody. And all you need is paper and pencil.
"LifeHacks" is appropriate word for it.

But, I realized it's really hard to keep doing it. There is no problem during the process "Collect".
And we have to write it down to another piece of paper in the processes, "Handling", and "Arrangement". It's really troublesome. We get stressed by writing the task twice.

And it is also hard to connect task and schedule. If the task has to be done at some later date, you need to entry the task to your schedule of your notebook or PC. But it is going to be troublesome. It is hard to connect task and schedule smoothly.

Recently there are some ways to digitalize GTD. There is the way which you manage TODO on the web or with the cell phone. The other way is managing mail as tasks by using Gmail.
I used to manage TODO and schedule by using PDA. But it was so hard to keep doing it because I got some stressed by writing the data.
I had to turn on the PDA, open the scheduler, input the characters, and save it only for 20 charactrs. I guess this is the problem why I couldn't keep doing it.
So, I made new way "GTD for anybody, and be easy to keep doing"


It is very important to thrash out what you want to do as tasks.
I think about what the most appropriate things to write down the tasks is.

There are some conditions as follows.

  • Anytime
  • Anywhere
  • Easy to write down
  • Movable
  • Sortable
  • Visible how much tasks you have
  • Reasonable
One item which can goes everything clear comes to me.
It is RHODIA pads.
By writing down the tasks on the RHODIA, it is easy to carry, move, and sort it.

I made new way by mixing GTD and managing the tasks with RHODIA.

I call it "GTD + R".

It is very simple for the concept. I call it "Card game for push through the work" as metaphor.

Anybody wants the tasks or work to get things done sooner. To get things done, you have to capture it. So I call it the GAME to clean up the tasks.

I think that there are a lot of people who wants to do their works as games.
You prepare FIELD because it is the GAME. You can play it and clean up the tasks on the field.
You prepare POCKET. It makes easy to carry and to clean up the tasks anywhere.


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