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Take Control of Your Productivity by Jeff Porten

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Work with Your System

Now that you’ve got either a working new system or one you’re migrating into, it’s time to review the steps you take in order to make it useful. Some of it will be familiar from when you set it up, others are new, but none of them should be particularly surprising.

Store Ideas in Collection Points

The point of having enough collection points is to be able to get things out of your head quickly. Stray thoughts, reminders, and communications happen every waking hour, and most of that time, you’re already focused on something else. Many of us are in the habit of taking “just a few minutes” to deal with those immediately.

That’s almost always a bad idea. Anything that suddenly pops on your radar hasn’t been thought through, ...

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