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Tips & Tricks Tuesday: Epic task management

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 by Andrew Conkling

Many tips we feature are bite-sized or address one particular Remember The Milk feature or help solve one particular organizational problem. This week's tip, shared by martingchapman, breaks the mold though, by including a variety of approaches and Remember The Milk features for a comprehensive system that covers, by its nature, everything!

(Note: The entire post is very thorough, so below are just a few quotations to give you an idea of what martingchapman's system is like.)

I have studied David Allen's “Getting Things Done” (GTD) system and Michael Linenberger's “Manage Your Now” (MYN) system, both of which have many excellent ideas about Life Management, however when fully implemented they overcomplicate things (in my opinion), so I have extracted the bits that I like from GTD and MYN and built my own system around them.

I have described a way to easily and quickly add tasks manually or from emails, add and manage Projects, make any task a Next Action and in the same action, put it onto a Context related list so that you can “do” it.

What is a “Trusted” system? A “Trusted” system is one that contains everything I have/want to do, it is “Trusted” because I know it contains everything, nothing is forgotten.

I don’t need to remember to do anything because it is all in the system, so I can use my brain for what it is best designed to do – thinking (GTD/MYN).

Be sure to read the full post for all of the details for how to implement this system yourself.

Thanks for sharing this tip, martingchapman! You're our Tips & Tricks Tuesday winner this week.

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