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Why we switched to Asana for tasks

Last month, Ali wrote a post that breaks down how we get things done at GreenMellen. It’s a list of tools that is constantly being…

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Three videos that you must watch

Below are three of my favorite videos of all time.  They’re all quite long (averaging just under an hour each), but I re-watch all of…

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It takes time to make time

One of the complaints I often hear about most of the productivity tools that I use is that people don’t have time for them.  I…

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Don’t let the meta drag you down; the two minute rule

As I’ve mentioned a few times before, keeping my inbox at zero is a huge part of my organizational process, and I attribute much of…

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Stop trying to remember things

One of the basic ideas behind GTD is what David Allen calls “mind like water” — keep your mind clear by keeping your tasks in…

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Use Gmail’s “auto-resurrection” to save time

One of the great ideas behind GTD is the “two minute rule”.  In a nutshell, it says that if you come across a task that…

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What I want in a task management system

I’ve been using Nozbe for a while now to manage my tasks, and overall I’m quite happy with it.  It’s certainly got some quirks and…

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Organize Your Digital Life 4 – Organize Your Files

This is the fourth in a series of posts in the Organize Your Digital Life series. If you’re like most people, you have files on…

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