The Mind Sweep is an overall scan of everything that has your attention right now , and the This is called The Mind Sweep in GTD, i.e. a overall scan of everything This is the “incompletion triggers” list that David Allen recommends you to. This list is from Getting Things Done and is useful for when doing brain dumps to trigger your memory about open loops that might be floating around in your. If the project is off your mind, planning is sufficient. If it’s still (Use the Incompletion Trigger Lists to keep yourself “downloaded.”) . GTD WEEKLY REVIEW®.
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Projects that need to be started. Projects formal planning goals, targets, objectives. Your internal radar is activated whenever something pops up that can somehow upset the balance of your universe.
Want to Get Organized? Start With The Mind Sweep
Triger books, music, movies. Upcoming events birthdays, anniversaries, weddings, travel, social events, cultural events, sporting events, etc. The Mind Sweep is something you should do the first day you start implementing GTD as an organizational method. Who needs to know? Professional development training, things to learn, skills to practice.
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You turn on the heating and soon you get the room at the right temperature for you to work. Financial stuff budgets, forecasts, statistics, credit line, cash flow, etc. Decisions that have to be made.
Computers software, hardware, connections, internet. Systems computers, phones, office equipment. Administration bills, banks, investments, loans, taxes, insurance, legal affairs.
No credit card required for the free trial. But it is also something you should do from time to timeespecially after a period in which, for whatever reason, you have lost a considerable part of control over your world. David Allen summarizes this collecting phase in a very simple way: Community neighborhood, schools, local government.
The basic principle is that you must know how your world is right now, how the map in which you move looks likeso that you can make a positive commitment to it. Meetings that need to be set. Every day there are new things that you must capture in order to decide what to do with them, if you actually need to do something at all. How and why you must collect everything.
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Errands drugstore, market, bank, stationer, etc. This new and strange noise you hear in the engine of your car, what can it be? Waiting for… orders, repair, loaned items, etc. It is all those things that are under control. Waiting for… information, delegated tasks, replies, petty cash, ordered items, decisions of others, etc. He is also a Software Engineer who is passionate about personal productivity and the GTD philosophy as a means to a better life.
In order to gain control, you need to gather everything that you consider somehow incomplete. The fact that collecting is the first stage does not mean that you should do it only once, at the beginning. Things to do places to go, people to meet.
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Posts are closed to new comments after 30 days. Collecting is the first stage of any kind of organizational work flow. Projects started, not completed. A message from your bank warning about an account with insufficient funds.