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TucknDar

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New Getting Organized Experiment?
« on: September 24, 2008, 01:34:54 AM »
Have anyone thought of starting a new GOE? I personally needs Getting Organized more than ever, and although I've progressed a few small steps, I could definitely use the extra motivation that a DC GOE would give.

Or is Getting Organized already mission:Accomplished for you all?!?

GOE 2008? GOE 2009? GOE Winter 08-09? Anyone else thought of this?

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Re: New Getting Organized Experiment?
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2008, 05:56:33 AM »
I might be up for the GOE this year. I have successfully reduced my workload (I quit one of my jobs), and am now in the process of organizing of what is left of my life...

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Re: New Getting Organized Experiment?
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2008, 06:01:35 AM »
I'd love to go again.
I benefited a lot from developing a system last time, and i'd like to take it to next level.

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Re: New Getting Organized Experiment?
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2008, 06:06:37 AM »
I didn't get a system going, only got some ideas that I never managed to develop any further. So when I get the time ( ::) ) I'll come up with some ideas for a new GOE...

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Re: New Getting Organized Experiment?
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2008, 08:57:58 AM »

I'm in. Let's do it.
« Last Edit: September 24, 2008, 09:03:59 AM by 40hz »

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Re: New Getting Organized Experiment?
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2008, 09:06:43 AM »
got a love-hate thing going here with getting organised :-\
I'll give it a go ... ;)
Tom

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Re: New Getting Organized Experiment?
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2008, 09:08:35 AM »
I'm in too  :Thmbsup:
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Re: New Getting Organized Experiment?
« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2008, 07:55:06 PM »

The last GOE is where I discovered David Allen,and I haven't looked back.  Maybe we could focus on specifics like email, or (physical) desktop or something.

Add me to the list.
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Re: New Getting Organized Experiment?
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2008, 09:30:36 PM »
I'm in.

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Re: New Getting Organized Experiment?
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2008, 01:28:19 PM »
I have some ideas for this.

Maybe we could focus on specifics like email, or (physical) desktop or something.

I think it's a good idea to focus on specifics, but it should be up to each participant which specifics that should be. For instance, email or my physical desktop are pretty much the only things that I don't consider a mess... ok, a bit of an overstatement, but you get the idea ;)

A better idea, IMHO, would be for each participant to publicly list which specifics he/she would like to focus on and maybe make regular posts about the progress. How often? I don't know, but let's say an update every week or so. Obviously you're not responsible for this to anyone but yourself, but I imagine that for me at least, it would be an extra incentive to get things done if I'll have reveal my progress. It's not too cool seeing everyone else making huge strides towards getting organized if I still can't get anything done. This way, we can also give each other tips and ideas along the way.

 :feedback:

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Re: New Getting Organized Experiment?
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2008, 02:49:28 PM »
Get the ball rolling  :up:, because I have ton's of work that soon
reached the size of Kilimanjaro.

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Re: New Getting Organized Experiment?
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2008, 02:50:47 AM »

In a moment of weakness
'Why oh Why do I do this to myself'

I am happy in Chaos, it's the way I am.
I know it should be more organised, but I do ten times more things then the next 'organised' person.
Yes I envy their planned life, the spare time they have, the neat and tidy desktop.

Yet again I pledge my allegiance to the DC cause.
ToDoList has been a shining light, just need to knock out a few to many tasks, and add some leisure,

I'm In.
(Category chosen is 'delegate' , stop doing everything myself and get somebody else to do it.)

Brett





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Re: New Getting Organized Experiment?
« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2008, 03:43:25 PM »
There's an interesting post here: Genius Catalyst
about Expectations versus Standards, Agreements and Hope

So how do we manage our expectations of life and of other people in a way that allows us to think creatively about the future without setting ourselves up for future disappointment?

There are three distinctions that I have found extremely useful in answering this question for myself:
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not 100% sure why I'm posting it here - maybe I think it might help me (+others?) to get things moving here or anywhere that might be important ...
I had a post planned for here a while back along the line of "specifics" as suggested by Tuck, but I cant remember it and dont know did I even write it down anywhere :-[

So I'm printing that out and I'll think on it a bit and see do I come up with anything ;)
Tom

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Re: New Getting Organized Experiment?
« Reply #13 on: November 04, 2008, 04:13:30 PM »
At a quick look it seems interesting, thanks for posting it tomos

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Re: New Getting Organized Experiment?
« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2008, 03:11:37 AM »
How about starting a new child board (GOE 2009) and  people can post about their ideas what they'd like to work on and we could take it from there?

Then, when people have theme(s) they could add a distinguishing marker to their threads related to that theme - adding name at the beginning probably easiest ?
e.g. "[tomos]-Procrastinating again :-)"  (can sort by titles then and group each persons posts*)


my list (themes) would be something along these lines
clearing backlog - mostly stuff in boxes ;)
à la my post above - expectation/sense of obligation -> procrastination (avoiding/reacting because of pressure from self or others)
Again, I cant remember the third ... (organisation comes to mind as another theme!)

And because it would be individual projects it really doesnt matter how many or how few get involved - obviously nicer to have a bunch of people involved though


* I forgot: can sort by "Started by" column
Tom
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Re: New Getting Organized Experiment?
« Reply #15 on: November 20, 2008, 11:38:34 AM »
How about we begin GOE 2009 in January to usher in the new year?

Does someone want to volunteer to be the the supervisor of whatever "Getting Organized 2009" entails?

I think waiting until january would be a good idea for several reasons, not the least of which is we have our big NANY 2009 thing that ends on or around January 1st so we don't want GOE 2009 to start until a couple weeks after that finishes.

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Re: New Getting Organized Experiment?
« Reply #16 on: November 20, 2008, 01:24:43 PM »
January sounds good

Does someone want to volunteer to be the the supervisor of whatever "Getting Organized 2009" entails?

what would this "whatever" involve?  :)
Tom

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Re: New Getting Organized Experiment?
« Reply #17 on: November 20, 2008, 01:27:39 PM »
what would this "whatever" involve?

Likely whatever the supervisor decides!
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Re: New Getting Organized Experiment?
« Reply #18 on: November 20, 2008, 01:32:45 PM »
January sounds perfect!

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Re: New Getting Organized Experiment?
« Reply #19 on: November 23, 2008, 10:30:14 AM »
Does someone want to volunteer to be the the supervisor of whatever "Getting Organized 2009" entails?
I've been thinking about this a bit, and although I don't really have the time now, I'll consider if I could do this supervisoring without getting more mess that needs cleaning up, so to speak. After December 16 I have more spare time so I'll be able to spend some more time on GOE09 then. The DC community has given me a lot, so I'd love to be able to give a little something back, although I won't make promises...

If there are more ideas out there, then please post, and maybe we'll figure something out together :)

Edit: guess I didn't find the time :( Hope this is the year that I'll find a working system...
« Last Edit: January 04, 2009, 12:34:32 PM by TucknDar »

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Re: New Getting Organized Experiment?
« Reply #20 on: February 02, 2009, 06:30:04 AM »
How about we begin GOE 2009 in January to usher in the new year?

Does someone want to volunteer to be the the supervisor of whatever "Getting Organized 2009" entails?

I think waiting until january would be a good idea for several reasons, not the least of which is we have our big NANY 2009 thing that ends on or around January 1st so we don't want GOE 2009 to start until a couple weeks after that finishes.

Mouser, are you still looking at kicking off GOE 2009, I'd like to help out..

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Re: New Getting Organized Experiment?
« Reply #21 on: February 03, 2009, 07:11:26 AM »
Mouser, are you still looking at kicking off GOE 2009, I'd like to help out..
Kwacky,
Had you ideas for it?

also, have you seen the thread about Mark Forsters new organisational method ?
http://www.donationc...ex.php?topic=16438.0
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Re: New Getting Organized Experiment?
« Reply #22 on: February 03, 2009, 07:25:43 AM »
Mouser, are you still looking at kicking off GOE 2009, I'd like to help out..
Kwacky,
Had you ideas for it?

also, have you seen the thread about Mark Forsters new organisational method ?
http://www.donationc...ex.php?topic=16438.0

Hi tomos,

No ideas, just in a getting organised/gtd kind of mode.. Thanks for the pointer to autofocus...

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Re: New Getting Organized Experiment?
« Reply #23 on: February 03, 2009, 01:45:01 PM »
Let's start discussing some ideas.. if we are going to do a DC fundraiser in march it would probably be best not to overlap the GTO thing with that, so either go for something more manageable in feb, or plan for something bigger in april maybe?

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Re: New Getting Organized Experiment?
« Reply #24 on: February 04, 2009, 09:12:41 AM »
How does the Getting Organized Experiment work?

There seems to be a huge disparity between the 2006 and 2007 version.