Ok, because I pretty much bombarded the last GOE topic
, I feel I'm partially responsible for this so I'll take a gander:
Getting Yourself Disorganized ThemeWhy Disorganized?
Contrary to what most productivity systems do, they don't organize you without messing up your life. What happens then is that they end up not organizing people who are either content or disorganized but only organize those whom are already organized already (but haven't put it all together). I'm talking about the random alcoholic or smoker who just wants to get rid of their addiction, corporate types who afford David Allen to coach them, planner people who already use to-do lists but are just looking for materials and your average productivity blogger trying to create a niche.
Worse? If you somehow end up at that middle phase. If you somehow do not at least finish one productivity system, they will eat you alive because you just spent time basically putting stuff you normally wouldn't put in there and now you're screwed; not because you are disorganized already, but because now you have something to organize and you have a half-baked habit to shrug off.What a load of crock, you still have to organize something even if you create a disorganization system.
Exactly. The difference here would be that it is a productivity experiment not to make you expect that you will be productive at the end but to make you expect that you will be just as disorganized at the end. Most productivty fanatics would say that this is creating a self-fulfilling prophecy but I say, I don't care. I'd rather throw trash away than throw a bunch of expensive doodled canvas away that I payed lots of time for because that would just cause me to fear throwing them away or try to salvage the materials. But I'm disorganized so what would end up really happening is I will wait until the items melt away.
Unfortunately it sounds like a joke and it's not cool enough nor am I charismatic enough to inspire people so this is why I hesitated to even mention the idea. I even planned to combine GOE 2006's structure and GOE 2007's loose structure minus the podcast but mouser did say it took a lot of energy from him so I don't really know where to go from here. I've never organized an event ever but I might as well get the ball rolling.You write long posts and you're a new member, no one will pay attention if you're the organizer.
That's why I never volunteered and recommended app and nudone. Not that I even have aspirations of leading the charge. When it comes to needing to flood this forum with short posts or making one long forum topic to contribute to this theme, I can do it but forget about anything else. Here's more things I have problems with:
1) I'm not a programmer
2) I'm betting I'm way more disorganized than anyone here
3) I didn't start out using a to-do list
4) I don't work and am unemployed and have never worked in a cubicle
5) I don't have any friends to help me with.
6) I'm a new guy
7) I'm not a copywriter
8) I'm not an artistOk, Mr. Narcissist. We get you're not the right guy for the job.
Yeah, to be honest I didn't know how to approach this post. I just thought if I highlighted my weakness than it could give anyone who's never been part of the past GOE, a clue as to what I think this new one needs even if I too wasn't in the past GOEs. Also, I really feel guilty that I could write long posts explaining the breakdowns of the others in the other GOE threads but when it came here, I wasn't even the first one to suggest anything so here it is.