…but tonight as I fly to Tampa to be on a panel sponsored by The Atlantic and National Journal in conjunction with the Republican National Convention, I am experiencing a level of relief that I haven’t had for several months.
Last Monday, after a summer full of travel both for work and for my son Joe’s AAU basketball, I hit an unbelievable six-year high-water mark for unresolved emails, and took this screen shot:
Lots of reasons, but no good excuses.
After six days of dedicated effort during breaks in my daily routine (and several evenings of just plowing through messages), tonight I finally reached my GTD goal:
Since I first read Getting Things Done by David Allen in 2005, I have found its principles extremely helpful. When I started this blog, GTD was one of the main topics. I would particularly recommend this post I wrote in November 2006. which links to some of the important lessons I learned.
I’m glad to be on the right side of the email tsunami again.
Now I hope a literal hurricane, Isaac, doesn’t cause too many problems in the coming week.
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Now this is an incentive to bombard you with email. Not really. Enjoy your freedom!
Hopefully now I will be able to be more responsive when the onslaught comes. Bring it on! 😉
This definitely deserves a medal. I can’t get my 650+ email done. There is hope I read!
Way to go, Lee! Well done! 🙂