As I've written before, great technology is nothing without a sound methodology for getting things done.
A few days ago, I met Travis Robertson at a business management presentation. Travis shared some of his significant goals with me and he explained that he was finding it a challenge keeping a handle on his projects and actions. Naturally, I recommended GTD as an approach to consider for organizing his life. A few days later, I received this email:
Eric, I want to thank you for recommending Getting Things Done. I picked up the book over the weekend and had an "Ah ha!" moment with it. I've tried numerous methods that involved the purchase of someone's planners and products--all to no avail. They always seemed like they were trying to make me fit their mold. Getting Things Done really makes sense to me and I think it will change my life. I'm not an organized person by nature, but I'm confident this is a system I can actually use. You piqued my interest when you said, "It so simple, it can be done on the back of a napkin."It’s easy to buy the latest and greatest in technology, but that does not guarantee a boost in productivity. Without a method for its effective use, the potential benefit of a new technology will be limited. Technology might even get in the way.
I'm glad to help, Travis. Best of success to you!