Your Calendar Is Not a To-Do List

Published on September 15, 2014 by Francisco Sáez

Using the calendar as a task manager is a common mistake. Here are some compelling reasons not to do it.

A while ago, I argued on this blog that using email as if it was a to-do list is, from my point of view, a very unproductive organizational approach. Each tool is designed for a type of use, and using email as a system of personal organization is like using a fork to hunt whales.


To What Are You Giving Your Attention?

Published on September 08, 2014 by Francisco Sáez

Keeping your focus on the task you are performing is essential to cross it off in your to-do list.


“If you don’t pay attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves.” ~ David Allen


People: The collaborative function of GTD in FacileThings

Published on September 01, 2014 by Francisco Sáez

New feature in FacileThings to help you delegate tasks efficiently.


GTD is not a project management system but a methodology for personal productivity. This means that it is not a collaborative system per se, where everyone can access, view and even edit your tasks.


The Key To Do The Work: Act And Reflect

Published on August 25, 2014 by Francisco Sáez

To perform any work you must find the right balance between doing and thinking.

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How To Be a Productive Entrepreneur

Published on August 18, 2014 by Francisco Sáez

The largest risk for failure that an entrepreneur has is a poor execution of plans, and that is where GTD can help you.


You need something more than a good idea

The problem with many entrepreneurs is that they value their ideas more than actually carrying them out. Of course, a brilliant idea has a higher probability of turning into a great empire, over just a good idea. But a brilliant idea that is not executed in a efficient manner, turns out to not be valued very much. On the other hand, a somewhat decent idea that’s executed in a masterly manner, will probably end up producing a very profitable company.


Processes: An Overlooked Productivity Tool

Published on August 11, 2014 by Francisco Sáez

Describing your work unlocks many opportunities to boost your productivity.


A while ago I wrote about how processes allow you to be more productive, but I think the issue is important enough—and generally ignored enough—to be addressed again with further arguments.


What Systems Thinking Is And Why You Need It

Published on August 04, 2014 by Francisco Sáez

Sometimes we think we understand a problem but we actually do not understand anything. It is just an illusion.


Systems thinking tries to understand the rules that determine how different systems—some seemingly unrelated—behave, how they interact and how they influence each other.

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