While reading the book by David Allen “Getting Things Done — the Art of Stress-free Productivity”, I couldn’t escape many “a-ha” moments when I realized what David is saying is just pure common sense and most of it I already knew but never cared to put into practice.
One of these “obvious discoveries” I’ve made is the “2-minute rule” which says:
“If an action will take less than two minutes, it should be done at the moment it is defined.” (David Allen)
When I realized how powerful this rule is, I started searching for 2-minute actions during my busy day and found out that there are really many of them! When you know something takes less than two minutes — you just don’t have any excuse for not doing it.
While reading many articles by the productivity bloggers, I jotted down my favorite tips and “hacks” to keep them in mind for the future and maybe later share them with my Nozbe community. Then I realized these small pieces of advice can be presented in a form of a video series.
This is how the idea of the “2-minute Productivity Show” came to life.
I just thought – if I can squeeze some great tips and tricks into a short video that would last only two minutes – my users will watch it. After all, it’s just two minutes!
To date I’ve recorded one introductory video and a couple of episodes of the series. Let me briefly introduce them to you:
The Famous 2-minute Rule
In this episode we’re discussing the two-minute rule by David Allen. I’m also showing you how a small two-minute timer can help you determine your two-minute actions.
The INBOX and my inboxes
Here I’m sharing with viewers how many inboxes I have set up and how I’m using them to make sure I capture all the ideas and information worth processing.
David Allen on Getting Things Done ad 2011
We just celebrated porting Productive! Magazine issue #1 to the iPad and for that I interviewed David Allen of GTD (Getting Things Done) fame. Had a blast learning from David what he’s up to this year and how we sees productivity.