Saturday, January 30, 2010

The January Edition of The Carnival of Productivity And GTD

Welcome to the January 2010 edition of The Carnival of Productivity And GTD. This is the first of Systems-Overload's blog carnivals for the new year and a new decade. We're really impressed with the submissions that we've seen for this edition.

We initially became involved in blog carnivals by submitting articles to various blog carnivals and then we decided to give running our own a try with the Holiday Spirit Blog Carnival. This led to the creation of blog carnivals focused on Productivity and GTD, Family Life, and one focused on creating the Better Life. We started out wanting to publish them more frequently but found that the effort required to do this far exceeded our bandwidth so we fine tuned the schedule over the course of last year. For 2010, we'd like to publish around one blog carnival a month. This will hopefully allow us to publish our own material and as well as sharing good articles with you all, helping other writers/bloggers get more exposure, and allowing us to live our lives as well. If you have any suggestions for topics you'd like to see covered in future editions, feel free to leave a comment. If you have a post that you'd like to submit, please do so via the submission from link. Thank you to everyone that submitted posts! Remember that by subscribing via your RSS reader or via email, that you won't miss the next blog carnival hosted here and you'll know when new material has been posted. Without further adieu, here is the January 2010 Edition of the Carnival of Productivity And GTD....


Joe Revod presents How To Improve Time Management posted at Internet Business Make Money Online With Welly Mulia.

SpiKe presents Productivity Down! An Emergency Response Guide posted at Organize IT.

MoneyNing presents 12 Surprisingly Simple Ways to Get More Done posted at Money Ning, saying, "Stay focus and your productivity will soar. Here are a few more ways to get things done using less time."

Diana Hsieh presents Episode #15: Cultivating Concentration posted at Rationally Selfish Radio, saying, "In this podcast, I discuss a number of ways to help cultivate your capacity to concentrate deeply. (GTD is on the list, of course!)"

Broderick Durisseau presents Why Creating Empowering Habits is Important posted at Personal Growth From the Bottom Up.

jim presents Keeping A Time Budget Log posted at Blueprint for Financial Prosperity.

Louise Moule presents Ricardo?s Law and the Key To Productivity posted at Ronnie Kagan Mentors Club, saying, "Perhaps the greatest challenge in delegating an important task is the belief that no one else can do it as well, or as economically, as you."

Neena (NeenMachine) presents Digital Planner posted at A Mom's Life at, saying, "Tips on choosing the right digital planner for you."

Job Hunting And Careers

Ben presents Job Hunting Tips posted at Money Smart Life.

Nissim Ziv
presents How to Do: Resume Do’s and Don’ts posted at Job Interview Guide, saying, "Creating a resume is difficult enough for most people. Trying to write the right resume format and template is challenging. For example: the resume templates range begins from the chronological resume, to the functional resume or a combination of templates.
So what is the right resume for you and how to do the right resumes?"

Nissim Ziv presents » How to Get Ready for a Job Interview posted at Job Interview Guide, saying, "Needless to say that like everything else in life, there are several do’s and dont’s that a person undergoing a job interview should remember."

Heather Sanders presents 50 Free Sources for Business Plans, Templates and Models posted at Online Accounting Colleges.

Honeypurple presents 100 Best Job Sites for B-School Students posted at Online

Chasing Dreams

Barry Wright III presents Start Walking | 3stylelife posted at 3stylelife, saying, "Large scale advice for GTD: start. I detail my own struggles with being honest about what I want to do, and the difficulty of starting something you dream of doing. The path is simple, all you have to do is start walking." Systems-Overload note: Be sure to check out the link mentioned in the article for more insight into this dream chaser.

Getting Organized

Susan Tiner presents Three Different Filing Systems posted at Brain Dead Simple! Financial Organizing, saying, "Pros and cons of 3 different filing systems."

Jake presents Get rid of everything you own posted at Your Best Weekend.

Anne Simone presents 100 Hacks to Help You Create the Ultimate Home Office posted at Career Overview.

A Markle presents Bathroom Cleaning in Less Than Ten Minutes posted at Andrew Markle.

Money And Finance

MatthewPaulson presents Save Money On College Costs posted at Fine Tuned Finances.


Rose King presents 10 Must-See Movies for Business Majors posted at Online, Systems-Overload note: I have seen all of the movies listed but am thinking about checking out the ones I haven't seen. It would certainly be good if those people graduating with business degrees would at least be exposed to some sort of Business Ethics that goes beyond purely looking at numbers in the bottom line, because so many of life's decisions have far greater effects than those measured in only the bottom line.

Joshua Dorkin presents Use the Power of 100 to Achieve Your Business Goals posted at Real Estate Investing For Real.

From Systems-Overload

As 2010 is the start of the second decade in 21st century, it makes sense to think about what you want to this decade to mean to you and what you want to accomplish. We recently published the article What Will This Decade Mean To You? It started with a MindMap of areas in most peoples lives that they could use some planning and goals in. From there you'll find some questions to think about in each of the areas that will get you thinking. Just seeing the MindMap can inspire you to think about your own life. Give it a look and see if it can help you.

That concludes the January 2010r edition of The Carnival of Productivity And GTD. We really hope that you get 2010 off to a great start and make the second decade of the 21st century your best yet! You can submit your blog article to the next edition of The Carnival of Productivity And GTD using our "Submit an entry to “The Carnival of Productivity And GTD” submission form". Links to past editions, as well as the current scheduling of future editions can be found on our The Carnival of Productivity And GTD index page. Thank you to everyone that submitted articles for this edition! If you have any topics that you'd like to see covered in a future edition, or any feedback in general, feel free to leave a comment. Be sure to stay tuned for the other two Blog Carnivals hosted here (The Better Life Carnival and The Family Life) as well as the normal articles that are posted here. Thank you.

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